This luxury boutique hotel in Uruguay is an uplifting and lavish homage to the capital city’s turn of the century romanticism. Without veering far from it’s fin de siecle roots, the respectful restoration preserves the spirit and original period character in a vivid tribute to heritage and design. We love the vibrant colors and the stunning collection of vintage antiques and materials collected from around the globe.
Built in 1912 by a British tycoon, this elegant turn of the century townhouse turned B&B is located just a short stroll to La Rambla in Montevideo’s historic heart.
Discovered by an Italian publicist and designer who specializes in arts and culture, the house had been untouched for decades and was a diamond in the rough. The beautiful detail and original features were remarkably intact and an intricate three year restoration process fully recovered its historic grace and character. The unique L-shaped layout and multiple windows and skylights are unusual for the period, creating bright, cheerful interiors.
The main floor opens into a large sitting room with a library and study, and a formal dining room that can seat up to ten. Each room has been subtly enhanced with an eclectic color palette and vintage wallpapers without altering the original decorative elements and structural features.
The grand staircase is illuminated by a massive skylight and leads to the five en suite bedrooms, each uniquely designed with a colorful profusion of bespoke design and style.
A carefully selected collection of art, treasures and furnishings from around the world decorate the house with a mix of eras and styles that coexist beautifully.
There is a peaceful courtyard where you can enjoy lazy afternoons sipping coffee and apertivos while listening to the sounds of the city.
The house also serves as a multifunctional space for guests, with a small vintage shop and the owner’s interior design studio, as well as a location for events and weddings.
Delivering a passionate personal statement on heritage and design, this luxury boutique hotel in Uruguay will dazzle you with it’s history and welcoming hospitality.
Breakfast served daily until 12pm with optional traditional Italian dinners by reservation. Concierge services, daily housekeeping. Wifi throughout. Optional airport transfers with $45 USD fee and paid garage parking.
Located along the southern Atlantic coast, Uruguay’s capital of Montevideo is a magical mix of historic eras, with the remains of colonial, art deco and neoclassical influences as well as a few of the usual modern beach and resort communities. The old town center, Plaza de la Independencia and the turn of the century Mercado AgrÌcola and the Mercado del Puerto are the cultural and historic hubs, with La Rambla promenade winding it’s way along the city’s many beaches. Along with the traditional music and dance festival of Candombe, Montevideo hosts the longest Carnivale in the world which runs for forty days beginning in January, with colorful performances and non-stop festivities. It’s glamorous, jet-set neighbor Punta del Este, is a couple of hours up the coast along with the chic international town of Jose Ignacio which has one of the best beach scenes along with plenty of wild natural habitat and some of the country’s best surfing and outdoor sports.
Montevideo, Uruguay. Nearest Airport: Carrasco International Airport (32km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Southern hemisphere means seasons are reversed: Summer months of December through March are warmer high season.
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