Centrally located near Punta del Este’s charming harbor
Bright and comfortable rooms with modern amenities
A lovely garden with a pool, lounge chairs and a bar
What To Know
A car is necessary to get around Punta del Este
Partygoers might want to stay closer to the La Barra or Manantiales areas, which draw younger crowds
In peak season (late December to mid-January) everything needs to be booked in advance, including restaurants and transportation
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Refined boutique with modern rooms, an outdoor bar and pool, in South America’s most fashionable vacation spot
Punta del Este is full of design-minded hotels, trendy shops and celeb chef–helmed restaurants, but the Atlantico Hotel is the only boutique lodging near the city’s emblematic lighthouse and harbor, an area of stately residences just minutes from the shops and cafés of downtown. Owned by Tay Group, this contemporary 42-room property is housed in a four-story building from the 1960s that was completely renovated in early 2013. From the airy, whitewashed lobby, done up with pillow sofas and black-and-white photographs, to the lush garden, surrounded by climbing ivy, the vibe is relaxed and refined.
Bed and Bath
The Atlantico’s casually stylish rooms have blond hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, minibars, Egyptian cotton linens and modern bathrooms. Many of them also have spacious balconies where guests can relax while admiring the ocean. The suites, which have kitchenettes, dining spaces and separate sofabeds, are perfect for families.
Every morning a buffet breakfast of medialunas (small, fluffy croissants), fresh fruit, tea and coffee is laid out in the downstairs dining room, a perfect spot for reading about the goings-on of the Latin American jetset in the magazines provided by the hotel. But the garden is the real star of the hotel, with a lounger-dotted pool area and an outdoor bar. Don’t forget to bring your tablet — there’s free WiFi everywhere.