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Presidente Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Potosi, 920, La Paz, Bolivia   |  
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Ranked #20 of 72 Hotels in La Paz
Berlin, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“No way!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is supposed to be a 5 stars hotel and it is far from being it! Our room was big, yes, but it seemed to be in the 70's! It should really get renovated, it does not look nice and also a bit dirty. The bathrooms (we had two) were also old and not too clean. The awful part was that as we were on 12th floor, we could not open the windows, but as they were facing south-west, we had had sun ALL day in our room and the room was as hot as an oven! The horror part is that there was no air conditioning in the room! We seriously suffered!
The staff tries to be kind but they lack good communication, therefore one tells you "sure we can" and then you get a call from another receptionist saying "no, we do not have that service" and then they call you again to say "oh yes, sorry, we can do as agreed".

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We stayed there for two night and expected the quality and service of a five star hotel - the room was OK - the restaurant on the top floor was below expectations as it seemed to be a cafetaria - service was very good with very nice staff - the quality of the food was mediocre - in short, the hotle was outdated, not really "fresh" or "clean" looking

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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new england
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This hotel is in need of an immediate facelift as it feels like one stepped in to a tired, outdated by gone 70's era. The interior of the hotel leaves much to be desired. The staff is friendly and eager to be accommodating. Both hotel restaurants need an overhaul - food quality is far from the advertised five star.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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220 reviews 220 reviews
71 hotel reviews
Reviews in 102 cities Reviews in 102 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Hotel is in a prime tourist location. Staff helpful and speaks English. Rooms are very tired looking. No air conditioning and very very stuffy. Street noise is unbearable. Food just okay. Free Internet. Many tour groups in hotelL Would not stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Israel
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We arrived at the hotel as a group. The staff was very helpfull. The rooms are not big but very clean. But although there was double glazing our room faced the street and was very noisy. We ate at the restaurant on the top flor, the view of all La Paz was outstanding, the food was good there is a salad bar included in the main course but the service was very very slow.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

The view of La Paz from the Presidente Hotel's restaurant is fabulous
As part of a group booking we dined in this supposedly 5 star hotel and waited for about an hour to get our meals. When tasting my main course meal I was amazed to find that it was cold. Several others in our group also reported that their meal was also cold.
After alerting our Tour Guide (he was the one that organised the restaurant) to the problem he arranged for the meals to be sent back. When my steak returned it was warm but well done and not medium rare as ordered.
We were not happy with the restaurant's offer of a free Whiskey Sour so our Tour Leader arranged for our bill to be discounted by 50%.
To be fair some our group had an enjoyable meal.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We arrived in La Paz at 17:30 pm on a Friday after more than 10 hours of traveling from Machu Pichu . This was our first visit to Bolivia so I wasn't really sure what to expect.

First: The service was good. Second : The rooms are spacious and the furniture is clasic Third: One of the main attraction is the location!!!! There's a currency exchange house across the street.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Potosi, 920, La Paz, Bolivia
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Location: Bolivia > La Paz Department > La Paz
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in La Paz
#6 Luxury Hotel in La Paz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Presidente Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Attractive Hotel overlooking city center. ... more   less 
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