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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Coroico
Los Angeles, California, United States
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“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Not sure the negative reviews. from the most spectacular mountain view of the gigantic valley, to tropical weather, hammocks on each balcony and the best breakfast we found in all of bolivia. justice can be giving to the more than welcoming staff, that deals with an endless stream of passerby's.

We spent a month backpacking through south america and this was the only place where we wished we had more time. Serene, breathtaking, relaxing, rejuvenating, magical, and to say the very least the best shower you could ever ask for.

Give this place a chance you will not be disappointed, at least for a night

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Ester, Alaska, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I agree with the other reviewers about the attitude of the staff at Esmeralda. The view and pool are really nice (except for the biting insects), the rooms are OK, as is the restaurant. I am very disappointed with our overall experience, however. The owner spent 45 minutes on the phone while I was waiting to check out, then overcharged me for our room! She told us that we would pay 100 Bs per person, per night, then charged us 120 instead and would not listen to me when I told her she had us another price! I even showed her the brochure she had given us listing 100 Bs to no avail. Really angry and disappointed in our experience.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The hotel is beautiful and he view from the rooms is idealic. But this is basically the only positive thing about this place. The room was big but very dirty, it hadnt been hoovered for a while apparently!
The owner is REALLY mean and unpolite, the other employees are nice though.
It is definitely too expensive for the quality. The breakfast is ok but the food they serve in the restaurant is disgusting and definitely too expensive.

All in all, i wouldnt advise it to anyone, lots of other hotels have nice views in Coroico!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

This place have great potential, with a fine pool and amazing view of the mountains. Other than that its all bad! The employees have a very negative attitude and are not helpful at all. The owner even tryed to put ekstra cost on the bill, it was very clear that she did it on purpose! The hole place is falling apart and food is not worse trying! We needed to beg for WiFi every time we needed it and every little thing has extra cost.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I stayed in room 21 which, with the balcony and hammock is amazing. The view is one of the best views on the planet. After negotiating the road of death in the mist, in the morning when I opened the shutters, the mists had cleared and I was looking out over banana plantations with parrots flying past- utterly out of this world. BUT, if youve been travelling around Bolivia as I did, you will be aware that it is a third world country. Standards are in no way the same as in England. This is an extremely basic hotel. It is very cheap. I enjoyed the experience very much but dont expect much in the way of facilities etc. The view is what you go for.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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La Paz, Bolivia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

checked into this hotel for two nights room was ok and the view great and thats it swiming pool dirty food very basic and none existent. there was only two of us there so they sent the cook home. no service and all the misrable owner did was hen peck the staff. wene we got the bill she over charged us buy 50 dollers. stay away.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

If you are looking for a chill-out paradise, this is the place. We stayed here for 5 days after completing the worlds most dangerous road. We stayed in one of the suites with amazing views over the mountains and valley. We spend our days relaxing by the pool, playing at the pool table and drinking lovely drinks prepared by the sweet staff. It's not a 5 star hotel and restaurant, but for what you're paying it's amazing value for money.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Esmeralda

Address: Coroico, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > La Paz Department > Coroico
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Coroico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Esmeralda Hotel Coroico

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