The Best Boutique Hotels in Punta del Este

Punta del Este cityscape
Punta del Este cityscape | © Jimmy Baikovicius/Flickr
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30 October 2017

As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Uruguay, Punta Del Este boasts some of the most luxurious and interesting hotels for all sorts of holiday makers. The variety is almost endless and recently hotels have been competing to make your stay a more exciting and unforgettable experience. Explore the best boutique hotels you can find in the beautiful beach resort of Punta Del Este.

Art & Spa Las Cumbres

Spa Hotel
Las Cumbres Art Hotel & Spa, Uruguay
Las Cumbres Art Hotel & Spa, Uruguay | © milebrum/VSCO

Stay at Las Cumbres to experience its privileged location: as its name “the hills” indicates, the hotel is situated on top of the highest hill allowing for a magnificent view of the forests, city, and sea far below. The property is owned by the architect who constructed it, a well-traveled man who brings back souvenirs to decorate the hotel with from all over the world. The decorations are almost collections of interesting pieces of art, intricate objects, and photographs. The rooms are decorated in a very old-fashioned way, which also shows the style of the architect. The food is sublime and so are the spa facilities.

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Hotel L'Auberge And Tea Room, Punta del Este

Independent Hotel, Suite Hotel, Garden Hotel
4.7/5 (158 Reviews)
Courtesy of L’Auberge / Expedia

The wooden architecture and immaculate decoration of this five-star hotel provide a wonderful ambiance. Relax in the garden surroundings at the outdoor swimming pool, while still enjoying a sea view. The property is located only three minutes away from Brava Beach, and about five kilometers from the city center. Some of the luxurious suites are also equipped with spa baths, fireplaces and balconies, making it ideal for couples in a romantic getaway. The food is superb.

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Neike Hotel, Maldonado

Boutique Hotel
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Neike Boutique is a family-owned hotel that has been designed around its surrounding grounds. The garden of tall palm trees brushing the sky, the bright blue pool and forested backdrop will be a feature of your stay. The attention to detail in the interior design is impossible to miss; with grand chandeliers, colorful walls, and a rustic, colonial décor that holds the place together. This is a particular favorite among couples, who are likely to never want to leave.

Live Hotel Boutique, Punta del Este

Boutique Hotel
4.8/5 (34 Reviews)

Live Hotel is clean and modern, located in a beautiful neighborhood of Punta Del Este. It may seem a little further away from the beach and the bustle, but that is part of Live Hotel’s allure. It offers adult-only accommodation and an escape from outside distractions. It has nothing frivolous: favoring sleek modern chairs over vintage ornamental ones, as well as no-nonsense bare wood patios and crisp white, perfectly squared walls. It is also celebrated for its value for money as it is significantly cheaper than its competitors while maintaining excellent quality.

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Casazinc, La Barra

Boutique Hotel
4.3/5 (12 Reviews)
Casa Zinc
Courtesy of Casa Zinc / Expedia

Casa Zinc is a charming boutique hotel located in La Barra. The building was designed by an architect with an eye for light and a heart for nostalgia, which is contagious as soon as you enter through the small door within the towering gate. Its interior is designed and furnished in the same style, featuring fantastic retro designs of old scoured wood and black-and-white tiled floors. It has bike rentals to explore the nearby area and is sure to delight any traveler who wants to go back in time with style.

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Kala Boutique Hotel, La Barra

Boutique Hotel
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Moon rise over La Barra, Punta del Este
Moon rise over La Barra, Punta del Este | © Jimmy Baikovicius/Flickr

This nautically-themed boutique hotel has a unique design, with a blue-and-white color scheme that echoes the sea and sky, reminiscent of the architecture you find in Greek islands. Every inch of Kala looks planned and arranged with a purpose, forming a courtyard around an enclosed garden and pool. The open rooms allow air to flow through and light to brighten the entire area. Located in the lovely La Barra, it is only a six-minute walk from the beach and other fun activities.

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  • Petit Chateau Hotel Boutique, Punta del Este

    Boutique Hotel
    4.5/5 (16 Reviews)

    Petit Chateau, or “Little Castle,” is a beautiful getaway with an enclosed pool and garden area. Well furnished with spacious and comfortable rooms in the classic Uruguayan style, it has several large common rooms with numerous cosy chairs and couches. The incredibly amiable staff and its prime location close to the center of the city makes any amenity you could wish for readily available. The options are endless at Petit Chateau, whether you fancy a cycle by the beach or lounging by the pool, enjoying the ambience.

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    Jean Clevers Parque Hotel, Punta del Este

    Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel, Garden Hotel
    4.5/5 (154 Reviews)

    The incredible building of this five-star hotel looks like a modern-day castle, with huge windows that light up the inside and a massive garden with its own lake outside. Be delighted by the beautiful reception room, lit up at night by a hanging chandelier, and expect no less from the bright rooms and suites. A peaceful and tranquil environment, you will find a restaurant, gym, game room, and outdoor and indoor swimming pools on site. Jean Clevers’ garden estate is so extensive that you wouldn’t even notice you are in the city, but note that Punta Shopping and Mansa Beach are a few minutes’ walk away.

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    2122 Hotel Art Design, Punta del Este


    2122 is a unique hotel, a little removed from the busy heart of Punta Del Este. It has a pool that curves from the inside into their peaceful garden, a sauna, and a gourmet restaurant onsite, perfect if you want to enjoy a little rest and recuperation. The common rooms have planked wood walls and a stripped back design. Guests praise it for the comfort of the rooms and their extensive breakfast platter.

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    Hotel Fasano Punta Del Este

    Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel, Garden Hotel
    4.8/5 (89 Reviews)
    Horse drinking water
    Horse drinking water | © Gonzalo Díaz Fornaro/Flickr

    Hotel Fasano is one of the most exclusive boutique hotels in the area. It is quite far removed from the city and coast of Punta Del Este, which makes this hotel a destination in itself. The main building looks out of place, dropped in the middle of the countryside among a grey rocky outcrop. Your eyes can feast on the incredible views from its outdoor dining area, and the rooms are individual buildings scattered across the seemingly endless grounds where you can walk, swim, cycle, and even go horseback riding.

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