Hotel Concorde seems to have faded over the years. Our suite showed it’s age. It had a musty odor. After our first night, one air conditioning unit & part of the toilet required replacing (for which management did provided a refund). It is located in the heart of the point with free parking. The pool area was a plus. It seemed there was a closed bar/restaurant next to the pool. The staff was helpful, but my daughter’s Spanish fluency was needed. Breakfast was SA standard. Everything is expensive in Punta del Este, so this hotel is decent value.
We booked to stay for 1 night at this hotel on a very last-minute booking, because we had to move out from our AirBnb apartment which was invaded by ants! We called at about 11pm and arrived at the hotel a little after midnight. The hotel doesn't have lifts, and we had two very heavy and large luggage with us. So, we asked for a room on the ground floor and were given one at the end of the corridor. It was very spacious, with a little sink and kitchen cabinet with some utensils. No cooking facility or kettle were provided. Just a fridge.
Our room was very spacious, with a comfortable double bed. Shower was hot and strong, and breakfast (which was of a good spread) was included in our room rate. There was a water dispenser in the lobby (both boiling and cold water), which we could use to fill our bottles or make our own coffee.
Staff were very polite and helpful. The location of the hotel is towards the southern part of the city's peninsula, so, it is quite a far walk from the more popular (and hence, crowded) Playa Brava and Playa Mensa. However, there are a few quiet beaches nearby, which are more favoured by the locals.It is also very near to the Port, which has a lt of restaurants and cafes.
Overall, we are very satisfied with our stay at the hotel, and have no hesitation in recommending it to other visitors.
We stayed there for 5 nights.
The first night was awful. We got a very old room in the second floor that smelled like old people’s house, and it was extremely noisy. The bed was next to the door and the hallway’s floor was made of wood, so we could hear every guest’s moves.
We complained and they moved us next to the pool. This room was newer and much more quiet.
The pool is nice, and they have an infrared sauna that is also good.
The location is ok. Walking distance to restaurants, bars and supermarket.
It is very far from the convention center, but we rented a motorbike so we could get there in 15 mins. Punta de Este is a small town, so renting a motorbike is a good choice and the hotel offers parking for free.
We picked this hotel based on price. We found the location very good, at the foot of Calle Gorlero on the peninsula and an easy walk to both the harbor and the ocean. The rooms are small but clean and the beds comfortable. Our first assigned room was very small and the staff moved us to a bigger room at no extra cost....very nice of them. They also expedited laundry services. The staff was friendly and helpful in giving directions, coordinating a rental car, and explaining bus routes. The breakfast buffet was OK. If you're able, pay for a premium room on the pool plaza. We didn't, but they looked nice.
Have mixed feelings about this hotel. The rooms are large enough and the pool area is lovely, but the main reason for getting a hotel near the beach is having somewhere to rest comfortably at night after a hot shower and these are the two things where this hotel really fails to deliver. The bed was small, old and worn, which is a shame because the room is large enough to fit a much larger bed, and the shower kept changing temperature from boiling hot to ice cold without touching the taps, so we would constantly have to adjust the temperature while having a bath (which also makes showers take longer and wastes more water in the process). The staff was very friendly and helpful and the price was one of the lowest in this category, so that garners it an average rating.