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Hotel Utama
Ranked #1 of 13 Copacabana B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff. Room was clean and breakfast was top notch.
The table in the entrance offering free tea, water, bananas and popcorn (a big hit) was a welcome treat.
At times it could get quite noisy in the street and would have helped more if some of the staff spoke english but they were all very friendly and helpful.
On the downside they do advertise a free mini bus to and from the hotel but it's not always available - plus at the bus station he didn't wait on us getting off the bus.
Another slight word of warning - they only accept cash - despite having a visa sign on the door (on our last day it was removed... But it meant walking into town in the rain to find an ATM .

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Rooms nice, clean and spacious. Very good breakfast, the nicest we had in Bolivia. Bread, eggs, pankackes, cornfkakes, fruit salad etc. Very nice and helpful staff. Cheap international calls. Free snacks( choclates, bananas) mate de coca and water all day. Nice lounge to chill out. Close to the lake.
the only bad thing; terrible internet connection, impossible to use!

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Good location, in a quiet area of Copabana but close to the main street and the lake. Very very very helpful staff. We had hot water without problems and a clean big room. Not very good WIFI and basic but abundant breakfast. Not the cheapest in town, but you get what you are offered, fair enough.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed here as we found some hostels fully booked. Our stay was pleasant as the room was nice with seaview and good beds. The shower was cold sometimes but we made no effort to have it checked, could be the gas as I think the heater was hooked up to an empty bottle. Breakfest was very nice with pancakes, eggs, fruit and yoghurt. The common area is comfortable and there is fruit and coffee available all day.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

I loved the vast lobby over 2 stories. The room was clean and well appointed. Little attentions like a bottle of water in the room and free water, tea and fruits all day in the lobby were highly appreciated by guests. The only problem - as in many other hotels in South America - was the hot water, which was only lukewarm. Internet connection is slow, but this probably not the hotel's fault. Breakfast was excellent and the staff always friendly and helpful.
The hotel is in a small and silent street, but just 5 minutes walk to the busy road towards the beach where all the restaurants, bars and shops are located. Last not least, the hotel provides free transfers upon arrival and departure.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Nice choice in Copacabana. Located in the high part of the city, it's a 5-minute-walk from the center and the river. Clean, silent, refurnished, very good breakfast, nice staff, fair price, wi-fi ok. Ask for a room with a view of the river.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Breakfast was wonderful in this hotel, and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We even got picked up at the bus although we didn't expect this.

On the negative side, there was no hot water during our stay. Electricity didn't always work either, but I think that's the town and not the hostel.

Wifi gets shut off at 10pm ish which is a little annoying, especially as you aren't told. But it worked reasonably well at other times.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Utama

Address: Calle Michell Perez esq. San Antonio s/n, Copacabana, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > La Paz Department > Copacabana
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Copacabana
Price Range: $29 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Utama 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel has rooms overlooking Lake Titicaca, (clean and safe)all rooms have private bathroom (hot water all day) and American breakfast.The hotel aims to make guests feel at home, with friendly servicewe have free transfer to and from the bus station with advance booking.we also offer a general tourist information,we have free parking, telephone booths available, and laundry service.we offered you free fruit, coca tea, and sweets all day in the loby,(free). ... more   less 
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