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“A real pleasure to stay in this magnificent renovated old house” 5 of 5 stars
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Parador Santa Maria la Real
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bolivar 625, Sucre 00000, Bolivia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 15 hotels in Sucre
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 hotel reviews
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“A real pleasure to stay in this magnificent renovated old house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel in Sucre is a real gem; located very conveniently near to all amenities including the main square and plenty of restaurants. We had a room on the top floor which was almost a suite with a lovely view over the surrounding town and able to hear the church clock thus not needing an alarm. A real oasis and can only recommend it as the place to stay. So peaceful and tranquil that we enjoyed every minute here; highly recommended.

Stayed mid June 2014

Room Tip: Top floor facing the cathedral
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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We hope to see you again soon for your next trip to Sucre.
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This well-located and beautiful hotel is a true pleasure. The rooms are gorgeous, the breakfast excellent, the owner very charming and the staff great. The level of luxury and attention to detail rival 5-star European hotels and triple the price. Would highly recommend. Only negative is that they do not accept American Express. A hotel of this caliber should give the guests that option.

Room Tip: The lookout on the top floor has some lovely views.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Parador Santa M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Parador Santa Maria la Real, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear guest

Thank you very much for your nice review. It is a pleasure knowing you liked your stay with us… we are working every day to bring the best service.
We hope to see you again soon for your next trip to Sucre.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed in this parador for two nights. It's a fabulous building, beautifully converted into a comfortable hotel. It is a pleasure to stay in such a gorgeous place. It even has its own museum. There is a great bar where you can get bar snacks and drinks (though the service is slow so be prepared for a wait) and the location right in the centre of Sucre means that you are very close to nice restaurants and cafes. There is a roof terrace with a Jacuzzi though we did not have time to use it. Our room was comfortable with original furnishings. The bathroom was modern and clean. Our only criticism was that the water in the shower was not very hot which made showering on a chilly morning a bit of a challenge! Breakfast was excellent. The owner was very friendly and showed us around the hotel when we arrived. Definitely a good place to stay in Sucre.

Room Tip: Our room was on the first floor overlooking one of the patio areas and was fine.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Parador Santa M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Parador Santa Maria la Real, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Dear guest

Thank you very much for your nice review. It is a pleasure knowing you liked your stay with us. We are sorry for the inconvenient, we are working every day to bring the best service to our guests.
We hope to see you again soon for your next trip to Sucre.
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We have been extremely lucky to find this jewel in the center of Sucre. This hotel is a shining example of a colonial house filled with history and antiques. You will be awed when you enter the room, spacious, light-filled, full of character with a comfortable king size bed, a bathtub with jacuzzi and a walk-in shower. "Wifi that actually works in Bolivia". Nice breakfast included. Charming beyond belief. Best Hotel in all Bolivia and great value for the money

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Parador Santa M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Parador Santa Maria la Real, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Dear guest

Thank you very much for your nice review. It is a pleasure knowing you liked your stay with us.
We hope to see you again soon for your next trip to Sucre.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

I suppose this is the sort of hotel that I would like to find in every city I visit , but seldom do. the owner, whom I met while staying, keeps a firm eye on the day to day running. But the fantastic thing to me was the incredible conversion job that he had done on this old building, to bring it up to modern standards.

The architectural details have all been preserved, our spacious bedroom still had a vaulted ceiling. The three courtyards all have rooms leading off

There is a pleasant bar, and breakfast in the comedor was excellent.

The only small criticisms I would offer are that our bedroom lighting was not good enough to read by. And when we returned from eating out at 22.50 all the lights in the corridors were out, and we needed a torch to get to our room

But do not let these small problems put you off. It is an outstandingly good hotel, and I would recommend it without question.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Parador Santa M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Parador Santa Maria la Real, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Dear guest

Thank you very much for your nice review. It is a pleasure knowing you liked your stay with us.
Sorry for the inconvenient, we are working constantly to bring our guests the best service day by day.
We hope to see you again soon for your next trip to Sucre.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Stayed two nights in this charming hotel with splendid location in Sucre. Check-in was smooth, service at the reception was professional, the room had all the features one could dream for a good night sleep/stay and breakfast was very good. Had a personal tour of the little museum by the owner who is very attentive to details and needs of his guests. Recommend and intend to stay in a future stay in Sucre.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Parador Santa M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Parador Santa Maria la Real, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Dear guest

Thank you very much for your nice review. It is a pleasure knowing you liked your stay with us.
We hope to see you again soon for your next trip to Sucre.
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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Every city has a luxury hotel, but few such hotels have a genuine history such as the Parador Santa Maria la Real in Sucre. Every room is like a museum to history and to exquisite taste. The staff is superb and they make each guest feel like a family member at home in the family palace. Good internet, superb breakfast, and a wonderful small cafe in the evenings for a light dinner or to socialize with friends and listen to wonderful music.
If I want to imagine the ideal hotel, I will always think of Parador Santa Maria la Real in beautiful, magnificent Sucre.

Room Tip: Each room is a jewel with its own unique decor, vista, and access to a patio or balcony.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Parador Santa M, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Parador Santa Maria la Real, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear guest

Thank you very much for your nice review. It is a pleasure knowing you liked your stay with us.
We hope to see you again soon for your next trip to Sucre.
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Additional Information about Parador Santa Maria la Real

Address: Bolivar 625, Sucre 00000, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > Chuquisaca Department > Sucre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Sucre
#3 Romantic Hotel in Sucre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Parador Santa Maria la Real 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Parador Santa Maria La Real, which occupies a colonial building style of the eighteenth century offers elegant rooms with private balconies just 1 block from Plaza 25 de Mayo. Spa facilities and fitness center. Rooms at the Santa Maria La Real have four poster beds and elegant wooden furniture. All rooms have large windows and minibar, and some are in the ancient underground corridors. Wi-Fi is available. A breakfast buffet with fresh juices, breads, yogurt and eggs is served daily. It can be served in rooms on request. The 24-hour front desk can secure shuttles to Azurduy Juana de Padilla Airport. ... more   less 
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