Hotel Boutique "El Consulado"
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Hotel Boutique "El Consulado"

Presidential Suite
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Vista de parte del restaurant que da a un patio-jardín interno
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4.0
#2 of 3 boutique hotels in La Paz
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
El Consulado resides in the old consulate of Panama, and still retains much of the atmosphere from an earlier time. The house consists of a Restaurant, a Hotel, an Artisan Shop and a Gallery. We are part of the Topas Group, a Danish run Adventure Travel Agency, whose office you will find in the basement of the house, should you be looking for high quality Adventure. There are many good reasons to visit us, even if its just to sit and read a newspaper in our garden.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Private check-in / check-out
Ironing service
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Room features
Housekeeping
Safe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish

Location

Calle Carlos Bravo 299, La Paz Bolivia
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 86 out of 100
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Pascal wrote a review Oct 2022
9 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the El Consulado Hotel several times over a period of a couple of weeks. It was our base so to speak whilst we did various visits, treks and tours.

We had a very good time thanks to the help and kindness of its owner, Juan Carlos.
He really went the extra mile to ensure that our stay was great by providing advice, organising things for us like a 3-day trek, a trip to Tiwanaku, taxis to and from the airport, and looking after our luggage whilst we were away on jungle/pampa tours.
The hotel has a lot of character with very high ceilings. The rooms are spacious with large beds and good mattresses. Hot showers too. And heating on demand.
The rooms we stayed in were on the ground floor and suffered from some noise pollution. We were disturbed by people coming and going from the hotel and from the activities of a school situated close by. Ear plugs helped a lot. I also wore an eye mask because the curtains were not black out quality.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: First floor rooms are probably less disturbed by door bell and reception noises.
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adrian160 wrote a review Jan 2020
London13 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful boutique hotel, stayed here twice now. Only 6 rooms (room 1 has a roll-top bath!). Excellent location, quiet, great service, very good breakfast, free tea/coffee.
Don’t think I’ll stay anywhere else in La Paz.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Maria C wrote a review May 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom20 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything about our stay was great. The staff are all very friendly and cared for us when we were suffering from altitude sickness! The beds are huge and comfy, breakfast is freshly made to order and tasty.
One thing that was quite odd was the gate outside got chained up at night, so when we first arrived the hotel didn't look open at all. Dont let this put you off! There is a doorbell on the inside of the gate.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Connieconni wrote a review May 2014
Manchester, United Kingdom167 contributions73 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We paid US$282 for a presidential suite and was put on ground floor next to the small reception and facing the road . You can hear the receptionist and staff talking and car noises and music . There was no tv only a small radio and it was plug to loosely wire wall plug . Only two power points to charge up for phone etc . One in the toilet ( very loose plug ) and one in the room but sparks were coming out when we use it (unless you want to get electrocuted ) . There was no coca tea available at all ( unless the hotels we stay in Peru and Copacabana) , no coffee making facility either .no hair drier either . Only two free bottles of water . For breadfirst you only get a plate with scrumble egg , 2pieses of ham , 2slices of thin apple and 2slices of banana , 2very small pieces of pancake and a very small bowl of yogurt and muesli . The staff cooked it and bring it out to you and that was it plus coffee . My husband was sick after eating the breadfirst . Unfortunately we booked to stay for 2nights . Can't wait to get out . They even try to charge us extra US€1 to the airport .We were told it cost US16 to airport but when I try to pay the man said $17 because it was early morning pickup . This was not what the other receptionist told us when we booked the taxi . Is better if you just flag a taxi on the road (only cost 40 bolivianos ) .if you thinking of staying at this hotel DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY .
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Date of stay: May 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Roaming1980 wrote a review Sept 2012
Singapore25 contributions48 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dont disregard the negative reviews, they're there for a reason. At these prices in La Paz you should be able to have a shower that works, breakfast that is not set every day and multi lingual support. Yes you get a good bed and a big room but plenty of places in La Paz offer that. Look elsewhere first if you can.
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Date of stay: September 2012Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Charlotte B wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom93 contributions50 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros:
Lovely breakfast
Nice staff especially the man that served breakfast
Quirky and old hotel
Original features and furniture

Cons:
Cold and no heating in rooms
Noisy due to old floor boards
Smelly bathroom ( of mould)
Lack of night time staff when someone needed to check in ( no one answered the door for a customer for 20 minutes, the person rang the doorbell continuously and woke everyone up)
We couldn't get the shower to work
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Iona_Pony wrote a review Nov 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates99 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I have just stayed at El Consulado and had a great stay.

The location is very handy for the main avenue in La Paz, rooms are spacious, breakfast is AMAZING but what made it for us were the hosts. From helping get our laundry done on the first day (we were desperate following trip to jungle!) to actually running after us at 6.30am with a packed lunch (which we hadn’t even asked for) for our trip down the Death Road they were incredibly sweet, friendly and helpful throughout and the best we have had so far in South America.

Would not hesitate to recommend
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Diz D wrote a review Oct 2017
London, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was booking based on price and location and it came out fantastic. First of all the accommodation is a colonial house with big windows, high ceilings, and a good old fashioned bath tub in large bathroom. The rooms are large so the space is enough for suitcases, backpacks and anything else you can manage.

The location is close to the main street Avenida 16 de Júlio, approximately 10 minutes by taxi from the bus station, approximately 15 minutes walk from San Francisco Cathedral and is easily reachable.

Breakfast is a pleasant experience, with the amount just right, in conservatory style room but with a classic feel. Outside is a nice garden space with a few chairs for smokers.

WiFi is included and information on tours is easily bookable.

The couple that run this establishment are warm, inviting, easy to talk to and provided us with much tips. I cannot fault Hotel El Consulado. It was great stay and I would certainly stay there again or recommend to anyone going there Lá Paz.

I plead with you to give this place a try and you will not be disappointed. Just watch out for the stairs going to upto Avenida and in the hotel, as if you haven't acclimatised to the high altitude, you will feel it but it's all part of experience of Lá Paz and you can have a laugh with the couple and look back on a great experience!
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jaysacto wrote a review Aug 2017
Sacramento, California66 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were very pleased with our three night stay at El Consulado. Compared with the historic district, this is a much better location for access and quiet. On Saturday and Sunday we had English speaking staff but come Monday, staff was Spanish speaking and overworked. There were demonstrations and conflicts in the city that closed streets, clogged traffic and prevented people from getting to work. There was little consequence for us except our laundry didn't get done, since I speak Spanish. On Monday we did a day tour and it took forever to get back to our hotel after the driver went into the historic district to drop off other passengers. The traffic was unreal. We left extra early for the airport on Tuesday. Through it all the staff delivered quality service, great breakfast, and completely met our needs. Management can be very proud of its people.

The location is still close enough to walk to key attractions, dining, and to take a quick and cheap taxi trip to the teleferico. The situation is similar in Quito - its better to avoid hotels in the historic center where streets are narrow and usually clogged. This one is a bit out of the way but close to the main drag.

We first walked to the close by Citizen Cafe on Plaza of the Estudiente and found that to be a reliable cafe and a great people watching location. A little further walk was El Tranquero for a great dinner. Better to take a taxi there just because of some awkward intersections but it is not far.

I didn't find the historic claw foot tub all that charming but it comes with the package of a beautiful building with a history. The neighborhood is full of students, band practice,so during the day there is a lively feel, but there is also a great museum on the corner (Ethnography) for quiet contemplation of the enormous pre Columbian history of Bolivia.
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Date of stay: August 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Katie C wrote a review Feb 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates26 contributions55 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was on the ground floor right next to the reception area. We had a nice welcome and the reception staff were helpful in advising on restaurants and making bookings for us. Unfortunately as we were on the ground floor and right next to a school/college the room was really noisy right up in to the evening time.

The breakfast is served in the lovely conservatory and is adequate but nothing remarkable.
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Date of stay: August 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I would request a room upstairs. We were in the groundfloor room to the right of reception so...
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Answer from Juan Carlos C
La Paz, Bolivia4 contributions
Good morning, we organize the shuttle service, the airport is about 30-40min time by taxi according to the traffic. If you need to be at 5:30am you just need to leave at 5:00am
Simon P asked a question Apr 2019
Yamba, Australia10 contributions
How far away is the Witches market?
Answer from Juan Carlos C
La Paz, Bolivia4 contributions
From our place , 8 blocks waking distance
Pascal wrote a tip Oct 2022
9 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"First floor rooms are probably less disturbed by door bell and reception noises."
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Mark C wrote a tip Jun 2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom1,022 contribution444 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Presidential Suite seemed a worthwhile expenditure"
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timg69 wrote a tip Feb 2017
London15 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Got to be Presidential Suite"
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Carlos Davis wrote a tip Jun 2016
London, United Kingdom14 contributions22 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid street facing rooms"
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Billy S wrote a tip Mar 2016
25 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Presidential room is very large and bed is really compfy"
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PRICE RANGE
$73 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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