When I checked in I looked at four rooms in the first courtyard and chose the best one which was still pretty bad. There was black mold in the bathrooms and the shower was so dirty I didn't want to take a shower. A tour group arrived in the afternoon and they were assigned rooms in the first and second courtyard. When I told reception I didn't like the rooms he didn't mention there were additional rooms available in the second courtyard and from what I saw from the courtyard they are at least more spacious. When I checked out, I left a book that I no longer wanted in my room and they immediately went to clean it while I was sitting in the front area and I saw them look through my book but never mentioned to me that I may have forgotten a book. Although I hadn't forgotten it, most staff in other hotels would at least ask. If you forget anything in your room, it probably won't be returned. One good thing is the street was blocked off and someone from the hotel walked with me to get a taxi in another block. However, he seemed annoyed about helping me and even when I give him a dollar as a tip because I didn't have any small Bolivian bills he didn't say thank you even though it was a generous tip and even though I thanked him for helping me.
Potosi can be done as a day trip from Sucre or if you start out early from Sucre you can visit Potosi during the day and then continue on to Uyuni later in the day (last bus is 5 or 6PM). I recommend not staying overnight in Potosi.
The hotel booked a bus ticket for me and said they were charging me 5 bolivianos extra but it was really 10 bolivianos extra and they got the ticket from the office in the center so I would have saved money by going myself. I only bought it through them because they told me I would have to go to the bus stations so it would cost me more money. I took Trans Diana to Uyuni.
Very dirty hotel and very overpriced. But there is heat and it is warm inside.
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