ALMA HISTÓRICA BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Experience culture and comfort in the heart of Montevideo

ALMA HISTÓRICA BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Experience culture and comfort in the heart of Montevideo

OUR STORY

This 1920s art-deco townhouse, located in the most romantic Plaza of Montevideo, was renovated and turned into a boutique hotel in 2014. The New York Times praised it as “an antiques-filled haven that bridges historic charm and modern efficiency”.

Each room is uniquely decorated, inspired by artists and creators from the history of Uruguay’s last century – including poets, musicians, an aviator, an actress and a tango singer.

  • WE SHARE HISTORY WITH YOU

    Each room is a discovery showcasing our local culture

  • LOCAL PROVIDERS, FRESHLY MADE BRUNCH

    Passion and organic food are the basic ingredients for our delicious brunch

  • CIRCULAR WASTE IS OUR DAILY CHALLENGE

    Reuse & Recycle. We support local designers with our recyclable waste

  • WE SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY

    We care for people around us. We work with local artisans, the nearby church and local providers to give broken or lost items a second life

Community and Sustainability Commitment

Here are some key sustainability & community practices that these hosts are committed too. Please use the key below the icons for reference. You might see that some measurements are not currently in place and that’s okay, we choose to support our hosts on their imperfect road towards a better world and we understand that that takes time.

Power saving initiatives in place
Water saving measures in place
Plastic avoidance in place
Ecological construction
Ecological suppliers preferred
Environmental information for guests
Regenerative energy initiatives in place
Vegetarian menu available
Vegan menu available
Waste policy in place
Car charging station
Uses local suppliers
Local NGO supported
Local charity activity in place
Sells & promotes local products
Promotes other local SMEs & entrepreneurs
Equal opportunity & fair job policy in place
Provides local transport information
Recommends local cultural places of interest
Supports community development & local infrastructure
Sustainability Practices
Community Commitments
Not in Place

Eco Certifications

Just as we admire each of our hosts for their singularity, we appreciate that their sustainability journeys are also unique. Because of this, we do not require our hosts to have an eco certification or two under their belt, we simply guide them on improving their sustainable business practices one imperfect – but positive – step at a time. If a host has eco certifications they will be shown below, if not, then know we are working towards this together.

NGOs & Local Impact Projects Supported

Each of our hosts strive to have a positive impact on their local communities. Some of our hosts already have established connections with local partners to enrich the lives and wellbeing of their communities, others are in the process of creating these long term relationships. If a host has local NGO connections they will be shown below, if not, then know we are working towards this together.

What our hosts say..

Transparency is essential if we are all going to grow and improve together and this is why we have dedicated this section to sharing what we love about each place and its hosts. We work with each of our hosts to improve their guest experiences, sustainability practices and local impact, this is where you can learn more about that along with what still needs to be improved, the measures being taken to ensure our hosts continue to move forward and every now and then we’ll come back to update you on their progress.

Lars von der Wettern, Founder & Host @ Singular Places
October 2021

When we asked Cate and Dario – Hosts of Alma Histórica – why they didn’t make their sustainability efforts more visible on their website, they simply replied; “Why would you open a non-sustainable business anyway?”.

What a lovely way to highlight the need to think differently as entrepreneurs. Even during construction they thought about reusage & upcycling. In order to work authentically they also use surrounding independent restaurants for their guests to enhance their experience and support the community. A true sample of a Singular Place and community thinking!

LOCATION

Alma Histórica Boutique Hotel
Solís 1433 esq. 25 de Mayo
Ciudad Vieja
Montevideo, Uruguay

Find us

Contact
Mail: info@almahistoricahotel.com
Phone: (+598) 2914 7450 / 7451

The hotel, located in one of the most romantic corners of Montevideo – Plaza Zabala – is a walkable distance from many attractions: more than 10 museums, 3 important Plazas, 2 main theatres, bookstores, historical landmarks, restaurants and cafes. It is also very practical to reach Buenos Aires, Argentina through the port, 5 blocks away. Alma Historica perfectly balances modernity and tradition and so does its surroundings.

What makes us most proud is our breakfast and our concierge service. We offer homemade delicious breakfast with excellent reviews from our guests! They also love our Honesty Bar in our welcoming and comfortable library and our top terrace with its amazing sunsets.

We are always here for you: you’re welcome to sit down at our reception desk or connect with us via Whatsapp throughout your stay.

WE ARE YOUR HOSTS –
CATE AND DARIO

Cate and Dario are the silent and transparent souls of the hotel. They are not public figures but they love meeting guests to share their favourite recommendations. They are foreigners so they had to discover the city and the country as tourists first, giving them a unique insight into exploring as guests and appreciating the finer details of Uruguayan life.

Alma Historica hotel is their first hospitality project so they insisted in creating a “home away from home” more than a hotel. They are happy to come out from their offices and meet you if you wish to hear their story!

Cate and Dario
Your hosts at Alma Histórica Boutique Hotel

WE ARE YOUR HOSTS – CATE AND DARIO

Cate and Dario are the silent and transparent souls of the hotel. They are not public figures but they love meeting guests to share their favourite recommendations. They are foreigners so they had to discover the city and the country as tourists first, giving them a unique insight into exploring as guests and appreciating the finer details of Uruguayan life.

Alma Historica hotel is their first hospitality project so they insisted in creating a “home away from home” more than a hotel. They are happy to come out from their offices and meet you if you wish to hear their story!

Cate and Dario
Your hosts at Alma Histórica Boutique Hotel

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