10 cool gay friendly hotels in Uruguay for the gay traveller

Stefan Arestis

Looking for a gay friendly place to stay in Uruguay?

Well look no further…after 2 weeks travelling around this super gay friendly country, we've come up with our 10 best gay friendly hotels to stay in Uruguay.

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Gay friendly hotels in Montevideo

#1 Sofitel Carrasco

Description: overlooking the Rambla beachfront, this glamorous former casino palace was built in 1821. It boasts a mix of French classic architecture with a modern twist. Check out the Philip Starks horse lamps in the grand, impressive lobby. Their suites offer amazing views over the Rio Del Plata, and have 2 huge walk-in showers. The indoor swimming pool and spa are particularly inviting after a day cruising down the Rambla.

Address: Rambla Republica de Mexico 6451 esq. Arocena, Montevideo 11500 , Uruguay.

Price: rooms start from $200/£160 a night.

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Sebastien soaking in our bathtub in our plush suite at the Sofitel

#2 My Suites Boutique Hotel

Description: wine lovers will love this one. My Suites is a sexy, classy and extremely stylish boutique hotel, with a unique wine theme. Each floor is named after a winery, and the hotel offers guests wine tasting sessions every evening with lectures by a local sommelier. The rooms are spacious with large comfortable beds and equipped with a kitchenette.

Address: Juan Benito Blanco 674, Montevideo 11303, Uruguay.

Price: rooms start from $100/£80 a night.

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My Suites hotel in Montevideo designed with a wine theme

#3 Holiday Inn

Description: an affordable gay friendly option right in the heart of Montevideo's Old Town. The rooms are simple but spacious and comfortable. Their suites each have a large Jacuzzi, which is perfect if like us you love your bubbles! The hotel has a swimming pool and a small but functional gym.

Address: Colonia 823, Montevideo 11101, Uruguay.

Price: rooms start from start from $78/£61 a night.

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Holiday Inn hotel room in Montevideo

Gay accommodation in Punta del Este

#4 Undarius Gay Hotel (men only)

Description: Undarius is a male only hotel located just 400 metres from the popular gay and naturist beach Chihuahua in Punta del Este. The hotel has a beautiful garden and a large outdoor swimming pool. The rooms each have a TV, private bathroom, very comfortable double bed and private balcony overlooking the swimming pool. We particularly loved the cosy and extremely romantic fireplace in the communal area.

Address: C/ La Rastrera, s/n | Chihuahua, Punta Ballena, Maldonado 20000, Uruguay.

Price: rooms start from $60/£48 a night.

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Kisses and cuddles at Undarius Hotel's cosy fireplace

#5 Yoo Punta del Este

Description: one of the best hotels in Punta del Este we found on Tripadvisor and super welcoming to LGBTQ travellers. We particularly loved the rooms with sea view and its location in the heart of the Art District. Yoo also offers beautiful apartments to rent if you prefer a more independent experience.

Address: Avenida Roosevelt Parada 8, 20100 Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Price: bookings are for a minimum of 2 nights and start from $230 (£175).

Gay friendly hotels in Valizas

#6 Valizas Hostel

Description: Valizas is the only gay friendly hostel in Valizas. It is owned by cute gay couple Ruben and Leonardo who painted the hostel the colours of the rainbow flag. This is a great base to explore the pristine beaches of Valizas but also if you plan to visit Cabo del Polono.

Address: Avda. Aladino Veiga s/n frente a la Plazoleta Leopoldina Rosa, Valizas 27202, Uruguay.

Price: room start from $50/£40 a night.

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Valizas Hostel proudly displaying all the colours of the rainbow

Gay friendly places to stay in La Pedrera

#7 Alma de la Pedrera Villaggio & Spa

Description: spa aficionados, this is the place for you! Alma de la Pedrera Villagio and Spa is a little oasis in the tranquil village of La Pedrera. The spa includes a huge Jacuzzi, sauna, Scottish shower, massage treatments and a large outdoor swimming pool. This is the ideal place for relaxation and pampering. Alma Spa offers all equipped individual houses, each with private terrace, outdoor barbecue, and with all the services you can expect from a high end hotel. You'll truly feel right at home in this little paradise.

Address: Lechuza & Zorzal, La Pedrera, Uruguay.

Price: the casas/houses start from $120/£95 a night.

Gay friendly hotels in Viuda Del Diablo

#8 Posada La Viuda Del Diablo

Description: beautiful hotel right on the beach front of Punta Del Diablo village. If you're looking for a romantic place to stay in Uruguay, this is it. We celebrated Stefan's birthday here and absolutely loved it. The rooms are huge, with a Jacuzzi overlooking the sea. The friendly staff helped us organise a romantic candlelit dinner in our room to make Stefan's big day extra special.

Address: Playa de la Viuda, Punta del Diablo 27204, Uruguay.

Price: rooms start from $180/£143 a night.

#9 Il Tano Suites

Description: a family owned guesthouse offering 2 cosy private suites with fireplace and a swimming pool. They serve delicious Italian food in their restaurant called Il Tano Cucina. The ingredients are all home grown from their garden (like oranges, lemons, Japanese lettuce etc) and they serve up delicious seafood salads, raviolis and more.

Address: Calle 5 entre Calle 20 y Calle 22, Punta del Diablo 27204, Uruguay.

Price: suites start from $150/£120 a night.

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One of the homey rooms at Il Tano Suites

Gay friendly hotels in Colonia

#10 Posada El Capullo

Description: close to the beach, with an outdoor swimming pool set in a lush garden, El Capullo is the ideal place to stay in Colonia. The rooms are decorated in earth tones with views over the garden. The breakfast is delicious and 100% home-made. The staff are extremely gay friendly and very helpful.

Address: 18 de Julio # 219, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay.

Price: rooms start from $90/£72 a night.

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Stefan Arestis

Stefan is the co-founder, editor and author the gay travel blog nomadicboys.com. As a travel nerd, he has explored more than 80 countries across 5 continents. What he loves the most about travelling is discovering the local gay scene, making new friends and learning new cultures. His advice about LGBTQ travel has been featured in Gay Times, Gaycities, Pink News, Gay Star News, Attitude and Towleroad. He has also written about gay travel for other non-gay specific publications including Lonely Planet, The New York Times, The Guardian and The Huffington Post. Stefan is also a qualified lawyer, having practised as a commercial property litigator in London for over 10 years. He left his lawyer days behind to work full time on Nomadic Boys with his husband Sebastien. Find out more about Nomadic Boys.

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