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Howard Johnson Carrasco
Ranked #69 of 87 Hotels in Montevideo
Reviewed 16 January 2017

They had only been open about 2 months when we were there - late 2016 - but it seemed like they had been there a long time. Superb lakeside setting, fantastic amenities, thoughtful and friendly staff. Great restaurant, too, but they were still working on that. They even had a breakfast waiting for us at 4 AM! Relaxing, refreshing, and highly recommended!!

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

This hotel is like time traveling to the 60's. The environment, building, guest services, whites, bathrooms... EVERYTHING is like being in the 60's. Even the TV set is a 12 inch (I asked to buy one as a collectible).
The service and kindness of everyone here is great.
The most amazing thing is that the natural environment is BEAUTIFUL. Lake, trees, birds...
From my point of view, is the perfect opportunity to get an investor and make this place a total revamp.

Room Tip: Get a lake view room on the second floor, and enjoy.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

I came to this hotel due to a cancelled Copa flight. Others on my flight were sent to another hotel which was a million times better. The location is close to the airport, far from everything else. The view is stunning! That is the only positive attribute. The lobby, the rooms, all of the inside has never been remodeled. It smelled of urine and humidity, the carpets were stained, the furniture is older than I am and I'm in my 30s. I was so disgusted by it, I went to a friend's room at the other hotel to shower and change.

They offered some guy would drive me instead of calling me the cab I requested, claiming it would be less expensive. He proceeded to charge me $500 Uruguayan pesos for a trip that cost me $400 on the way back in a cab. When I told him upon my arrival, he called me a liar and threw the change at me, claiming no one would charge that. I has the receipt.

The locks on the doors aare awful, not sturdy, they stay unlocked, unless the button is pushed. Very old system. Awful hotel!

Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

I was directed to this hotel because my flight back to Brazil was overbooked. The hotel looks very nice from outside. The lake view from the bedroom is very pleasant. The hotel is close to the airport but quite far from town.
The room is large but needs urgent maintenance. Loose carpets, bathroom that feels old (the shower glass door is kept closed by an adapted metal piece. It is full of silicone glue).
Breakfast is poor at most, perhaps compatible with a 2 star hotel. When I arrived all tables needed to be cleaned and there was no staff there.
In short, I would not choose this hotel for a stay in Montevideo.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 December 2008

We stay twice in this hotel: rooms are big and have a very nice view to a lake.-

Desk people and maids are efficient.-

If you have no car, this is not the place for you, but if you have one, the hotel is just 5 minutes from the airport, 5 minutes to Carrasco neighborhood and 20 minutes to downtown.-

And there is a very big supermarket very close (5 minutes walking distance).

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Room Tip: Todas las habitaciones tienen el mismo estandar deplorable de calidad
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  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Room Tip: Prefira vista para o lago, melhor se no terceiro andar.
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  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Carrasco

Address: Arizona 9637 | Barra de Carrasco, Montevideo 15002, Uruguay (Formerly Hosteria Del Lago)
Region: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 87 Hotels in Montevideo
Price Range: $118 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Howard Johnson Carrasco 3.5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and views of the lake, Howard Johnson Carrasco is situated in Montevideo. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Some units include a seating area where you can relax. Views of the pool, lake or garden are featured in certain rooms. The rooms have a private bathroom with a bath or shower and bidet, with free toiletries and a hai ... more   less 
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