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Don Boutique Hotel Montevideo
4 out of 5
Piedras 234, Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo
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Dec 12 - Dec 13
4.4/5Wonderful! (378 reviews)


Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Don Boutique Hotel Montevideo
Alma Histórica Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Solis 1433, Montevideo
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Dec 11 - Dec 12
4.7/5Exceptional! (86 reviews)

"Beautiful restored property in the old city. (Was it a grand home at some point?) Walking distance to shops, cafes, restaurants, the Rambla (very long boardwalk along the coast eastward from Ciudad Vieja). Modern conveniences with old-world style. Very friendly and efficient staff. The park across ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Alma Histórica Boutique Hotel
Puerto Mercado Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Cerrito 262, Montevideo
Free Cancellation
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
4.2/5Excellent! (521 reviews)

"The hotel is conveniently located for my needs. The rooms are okay, but not spectacular. The pillows are the hardest I have ever encountered!"…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2019

Puerto Mercado Hotel
Axsur Design Hotel
4 out of 5
Misiones 1260, Montevideo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
4.5/5Wonderful! (385 reviews)

"Very good location to old town & shopping/cafes. Need extra towels in kitchen area."…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

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Where Should I Stay in Ciudad Vieja?

Searching for a place to stay in Ciudad Vieja? If you want to find a cozy hotel with great atmosphere, you can use Expedia to find special lodging such as an inn or a B&B that might be similar to a boutique accommodation. Ciudad Vieja has 16 hotels and other accommodations so you'll have a choice of properties that represent this area's local feel.

Travelers say they enjoy these accommodations in Ciudad Vieja:

  • NH Montevideo Columbia - Hotel with an ocean-view restaurant, a bar, and free parking.
  • Don Boutique Hotel Montevideo - Hotel with a restaurant, a poolside bar, and an outdoor pool.
  • Alma Histórica Boutique Hotel - Hotel with spa services, massages, and free WiFi.
  • Axsur Design Hotel - Hotel with an ocean-view restaurant, a bar, and free breakfast.
  • Viewport Montevideo - Hotel with a bar, free breakfast, and a rooftop terrace.
  • What Should I See and Do in Ciudad Vieja?

    Once you've decided where to stay in lively Ciudad Vieja, plan what to do for fun on your vacation. Experience the area's top cultural highlights with a stop at interesting historical sites.

    Ciudad Vieja is also well known for its:
    • Excursions
    • Museums
    • Camping
    • Churches
    • Architecture
    • Entertainment

    Museum of Decorative Arts, Plaza Zabala, and Palacio Taranco are some of the local sights worth visiting. While you're here, you might also like to explore more of the area and take in additional sights like Casa Rivera, House of General Jose Garibaldi, and Museo Historico Nacional.

    When Should I Plan a Trip to Ciudad Vieja?

    If you're curious about the local weather, you can use this info to help you plan your Ciudad Vieja getaway:

  • Hottest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 82°F
  • Coldest months: August, July, June, and September, with an average temperature of 43°F
  • Driest months: October, July, February, and January, with an average rainfall of 2.72 inches
  • Rainiest months: March, April, May, and June, with an average rainfall of 3.66 inches
  • Getting Around Ciudad Vieja

    The nearest major airport is in Montevideo (MVD-Carrasco Intl.), which is located 11.3 mi (18.1 km) from the heart of the city. If you'd like to explore around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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    What is the definition of a boutique hotel?


    Ciudad Vieja boutique hotels pride themselves on being unique. They are typically small properties that are independently run or part of a small chain, with a strong personality and attention to detail, creating a more immersive and memorable experience for guests than the average hotel.

    Size: Boutique hotels usually have less than 100 rooms. Sometimes as few as 10. Due to the small size, guests tend to get more attentive service and flexibility with special requests.

    Guestrooms: Often fitted with luxury bedding, upscale bathrooms, premium toiletries and added unique touches. It’s common to find each room in a boutique hotel looks different.

    Ambience: You’ll find distinctive decor and luxury artwork in every space from the lobby, to restaurants to guestrooms, often influenced by the local community or made by local artisans. There’s likely to be several welcoming communal spaces.

    Food: Some boutique hotels have a gourmet restaurant or cafe. In-room amenities may include a good coffee machine and interesting minibar selection.

    Local community: Many boutique hotels support local businesses and involve the local community. Some boutique hotels are heritage hotels that preserve a cultural significance.


    How many rooms does a Ciudad Vieja boutique hotel have?


    Small and stylish is the general rule. Boutique hotels tend to have between 10 - 100 rooms and suites.

    Many boutique hotels will feature guest rooms with individual decor or themes, meaning each room looks different.


    What is the difference between a Ciudad Vieja boutique hotel and a regular hotel?


    The main differences come from size, design and individuality.

    Additionally, boutique hotels tend to incorporate Intricate designs, standout art pieces, involvement with the local community, and more inviting communal spaces free of crowds. All of these together with more flexible and attentive service, creates a more memorable experience for guests than a regular hotel affords.

    Size and Identity: Ciudad Vieja boutique hotels are smaller, often with less than a hundred guestrooms. Most are independently owned, which gives them the freedom to express a strong unique character -- often chic and luxurious, sometimes quirky or historic. The unique decor and attention to upscale details features centrally in boutique hotels, whereas regular hotels might be more focused on function to cater to more guests.

    Design and Individuality: Every space in a Ciudad Vieja boutique hotel is often designed to be not only beautiful, but interesting and engaging for guests. No generic hotel art in sight. Where large chain hotels tend to have similar decor across their properties, boutique hotels are more likely to go for one-of-a-kind effect. They may even incorporate local influences or craftsmanship. It’s also common for each guestroom to lookompletely different look than the next.

    Experience: The smaller size and independence of a Ciudad Vieja boutique hotel allows staff to offer a more personal experience to guests compared to most other hotels. Larger hotels have to cater widely to many guests spread across a bigger property; hotel chains need to be consistent, sensible and similar across all properties in the brand; other small hotels aren’t necessarily concerned with all the frills and luxury facilities. In contrast, at boutique hotels are able to focus on a small number of guests and offer fresh 4-star and 5-star amenities.


    Is a boutique hotel the same as a luxury hotel?


    No. Some boutique hotels are classed as luxury hotels, while others are not.

    A boutique hotel must be small, whereas luxury hotels can be of any size. They are usually much larger, with hundreds of rooms. Boutique hotels are often independently-run or part of small boutique chain. Majority of luxury hotels are part of large international hotel chains. There are many luxury hotels that are not boutiques.

    Not all boutique hotels are luxury hotels, but many are. A luxury Ciudad Vieja boutique hotel will likely be fitted with luxury amenities like premium bedding, artisan toiletries and in-room conveniences, upscale decor and expensive furniture. It may also have a gourmet restaurant on-site.


    Are Ciudad Vieja boutique hotels expensive?


    Not necessarily. The price of boutique hotels varies. Some boutique hotels are expensive to stay in, but others are not.

    Most Ciudad Vieja boutique hotels are independent and have upscale amenities. They are also committed to high-quality, attentive guest services. Together, this creates a luxury experience. Therefore it's not uncommon to find boutique hotels classed as luxury hotels with higher rates.

    However, there are often affordable boutique hotels too. Especially when they are located outside the tourist hotspots and away from the hotel chains, you might find beautiful boutique hotels that are cheaper. Hotel chains also mean a consistent level of service and guests pay for that brand experience. Boutique hotels are independent and may in fact be cheaper. So it really depends on the hotel and the destination.