Famed for its colorful history, unique customs, diverse wildlife and jaw-dropping landscapes, Bolivia is a mecca for adventurers seeking the path less traveled. While rich in natural wonders, Bolivia is still a developing country, limited chiefly to backpacker haunts, budget hotels and family-run guest houses. That being said, more and more luxury hotels are popping up around the country, especially in the fast-growing metropolitan areas. Because accommodation prices in Bolivia are significantly cheaper than Western hotels of the same standard, tourists are in the fortunate position of gaining first class experiences without breaking the bank. So if your travel style is more up-scale than budget backpacker, or you just fancy splashing out for a couple of nights during your South America trip, consider staying at one of the following luxury hotels in Bolivia. Note: The following prices are listed in US dollars and are based on two people sharing a room
Hotel Rosario Lago TiticacaLocation: Copacabana Price: Single, Twin and Double rooms from $108 Situated only 1 block from the world’s highest navigable lake, Hotel Rosario Lago Titicaca is a modern hotel offering a warm atmosphere perfect for unwinding and relaxing. Featuring 28 clean and comfortable rooms with colonial architecture, indigenous art and unparalleled views to the lake, the hotel is the perfect combination of modern convenience and local charm. Hotel Rosario also has an on-site restaurant and multi-level garden patio, perfect for enjoying a sunset over the lake while eating fresh trout and sipping on Bolivia’s finest wines. Hotel facilities include free WiFi, complementary breakfast, tea and coca maté, 24 hour desk, safe storage for left luggage, overnight laundry and currency exchange. For additional relaxation, there is a games room and a lounge with a fireplace.
Casa Grande HotelLocation: La Paz Price: Executive King Room from $213; Deluxe King Room from $227; Presidential Suite from $610 Well deserving of its 5 stars, Casa Grande Hote is a luxury hotel conveniently located in the exclusive residential area of La Paz, only meters away from the city’s best shops, restaurants and cafes. Featuring wide corridors and indoor gardens surrounded by a large central atrium covered by a glass dome, the unique space creates the ideal environment for stimulating your senses. There are 65 contemporary yet cosy rooms to choose from showcasing some of the best views of the city, not to mention a spectacular presidential suite with an area of 148 m2. Also onsite is a restaurant which features international and local food as well as a delicious complementary buffet breakfast. There is also an indoor pool, gym, top floor bar/lounge and free WiFi for guests to enjoy. Most notable however is the warm, efficient and personalized service, along with attention to detail; one of the most important aspects in providing a memorable hotel experience.
Stannum Boutique Hotel & SpaLocation: La Paz Price: Executive King Room from $145; Premium King Room (City View) from $159; Premium King Room (Mountain View) from $174 Conveniently located in the heart of La Paz within the popular Multicine Mall, Stannum is known to be the city’s first boutique hotel offering travelers a glamorous and peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the world’s highest city. Designed by Jorge Avila and Nhora C. Quintero, both well known for their work in Chile, Florida and the Caribbean, the hotel’s decor is Art Deco combined with contemporary design. Guests can enjoy access to the cinema, gym, gourmet restaurants, shops, bank, game rooms, and ATMs, as well as unparalleled views of La Paz from their twelfth floor room.
Sky HaciendaLocation: Yotala Price: Double Room from $107; Deluxe Suite from $141 Looking to recharge the batteries? Sky Hacienda is a luxury boutique hotel located in the Bolivian Andes, only 20 minutes from Sucre. The architecturally unique dwelling offers guests the chance to relax in a tranquil setting whilst enjoying delicious food and impeccable hospitality. There are only two rooms at Sky Hacienda, both clean, spacious and tastefully decorated. Guests can revel in activities such as reading, swimming and soaking in the hot tub under a starry sky. There are also multiple roof terraces from which to enjoy spectacular mountain views as well as a large spacious living room with fireplace, library and cable TV, a beautiful garden featuring a 17-meter solar-heated pool and an outdoor meditation room, perfect for unwinding after a busy day.
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