Great Family Hotel, just outside Punta del Este
Posted Jan 4, 2013
We visited Hotel del Lago in Dec. 2013 for 2 nights and found it a unique and charming place. It offers lots of great amenities for a family get-away: golf, mini-golf, outdoor pool, indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna, game room, playground, beach volleyball, kayaking, bikes, beach chairs/umbrellas, etc.
We took advantage of the $5 shuttle to the beach, which usually runs directly to Punta del Este, but the driver was willing to drop us at another nearby beach & arranged to pick us up there later. We found all of the staff friendly & very helpful. We speak a bit of Spanish, but noticed an English-speaker could almost always be found among the desk staff.
A taxi into Punta del Este is approx $40 U.S., so you may want a car if you plan to spend most of your time in the resort town.
We ate at the hotel's restaurant one night & had a fantastic meal - delicious and beautifully presented.
Overall - highly recommended!