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“Nice hotel, good room” 4 of 5 stars
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Hostal Tukos la Casa Real
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Hoyos 29, Potosi 591, Bolivia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 Potosi B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, good room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We were shown a room first of all which smelt damp and the staff must have realised as straightaway offered another one (which had a strong perfume smell which was mercifully better). Enjoyed the stay here although get to breakfast early as once the food and drink goes they don't really replace it. Not everyone speaks English (to be expected) but they are generally very easy to deal with. No problems with WIFI on 2nd floor.
Location is fine, short walk to a central square with a few restaurants and shops. Quite a long way from the bus station.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Potosi, Bolivia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Hotel is well situated, clean and somewhat renovated although many things are broken. But it is very poorly managed. I am a solo traveler and reserved a single room. When I arrived they gave me a room with 2 large beds. Then at 10pm (!), they knock on my door and ask me to change rooms, they give me a room with 2 somewhat smaller beds in a corner of the hotel where the WIFI is very poor. In the morning, around 10:30am, they come again and ask me to switch rooms and they give me a closet room that they had barely been cleaned, probably not even changed the sheets... Moral of the story, they don't care about solo travelers, you will need to arrange for other people's needs.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Large room, hot and cold taps in both shower and sink, nice atmosphere, very helpful staff. Breakfast was good but buffet style and therefore the eggs were cold. No safe in the room. Great views from the roof top terrace and our top floor room. Also quiet.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Excellent position, that's it.
When we arrived The room wasnt clean. Next morning we left at 9 and came back at 17 and The room hadn't been done still.
Internet doesn't work well other than on The ground floor.
Personnel is easy going, but not truly responsive.
Pity.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, CA
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This grandeur hotel is located in the heart of Potosi and walking distance from the main square. Most of the sights in Potosi are located around Calle Ayacucho and Tuko’s La Casa Real is located on Calle Hoyos, which is an extension to Calle Ayacucho. We call it grandeur because of its huge courtyard which is open three levels up. Located about 15 minutes by taxi from the Nuevo bus station (located at northern corner of the city), this is a great, cheap and peaceful place for accommodation.

This hotel is family-run and one of the front-desk “attendants” speaks English, which is very helpful for booking mine tours. The rooms are cozy, large enough to move around and come with bathroom that has hot water. I stayed in room #2 which had working power-sockets right next to the bed, which is not the case in most hostels across Bolivia. Single bedroom with bathroom costs about $30 a night.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

I stayed there two nights before a tour on the Salar and one night after - what a relief it was to come back to a heated and comfy room!
The heating was an actual one, hot water was not as sporadic as I've seen it in other places and the wifi and TV worked perfectly.
Staff was also very arranging (they prepared me an early breakfast on a day I had to leave particularly early, called me a taxi and gave me all the info I asked for), which made the stay particularly enjoyable.

However, it's true that the breakfast room is freezing; a bit of soundproofing in the rooms wouldn't hurt either, but on the whole I really recommend this place!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Stayed there 2 nights on our way back from Uyuni, and it was great: great location and good staff.
Room 14 is the best with views of the Potosi mine and the city on the other side.
Amazing roof terrace with panoramic views.
Hot water and heating were available.
And the staff were always helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hostal Tukos la Casa Real

Address: Hoyos 29, Potosi 591, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > Potosi Department > Potosi
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Potosi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal Tukos la Casa Real 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
una hermosa casa colonial a solo dos cuadras de la plaza principal con balcones interiores y exteriores , una terraza mirador donde el atardecer de la ciudad con los monumentos historicos y el cerro rico es simplemente fascinante , si quieres ser un rey en la ciudad de los reyes visitanos ...... ... more   less 
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