Carmelo, Colonia and Carmelo, Uruguay
At a Glance
A true boutique bolt-hole - the five guest rooms and surroundings hark back to the history of the winery
Book yourself onto a private wine tasting masterclass and enjoy a selection of paired cheeses made locally
Meander through the picturesque vineyards, enjoy a picnic lunch and you will have earned a snooze beside the inviting hotel pool
The onsite restaurant is one of the best in Uruguay and exactly what you'd expect from a Relais & Chateaux property
If you can drag yourself away from all this, be sure to take a bike ride along quiet country lanes to the charming town of Carmelo
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
October to April is the ideal time to visit weather wise. The very popular peak summer season from Christmas to mid-February gets booked up well in advance so best to plan early.
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Unwind and soak in rural Uruguayan life at Finca Narbona, a charming five-room boutique hotel near Carmelo with fine views of the surrounding vineyards. This beautiful Relais & Chateaux property boasts a wonderful restaurant serving delicious fare.
Built on the grounds of an award winning winery, this nineteenth century finca has been transformed into a charming boutique hotel which offers an escape from Uruguay's bustling cities. Surrounded by vineyards, this is a perfect spot in which to enjoy a glass of local wine in utter tranquillity, just 10km from Carmelo.
Food is a huge highlight of a stay at this Relais & Chateaux property, and is served either inside in a romantic candlelit restaurant or out on the terrace with views over the vineyard. The unique menu is mostly defined by time-honoured recipes, many of which incorporate local produce and can all be accompanied with wine from the property's own vineyards.
Each of the five guestrooms takes its name from a different grape varietal, and as such is uniquely decorated to reflect this. Three of the rooms overlook the winery while the other two look out over the vineyards. Accommodation is simple but tastefully done and provides enough home comforts for a relaxing stay, including a private terrace - the ideal place to sit with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and some cheese (produced on property, of course).The staff are charming and attentive, the common areas and lounges comfortable and the whole experience a lovely way to end a trip.
There are 3 rooms with winery views and 2 suites with vineyards views. All rooms feature old-style decorations combined with modern amenities including WiFi, televisions, minibar, hairdryers, robes & slippers. The rooms are en-suite with king-sized beds and a balcony or terrace.
Located on the first floor, this 78 m2 room features a fireplace, a library, and private patio with sun loungers. The room has a king-sized bed with the possibility of adding an extra bed for a 3rd guest.
Located on the first floor, this spacious and bright 78 m2 room features a private patio with sun loungers. The room has a king-sized bed with the possibility of adding an extra bed for a 3rd guest.
Located on the first floor, this 60 m2 room features a private patio with sun loungers with a view to the wine cellar and vineyards. The room has a desk and a king-sized bed with the possibility of adding an extra bed for a 3rd guest.
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With a view of the vineyards and wine cellar from the first floor, these spacious suites (138 m2) each feature a king-sized bed, living room, desk and walk-in closet. The wooden vintage-like bathroom has a separate shower and bath. There are also sun loungers and a fireplace at the private terrace where you can relax with a glass of local wine. An extra bed can be added for a 3rd guest if requested.
Finca Narbona has 2 restaurants and 1 bar by the pool. Restaurante Narbona offers praised fresh food and amazing wine tasting experience with a vintage style. Not to miss is the curing room where cheese from the lodge's dairy is aged for guests to enjoy; it is also possible to indulge in a Narbona's wine and cheese tasting experience at La Antigua Cava (the old cellar). Surrounded by wine barrels dating from 1909, this small dining room offers a cosier and more private option for a special meal. The Pool Bar is surrounded by gardens; perfect to watch the sunset from while enjoying a glass of Narbona's superb wines.
Narbona Wine Lodge also offers a good sized swimming pool, outside terrace, winery and farm.
Finca Narbona offers the perfect combination of relaxation and activities to chose from. You can decide to chill-out at the swimming pool or choose to bike around the vineyards. There is a small gym for those who like to stay fit and a reading lounge where you can relax while having your customary glass of wine.
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from £4300 pp inc flights & transfers for 16 nights
- Cruise along winding roads and uncover the best of what Uruguay has to offer on this relaxed all-encompassing trip
- Get your fix of history and culture in the colourful capital Montevideo and explore the quaint cobblestoned UNESCO world heritage site of Colonia del Sacramento
- Discover Uruguay’s rural wilderness; stay at traditional estancia’s, enjoy wholesome outdoor activities such as horse-riding and enjoy spectacular sunsets
Location & directions
Carmelo, Colonia and Carmelo, Uruguay
Finca Narbona is located 10km from the town of Carmelo in Uruguay, surrounded by vineyards.
How to get there
From Buenos Aires International Airport: 3.5-hours by boat and private car transfer or 30 minutes by private charter flight followed by a short drive. From Montevideo Airport: 4.5-hours by private car transfer or 45-minutes by private charter flight followed by a short drive.
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