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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

The pictures make this hotel look far better than it is! The carpet in the room was dirty and we had to hoover up ourselves. The bathroom left a lot to be desired. Breakfast frequently ran out of things and wasn't restocked quickly. The hotel advertises its self as multi lingual, the staff absolutely are not and one lady in... More 

1 Thank Laura B
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

The hotel is small & convenient, located next to a pretty park and pretty close to the center of town. The staff is very polite & helpful, and the price very, very fair. The breakfast is also very nice as well. Would highly recommend this hotel.

3 Thank tmac9wr
Breda, The Netherlands
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158 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

For its price its a good hotel. They realy have to do some restyling and make sure to keep doing it right. The room we had was a little small with the bagage we had with us. We had a good laugh that when the cheese and Ham for breakfast was finished the maid went to the supermarket on her... More 

5 Thank Marcel S
London, England
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64 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Even though the front desk staff were very very friendly and helpful the rooms need some updating. The carpets arent good and overall the room isn't great. Decent location though and would probably be much more expensive if they updated everything :)

Thank biglou6
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

The rooms at first glance look pristine with its white walls and white bed spreads. However, the beige carpets were in need of a shampoo with its traffic showing. The shower head in the bathroom broke off, but the staff allowed us to shower in another room. Even that other room had the same worn-looking carpet, and the mirror in... More 

3 Thank Kazakhjoe
Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

The hotel is located a little away from the more bustling areas of the city, but the place is really beautiful and peaceful. I prefer things this way. The hotel is clean and well organized. Even though the room I stayed in was small, the bed size was excellent and the bathroom had everything needed.

19 Thank Mzacchi
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58 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

The Smalleast hotel is located on the peninsula part of the town and within walking distance of the beaches, port area and main attractions. It is in a quiet neighbourhood opposite a small park and a lighthouse and about 20 minutes walk from the Punta Del Este bus station. We were in Punta Del Este in winter and the town... More 

19 Thank Dazbro
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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199 reviews
125 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2013

We booked a last minute trip to Punta del Este and didn’t want to spend a fortune. I felt lucky to have been able to book a room at the SmallEast hotel for around $120 US a night. A steal for this area. The front desk staff rotated with a few different guys. All of whom were super nice and... More 

42 Thank unplainjane
Newark, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2013

we came back to the small east at punta del este the best price in town and the best service its run by the owners and mr Jose always helping us with questions concerns and tips about the area very professional and always keeping the hotel like new clean a perfect and the complementary breakfast got bigger yes great food... More 

55 Thank marcelodominicci
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224 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2013

My two friends and myself stayed 2 nights at this hotel (in 3 different rooms) and whilst the location is convenient, there is nothing else positive I can say. The rooms varied in size but overall were tiny. The biggest issues were the dirty floors and bathroom, totally unacceptable! When this was highlighted to staff, there seemed to be an... More 

4 Thank holidayitisAustralia
thesmalleasthotel, Manager at The SmallEast Hotel, responded to this review

Here at The Smalleast Hotel we make sure that all the gust leave happy, sometimes we fail. This poeple came loking for a bargain and didnt have have money to spend , they stayed 3 days with us, and they could have left the second they came, no questions asked. At check out the woman got very aggressive and said... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Brand new modern hotel, right across the street from Punta del este's lighthouse.Every room has king size beds, 32 inch tvs, direct tv, free high speeed internet access,hair dryer, refrigerator, air conditioning, digital safe box.Other amenities include bussiness center, Free buffet breakfast, beach service ( umbrellas and towels). we have double rooms, triple rooms,cuadruple rooms, and economic onews.We also have a solarium with beach chairs to enjoy de sun. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The SmallEast Hotel

Address: Calle Sotileza 718, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Punta del Este
Price Range: $59 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The SmallEast Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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#19 On the Beach Hotel in Punta del Este
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“We had room 106 which may have been a garage in a previous life and converted into a hotel room. It's outside the main building and very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Dazbro, 23 Jul 2013 | Read review
“ask for the rooms facing the light house very nice view”
 of 5 bubbles marcelodominicci, 9 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Take a look at available rooms before checking in to ensure you are getting the best value for money.”
 of 5 bubbles holidayitisAustralia, 29 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Lighthouse view is a bonus!”
 of 5 bubbles Canabro, 14 May 2011 | Read review
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