The key features of this hotel were the price and the location. Hotel Shelton is located right at the entrance to the peninsula of Punta del Este. Very convenient to the bus terminal (literally the next block over), the bus stop from San Carlos (important if you are coming in from San Carlos or other smaller Uruguayan cities.) Walking at an easy pace to the tip of the peninsula takes about 20 to 30 minutes. If you want to rent a car or scooter (by the way, you will need a motorcycle license endorsement from wherever country you are from, and I happen to have one from the US), there are rental places right outside the hotel. The hotel staff were friendly. On the last day of my trip, after I had checked out and before getting on the bus to Montevideo, I rented a scooter to explore the outlying areas. It just had to rain that day and needless to say I got soaked. The hotel staff was kind enough to let me change into dry clothes. Also, great wi-fi connection at this hotel.
Not for the dislikes. This hotel is out of date and in serious need of refurbishment. My room was small but not a big deal since I'm by myself. But the bathroom was way, way too small. I am not a big guy (5'9'', 160 lbs) but I felt cramped in that bathroom. Let me put it this way, after taking a shower, I felt the need to step outside of the bathroom to towel off. Yeah, it's that small. Also, it just happened to be very windy during my stay, and the windows kept getting slammed by the wind.
Strategically located in the heart of the peninsula, Shelton Hotel provides budget accommodation in Punta Del Este – Uruguay …More
"Excellent location, excellent value for the price"
The hotel is between the lighthouse and Puerto. Looks nice from the outside and has homey character. The personnel is nice and accommodating although they do not speak English. Our first room on the base level was a bit wet so we upgraded to a 3-bed room on the second floor; the room had a balcony. The hotel seemed to be needing some upgrades but for the price it was much better deal than many more expensive hotels in much worse locations. There is a good value restaurant across the street, and a fancy yet reasonably priced restaurant "El Pobre Marino" was just 2 blocks away.
Ignacy from Athens, GA
House of 1900, remodelled in 1980,located in the residential area of the marina Punta del Este,is a family hotel with …More
Hotel Aqua is located in the heart of Punta del Este. This prime location made everything on the peninsula extremely accessible. The staff was very helpful and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. We also greatly enjoyed the breakfast that was provided each day. The only negatives were the conditions of the carpet and paint on the walls - both are in need or repair. On the other hand the bed was very comfortable and the shower worked well.
Traveller from Asuncion, Paraguay
This hotel is located in Punta del Este (Peninsula), close to the beach, Casino Nogaro, Brava Beach, and Punta del Este Port …More
For the price charged I was expecting a nice hotel it was not the case. One of the two rooms we booked was dirty, old equipment, weird smell.
I will not recommend this hotel at all or it needs to be half price and you will know what to expect.
But at $200 per night, really really disappointed.
Tommy from Miami, USA
This hotel is located in Punta del Este (Peninsula), close to the beach, Artigas Square, Punta del Este Port, and Casino …More