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Alma Historica

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Lovingly restored boutique hotel in the workaday heart of old Montevideo

Alma Historica encapsulates the 19th century ambience of Montevideo’s once glittering Ciudad Vieja quarter. Formerly a grand old mansion, it was beautifully renovated before opening in 2014 as one of the city's most charming boutique hotels. With just 15 rooms, the hotel feels as personal as it does elegant. Each room is named after prominent Uruguayan artists, writers and actors and blend classical elegance with contemporary flair.

Like most other small hotels you won’t find a restaurant offering dinner, but there is a pretty café serving breakfast and a small lounge-library. You’ll also find a choice of museums and down-to-earth restaurants nearby, whilst the authentic, buzzing port market with its astonishing array of asado lunchtime barbecues is just a couple of blocks away.

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What our clients say

  • Great location and interesting features in the room and library. 

    JF, Cambridge
  • Great location and lovely elegant hotel. Well-placed for interesting restaurants . Elegant and excellent breakfast.

    MG, Edinburgh
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Our Expert's Opinion

This is a fantastic property, and although it does not have a pool, bar, or restaurant, it will nevertheless appeal to those visitors with a classic taste who would like to be able to stroll around historical areas directly from their accommodation.

Hannah
Hannah Waterhouse Travel Expert Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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