Hotel LP Columbus3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Location was very convinient. We were able to navigate La Paz from the hotel location. The low review is due to the uncorftomness of the room. The bed had no bed frame and it would roll all over the room due the missing lock on the wheels. I asked a room attendant if something could be done and shamefully she just stucked the wheels with small cardboard pieces. The actual design lacks on common sense. The big roll shade on the window makes your already limited panorama more limited, you have to roll up the whole thing if you want to look outside during the night. A mini bar that uses the space of a more comfortable chair (who's buying an expensive bottle of water when you have the minimarket near the hotel selling it for less than the half). The lay out of the bathroom is also ridiculous. A glass sliding door that half of it is frozen glass and the other half is see through, come on! Where's the privacy? Regardless if you are with your couple you need privacy for number 1 or 2! Seriously, the hotel looks nice and neat on the putside but once you get to the dark hallways it makes you think if you are in a hotel or a cheap motel with white cheap hollow doors and a perturbing smell of oil or cleaning chemical even inside the room. Something that finally broke my patience was that on the last night around 10:30 pm the person at rhe front desk called our room telling me that my checkout was the next day and that they only wnated to know if we needed a taxi to take us to the airport. I was so irritated first, we went to bed early because we had to catch a flight early next day. Second, the guy immediatily said, "Oh, if you don't want me to program a taxi right now you can ways program it tomorrow early, they're always arpind the hotel anyways" I literally wanted to go off on him! Why did he call the room and wake us if the taxi could be called early in the morning? I hate to throw people under the bus, but the service of the staff is not as friendly and genuine as in Peru or Mexico. Main front desk guy was very condescending and robotic. It seems to be a patron for whoever holds a supervisor position in Bolivia. We notice the same with a server in Uyuni. I'm not sure if there's a better or worse place to stay in La Paz. I checked reviews before booking and normally my expectations are reached. This time didn't happened!
This is a modern, comfortable property in a good location, being just in between the Sopocachi and downtown areas of La Paz. Although it's not an easy city to walk around, everything you'd want to see is within reasonable walking distance of the hotel. The staff are friendly enough and the property seems clean and well maintained, but there are annoyances that rather mar the experience. However, since it is a 3* property and is offering 3* rates, the experience is pretty much 3*. The rooms are modern and bright, with the walls, linens, towels and bathroom all a bright white. The bedding is clean and fresh, although the towels are suspiciously stained. The bed is comfortable, but the lighting is a bit harsh and some of the lights in the room - notably the reading lights over the desk - didn't work. There are blinds on the window that do little to blot out light. The bathroom is modern with a wide, walk in shower, with very good hot water pressure. The basin is in between the room and the bathroom, but has been installed at a weird angle. Soap, shampoo & conditioner are all supplied in dispensers screwed to the walls and there's no other amenity such as a hairdryer. There is a fridge with very expensive mini bar, but nothing much else in the room other than a flat screen TV which I never used. Noise is the primary issue for this property. The windows are double glazed, but they may as well not be. In fact, they may as well be wide open for all the sound proofing from the street. Even conversations from locals on foot are clearly heard in the rooms. Internally, the walls are super thin and you will hear every single word spoken by your neighbours - as well as all their movements - and the bathrooms are so badly insulated that you'll also know every single function they're performing. Breakfast is provided in a clean, modern cafeteria, but despite having four or five staff on hand, they don't seem very up to speed. Coffee ran out, the hot items all ran out, water was always running out, yet the staff did little to replenish. Boiled eggs were served, but despite being hot to touch, they were actually raw when cracked. However, there is a wide selection of fresh fruits and cereals, as well as some rather unappetizing cheese and spam. WIFI is available throughout the property and the front desk will also print things if you need them, by emailing them your document. They'll also call taxis for you and they do provide a map of La Paz, with all the tourist spots highlighted. It's a perfectly OK 3* experience, but the noise is something that really lets the property down.
Very clean room with lots of blankets even though our room was warm enough. Big soft towels. Shampoo, conditioner, and body soap provided. Lots of TP. Very professional, nice staff. Felt very safe here too. Water in shower took a while to heat up but got plenty hot.
Great location if you are in town to attend a football game at the stadium across the plaza, but otherwise I'd give it a miss. It was a standard corporate-style hotel. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the facilities all clean and adequate, but the building and rooms lacked charm. The addition of two taxes increased the actual rate quoted online by a fair whack. An experience with a terrible mattress and a room service charge for someone else being attributed to us by mistake soured an otherwise neutral experience.
This hotels offers everything one needs for a basic stay in La Paz. The beds and pillows are comfy and the shower works great. Clean rooms with wifi, cable, heating and a good amount of natural light. Food at the hotel is very good and fair priced. Staff is attentive and cordial and the hotel is walking distance from the main sights i the city.
Very nice place to stay in the heart of La Paz . The rooms are very clean with all required things. Amazing / Very soft spoken staff members . No problem for an English Traveller . Good Breakfast which is free. I would highly recommend it ...
Rooms are fine but staff are very hard to communicate with and are slow... if you like punctuality then we wouldn't recommend staying here. Walls are also very thin so you feel as if you are sharing a room with your neighbors.
Our room was comfortable and clean and tidy. We had a good hot shower despite water restrictions in La Paz with many properties left without water for days on end. We were given only one towel to share between us for a queen room which was disappointing. The breakfast was ok. Our flight was delayed getting into La Paz and we were unable to get any room service when we arrived as the kitchen was closed. The reception staff speak clear, fluent English - the clarity of directions they provided was mixed depending on which staff member you got on the desk. It is a nice walk into town but be prepared to walk 15-20mins each way.
We are a couple and upon check in we only had 1 single bed in the room. I called reception who couldn't really understand what I was saying on the phone, so he promptly came up to the room and ended up moving us to a room with 2 singles (we didn't mind pushing the beds together). The room itself was very small and the bed extremely uncomfortable. We put a blanket under the sheets to attempt to make the bed a little bit more comfortable but this did not help. My partners bed was actually broken and sloped outwards. The beds were so uncomfortable it felt as though we were sleeping on a park bench. During the night I moved all my blankets onto the floor and slept there as that was more comfortable than the bed. The bathroom was ok and shower pressure very good. Buffet breakfast was another let down. If you wanted eggs you needed to pay for them and they did not offer a very large selection. They didn't even provide cut up fruit. The hotel is located about a 20min walk to the centre we you can find shops, markets and restaurants. I would like to say how helpful the staff were. They helped us with taxis, provided information on local restaurants and happily answered any questions we had.
I'm a Bolivian citizen Cabin crew from Emirates airline and I would be very factual regarding this experience since I've been in hotels for the past 10 years and I also know my country. THE POSITIVE - management was very helpful regarding a specific issue with my room since I couldn't stay near my father that just received a shot that is radioactive to get a medical treatment and I'm pregnant so I requested assistance to solve the problem without taking an extra room due to another medical condition and my father required my attention in the same room. - manager Stanley and check in staff immediately looked for a room with my requirements - carried my bag to the room and assist me that I'm pregnant and my sick father to accommodate both of us in no time to the new room where I could keep distance from him but also keep an eye on him. - Amparo, the receptionist , offered assistance with Taxy request even before I asked her every time I wanted to leave the hotel - the restaurant offers a variety of food at a good price and let's face it its Bolivia, here the quality, variety and amount of food is hard to get as good as you want it specially in this area and for that very cheap price, so I believe the price was excellent for the food and the quality too! - they saw me grasping for air since the altitude affected me very bad so immediately offered to send me a coca tea to my room to get better - smiled every time I passed and very polite at all times - the room is comfortable enough to for the price range compared to other hotels of the same category - cleaning of the room is ok not great but good enough. - the bed and mattress is comfortable and enough pillows and extra blankets available. - WIFI Connection is very fast THE NEGATIVE - shower is not hot enough and water pressure is very low. - room is a bit old - tv very small - not enough amenities - room next to lift gets noise from people coming from the lift
- Steps from Hernando Siles Stadium
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Downtown La Paz, Hotel LP Columbus is adjacent to Hernando Siles Stadium and within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights like Plaza Murillo. This 3-star hotel has 37 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. Located in central La Paz, the hotel is also near La Paz Metropolitan Cathedral and San Francisco Church.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.
The 37 rooms have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and safes. LCD TVs come with cable channels and first-run movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer free toiletries, and memory foam beds with premium bedding and pillow menus ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.
Hotel LP Columbus features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center. You can take advantage of free offsite parking, along with a shopping center shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and wedding services.
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76% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 260 reviews