Crystal Palace Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCrystal Palace Hotel Montevideo
Good hotel in great central location with gym,wi fi,pool and good reception staff and English spoken.
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It is religious holiday time in Montevideo as it is with the rest of the Christian world . Good Friday and Easter Monday to come the vast majority of people have decided to take the week off as holiday.
In retrospect I could not have picked a better two days to explore the city. With the holidays in full swing the city appears as if it has …
A 2am wake up call at my hotel in Asuncion was not an ideal way to start my trip to Montevideo the capital city of Uruguay! An early flight left me with choice but to choose this un godly hour if I was to make it to the airport on time for my 5am flight.
The flight had a one hour stop over in Sao Paolo,Brazil and the plan was to get to …
... to people sign their national anthem accompanied by an orchestra. I don't know why, but it is quite emotional to be part of a crowd of people singing their anthem and showing their national pride. We also had the same experience in BA a few days ago, so this is anthem number two in a few days. But next the president of Uruguay makes an appearance and short speach, which is quite something, but at that point we didn't know it was him. We only found out the day after. And ...
It took a while to leave the hostel. Rach had to do quite a bit of jiggery pokery before heading out to make sure all her clothes were ready for laundry. As a result she spent the day dressed in Ed's threads. I only had a Gav Shirt to offer - the rest of my stuff was also going into laundry. Unsurprisingly she turned it down in favour of Ed's plain white offering.
We headed out to an area highlighted on the tourist map as markety. En route we popped into a sunglasses ...
... is protected. We had to take a boat over to another part of the island and then walk through the forest for half an hour just to get there - but when we got there it was certainly worth it! The beach was huge and it was easy to find a deserted spot miles from anybody so you really felt as if you had it to yourself - just wonderful!
On the second free day some of us went on a boat around the island. There we could snorkel in the Blue Lake (while they fed the fish as ...