The posada El Balcón del Abra is located in a manicured park surrounded by beautiful trees and towering palms, and with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and hills.

Image of Will Boocock
Image of Saskia Wilson

Saskia and Will are here to help give you the inside track.

El Balcon del Abra is surrounded by dramatic landscapes and offers superb comfort and the charm of a small posada with only five rooms.

The inn serves outstanding home-made food using organic produce from the garden and excellent wines, all served on a long table in the main dining room with other guests, the whole experience is very much like staying in someone's home. For anyone feeling a bit Brit about it, there are also smaller tables available for private dining.

Facilities include a large ecological pool, as well as a comfortable lounge with a large satellite TV, music system and library. Organised trips such as bird watching, horse back riding and walking tours are also available.

The hotel is located just a few minutes from the small town of Mariscala a couple of hours' drive from the capital Montevideo.

Why we love it

Image of Saskia Wilson

If you are missing the creature comforts of home, El Balcon del Abra serves afternoon tea and cake daily on a terrace with wonderful views of the local countryside.

Saskia, Original Traveller

Expand

Key Info

Number of rooms

5

Eco Rating

4

Location

Uruguay

Other places to stay in Uruguay

Playa Vik

Playa Vik

Sister property to Estancia Vik, Playa Vik is very much a work of art in itself, with wacky architectural design and fantastic sea views.

Casa Ana

Casa Ana

Perfect for honeymooners or chill-time seekers, British art gallery owner Martin Summers, rents his summer haven out to guest looking for that home away from home feel.

Guardia del Monte

Guardia del Monte

Located on the edge of Castillos Lagoon, Guardia del Monte is one of the few remaining working cattle ranches that still cater to guests, and with beautiful surrounding it’s a personal favourite of ours.

Hotel Fasano Las Piedras

Hotel Fasano Las Piedras

The 480 hectares Fasano Las Piedras estate is a special setting, combining spectacular views of almost Tuscan countryside with British country house elegance, all conveniently located within minutes of the most beautiful beaches of Uruguay.

Narbona Wine Lodge

Narbona Wine Lodge

Narbona Wine Lodge is a beautiful boutique hotel with rustic charm and ideal for those who enjoy superb unknown wines.

Pueblo Barrancas Eco Lodge

Pueblo Barrancas Eco Lodge

Located in a rugged oceanfront landscape hidden within forest and dunes, Pueblo Barrancas Eco Lodge is just a few short footsteps from the beach.

Posada del Faro

Posada del Faro

The good value Posada del Faro is one of our favourite hotels in Jose Ignacio, tucked away behind the lovely (and relatively quiet) Playa Mansa.

 Estancia Vik

Estancia Vik

Merging exceptional design, flawless service and an unparalleled collection of Uruguayan and International Art - Estancia Vik is a luxury boutique hotel surrounded by 4,000 acres of rolling countryside near Jose Ignacio.

Suave-Suite-in-the-Zinc-Marron-bungalow

Bahia Vik

Bahia Vik is the latest member of the stylish Vik retreats family. This chic beach boutique is nestled in ten acres of the sandy dunes of Mansa Beach on the Jose Ignacio Peninsula with magnificent views of the Southern Atlantic Ocean.

Start creating your tailored trip today

Saskia and Will are our Uruguay experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

Call us on +44 (0) 20 7978 7333

Or enquire online