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Hotel LP Columbus
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av Illimani 1990 | Esquina Plaza Stadium, La Paz 5432, Bolivia   |  
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Ranked #15 of 72 Hotels in La Paz
Johns Island, South Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very sufficient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Enjoyed our stay here. We stayed for 5 nights after we missed our flight out of El Alto. The staff is very friendly and the rooms were as advertised. The beds could've been more comfortable for shure but other than that we were very happy with LP Columbus

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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132 reviews 132 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Pros: My room was clean. The water was warm to hot in the shower depending on the time. They had wifi. The breakfast was pretty good. For some reason they upgraded my room to the jr. suite for free which was nice. Good breakfast. Incredibly comfortable beds and pillows.

Cons: Staff are professional yet very cold. The wifi was weak on the top floor. The elevator only does not go up to the top floor. It is located a short distance away from the center city La Paz so not many good restaurant choices very close.

Summary: With the Tripadvisor discount, this is a good place to stay for a decent price. You can walk to the center city in under 30 minutes if you know where to go but maybe not a walk to make alone after dark.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The staff were accommodating for our request for a room on a higher floor. They were good at providing info & were more than happy to help (particularly one of the ladies at the desk). The room we had had a see-through glass toilet door so be aware. Lots of tv channels, comfortable beds & a good breakfast. The elevator is quite small and it can be a bit of a tight squeeze getting in and out with luggage. Location is okay, Burger King & some shops nearby but it's a bit further away from more touristy sights. Overall, a pretty decent, reasonably priced hotel.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This place was very nice, clean, really hot shower, cable tv, great breakfast and the afternoon night clerk was so helpful think her name was Privamera.
She is a credit to this company, she helped me find and book taxi, confirm flights helped with food places around the hotel, was just a really lovely person.
Thanks for making my stay so comfortable.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We live in Bolivia, and travel to La Paz a few times every year. We thought we found our hotel in La Paz. It is a reasonable price, the rooms are very light and clean. Really good beds and a very friendly staff that have been so helpfull. But, because of altitude problems, our daughter got a nose bleeding two of our nights here and we where told that we would be charged 100 bs for the cleaning of the sheets. That last thing I do not find very customer friendly, but else a really nice hotel.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is a reasonable hotel if you are just looking for a place to sleep. It is not in a convenient location and when there is an event at the stadium nearby it is near impossible to get around. There are very few restaurants nearby and the hotel restaurant is often closed. The staff did offer to order us a pizza rather than have us venture into town (we did not take them up on their offer). Most tourist spots are a good walk away. We like to walk so that was not a problem, but for someone new to the high altitude this could be more of an issue. The rooms we had (on 3 different occasions) ranged from small to tiny. If I go back to La Paz, I would recommend staying at one of the more expensive hotels closer to the tourist district. This would help with getting good (safe) food and not having to worry about walking through questionable parts of town.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PomLPZ, Gerente at Hotel LP Columbus, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Guest:
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding our hotel.
The location we have in La Paz is near all atractions, museums, mercados and Plazas.In front of us we have the replica of Tiwanaku Temple, one of the beautiful attractions in our city.
Nearby you find all kind of restaurants, just 10m you a find a Burger King and typical restaurant Silpancho food, 15 m a Chinese Restaurant, all restaurants about 20 and cafes around the Plaza Tiwanaku.
Thanks again for your rewiew, we are a 3 Stars Hotel.
Roxana
Hotel Manager
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Cochabamba, Bolivia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I've stayed in the LP Santa Cruz several times and enjoyed the service and value for money so when I had a visit to La Paz, the LP Columbus was an obvious choice. It's not the same. The only similarity I found was the nice beds - that's definitely a bonus. Obviously the style is similar, but I found some real service challenges during my 5 day visit. It seems that the hotel has been a bit neglected in favor of the Santa Cruz location.

The decor is modern, which I appreciate, and mostly clean, but cold and sterile. Even just a few plants a little color to liven the place up a bit and bring in some warmth would be nice. It seems the hotel has been neglected. Maintenance obviously hasn't been paid much attention as there is obvious wear and tear that is simply ignored and gives a dirty feeling to the place. I was in La Paz during a period of construction, which was a bit annoying, but it's very possible that things have since improved.

The staff are friendly but seriously lacking in useful traveler information like nearby restaurants, etc. I think staff in both locations could gain from a regular peek at Tripadvisor! The clients here are going to look for information especially since the location is a little out of town, so note to management - some attention to this aspect of being a "receptionist" is highly recommended.

A couple more things... breakfast is very basic (as in don't bother) and when I was in La Paz the only good thing about breakfast - fresh ground coffee - was not available, for the entire 5 days!! The rooms are incredibly cold and heaters do not work.

To end on a good note: one of the receptionists was incredibly helpful, finding me transportation to a very remote area of La Paz and going out of his way to do so. Thanks!

Would I go back? Yes, I'll go back next time, I still think it's value for money - only just - but if it's still under par I won't return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PomLPZ, Manager at Hotel LP Columbus, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
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Estimada Huésped:

Muchas gracias por tomarse el tiempo de escribirnos una crítica sobre LP Hoteles®.
Lamento mucho que su experiencia en el Hotel LP Columbus® de La Paz, no haya sido como en Hotel LP Santa Cruz®.

Efectivamente, ambos no son iguales en infraestructura, debido al y tiempo de vida de cada Hotel, pero discrepo totalmente sobre el descuido del Hotel LP Columbus®, esto por motivo que hacemos mucho énfasis en el mantenimiento del mismo y como usted misma pudo apreciar estamos en plena remodelación y el colocado de calefacción en las habitaciones para brindar mayor comodidad a nuestros huéspedes.

En cuanto al servicio al cliente, es algo en que nos comprometemos a seguir mejorando cada día y apreciamos las sugerencias.

Esperamos poder contar con usted en su próxima visita a La Paz, y tener la oportunidad de conocer nuestras nuevas habitaciones con piso laminado.

Saludos Cordiales.

Roxana
Gerente General
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Address: Av Illimani 1990 | Esquina Plaza Stadium, La Paz 5432, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > La Paz Department > La Paz
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in La Paz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel LP Columbus 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 3 star Hotel located in La Paz Down Town in a quiet neighborhood. Our hotel offers a pleasant stay, with all the facilities to enjoy a city that gives visitors a personal taste of politics, culture, art and nature. ... more   less 
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