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
I spent a few days at the hotel while attending a conference in Montevideo. The staff was very kind and always helpful. Although the drive from the airport is a bit long, the hotel itself is conveniently located in the city, near a few institutions (e.g. the central bank) and walking distance from the promenade along the riverside.
The hotel is small, but very modern and convenient. The staff is helpful and speaks good English. There is a small American Bar on the ground floor with a nice Breakfast buffet. The old town of Montevideo is 10min away by foot, so are many restaurants. Would recommend for city tourists as well as business travelers.
Bed was too soft because of the extra large mattress cover. Shower stall stained black, needed a good scrub. The location was good for visiting the old town. The room was a good size for 2 large suitcases.
Excelletn lcoation, nice modern yet small cosy hotel. Close to Victoria Plaza and old town. PErsonnel was very helpful and spoke very good english. We had room with terrace with sunbeds. Room was very modern, spacious and comfortable
Rooms were modern and clean, only thing I didn't like was the fact that we were on the 9th Floor and you could hear the noise from the street below. Also Trip Advisor has that it has free parking!, this is not the case, Parking is available at a Cost $, unfortunately we had one staff member not point out the fact that we had to press a doorbell at the parking lot (as it was after hours) which resulted us driving around for quite some time, ended up at a different parking lot that tried to rip us off, when we returned to the hotel, there was a different staff member who was more forth coming with info and assisted us better.
Had some issues late at night with some Drunk Asians on our floor with Women for the night, Reception handled it quickly when contacted.