Posada del Faro
Luis E. Schickendantz, 20402 José Ignacio, Departamento de Maldonado, Uruguay
| +598 4486 2110
This may be the best room everPosada del Faro is one of my go-to places. I’ve been five times now and each time it is like coming back home. It’s a small place and one of the few hotels in Jose Ignacio. Just a handful of rooms, it books up early and often, and nearly impossible to get into around the peak high season over the Christmas holidays. The first time I tried to book a room, I got an email back from Jose, the owner, saying “There is no luxury in Jose Ignacio, the roads are unpaved, there is no ATM. We are just a small place and also not a luxury hotel. There is no restaurant, no room service and no gym.” That’s when I knew I had to go there. And I’ve been coming back ever since.
The rooms are nice and rustically elegant, just a little bit worn in the tooth, but more like a friend’s house than worn out. Definitely splurge on a superior room and not get stuck in an interior one. The interior rooms are fine, but the outdoor space on the end units (there are four) is worth every penny.
The rooms are a perfect example of “dramatic simplicity”, no doubt due to Carla’s incredible taste. Not fancy, not posh, just the right amount of style, with really nice roomy showers to wash away the sand and salt. Breakfast is a treat unto itself, as the beautiful staff find you wherever you are and deliver an elegant tray of toasts, coffee and juice, in your room, by the pool or in the living room.