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Hostel Review: Hotel Utama, Copacabana, Bolivia

July 16, 2013
Hotel Utama, Copacabana, Bolivia

Value
Location
Cleanliness
Rooms
Service
Breakfast included: Yes

Address: Calle Michell Perez, Copacabana, Bolivia
Phone: +59128622013
Website: www.utamahotel.com

Great hotel with a lot of rooms (24 of them), some of which face Lake Titicaca. When you book this hotel through Booking.com, make sure to place a request for a room facing the lake as they get filled in real fast. Rooms 101-102, 111-112, 201-202 & 211-212 don’t have any windows and are the worst in terms of space and amenities. You get double beds or two single beds and each room has its own bathroom. The hotel provides towels and hot water (not available between 10pm and 6am).

Breakfast is available between 7:15am-9:30am and is a hearty one with toasts (butter & jam), eggs, one slice of bacon & one slice of cheese, cereal, yogurt, coffee/tea, that will fill you up for the day.

Prices on booking.com are US$20/$30 per night for single/double, but we know someone who checked-in on the spot and they were give a similar room for US$11. Depending on the season, they may have rooms available for on-the-spot booking.

Wifi is available throughout the hotel and is good quality, but it is turned off between 10pm and 7am. There is a computer in the locker room which also has no access to internet between the same times.

The staff are friendly and helpful, especially the man in evenings and nights as he speaks English. They have luggage storage room where you can leave your bags if you decide to stay at Isla del Sol for a few nights or decide to go to Cusco or Puno.

The hotel provides free transfers to and from bus station so yo don’t have to walk the uphill road leading to the hotel. Just inform them of your arrivals beforehand.

All in all a great location, good rooms, hot showers, friendly-cum-family run staff and value for money.



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