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Montevideo is a vibrant city of contrasts. It combines an international port and economic center for the whole of Uruguay with a seaside resort consisting of sandy streets and pine forests.

In between these contrasting east and western ends of the city is the financial heart of the country and the well-to-do residential areas facing the coast.

The capital, which was founded in 1726, contains much of its original colonial Spanish and Italian architecture, mixed with more modern French and art Deco styles. The city is home to a cafe society full of picturesque plazas perfectly placed for hours of people watching, listening to tango music, eating pizza or asado (BBQ) and wandering around the indoor and outdoor markets.

MontevideoA stroll along the metropolitan waterfront can be a pleasant experience, with the Rambla Naciones Unidas walkway connecting the nine sandy beaches that line the seafront.

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    Accommodation choices for Montevideo

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Montevideo. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Hotel My Suites, Montevideo

      Hotel My Suites

      Medium

      Hotel My Suites is located in the neighborhood of Pocitos, a residential area close to the coastline of the River Plate, and within walking distance of restaurants and shops. It's a new concept of boutique accommodation, focused on the fine wines of Uruguay.

    • Superior Room, Alma Historica, Montevideo

      Alma Historica

      Medium

      Alma Historica is a boutique hotel in the old city of Montevideo with just 15 rooms, each with its own identity and with a nod to a different aspect of Uruguayan culture. With bags of charm this little gem fills a gap in the Montevideo hotel market.

    • Prestige Suite, Sofitel Montevideo

      Sofitel Montevideo

      First Class

      The Sofitel has added a new level of luxury to Montevideo's accommodation options. It has 116 well equipped rooms, a small fitness center, pool and spa and has been designed in an art deco style to fit in with the Carrasco area in which it is built.