Hotel LP Columbus3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
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
I stayed for two nights in September 2016 and was so impressed with the staff and service at this hotel. Any question we had, anything we needed was taken care of immediately. Our rooms were clean and comfortable. The breakfast included in the stay was delicious and there were many options. We were given help with our sightseeing needs, finding laundry facilities, best places to shop and eat and changing money. The beds are firm, I requested a few extra pillows. My only suggestion would be some color on the walls- Bolivian art is beautiful!!
Before my review, I would like to add the disclaimer that I am unable to comment on the quality of the rooms or the hotel. Instead, the review is one of the company, their business ethics, and their attitude towards their customers. We reserved and paid for one triple and two double rooms for 2nd-5th July 2016, on 4th April 2016 via Hotelopia. For the vast majority of travellers, a reservation and payment would be enough to guarantee that the requested rooms would be available when we arrived in La Paz on the night of the 2nd. Not so. Upon our arrival, the receptionists present informed us there was a “problem” and that the hotel had been “overbooked”. They would instead send us to El Dorado Hotel (ten minutes away by car), with whom they had “a good working relationship”. When we pressed for room availability for that night, we were told that only two rooms would be available, when CLEARLY on their screen there were three unoccupied rooms. All of the above was said flippantly and as though it was normal procedure for the LP company (or the hotel manager) to double book rooms and, despite receiving a booking and subsequent payment, to send customers to a hotel which is NOT part of the LP corporation. We found the phrase “good working relationship” particularly troubling as it suggested that previous visitors had suffered the same plight as we did. On top of this, they were unable to produce a booking confirmation for El Dorado Hotel, such that we could have arrived at El Dorado Hotel again with no accommodation. They only provided a one-page email correspondence between LP Columbus and El Dorado. Upon closer inspection of the send date of the email, we saw that the email was sent on 27th June. This suggested that either LP Columbus only decided to act on the double booking one week prior to our arrival, or that LP Columbus had received a second booking one week prior to our arrival and subsequently decided to send us to another hotel. In the best case scenario, LP Columbus was extremely poorly organised and had no consideration for their customers’ travel plans; conversely, the hotel was so shamelessly driven by their own self-interests that upon receiving a booking MUCH later than ours, they decided it would be acceptable to effectively override our reservation. This speaks greatly to the selfishness and inconsideration of LP Columbus and reflects extremely poorly on the LP brand. The problem only compounded when we arrived at El Dorado. It was clear that El Dorado was an objectively inferior hotel to LP Columbus (we cannot testify to the room quality at LP Columbus, but the difference was clear from photographs), despite being both three-star hotels. The company did not have the basic decency to ensure we had an equivalent or higher-quality accommodation after refusing us our rooms. Our overall experience with Hotel LP Columbus was very poor and reflected the dismal business ethics of and utter disregard of customer satisfaction by the LP brand. I would strongly discourage any tourists from reserving a room at this hotel, either directly or through an intermediary website.
I had stayed in this hotel during my last night in la Paz to relax after a long trip. The stay was really pleasant, the room was very clean and the bed amazingly comfortable. Even though the hotel is not so near from the main tourist streets, it's worth to see a different part of la paz.
I am currently staying in this hotel and if I hadn't already paid for it I would go somewhere else. This is my first time to La Paz so it my be a general thing but they haven't really thought through how their customers will enjoy their stay. First things first it is not a great location, very busy round about right next to it and only 2 fast food restaurants to dine at. It is not far to the main restaurant area... But at this altitude sometimes you don't want the 15min walk and no one speaks English so it's a struggle at the end of a long day... You would think the hotel would factor this situation in and have a restaurant within (which it does) however it is not clearly written anywhere that it is not open on Sunday, so we are left with nothing to eat. The rooms are ok, nothing great- bed is very hard. My travel agent booked a double and we ended up with two single beds on our anniversary, but when I tried to explain they did move use to a room with a queen bed which was nice of them. It's ok, but if you are looking for something nice with a good selection of restaurants around you keep looking.
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 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 an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). 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.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
76% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 252 reviews