Alma Histórica is one of those rare hotels that just makes you happy. The hotel is thoughtfully designed and beautifully decorated, staff are kind and take care to ensure your stay is wonderful.
In the heart of Montevideo’s historical centre, the boutique hotel is ideally located for exploring Montevideo’s stunning architecture and incredible food scene. The hotel is at the corner of a pretty city park, and you’re just a couple minutes’ stroll to the Rambla waterfront and Sarandi pedestrian street.
This 15-room boutique hotel has a strong commitment to Uruguayan art and culture. The building was an old family house, carefully restored and renovated. Original wood floors and tiles were kept wherever possible and laid in the new building. Antique furniture is featured throughout, and at breakfast you’ll enjoy your breakfast, including Pilar’s perfect omelettes, on beautiful mismatched china.
The hotel promotes the artistic history of Montevideo and Uruguay. Each room is named after a different artist and decorated accordingly. My room — appropriately, named after writer Don Horacio — even has an old Underwood typewriter. Little artistic details are everywhere. Up the beautiful staircase in the library, I fell in love with artist Hugo Alonso’s sculptures fashioned from intricately folded old books.
Each room at Alma Histórica is unique. You can choose pillows from their pillow collection, and they’ll be encased in the 320 thread count Egyptian cotton linens. Bathrooms are large and modern, featuring hand-made amenities. Rooms have a safe, minibar, tv and desk; superior rooms and suites have more room, sitting areas, and some have balconies.
On the building’s roof terrace — a perfect place for a marriage proposal — you can watch the sun sink into the Rio de la Plata while enjoying cocktails or fabulous Uruguayan wine. There’s a hot tub up here too (though during our stay it was a better temperature for a sunny afternoon rather than evening soak).
Alma Histórica is a hotel where culture, hospitality, art, history, and unique experiences are important. You’ll love your stay here.