Now offering Booking.com savings & convenience direct from Uruguay Expat Life!

Booking.com logoWe’re proud to have partnered with globally known and highly respected discount hotel booking service Booking.com to provide you with one-stop convenience for booking all your hotels for your Uruguay visit. Starting today, you can book hotels in Uruguay, or anywhere in the world, right from our site. Use the banner ad above to go directly to Booking.com‘s main website, or the handy search box in our sidebar. We’ve helpfully pre-populated it to search for hotels in Uruguay, but you can change that to any country, city, region, or attraction you like.

We, Lisa Mercer and Mark Mercer, have used Booking.com many times ourselves, both for our original exploration of Uruguay back in mid-2011, our so-called Uruguay Reality Check trip, and for the hotel stays before and after our temporary seasonal rental here in Atlántida. We’ve used other services, and many of them also are good, such as South America’s own Reservas.net, which has some inventory that other sites don’t (we’re not a partner nor affiliate of Reservas so we don’t get any credit from them, but they’re worth a look too, and we’ve also personally used them. Nothing wrong with comparison shopping!) But of the bigger, English-language-based sites, we’ve found Booking.com to be one of the best. Not just for Uruguay and South America – we used them just a few months ago, to book a very inexpensive and highly convenient hotel in our old neighborhood of the Upper West Side in New York City. Other times, we’ve used them for hotels in Lima, Peru – a frequent stopover for us on trips between USA and Uruguay, to make a bit of a mini-vacation out of it.

If you’re not familiar with Booking.com, be reassured, they are a big, reliable, trustworthy name. Officially based in the Netherlands, they are part of the greater Priceline family of travel services. As it says at their About Booking.com™ page:

Booking.com B.V., part of the Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), owns and operates Booking.com™, the world leader in booking accommodations online. Each day, over 750,000 room nights are reserved on Booking.com. The Booking.com website and apps attract visitors from both the leisure and business sectors worldwide.

Established in 1996, Booking.com B.V. guarantees the best prices for any type of property, from small, family-run bed and breakfasts to executive apartments and five-star luxury suites.

You can trust the site, and though all bookings you make are done directly with them, thus all customer service issues are between you, them, and the hotel (as in, not us!), our personal experiences with Booking.com have been so far all entirely positive.

Please note that any hotel stays you book from the links, ads, or search boxes on our website, and then actually stay at, will pay us a small commission. You probably figured that out already, right? Just like the other ads, Amazon book links, and a few other “affiliate links” on our site, as on many other sites. It doesn’t cost you any more when you go through our links than if you went to the site directly, and in many cases using Booking.com will save you money compared to a hotel or chain’s own site, and compared to some of the other travel sites. So we hope you’ll give them a try, via our links and search tool, for your next trip. Whether to Montevideo, Uruguay or Montevideo, Minnesota. (Or Tahiti, Tanzania, Thailand,…)

We hope to be adding an airline partner soon too, but haven’t settled on one yet. Please let us know in the comments right below if you’d like that, and if so, what partner you might suggest.

By the way, our simplified Privacy Policy, found at the bottom of every page, even has links and recommendations for tools you can use to block all ads and affiliate link trackers – including our own! We hope you’ll allow ads, social media badges, the Disqus comments, the Related Content and sharing tools from Shareaholic, and the other goodies on our site, to work in your browser when you visit here. We think most all of that adds value to your visit, and will let you get the most out of it, and once in a while it may get us some pennies or pesos. But it’s always your choice. Thanks for visiting our site, and we hope you’ll be a regular here and across all the social networks, community forum, and other features of the Uruguay Expat Life / Uruguay For Me site network.

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Mark Mercer

Site co-owner Mark Mercer. AKA Marcos Cristoforo Mercer, AKA the Fuzzy Wanderer. Expat from USA living in Uruguay as of mid-2012, after "test-driving" it for a few months in 2011 and early 2012. Married to Lisamaria, AKA well-known travel and fitness writer Lisa Marie Mercer. Follow Mark on Twitter @mcmxs and his many other sites, which you can find at http://about.me/MarkMercer. I write and engage about many of my other interests, on Google+ at https://google.com/+MarkMercer