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Reviews of New Arapey Hotel

2 star Hotel | Avenida Uruguay 925, Montevideo, Uruguay .

57.3% Overall Rating

50 out of 81 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/03/2010)

"NOTE: When paying on check out, DO NOT trust the "currency rate" advertised with the room rates at reception on the wall. The owner pointed to this sign and said the currency rate of $1.00USD = 24 Uruguay Peso . Whereas…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

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57.3%

Overall Rating

50 out of 81 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'New Arapey Hotel'

Atmosphere
54.4%
Location
72.8%
Facilities
36.8%
Cleanliness
61.6%
Staff
48.0%
Value
61.6%
Safety
65.6%
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60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 January 2011

Liked: The building has character.

Disliked: I would NOT recommend this place. My boyfriend lay down on the bed for 20 minutes and he noticed some bugs crawling on the head rest of the bed. He squashed one and it was full of blood. We took it to the manager and he put us in another room but it was too late. In the morning he was covered in bites all over his back and arms. All the manager did was change the sheets in the bed but the bugs were obviously in the straw head rest. Good luck to anyone who gets that room in future (I think it was number 39...). The manager was also really rude and doesn't really deserve the amount of custom he gets.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: fantastic old building

Disliked: The surly manager

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Charming old house in very central location.

Disliked: No internet or breakfast available, very close to the city centre, cafes, bars and internet places though.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

26 March 2010

Liked: NOTE: When paying on check out, DO NOT trust the "currency rate" advertised with the room rates at reception on the wall. The owner pointed to this sign and said the currency rate of $1.00USD = 24 Uruguay Peso . Whereas the actual rate on that day was $1.00USD = 19.5 Uruguay Peso. after a lot of arguing he came down to 20 Peso to a Dollar. Still overcharged, but we had to catch our bus. He will tell you that his currency rate is the same as 'Cambio' (a currency exchange) down the road, this was not true either. Otherwise the room was spacious, not all rooms were though, some were windowless. No internet access, and street traffic is extremely loud because of the bad insulation. P.S This is not a hostel, its a budget hotel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

31 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hotel is cheap and it is a place to sleep and take a bath. This can be done quite peacefuly if you adapt to the peculiarities of the place.The exchange rate they use is absurd, much larger than usual in the Hostels of Montevideo and the region.Also, if you leave pretty early in the morning they do not have change to give you. It is better to be prepared for it and make they find a way to exchange money (which is an obligation of them) or pay during the day.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

28 December 2009

Liked: good location if you're looking to be near the old part of Montevideo, not so good for the beaches (we had to take a bus.)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

michelle gee

07 June 2009 michelle would recommend this property

Liked: We had a nice stay at this hotel, it had alot of character.It was close to town ,was clean, had a tv,and was good value for money.It doesnt have wifi but there is an internet shop down the road which charges just 16 pesos per hour.We will saty there again.

Disliked: michelle left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Dirk Brunke

12 March 2009

Liked: furniture

Disliked: Dirk left no negative feedback.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

23 February 2009

Liked: the only thing I liked was that they had two rolls of toilet paper in the bath room

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

19 February 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: big rooms with high ceilings. Rooms have Tv. Clean. Most rooms dont have windows but fortunately we could change..and it looks like a horror hotel but for the rest its pretty ok

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

03 February 2009

Liked: Hotel Arapey is not a hostel, it's a very cheap hotel. It's very basic. The inward facing rooms without windows smell quite musty. The decoration is interesting!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Vitor Pereira

21 January 2009 Vitor would recommend this property

Liked: Great rooms! good location, nice building, best value for money.

Disliked: Vitor left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Øivind Holtermann

09 April 2008 Øivind would recommend this property

Liked: Simple: Very low prize and very central location. The hotels atmosphere is not cozy, nice or just greeting - but still a good deal.

Disliked: Øivind left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

02 April 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location and price excellent. clean and safe. take care about the money: i needed to stay more days and they charged me more than combined.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Anna Roffey

25 March 2008 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: The builing is exquisit, very old and grand

Disliked: Anna left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

COSMIN MINDA

22 March 2008

Liked: I didn t like this hotel

Disliked: COSMIN left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Rebeca Diaz

14 February 2008

Liked: It was very cheap.

Disliked: Rebeca left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

barbara wilding

01 February 2008 barbara would recommend this property

Liked: a place to sleep. a place to shower.(very good shower room) location. location, location.

Disliked: barbara left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Claire Smith

20 January 2008 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was one of the coolest ones I stayed in over a 1 month period in S. America. Our room was huge, and full of character (good character, not bad!! For example, wood floors, very high ceiling, etc). Clean bathrooms and hot showers. Good location. Definitely recommended.

Disliked: Claire left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

18 January 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is fabulously over decorated and resembles something out of a Miss Marple set. Super clean and mega cheap. Bloke on reception is a miserable so and so but you can't have it all. Word of advice though, pay in cash dollars (to avoid their criminal exchnage rate and 4% Visa fee) and have the right money. They do not have change (or rather they do but woiuld rather not part with it) and will insist that this is somehow your fault and that you need to rectify it (by trawling round for a casino at 11pm) with no effort on their part. Still, I would stay again as it is so cheap.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

11 January 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: funky decor

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

06 December 2007

Liked: Location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

06 October 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Not without its minor annoyances - dodgy shower and TV - but undeniable value for money for a central location. Looks like it hasnt changed since the 30s when it was probably at the top end of hotels in Montevideo! A memorable three night stay!!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

12 September 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quirky but cool. Very clean and tidy

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

25 August 2007

Liked: Everything is so old. The place...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.