Ratings based on 239 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Montevideo

Birthday celebration

Posted Apr 22, 2017
Pros: Room and breakfast
Cons: Pool and parking
Location: nice location if you have a car to drive around
Hotel facilities and staff were nice. Breakfast was very good. Pool and SPA were small. I wanted to get some sun, but the pool was mostly on the shade. Parking is on the street. Overall it was a pleasant stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Arlington, MA

Beautiful hotel in a quieter part of the city

Posted Apr 4, 2017
Pros: Kind, helpful, friendly staff, delicious buffet breakfast, lovely room and common areas, including a library.
Cons: No light switch reachable from bed. Very high side of tub, hard to climb in and out (I'm an older person). Extra outlet for chargers would be nice.
Location: The area is residential, but there are stores nearby, several small restaurants in the same block, and the beach is a 10 minute walk away.
I was there off season and enjoyed the fact and that foot and vehicle traffic were light. The hotel itself is tastefully designed, light, airy and includes beautiful, comfortable outdoor sitting areas, one with a small pool. Landscaping is also lovely.
4 out of 5
by Chris from Canada

excellent staff and very good hotel

Posted Mar 7, 2017 on Hotels
very pleasant place with a great staff. very good continental breakfast.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

full relax and beautiful place

Posted Oct 17, 2016 on Hotels
a wonderfull sensation of relax. small SPA, but great
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 4, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest: Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your comments. It is a pleasure for us to know you enjoyed your stay at AWA. Looking forward to welcome you again on your next visits to Punta del Este! Best regards, Sales Manager
5 out of 5
by Guy from New York City

Boutique hotel in Punta del Esta shopping area.

Posted Apr 6, 2016 on Hotels
The AWA is the second Hotel on the Boulevard Gourmet, which is the local name for this street, because there are 9 very good restos here, some of them in hotels, like the AWA. In my book, the AWA gets the boutique hotel concept right. The staff is very warm, friendly, and accommodating. The in house restaurant, LIFE, is superb. They serve a very good prix-fix lunch, 3 courses, about $20, and will serve you at the pool. The Spa has a large jacuzzi, a dry sauna, steam room, gym, and massage rooms. The pool and back deck are large enough for sunning and relaxing. Overall, the AWA is better than the Sisai, but you can't go wrong with either one. The AWA has smaller rooms, i will say that, so if you want a big personal space, go with the Sisai. If you want superior service and in house dining, and a real spa, go with the AWA. You can walk to the Punta Shopping Center in 10 minutes, which is another good feature (Original language cinema is the top feature). To walk to the beach, i recommend the Playa Brava, a 15 minute walk from the AWA.
5 out of 5
by Javier from Toronto, ON

GREAT HOTEL AND SERVICES

Posted Jan 27, 2016 on Hotels
Good value for the money.
4 out of 5
by Julie from SoCal

Satisfied overall

Posted Jan 15, 2016 on Hotels
Very nice room. Just think the shower need a little scrubbing or bleach in the corners. Moldy.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Montreal,Canada

Absolutely charming

Posted Jun 3, 2015
The people are very nice, amazing service and they give amazing Smile
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 4, 2016 by Sales Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Melodie: Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your comments. It is a pleasure for us to know you enjoyed your stay at AWA. Looking forward to welcome you again on your next visits to Punta del Este! Best regards,
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from new york

nice little hotel

Posted Jan 5, 2015
We spent 5 nights there. Nice little hotel, good and pleasant staff. But we think it is too pricey for what is is. Spa is basically non existent and the fitness room has only 2 treadmills and 1 ellipticall, a bit short....
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 4, 2016 by Sales Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest: Thank you for leaving your opinion regarding your last stay with us. We really appreciate your comments about our Hotel and will take them into account for further improvements. We regret this experience has not fulfilled your expectations, however we look forward to have you back as a guest in your next stay in Punta del Este and have the chance to make it better! Best regards,
5 out of 5
by Carol from Los Angeles

Beautiful boutique hotel

Posted Dec 19, 2014 on Hotels
Beautiful hip hotel. Large elegant lobby. Farther from beach than I expected however hotel was quieter and out of the honky tonk area. Beautiful buffet breakfast. Self serve coffee which is a plus. It was a beautiful morning so we brought out breakfast to the pool area. Only negative is we were charged $8 to rent a bike for one hour. That felt chintzy.