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Hotel Naturista El Refugio

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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I came to check the place up as I was staying somewhere else and decided to stay here next summer. We are coming back to the area next year and will definitely stay at El Refugio. Excellent valla for money.

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Ricardo R, Propietario at Hotel Naturista El Refugio, responded to this review

Thanks for your review!! . We will see you the next year. Saludos cordiales Ricardo Rodal More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights in April, having found it on Trip Advisor. I was looking for a quiet and low key spot close to the beach. The owners were lovely, room comfortable, location perfect, 5 minute walk to the most exquisite beach in the area. I was very happy there and would stay there again. I am not... More 

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Ricardo R, Propietario at Hotel Naturista El Refugio, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, we are glad you had a good stay. We hope you can come back another time. Saludos cordiales Ricardo Rodal More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 19 November 2014

Stayed at El Refugio in January 2014. This was my first trip to South America. I speak only a few words of the Spanish language. I chose to begin my trip here before moving on to Peru and Colombia. Being a naturist myself, I hoped this would be a good place to relax, meet friendly people, and acclimate myself with... More 

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Ricardo R, Propietario at Hotel Naturista El Refugio, responded to this review

Scott thank you very much for your review, we are glad you've been happy with our attention and hope you can return again at some time. Best regards Ricardo Rodal More 

Saint John, Canada
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We stayed here February of last year. If you want a spot that is unique and provides an authentic experience this is it. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Rooms were great. This is a very peaceful spot and close to the beach.

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Ricardo R, Propietario at Hotel Naturista El Refugio, responded to this review

Thanks for your good comments, it will be a pleasure to welcome back to you at El Refugio. Marcela y Ricardo More 

Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

As you can tell, we liked it a lot although we were able to stay only one night. We arrived early in the day and much to our delight, the Winter weather turned HOT. As a result, we were able to enjoy the clothing optional beach which is within a few minutes walking distance. El Refugio is clean, simple and... More 

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Ricardo R, Propietario at Hotel Naturista El Refugio, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your generous review. We hope you can return soon. Best Regards Ricardo Rodal More 

Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

We booked knowing the beach was very close to one of Uruguay's few "clothes optional" and "gay friendly" beaches. We weren't prepared, however, to be among nudists at the Posada itself. Our fault. The rooms are clean, spacious, but have no air-conditioning, which we believed at $110 a night, should be included. Our four-day stay included three terribly hot and... More 

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Ricardo R, Propietario at Hotel Naturista El Refugio, responded to this review

Thanks for your opinion. More 

Paris
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Reviewed 13 March 2011

I spent a few days last february at " Posada el Refugio" in Chihuahua Beach , had a nice relaxing time there ,Marcela and Ricardo did everything to please my stay ,in a relaxing friendly and informal atmosphere ; room was simple ,with fan and bathroom ,spotless , no televion ( this i appreciated ) , perhaps a safety box... More 

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Ricardo R, Propietario at Hotel Naturista El Refugio, responded to this review

We appreciate the criticism, we now have a safe box for guests in the bedroom. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A different place to relax clothing optional hearing only the sound of wind and sea, waking up with the singing of the birds just 15 minutes from Punta del Este Coming from Montevideo, after crossing the Arroyo del Potrero in km.115,5, 800 mts., the seaward Interbalnearia and in a natural forest close to the ocean in Playa naturist Chihuahua. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Naturista El Refugio

Address: Avenida Las Amarras y El Gratil | Chihuahua (Km 115,5 de la ruta 10, interbalnearia) / Punta Ballena / Maldonado, Punta Ballena, Maldonado 20003, Uruguay (Formerly El Refugio)
Region: Uruguay > Maldonado Department > Maldonado > Punta Ballena
Price Range: $125 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Renting a car from AVIS in Punta del Este is recommended to reach El Refugio instead of taking a taxi. Pay careful attention to the driving directions. The area is next to a main highway, but once you turn off, you feel like you're in a secluded wooded area (nice!).”
 of 5 bubbles Ektambara, 18 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Corner rooms have two large window panes. All rooms are on the second floor with nice views. We thought the side facing east was best.”
 of 5 bubbles pocitense, 28 Feb 2012 | Read review
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