4.5
Very Good 211 Reviews
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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

4.5 Very Good 211 Reviews
Stunning
Reviewed 2 months ago

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!!!
Reviewed 2 months ago

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!
Reviewed 3 months ago

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.

Idyllic Paradise
Reviewed 5 months ago

I'm writing this review because it's the review I would've appreciated reading before we travelled to the Fasano.

The first thing I'd say is that the hotel itself is stunning. It's situated on a huge property with stunning views of Punta del Este on the horizon. This is definitely not a beach location, so if you're going to Punta del Este for beach views I'd suggest looking closer to the coast. The architecture is very unique and they have taken advantage of the 360 degree views. The pools are very cool and there are lots of unique spaces to take advantage of throughout the property. We never ventured to the river beach club so I can't speak to that.

Next, and this is the part of the review I'd wish existed before I went, there are mosquitos. It's just a part of the experience. The hotel does everything they possibly can to keep them contained but you will encounter them while you're there. As a person who gets eaten alive (if there's a bug in a 20 mile radius it will find and destroy me), reading the reviews about the bugs scared me. We brought lots of Deet with us and I just assumed I'd be miserable. And I did get bitten, quite a bit, but it didn't negatively impact my trip. Sure, it would be better if there were no bugs, but obviously that's not possible. Just make sure you use bug spray when you're out around dusk & dawn (they give you cans of OFF! in your room and they have them throughout the property), carry it around with you anytime you're walking around and accept that you will probably get bitten a few times. It itches, and then you'll look around and forget about it.

Third, I'd recommend renting a car or being prepared to spend a lot of money on cabs if you'd like to leave the property. You're only about 20 minutes from Punta del Este, but cabs could cost you $100 USD each way. We had a rental car and used it every day, mainly because we knew that food was going to be ridiculously expensive on property and wanted to have another option.

That leads to me to four, which is that the food is INSANELY expensive. The day we arrived we had lunch at the main hotel. We each got a main, shared a bottle of water and local wine and each had a coffee. The bill came to $250, which included a $10/person table charge (not uncommon throughout the area but this was the highest...most places were $5 or less). Even though we knew that the food would be pricey we were still shocked by the bill. If you're happy to spend at least $150/meal for a couple, then the food is very good, but given that you don't have easy access to other food options, the prices seemed a little cruel.

Overall it was a fantastic stay.

extraordinary luxury in beautiful setting
Reviewed 5 months ago

We spent 4 days wonderful days at Fasano, relaxing in the stunning hotel and surrounding landscape. the rooms and facilities were impeccable but it was the views of the landscape and the spa and other facilities that set this hotel apart from others. It is not cheap but the luxurious relaxing atmosphere is worth it.