Punta del Este, Uruguay

Fasano Punta del Este

Rates per night from$550.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD550.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Concrete choice

Setting

Rocky riverside resort

Designed by award-winning architect Isay Weinfeld, luxury resort Fasano Punta del Este is an eye-catching riverside retreat. Solid concrete and wood-panelled structures rise out of the hillside in startling contrast to the rugged rural landscape. Beyond its imposing exterior, it’s a soothing, no-luxuries-spared kind of place. Spend days teeing off on the golf course, acing your serve on the tennis courts or saddling up at the equestrian centre. For more laidback types, there’s a an outdoor pool, spa and riverside beach club. No wonder everyone’s talking about Uruguay.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

30, including nine suites.

Check–Out

3pm. Earliest check-in 3pm; both flexible, subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $550.00.

More details

Rates usually include a buffet breakfast of muesli, fresh fruit, breads and cold cuts, plus eggs cooked to order, bacon and sausages.

Also

Cooking classes can be booked with the hotel’s chef.

Hotel closed

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.

Poolside

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.

Spa

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.

Packing tips

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.

Also

The Locanda rooms have bathrooms specially adapted for guests with limited mobility and are easily accessed via lifts and ramps.

Pet‐friendly

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.

Children

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.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Be sure to book a table on Fasano’s hillside terrace at least once during your stay: the panoramic views over the untouched countryside are second only to chef Bruno Procopio’s Italian menu.

Dress Code

While the Fasano restaurant requires more formal attire (smart trousers and a shirt, or a nice dress), Las Piedras is very laidback.

Hotel restaurant

The Italian trattoria comes to Uruguay in the form of Las Piedras. Fill up on hearty Italian dishes as you peruse the bookshelves lined with retro curiosities, or sit out on the terrace and enjoy garden views with your morning coffee. On Sundays, in addition to the à la carte menu, you can tuck into a salad and antipasto buffet. A second dining spot, the first Fasano restaurant outside Brazil, offers impressive views of the Uruguayan countryside from its hillside, on one of Uruguay’s highest peaks. The Italian fare by chef Bruno Procopio spans from roast lamb flavoured with lavender and pumpkin, to tomato and beef cannelloni.

Hotel bar

The terrace and parasol-shaded sunloungers of the Pool Bar offer a midday hideaway and excellent views over the plains below – best served with a light snack, refreshing cocktail or fruit juice. Sip fruity clericó cocktails (a local tropical fruit punch) at Locanda bar: if you need to line your stomach for a second round, they serve well-filled sandwiches here too. 

Last orders

Breakfast is served 8am to 10am. Lunch in Las Piedras is from noon to 4pm. Dinner in Las Piedras and Fasano is between 8pm and 12pm. Locanda Bar is open from 9am to 8pm.

Room service

Sandwiches, pizzas, pastas and other international dishes are available from the room service menu 24/7.

Location

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Address
Fasano Punta del Este
Cno. C. Egusquiza y Paso del Barranco
Punta del Este
20400
Uruguay

Planes

Fly direct to Buenos Aires and then catch an hour-long flight to Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A Curbelo International airport in Punta del Este. Our Smith24 team can find and book the best flight route. They can also arrange return airport transfers for US$130 each way.

Automobiles

A car will come in useful here for getting from countryside to coast; there’s free on-site parking at the hotel.

Worth getting out of bed for

The hotel has a wide range of activities on offer. Experienced swingers and those fresh to the fairways can arrange private golfing lessons at the on-site Las Piedras golf course, designed by American pro-golfer Arnold Palmer. Come up aces with a few games of tennis: the hotel has trained coaches to help you perfect your serve. Whether you’re used to taking the reins or a first-time rider, the hotel’s equestrian centre has trails to suit all abilities and can organise a few preparatory lessons to get you into your stride. 

Local restaurants

Feast on sushi at laidback beachside restaurant, the award-winning Parador La Huella on Playa Brava in José Ignacio. In Punta del Este itself Lo de Terre serves seasonal Uruguayan meats, seafood tasting menus if it all seems too tempting. For an evening of elegant fine dining, look no further than French restaurant La Bourgogne, where owner and chef Jean-Paul Bondoux draws inspiration his native Burgundy, with ingredients from an organic kitchen-garden. 

Local cafés

Felix Caffé is a charming little tea house that looks like it belongs in quaint French village. Take a selection of the pâtisserie-worthy cakes out to a table in the gardens – with double-chocolate brownies, tartelette of red fruits with white chocolate and a daily offerings of petits gâteaux to choose from. Medialunas Calentitas is known for its wide variety of fresh croissants, best paired with a latte or mocha. King of enormous cakes, portside King Sao serves huge portions of delicious sweet treats. 

Local bars

Opened in 2015, Capi Bar is Punta del Este's first artisanal microbrewery serving its own Capitán brew along with other craft beers from across Uruguay. The Gaucho Pool Bar at Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino also offers cool cocktails in a swish seaside setting. There’s always a not-to-be-missed event on at Bigote Bar from live music to giant Jenga challenges, this buzzing establishment is a lively hangout, with good beer and excellent company. They also have a food truck that keeps the city hydrated with a range of international beers on tap. 

Reviews

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Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this contemporary hotel in Punte del Este and unpacked their riding hats and golf clubs, a full account of their luxury break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Fasano Punta del Este in Uruguay…

L A match made in South American heaven, luxury resort Hotel Fasano Punta del Este is the result of an award-winning Brazilian collaboration between architect Isay Weinfeld and hotel brand Fasano. What’s more, this is a landmark hotel for Uruguay, a country that has too long hidden its light under a bushel. But no more: with an outdoor spa overlooking the Maldonado river; an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course; an equestrian centre, polo field and two tennis courts – Uruguay is burning bright for all to see. Spend days lounging at the hotel’s riverside beach club,masteringa cookery class or dining at a duo of Italian restaurants. But make sure you leave time to explore buzzy Punta del Este, the so-called St Tropez of South America, which explains why the Fasano brand landed here.

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