Whimsy. It’s the only way to describe this little hotel in the heart of Colonia.
Posadita de la Plaza started as a photo gallery, but owner, photographer and artist Eduardo Alvares Boszko keeps expanding it as it grows in popularity.
You enter through the gallery at street front. The gallery reflects the personality and taste of Eduardo. His beautiful photographs are along the walls and everywhere else you’ll find his eclectic collages and collections. Eduardo loves conversation and you’ll be delighted with his stories of life in Colonia, his native Brazil and of his travels.
The hotel has four rooms, one in the same building as the gallery, and three out back through an art-filled garden with a small plunge pool (which helps beat the significant summer heat). There are a few lounge chairs and tables in the garden area, as well as more of Eduardo’s collections.
The rooms are more subtly decorated than the public spaces, but also have touches of whimsy. Ours featured vinyl records on the wall and black and white palm trees, as well as a comfortable bed with crisp sheets, mini-fridge, flat screen TV with DIRECTV and DVD player, safe, A/C, plus an immense closet covered in vintage newspaper ads. The bathroom was light-filled and spacious with a large shower space (duel-headed) and big sink (I’d love this bathroom at home!)
Breakfast is served in a room off the gallery, with Eduardo, as he says, “searching for excellence in simplicity”. The breakfast — including fresh juice, warm bread with French jam and dulche de leche, Nespresso, ham, cheese and yogurt — is so large you won’t have room at your table for everything at the same time.
Leave time during your stay to browse through Eduardo’s photography prints to take home a unique memory of beautiful Colonia.