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“Nice place to chill out”
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Hotel Utama
Ranked #1 of 13 Copacabana B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was a lovely hotel - very nice staff that picked us up from the bus and dropped us back there when we left.
The rooms are spacious with showers that were temperamental until they fixed them which was straight away once we asked.
A nice touch is that they leave out popcorn, sweets, water and bananas on a table in reception for everyone to take all day which is a good plus.
Breakfast is good - bread, juice, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, pancakes and tea/coffee.
3/4 minutes walk into town.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

I really liked this place.

I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. We were picked up for free by a mini bus which took us on our bags the short distance from the bus station. We could have easily walked it in 5 minutes but it was great not to have to carry our bags up the little hill.

We were given a warm welcome and shown to our room which had a beautiful view of Lake Titicaca and plenty of sun. The room was a good size with a comfortable bed, TV, still water, and a private bathroom. I thought it was good value compared to other options in Copacabana. Shower was hot and had good pressure.

Breakfast was the best breakfast we had had for a while and definitely the best we had in Bolivia. Coffee/tea, pancakes, eggs made to order, bread, butter and jam, cereal and yoghurt. It definitely set us up for the day and was a great start for the trek across Isla del Sol.

Location is brilliant, a block away from lots of restaurants and the main street which leads down to the harbour. It was quiet at night and we slept well.

Wi-fi was quite slow at night but fine during the day which I think applies to most of Copacabana.

I also liked the communal area where you could hang out and coca tea was always available.

Would recommend and stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

I stay one night in a single room with private bathroom

Pros
- Clean and confortable room
- Generous breakfast : pancake, fruit salad, hot chocolate, orange juice, scrambled eggs, yogurt...
- 2 Wifi, Hot shower...
- Free mate de coca, oranges and bananas
- They can keep you luggage while you are at Isla del Sol

Cons
- Staff do not speak english
- Lack of charm

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

Very correct room and service and clean place with free mate de coca, water and bananas. The location close to Restaurant La Cupola and to the harbour is quite good. They also have a shuttle service. Nice vibes and good atmosphere. We stayed there twice and would do it again any time.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

I initially was going to stay in Las Olas, but it was full. So I switched to nearby Utama, which was also recommended to me by a taxi driver in Peru, and was not sorry. It is a great old building, so more people, and better door service. The breakfast was the most excellent hostel breakfast I ate on this trip. Spacious and comfortable lobby. The room was good, but nothing special. Location is not noisy, but a little uphill from the port area. Many other things, I guess, but I only stayed one night, and most of the day was out.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

We wanted to stay at Hotel La Culupa, but they never replied to our emails... (Tried twice and no response!). Ended up staying at Utama, right next to La Culpa, but Utama was just fine. Staff were helpful, and we loved Coca tea and candies available all day in the lobby. Internet and hot water were not great, as other hostels in Bolivia and Peru. Good filling breakfast! It's close to the bus stop and the Main Street with restraints and cafés.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

Hotel is nice - love the free pick up and drop off service from the bus stop. Staff are friendly. WIFI was terrible in the rooms and even in the main lobby where signals are strong - internet was terribly slow, slowest I have encountered! Hot water was non existent I had to have a luke warm shower - not very happy about that. Room was clean - we were on level 1 - I would suggest asking for level 2 room. Breakfast was very impressive! So much food!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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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: $28 - $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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