A small boutique hotel well located in the historic district of Montevideo offering charm and elegance
The modern and refined city of Montevideo, is often described as a vibrant, eclectic place, with a rich cultural life
The modern and refined city of Montevideo is a vibrant, eclectic place, with a rich cultural life. The Ciudad Vieja contains the remains of the colonial walled city, with cobbled pedestrian streets and the Teatro Solis, Uruguay's most important theatre. Next to the industrial area of the port, at the end of the peninsula, is the incomparable Mercado del Puerto, filled with restaurants serving grilled meat - an excellent place for lunch. Plaza Independencia is a wide tree-lines square which marks the boundary between the Old City and the downtown, and is home to the monument and mausoleum of Jose Artigas, a Uruguayan national hero. The main avenue of the city centre (which boasts many grand neoclassical and government buildings) leads to the Centenary Park; a huge green space with a monumental obelisk.
Along the southern coastline of the city are the upmarket and fashionable areas of Punta Carretas and Pocitos, with many excellent restaurants, shopping, pleasant avenues for strolling, and the city's golf course and yacht club. Now considered the second safest capital city in the world, Montevideo combines mid 20th century coffee shops and the large colonial houses with large open patios. The 18 de Julio Avenue is the city's main street and the seafront Rambla is perfect for a leisurely stroll.
Our hotels were very good and our guides, Marvin, Mariel & Fernando were excellent: They had exceptional knowledge and made absolutely sure that our Peruvian experience was of the highest quality.
Our Argentinean guides and drivers were excellent, especially in Purmamarca and Iguazu: very knowledgeable and helpful.
All guides were excellent: Malla was a pleasant young lady, Hildana had a perfect mix of humour and friendliness, Manuel provided useful information and Fernando was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
We were very impressed by the transport as our drivers were helpful and always on time. Our guides were knowledgeable, enthusiastic and their command of English could not have been bettered.
All the guides we had were excellent. We were contacted by phone twice by Veloso Tours' representatives who checked if we were satisfied and offered assistance if required.