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What We Love

  • Breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Gorgeous sunsets, thanks to far-reaching views of the serene and lush Uruguyan countryside
  • Ultramodern spa
  • An outdoor pool carved out of a giant boulder, next to an alfresco bar
  • Great Italian food at the hilltop stonewalled restaurant
  • Privacy for couples and plenty of activities for families
  • Staying in a glamorous Fasano hotel

What To Know

  • You’ll need a car or taxi to get around Punta del Este
  • The town’s popular La Barra neighborhood and the wavy beaches of Manantiales are about 5 miles away

  • A 9-hole golf course, designed by Arnold Palmer, is set to open in 2012

  • Kids and pets are welcome, but the bungalows and common areas are spread out around the estate, ensuring peace and quiet

Amenities

  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

As more people discover Punta del Este, the Hamptons of South America, demand for tranquility and exclusivity is on the rise. Hence the beach ranch, a vacation option that offers the best of both worlds: access to Punta’s ocean waves and high-octane nightlife, and a sojourn in secluded rural surroundings.

The new Fasano Las Piedras, which is the Fasano brand’s first property outside Brazil, takes countryside chic to the next level. Add nonstop pampering to 1,200 acres of rocky hills with views of forests and serene lagoons, and you get new levels of relaxation. One afternoon, as I sat on a giant sofa inside one of the lobby’s living rooms, enveloped by the aromas of wood and fresh flowers, I felt that I could close my eyes and nap for hours.

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There are two on-site restaurants: Las Piedras, a casual pasta joint in a renovated 1930s estancia decked out in flea market finds, and Fasano, which crowns the estate’s highest peak and serves gourmet Italian fare such as grilled octopus with baked cherry tomatoes in lemon seasoning. The futuristic-looking spa has 180-degree views of the nearby forest, a heated pool, two saunas, and a long list of treatments.

Perhaps my favorite part of the hotel was the outdoor pool, which is carved out of a giant hillside boulder and doesn’t seem manmade at all. Steps away, an open-air bar serves delicious fresh juices and cocktails, a fitting complement to idyllic sunsets over the faraway Maldonado Lagoon.

How to Get There

Hotel Fasano Las Piedras
Cno. Cerro Egudquiza y Paso del Barranco
La Barra, 00000 Uruguay

Reviews

Stunning
Ed J

What a wonderful place this is, views across the countryside, surrounded by wildlife, foxes, armadillo, owls, hummingbirds. Fantastic service, everything taken care of. A large sprawling property with golf course, beach on the estuary, relaxing pool, and the restaurant in the main building had the best sunset view

I was breathless!!!
705ruyd

Once I entered into the small reception at night....I kind of felt magic cooking behind the wall of the concierge. What a place!!! The decoration of the rooms is excellent, well combined and of great quality. Bathroom is a place to enjoy..everything is perfect.
After checking in we went yo the restaurant upstairs, and all I can say is that the service was excellent, the food was great but what really matters is that you feel that these people care, and they care allot for you. Bravo!!

Mouse on our table!
SilviaUru

I invited a friend to have tea at the deck of this hotel restaurant because the views are unique and spectacular. Unfortunately, a mouse jumped on our table and we left immediately. This should never happen and less in a place like this.