The Best Bed and Breakfasts in Uruguay, South America

Design fans will love the Scandinavian-style decor and exposed stone walls at Charco Hotel in Uruguay
Design fans will love the Scandinavian-style decor and exposed stone walls at Charco Hotel in Uruguay | Courtesy of Charco Hotel / Expedia
Sorrel Moseley-Williams


Small in size, yet brimming with characterful B&Bs – the South American nation of Uruguay rolls out the red carpet for lovers of homespun hospitality.

Despite Uruguay’s tiny population of three million, the South American nation’s countryside, cities and beaches are bursting with original bed and breakfasts to rest your head. Wine aficionados can pick a night at a vineyard, those after an authentic rural experience can sleep on a working farm, and you’ll find original options in the Unesco-listed Colonia del Sacramento, worthy of the town’s time-worn colonial charm. Whichever you choose, these homespun B&Bs will take you straight to the heart of Uruguay and its people.

1. Pizzorno Lodge & Wine

Independent Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

The exterior of the Pizzorno Lodge & Wine in Uruguay.
Courtesy of Pizzorno Lodge & Wine / Expedia

Pizzorno Lodge & Wine, in the buoyant wine region Canelones, is one for grape lovers who want to savor a stay beside the vineyards. Rural chic reigns in suites that all include a decked patio – ideal for whiling away sunsets with a glass of tannat. A winery tour is included for all guests, and you can also book into the winery’s restaurant to sample a menu that focuses on cooking with local ingredients.

2. Cane B&B

Bed and Breakfast

The traditional, 20th century facade of Cane Bed and Breakfast in Uruguay.
Courtesy of Cane B&B / Airbnb

A 20-minute drive from downtown Montevideo, Cane B&B is tucked into Prado, the greenest area on the outskirts of the Uruguayan capital. The snug rooms in this stylish early-20th-century casa are adorned with floral wallpaper and textiles, and a hearty breakfast awaits in the morning. Those keen to hone their barbecue skills can take advantage of the parrilla (grill).

4. Meson de las Cañas

Bed and Breakfast

Outdoor terrace overlooking the pool at Meson de las Cañas at Bed and Breakfast in Uruguay.
Courtesy of Meson de las Cañas / Expedia

Tucked into the rolling hills of Villa Serrano, Meson de las Cañas is a haven of tranquility and ideal for those in need of a peaceful break. Snug rooms in the 1947-constructed farmhouse sport exposed brick and stone walls. Enjoy the buffet breakfast on the welcoming deck overlooking the countryside before whiling away the day in the delightful outdoor swimming pool.

5. Posada José Ignacio

Bed and Breakfast

Covered outdoor terrace with seating and a ping pong table at Posada José Ignacio Hotel in Uruguay.
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One of the few B&Bs to be found in José Ignacio – aka the hippest village and beach resort in Uruguay – make a beeline for this posada and its welcoming hammocks. Scandinavian style rules in cozy rooms, while upgrading to a superior suite ensures access to a private outdoor patio. A stone’s throw from La Juanita’s sandy shores, take advantage of the Posada’s beach service, which includes parasols and towels.

6. El Diablo y el Mar

Bed and Breakfast

The outdoor terrace and pool at El Diablo y el Mar Hotel in Uruguay.
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Just 400 meters (1,312ft) from Playa de la Viuda, this buzzy B&B is in pole position in Punta del Diablo – a cool beach resort and surfing hotspot. Check into a room or an apartment for up to four guests, which are cozy yet bright, with white wooden ceilings. If the waves get a bit much, spend an afternoon in a comfy hammock next to the bijou outdoor swimming pool.

7. Hosteria del Pescador

Bed and Breakfast

The outdoor pool fringed by palm trees at Hosteria del Pescador Hotel in Uruguay.
Courtesy of Hosteria del Pescador / Expedia

Closer to the forest than the beach in Punta del Diablo, red-brick Hosteria del Pescador makes for an ideal nature-sited stay. The first lodging to be built in the fishing village back in the 1940s, today the Hosteria has well-appointed doubles, apartments and even a house for six guests on its books. After diving into the buffet breakfast, dip into the swimming pool, and enjoy the lush garden.

8. Posada El Viajero

Bed and Breakfast

Outdoor area at Posada El Viajero Hostel in Uruguay.
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A fantastic central waterfront location in Colonia del Sacramento means Posada El Viajero is within walking distance of the Unesco-listed city’s main sites, such as the fascinating colonial Old Town and its cobbled streets, the lighthouse and the beaches. After a hard day of sightseeing, take a siesta in the delightful airy rooms, then catch the sunset from the roof terrace, accompanied by a glass of tannat.

9. Charco Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel, Suite Hotel

The charming exterior of Charco Hotel in Uruguay, surrounded by nature and located in the UNESCO world heritage town of Colonia.
Courtesy of Charco Hotel / Expedia

The simple Scandinavian style and natural color palette at Charco Hotel will tick all the boxes for design fans. With fantastic riverside views in Colonia del Sacramento, its well-appointed and airy suites are designed with exposed stone walls and plenty of wood. Do make a reservation at Charco’s Bistro for lunch or dinner; tasty dishes include the rack of lamb and cabutia pumpkin salad.

10. La Posadita de la Plaza

Bed and Breakfast

Double bedroom at La Posadita de la Plaza in Uruguay.
Courtesy of La Posadita de la Plaza / Expedia

A much-lauded B&B, La Posadita de la Plaza’s location – tucked away on the 25 de Mayo square in Colonia del Sacramento and a short walk from the Old Town – can’t be beaten. Run by Brazilian owners, Camile and Eduardo, who fell in love with the Unesco city, it has just three suites. Our choice? La Roja, for its painstaking decor, done up in collages and vintage typewriters.

11. Posada La Serena

Bed and Breakfast

Posada La Serena
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For a serene break in the countryside surrounded by rolling hills and plenty of nature, book Posada La Serena in laidback Minas. Rural chic rules in delightful suites, bolstered by splashes of color, and breakfast is a continental affair. Communal spaces include the cozy living room, adorned with a vast sofa, as well as the indoor/outdoor bar with a fire pit to warm up cooler evenings.

12. Hotel Alquimista Montevideo

Independent Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

The charming, pale-yellow facade of Hotel Alquimista Montevideo.
Courtesy of Hotel Alquimista Montevideo / Expedia

At Alquimista, guests are booking into a restaurant with rooms rather than a straight B&B. Located in Carrasco, one of the loveliest neighborhoods in Montevideo, its six well-appointed rooms retain many original features from the building’s 1925 beginnings, such as stained-glass windows and a wooden staircase. Booking a table at the restaurant to enjoy the seasonal menu is a must, if only to brag about the short walk home (upstairs).

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