Fodor's Expert Review Carmelo Resort & Spa

Ruta 21, Km 262, Carmelo, Colonia, 70100, Uruguay

Serenity pervades this harmoniously decorated resort an hour west of Colonia del Sacramento, reachable by car, boat, or a 25-minute flight from Buenos Aires and a destination in and of itself. Everything is done in a fusion of Asian styles—from yoga classes at the incense-scented and bamboo-screen health club to bungalows (considered "standard rooms") with private Japanese gardens (and marvelous outdoor showers). In the evening, torches illuminate the paths, which meander through sand dunes.

PROS

  • all rooms are spacious bungalows
  • personalized service
  • on-site activities compensate for distance to sights and restaurants

CONS

  • despite copious netting and bug spray, the mosquitoes can get out of hand
  • food quality is erratic
  • popular with groups and families

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Service
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 4542–9000

HOTEL DETAILS

20 bungalows, 24 duplex suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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