March 8, 2002
The hotel entrance consists of two sliding glass doors which I had to open manually when the doorman was away. It looked like the doors were supposed to open automatically, so perhaps there was a technical problem during my stay. The lobby has a small lounge, a good place to flip through the local paper or some tourism brochures. The staff was very helpful in arranging for taxis or providing change.
My room was a bit tight (the foot of the bed was inches across from the TV and minibar center) and the decor a bit dated, but everything functioned OK. The TV remote was connected to a long cord, which you can trip over if you are not careful. The window can be opened for natural ventilation. A thick window louver screen can be lowered at bedtime, a nice feature for light sleepers. The bathroom had no bathtub, but the shower stall was fine for me.
The best feature for me was the breakfast buffet, which was included in the room rate. I enjoyed a reasonable selection of sweetbreads, sausages, fruits, yogurts and assorted beverages.
From journal Bill in Uruguay - MONTEVIDEO