Need to know
30, including nine suites.
3pm. Earliest check-in 3pm; both flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $550.00.
Rates usually include a buffet breakfast of muesli, fresh fruit, breads and cold cuts, plus eggs cooked to order, bacon and sausages.
Cooking classes can be booked with the hotel’s chef.
10 of the hotel’s rooms are located off site in Locanda Fasano which is only open between 1 November and 31 March.
At the hotel
Equestrian centre, golf course, gym, riverside beach club, two tennis courts and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV with DVD player, iPod dock, air-conditioning, minibar with free bottled water, black-out curtains, tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Our favourite rooms
For added space and privacy, stay in one of the Bungalow Suites which are set within freestanding villas and have balconies with views across the hotel’s grounds. Foodies will appreciate the Locanda rooms’ proximity to the restaurant.
Sculpted into the rockside, the outdoor pool has views over the surrounding countryside. When not in the water, relax on one of the nearby sunloungers or in the Pool Bar. There are two heated indoor pools in the spa: a plunge pool and a larger one, framed by a partial-glass wall – ideal for taking in views while bathing.
The understated but undeniably luxurious Spa Fasano has two heated indoor pools, a sauna, steam room and six treatment rooms, one for couples. As well as a variety of massages and vitamin-rich facials, they offer bath-based treatments which include body scrubs, massages and then a long soak in nourishing and vitamin-rich wine, olive oil, milk or honey bath. They also offer longer four- or seven-day detox programmes that include a specialised meal plan, yoga classes, facials, wine-therapy rituals and massages.
Pick your favourite activities and pack accordingly: chaps for horse riding, checked vests for the golf course and rackets for rounds of tennis; alternatively pack light spend most of your stay wrapped in a spa dressing gown.
The Locanda rooms have bathrooms specially adapted for guests with limited mobility and are easily accessed via lifts and ramps.
Small pets under 43 pounds can stay in any room for US$50 a booking; the hotel can provide bowls, food and a small bed. See more pet-friendly hotels in Punta del Este.
All ages are welcome, but the hotel is best suited to teenagers. Babysitting costs around US$50 an hour and must be booked two weeks in advance. The hotel has four cribs and 12 extra beds, so book in advance to ensure a sound night’s sleep.