You might not have ever tasted Uruguyan wine. You might not even know much about it, given the South American wine giants of Argentina and Chile. This is something you should remedy.
You can do just that at My Suites Montevideo.
At My Suites they’re passionate about wine. Each floor is named after an Uruguay winery. The hotel has wine tastings from Tuesdays to Saturdays in the dining room, where you can sit beneath a wall of wine bottles from across this lovely country, each with a signature and a story. We ate a delicious dinner at My Suites, and I was surprised to learn how much I enjoy Uruguayan tintos (reds), especially the very purple tannats. We also sampled some very fine Uruguayan extra virgin olive oils (Colinas de Garzón in particular) — sorry, Italy and Spain, you have competition!
Just a few blocks from one of Monetvideo’s longest beaches, My Suites is a spacious modern hotel which caters to the needs of both the short- and long-term traveller. Staff are friendly with good attention to service.
The hotel’s 40 suites are huge and feature little extras which maximize your comfort and enjoyment. For example, the summer South American sun is very powerful, but My Suites provides blackout blinds and sunshades that you can raise or lower at the touch of a button (don’t forget to close them if you leave for the day or you’ll create a big job for your air conditioner). Our king suite had a big leather chair — perfect for watching a movie, but perhaps too comfortable for the soccer match that was on screen. Rooms all have a microwave, fridge and minibar, lots of closet space, a desk and sitting area.
My Suites’ top floor has a well-equipped gym and a small outdoor pool with views out to the Rio de la Plata. If you feel like a swim rather than a dip, borrow a beach towel and walk two blocks to the Playa de los Pocitos. The white sand is ideal for strolling or sunbathing, and the gentle waves beckon.