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La Petite Porte
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Christophe is a great host that has created a beautiful hacienda atmosphere behind a door on a dusty road in the desert village Uyuni.
It has central heating and because they used plexiglass in the patio the natural heat from the sun during the day stays inside.
There's an internet computer, DVD's you can borrow to watch in the room, custom made breakfast, a lovely hot shower, spacious room and spacious bathroom.
During our stay there were quite some problems in Uyuni (which is pretty regular) with electricity and therefore the cash machines were not working. In the hotel Christophe had a plan B for these kind of situations. He has his own generator, so we still had central heating and he could still prepare our eggs the way we preferred.
He gave us a free lift to the bus station and because we could get any money from the cash machines he told us we could pay after our Uyuni trip which was really nice of him.

Be aware though: Christophe and his wife plan to leave Uyuni and start a new place somewhere, if he sells the place the quality may go down.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Nicole K
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Hidden behind an unassuming facade and small set of doors is a gorgeously remodeled 4 room bed and breakfast, with a long covered courtyard.  

The owner (French chap) is very friendly and engaging.

Lots of nice touches throughout.  Our room (double) had a comfortable bed, TV and DVD player (lots of free DVDs to borrow), great (!) shower with loads of hot water (super important after 3 dusty days exploring the Salar), complimentary coffee, tea and water.  

All of the rooms (I snuck a peek at the others) are new/modern with nice decor.  Feels more like something you'd get in the South of France.  The covered courtyard is great for relaxing and each room has a table and chairs.  As they're set back from the street, the rooms and courtyard are quiet, rather tranquil.

There's a computer and printer with internet access (slow, but workable) that's free for use.

Breakfast.... was great.  We had super tasty French toast, homemade yogurt, delicious bacon, fresh orange juice and coffee.  There's a decent list of things you can order (eg eggs, cereal), and you can have delivered to your room or the main dining area.

Its located on the main strip, a 5-10min walk from the "center" of town (not the most pleasant walk, but this wasn't an issue).  

Overall, absolutely no complaints.  The price ($85) is on the high side for the town, but is a class above anything else we saw (and much better than the Tayka hotels we stayed in during our tour).  I would readily pay this price again - I was genuinely surprised by what we got here.  

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank CdnUkPlat
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Seriously… seriously.. DO NOT STAY ANYWHERE ELSE. La Petite Porte is a little piece of French heaven in the deserts of Bolivia!.. unassuming from the outside, but like stepping into the French countryside only you walk through that door and are greeted by Christophe, the resident Frenchman. Who I believe has been there for 14+ years and built it himself from the ground up. The rooms are well designed and furnished, but have an elegant rough edge to them which gives it great character. The breakfast isn’t buffet, but based on a filling out a form the night before, so you get only and exactly what you want.. and when. Perfect really.. no waste, and its freshly cooked. We found it a really nice, clean, comforting place to rest up before several days/nights roughing it in the Bolivian desert. WOULD RECOMMEND.

Room Tip: there is only a few, and i think they are similar.. book now, before he fills up!
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank NB007
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Uyuni is not much of a place to visit but it is the jumping off point for the Salar de Uyuni tour and thankfully there is this little hidden gem of an inn called La Petite Porte. Once through the entrance, a little oasis awaits the weary traveler. It is quiet, private, it has well appointed and spacious rooms with very spacious bathrooms. The room interior has nice touches of rich wood and leather. The breeze-way invites to sit outside the room to read. Christophe offers a delectable breakfast with home-made yoghurt and the best coffee in Bolivia. It is an inviting and charming place

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Caecilia G
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Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Uyuni is a real frontier town in a wild, exciting location. La Petite Porte is a boutique hotel worthy of any city in the world. Great rooms and Christophre takes good care of the guests. He was about to get his own car out to take us to the airport when we couldn't get a taxi. That's service. If you're going to Uyuní, stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank theflyingscotsman59
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