Smart Hotel Montevideo
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily buffet breakfast
- Central location in downtown Montevideo just two blocks from Independence Square and a short walk from the river
- Guestrooms are spacious by Montevideo standards
- Evening cocktails in the popular Bar Americano
What To Know
- Brand new hotel, opened in January 2015
- Boutique size: There are just 65 guestrooms outfitted in a clean, contemporary style
- Guests have access to a gym on the 10th floor, and there are great places to ride a bike along the nearby Ramblas and coastline
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Opened in January 2015, Smart Hotel Montevideo is a boutique hideaway in the heart of the Uruguayan capital’s historic downtown. On the ground floor, the small lobby opens into the gastropub-style Americano bar and restaurant, where a continental breakfast spread (cereals, pastries, coffee and more) is served daily, as well as a hearty international menu and drinks from the well-stocked bar, which stays open until midnight throughout the week. Upstairs, all 65 guestrooms are spacious by Montevideo standards; they’re done in a clean, contemporary style with gray walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and blond wood furnishings. The bathrooms feature stand-alone showers and Smart brand toiletries. Guests have access to a small gym on the 10th floor, and there are great places to ride a bike along the nearby Ramblas and coastline.
In the Area
Join the locals for a stroll or a cycle along La Rambla, the gorgeous beachfront promenade that parallels the coast road. Take a taxi to the Ciudad Vieja (Old City) and have a traditional Uruguayan lunch at one of the parrillas (steakhouses) inside the Mercado del Puerto, which dates from 1868. Then head to boutique winery Bodega Bouza to taste Tannat, Uruguay’s delicious but little-known red wine.
How to Get There
Very pleased with this hotel. Staff spoke good English and were eager to help and give suggestions. Room was spacious and comfortable. Great shower. Nice sitting area. Clam lean and contemporary and bright. Breakfast options were plentiful and tasty. Location is good. It’s between the old city and new. An easy walk in either direction. It’s too bad that the street it’s on is so unappealing because the hotel is a gem and affordable.
No complaints about the hotel itself - nice, modern, clean, comfortable room, etc. The big issue is the location. The neighborhood is a little sketchy, however, there seems to be some improvements being made.
The hotel was well placed at the edge of the city center. Rooms were spacious, clean and well equiped. Bathroom was big and clean. The breakfast was simple but fresh and well made. The service level of the staff was nice and friendly - at times you could say it was quite high.