Hotel Eldorado3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I have stayed here regularly over a 20 year period but haven't been back for 7 years. It's proximity to the Prado and the university make it still worth using. The noise from the traffic during the day is wearing but the rooms are adequate and staff service quite good. Breakfast is just about OK but the one lunch I tried was appalling.
This hotel is located in the nice and safe area of Sopocachi, La Paz. The building is on a busy downtown street, near the Paseo del Prado. It is about a 10-minute walk to the main square. There is 24-hour reception available. Staff was very friendly. They arrnaged breakfast and an early morning taxi to the airport for me at 4am. However, I laugh at a 3-star rating! The rooms and bathrooms are VERY dated. The bed and pillows were so lumpy and uncomfortable that I wasn't able to sleep. The bathroom looked like it was from the 1970s, and I wasn't able to get hot water to bathe. There is free Wi-Fi and cable TV, as well as complimentary breakfast. I wouldn't stay here again.
An ok hotel near the central plaza estudiantes and the Prado. Once a fancy business hotel, now a bit outdated but still with a lot of his old charm. Ok breakfast, prices around 250 bs. Good for business trips or short stays in La Paz.
We did not originally intend to stay, and so did not reserve rooms, at El Dorado Hotel in La Paz. Instead, we were sent here by Hotel LP Columbus (for a review of Hotel LP Columbus, see my profile). We stayed at El Dorado Hotel for three nights (02-05 July). The accommodation at El Dorado Hotel was subpar. Despite living on the sixth floor, its central location meant that we could often hear traffic noise, even during the night. Areas such as the windows and heaters were visibly dusty and may not have been regularly cleaned by the housekeeping staff. The duvet and duvet covers were clearly of mediocre quality. The WiFi was often unstable. Finally, the lack of a toilet lid was extremely inconvenient as we often dropped items into the toilet, rendering them unusable. The included breakfast was also of poor quality, with the dining area unkempt and tables often uncleaned. There was only one waiting staff and a modicum of lukewarm scrambled eggs during breakfast, with a limited choice of bread and cereal. The breakfast was only somewhat redeemed by the availability of fried eggs upon request on our second morning. Overall, our stay at El Dorado Hotel was a disappointing experience; the quality of accommodation and food was not deserving of the three-star standard. I would not recommend staying at this hotel for any semblance of a comfortable experience.
Located right near to the main thoroughfare (el prado) and 10 minutes walk to the main square in the safe area of Sopocachi this hotel is great value. It's a bit dated but has a nice buffet breakfast and hot water (not always reliable in la paz). Staff are helpful as well.
Definitely not a 3 star hotel. A 2 star at best. Way too overpriced for many negatives: -ants (loads) in bathroom. - dirty bathroom - including previous occupants hairs everywhere. - plugs spark (dangerous!) - plus blew fuses on appliances we have been using whilst travelling for 5 months. - beds the most uncomfortable - dip in the middle and pillows are lumpy, flimsy and smell awful. Bed sheets don't fit the bed at all so you slide around - We slept so badly! - decor is very dated. Bathrooms are old and don't function to their best. - rooms at night are freezing - we couldn't sleep - there's a radiator heater but it's centrally controlled and off from 7pm, all night and day. - breakfast - cold coffee, stale bread, powdery cold scrambled eggs. Worst we've had during 5 months. - 25 min walk from main centre. -noise off the street until the early hours. - overall dingy and dirty. This place is one of the worst we've stayed and over double the price we've paid elsewhere. Our tip: just go elsewhere! And they desperately need to change the status from 3 stars. Our friends stayed in MUCH better places, in more central locations in LA Paz , for half the price!
The place is a bit old and run down. But, everything is clean and works. The WiFi in our room worked well. The breakfast of bread and jam was OK. The hotel is well situated centrally in town. The street can be a bit noisy, but we slept well, probably because we were tired after the long bus ride of the previoius day. The hotel is good value for money.
It's a room. If you're going all the way to LaPaz for more than overnight to catch a plane, find someplace else. If you're lucky , the tub/shower might work; there is no ventilation in bathroom; the sink is almost in the tub; and the countertop is over the toilet. Make sure you get a clean towel. If you're lucky, there will be more than bread for breakfast. If you're lucky, you will not need to use the phone, because they don't work. If you're lucky, you won't want to meet more than one person in the lobby, because it is not a gathering place. If you're lucky, you won't need anyone to translate at the front desk. If you're lucky you won't be hungry and want anything in the dinning room after 6 pm. If you're lucky, you'll get a drink at another hotel, because the bar is a dark jumble of furniture with no bar service. Yes, the free lock box service was available....in the lobby where everyone could see what you were storing. Yes, it is in a central location. Lots of noise to remind you of that. Exquisite. Definitely not.
I have never posted a negative review on Tripadvisor before. I am not sure how we even ended up at this shabby hotel. Our travel agent had been asked to book properties that are 3 star and up, but I cannot endorse this rating. The room was musty, cheaply furnished, with poor finishes in the bathroom. The room was basically unpleasant. This was compounded by the noise from a nearby discotheque into the early morning. The bread provided for breakfast was stale. The hotel is not close to any of the major tourist attractions. Given that Bolivia is generally excellent value for money, there is no point in saving a few dollars by staying at this hotel.
Stayed here back in 2009 when it was decent. This time the place smelled like poop! The maintenance guy said there was probably a pipe broken in the walls and there was no way to fix it. It was overpowering and made us not even want to sleep in the room. The shower always had hot water, breakfast was good, and it even had decent tv channels. There was a lot of mold in the bathroom though. Need of a remodel badly! Can't beat the location though - close to most tourist attractions.
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42% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 57 reviews