The Sofitel Montevideo occupies a magnificent 20th century French palace hotel (the hotel was built in 1921 and is now a National Heritage site) which underwent a comprehensive renovation in 2013, restoring the building to its former glory. The hotel features original restored French furnishings and has retained its classic elegance, which mix seamlessly with local cultural elements. The hotel overlooks the estuary of the Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean, with fine sandy beaches just metres away and palm trees and gardens surrounding the building. Its location in the exclusive Carrasco district ensures good connections to a number of key attractions in the surrounding area, including Portones shopping centre (4km), the World Trade Centre (8km), and City Hall (15km).
All rooms measure approximately 38sqm and have either queen-size or twin ‘MyBeds’. Superior rooms provide a spacious, comfortable environment with views of the city, while Luxury and Deluxe rooms feature marble and wood bathrooms, hand-painted ceilings and views of the Rio de la Plata. Junior suites measure 57sqm and have separate living and sleeping areas, exclusive Hermés products and spectacular views. Prestige suites measure 85sqm, with a luxurious foyer, separate living and sleeping areas, a dressing room and panoramic views of the estuary and ocean.
Restaurant 1921 draws on its rich history to create an authentic, luxurious dining experience, featuring pure leather furnishings and a menu focused on the French influences that inspired the restaurant when it first opened. Head Chef, William Porte blends Uruguayan recipes with traditional French cuisine to create an exceptional menu, while meals themselves can be enjoyed overlooking the river or beneath a beautiful crystal chandelier. Bar Thays is an American bar that provides personalised service and a relaxing environment, whilst still retaining the French elegance that is intrinsic to the hotel. The Tea Gallery serves a selection of French patisserie and offers a complete afternoon tea experience.
The Sofitel features an exclusive casino located beneath the building, with over 400 slot machines, poker, blackjack and roulette tables, and original sculptures bought from Europe 100 years ago when the hotel was originally built. The spa has a sauna and Turkish bath, with personalised massages and treatments available, as well as a fully equipped fitness centre and indoor heated pool.
10 minutes (9km) by car from Carrasco International Airport (MVD)
September - June