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We made a booking/reservation by hotels.com and payment should be done at hotel. Well at hotel we were informed "Cash only!" even though hotels.com had made a credit card reauthorization. The lady who runs the hotels explained the entire island is CASH ONLY! This caused us big problems! The cottage we stayed in had excellent views, BUT it was freezing cold during the night even though we slept in layers of clothes and gloves under the three blankets. Also to keep in mind its uphill from either direction you come to the hotel. The free breakfast was bread with jam, and hot coffee/the/chocolate.
The place is really nice with a terrific view over the lake. It's a bit far from the little port of the island meaning that you have to walk for about 25-30 minutes with a very steep ascent at the beginning. The room was nice but cold and there was no hot water. We had dinner at the restaurant, same beautiful view, good food but the amount was poor and a bit pricey.
I had a few bob to get by for one more night in Bolivia and just enough dollars to cover the room bill.once agreed in bob we converted to dollars so that I could pay and she gave me a rate of 6.25 when it's closer to 7.....almost a dollars difference. She came with change but not exact and I did not want to stay there anymore with all the fuss and the dodgy exchange rate. She gave me back my money and I sat and spoke to friends.she then came back to say that her dollars had gone missing. But how? I gave you 50dollars and you returned it. How can I end up with your Money when you don't even charge in dollars? Then she said her bob was also missing.could I not give her my 50dollars for her 20? I asked her to call the police to sort this out and she wouldn't. What a disgusting human being.i left with people I had just met watching in horror....k.but what next? She would have accused me of stealing her soul!!!! Do not go near this place.
Ok, so let’s be nice and start with the positives. The location was stunning, second to none with an incredible sunrise view over Isla Del Luna. Don’t be put off by the walk because you have to hike to anywhere decent on the island and actually there is slightly less uphill hiking than to get to the centre of Yumani Village. The rooms were also decent. Hot water was limited but that’s what you expect in this kind of location. The rooms were warm and secure and the beds were comfy with plenty of blankets. But... Our host was generally rude and aggressive. The biggest problem was she outright ripped us off on the room by claiming a completely different USD- BOB exchange rate. When we showed her the correct rate she refused to accept this. We ended up paying around 20BOB a night more than we should and this was a blatant scam to charge tourists more whilst not paying the full tax. On top of this when we didn’t eat in her onsite restaurant (on the recommendation of other guests who didn’t rate her food and definitely didn’t rate rip off rate she was charging) she became more rude. We ate in another fabulous restaurant (Las Velas is seriously worth the visit) and she was asking us how much we payed, claiming we were being ripped off and when our friend got sick she blamed it on Las Velas (the incident was totally unrelated). A more minor complaint was that the breakfasts weren’t great and we were served fridge cold coffee in the morning- seriously, who does that?
We were taken to this place for lunch, not to sleep. We were offered "Apthaki", an inca traditional meal made with several types of potatoes, black beans, fish from the lake, chicken, meat... An experience to eat. I recommend such experience.
Ho soggiornato qui per una notte, approfittando anche del ristorante per colazione/pranzo e cena. La struttura é molto carina, le camere si affacciano sul lago e, per gli standard boliviani e viaggiando “on a budget, sono sopra la media (dico solo: lenzuola profumate). Unica pecca: il freddo durante la notte (le coperte sono sufficienti per ovviare alla cosa ma bisogna sperare di non doversi alzare di notte per andare in bagno) e la doccia che é appena tiepida. Posizione: a 10 minuti a piedi dal pueblo. Nel complesso é una bella camminata dal porto ma la parte peggiore é la scalinata, che si farebbe comunque per raggiungere praticamente tutte le strutture dell’isola. Ristorante ok, colazione buona, prezzi nella media (un piatto di trucha per cena 35 bolivianos). La signora che ha gestito il nostro soggiorno era di poche parole ma disponibile e organizzata. Buona sistemazione per una notte.
Die Lage der Unterkunft war sehr schön da man nicht im Zentrum des Trubels ist. Die Besitzerin war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Zimmer war sehr sauber und groß mit einem großen Badezimmer angebunden, es gab genug Decken für die kalten Nächte und das Bett war sehr bequem. Highlight des Zimmers war der atemberaubende Ausblick auf den See. Wir würden jederzeit wieder kommen! Muchas Gacias! 🙂
Utilizzato il ristorante. Raggiunto dopo una breve ma intensa camminata, alla sommità dell'isola da cui si gode di un panorama spettacolare. Semplice, offre un piatto speciale di cultura aymara da provare e gustare. Servizio molto buono.
Es caro. Al llegar me cobraron el doble, entente’ de ponerme muy seria pero me dicieron que tienen solo habitaciones doble con baño privado y tambien si sola, tenia que pagar por 2 personas. En booking non estaba asi’ y el precio estava en la mitad pero aya no podria confermar a ellos porque’ internet no sirviva. No existe wifi ay. Tambien si dicen que si, de verdad nunca sirve. Negativo: la habitacion no tiene nada mas que 2 camas y una silla. Mis sabanas y toallas rotas y queda bastante lejos. Esta ubicado en la parte sur, que es todo montaña y subidas. Nada cómodo subir en altura con mochilas. Positivo: grandes ventanales con excelente vista y un rico desayuno.
solo por las vistas, al llegar nos intentaron cobrar el doble, tuve que ponerme muy serio. luego aplicaron el tipo de cambio que les dio la gana, lo mejor del lugar son las vistas. muy lejano, el personal (deben ser los dueños), muy secos. La habitación estaba muy bien. y limpio.
Refugio Ecologico Kalluchi places you next to Lake Titicaca. This 12-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Kalluchi, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Free toiletries are also included.
Refugio Ecologico Kalluchi features free WiFi in public areas and a garden. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets.