This boutique hotel in La Pedrera has 15 rooms, is built on two levels and located in the heart of Uruguay’s coastal town of La Pedrera. The property is set on the highest point in town with breathtaking views of miles of unspoiled beaches. The original construction was the first type of hotel in La Pedrera built more than 100 years ago. Its renovation was an overhaul and lasted 14 months. The new construction spreads over two levels holding 14 of the 15 guest rooms, the reception, the lounge, the kitchen, a BBQ & bar covered area, and the public bathrooms. An additional detached building holds one additional guest room, the office, and the storage & machine room. The hotel has 15 luminous & spacious guest rooms, appointed with mid-century finds and local artisan furniture, keeping both elegance as well as comfort in mind. All guest rooms have wooden floors, and the bathrooms have large showers and colonial tiled floors and are equipped with A/C. The hotel makes use of alternative energies using a solar panel installation, backed up by natural gas, providing all the hot water in the hotel. This keeps electrical bills to a minimum. There is no direct competition from the other hotels in the area, as this one is the only boutique experience targeted to upper-income visitors. While tourism in Uruguay is influenced by the regional economy of its neighbor countries Argentina & Brazil, this hotel additionally benefits from its popularity among overseas guests from the northern hemisphere. The international press took notice of this hotel since its opening. As an alternative business model, the building could be turned into independent apartments. The property is in excellent condition; it has been maintained with attention and care since its opening in 2010.
La Pedrera is a friendly beach town and a quintessential Uruguayan experience with a mix of elegant houses on the beach, and a great place to relax. In summer it sports some of the coolest places to eat. The village is small but has all you need. There are great views from above the rocky cliffs, overlooking the ocean, with two very long and beautiful beaches on either side of the cliffs. One has smaller waves and is suitable for children, and the other is a surfers’ paradise. During the high season La Pedrera can be quite busy, but off-season it is very quiet. Perfect for those who love serenity or are looking to disconnect from the world.