Carmelo Resort & Spa, the Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Ruta 21, km 262, Carmelo, Uruguay

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  • Welcome amenity in the room: a selection of sweets and alfajores with typical “dulce de leche”

  • Horseback ride with a local gaucho (complimentary ride for one adult, or half price for two adults, per room, per stay)

  • Complimentary glass of red or white wine from Narbona Winery at Mandara Bar (per guest, per stay)

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Hotel Description

South Americans know it well, but the rest of us might need some introduction: Carmelo, Uruguay is on the banks of the Rio de la Plata, some ways up the river from Buenos Aires and not much farther from Montevideo. Beaches, wineries, world-class golf, forests of pine and eucalyptus — it’s hardly a stretch of the imagination to see why its legend is growing outside the continent, which in turn necessitates the type of sensitive and discrete hospitality capable of elevating an experience above banal tourist profiteering. Carmelo Resort & Spa, a Hyatt Hotel is just such an inducement; suddenly Punta del Este seems positively run-of-the-mill by comparison.

To call it small would do it no disservice: with just bi-level 24 suites and 20 freestanding bungalows, it certainly doesn’t give off that big-resort vibe, exemplifying Hyatt’s upscale and character-driven Unbound sub-brand. One feels immersed in the forest setting, an ambience extended indoors by means of warm, wooden cathedral ceilings, handsome hardwood flooring, and a handful of stone fireplaces. The design, while not exactly avant-garde, is a good deal more eclectic than the usual luxury fare, incorporating textiles and furnishings from as far afield as China and Indonesia in a subtle palette of cozy reds and browns. Each room avails itself of a bracing view of the river, forest, or vineyard through oversize windows, plus a private furnished terrace for a more direct experience. Bathrooms split the difference between contemporary and traditional luxuries, offering heated floors and L’Occitane amenities as well as deep soaking tubs and outdoor showers.

You’ll probably find yourself at Pura most of the time for its Mediterranean-meets-Uruguayan concept cuisine, complete with a clay oven and barbecue pit; there’s a private, vaulted wine cellar if you need a refresher on regional wine profiles. A pair of pools — one outdoor with waterfalls, one indoor with a fireplace — should work the appetite up nicely, perhaps helped along at Río Bar for poolside seafood bites and cocktails or at Mandala for tapas in a clubby, candlelit space. Golfers may be aware that there’s a first-class course right there on the premises, and the rest of us content ourselves with an impressive array of active pursuits: free Trek bikes, a pair of tennis courts, horseback riding, a fully equipped spa and fitness center, even local-guided fishing excursions. It’s clear that this part of the world is tipped to see a bit more high-end hospitality traffic in coming years. For now, Hyatt is ahead of the game.

How To Get There: The resort is approximately a 3-hour drive or a 30-minute flight from Ezeiza International Airport. Montevideo Airport in Uruguay is approximately a 4-hour drive.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 44 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Per local regulations, room rates are subject to a 10% tax for residents of Uruguay (from November through April) or to guests who are unable to present a valid passport upon check-in (year round). A 12% resort fee applies to room rates for guests whose residency is outside of Mercosur. As a result, Carmelo Resort & Spa, A Hyatt Hotel can only provide an estimate of taxes at the time of reservation. Please Note: Guests at this location are considered children between the ages of 0 to 12. Any guest 13 years of age or older will be considered an adult and will be subject to adult pricing.

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Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Bi-Level Suite

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    • 1292 ft²/120 m².
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    • espresso machine
    • iPod docking station
    • It is an airy two- storey design room
    • Loccitane bath amenities
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate bedroom
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Premium Bi-Level Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1453 ft²/134 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • iron
    • It is an airy two- storey design room
    • kitchenette
    • L'Occitane bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • soaking tub
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Bungalow King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 969 ft²/90 m².
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    • central air conditioning
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    • iPod docking station
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    • minibar
    • outdoor shower
    • patio
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Per local regulations, room rates are subject to a 10% tax for residents of Uruguay (from November through April) or to guests who are unable to present a valid passport upon check-in (year round). A 12% resort fee applies to room rates for guests whose residency is outside of Mercosur. As a result, Carmelo Resort & Spa, A Hyatt Hotel can only provide an estimate of taxes at the time of reservation. Please Note: Guests at this location are considered children between the ages of 0 to 12. Any guest 13 years of age or older will be considered an adult and will be subject to adult pricing.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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