Martin and his place are well above anyones expectations. His place is charming Cozy well appointed extremely clean with a simple yet nice decor and all the modern amenities needed. The kitchen and bathroom are modern and functional.
The Living room and the Bedroom simple , very clean and nice.
The place is bright and quiet with a large window to the front where you can see the Cathedral to the right and the Rambla to the left just down the street. The back is to a typical inner courtyard with view to the opposite buildings and the neighbouring clothes lines and the bustle of the neighbours, which makes it quiet and a relaxing space to take your coffee in the Morning.
The apartment has everything one needs, from Clean towels to nice sheets and all the basic necessities in the kitchen.
I have made some little requests and Martin promptly provided them.
He has been very proactive and very helpful.
Martin is a excellent host and has welcomed me warmly.
The place is close to my old hound's of the Ciudad Vieja, Montevideos Old Town which has changed very nicely and is even more welcoming. With the Plaza Matrix only about 40 meters away and the Sarandi pedestrian street going through the Plaza it is a great place to explore the city.
The Old City has changed in a very nice way with more nice restaurants opening and it becoming livelier.
During the day, it is buzzing with the city workers all about, so good food is everywhere.( Just across the street are at least 3 nice healthy food restaurants with nice salads and other healthy options) A small supermarket is just at the next corner.
The old city sort of quiets down during the evenings but more and more Restaurants are catering to early evening visitors.
You are about 15 minute stroll away from the Mercado del Puerto, the stroll will take you along two nice pedestrian streets with lots to see. The plaza Independencia is about 5 minutes walk , thats where a lot of buses leave to various parts of town.
The Theatro Solis is about 5 to 10 minutes walk and its worth while to get a schedule and plan to visit at least one show during your stay.
Also the Sala Zitarossa is about 15 minutes walk. There again it is a venue for a lot of local shows and Artist.
The Rambla is only about 3 blocks away and a great place to take a stroll.
Lots of exercise Machines along the Rambla to do some training.
Overall Martin definitely deserves his 5 Stars and I will try to always return and stay with him
Muchas Gracias Martin