Ritz Apart Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I stayed there for 1 night and by myself. The apartment had 2 bedrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 dining room, 1 TV room and 1 bathroom. It was a lot of space for 1 person. The hotel looks very traditional and is outdated. Staff is very friendly.
We stayed three nights when we first arrived in Bolivia and then an additional night when we returned from an overnight trip to Lake Titicaca. Both stays we had a large suite with tons of room. The service and hospitality of the front desk and lobby staff is exceptional. Rooms are very clean and pleasant. The second time we had a suite that did not face the street - less of a view but much quieter. Highly recommend this hotel for your first days in Bolivia.
Our tour group stayed in this hotel twice, with a trip to Uyuni in between. As arranged by our tour, we had a set evening supper, and buffet breakfast, in the hotel restaurant downstairs both stays. The meals were satisfactory. On the first stay we liked our suite better, it had a separate walled-off bedroom with 2 beds, and windows out to the street. Despite close proximity, no elevator/guest noise was heard. There was a kitchen (also had one for our second stay). Didn't do quite as well the second time - less of a suite, just one large bed in the main space. Window to outside did not have much of a view. We also had a row of windows into the multi-story inside atrium. We adjusted curtains to block out as much light from the atrium as possible, and slept OK. Hotel appears to be in a reasonable location in the valley of La Paz, but didn't have time to explore. As a general precaution for the region, I would avoid consumption of local tap water (unless boiled), even for tooth brushing. Similarly avoid non-bottled cold drinks.
Good location and nice rooms, but it was not possible to control the temperature. No air conditioning so we had to keep the windows open. The street noise was significant and kept us awake. Also the heat seems to be controlled by the front desk????? The two elevators are not enough.
Stayed at the Ritz while visiting family and friends in La Paz. Found the hotel through Travelosity.com. The location is within walking distance to stores and restaurants, in the old neighborhood of Sopocachi. The taxi service at the hotel takes you with ease anywhere, either downtown La Paz or the Zona Sur, as the hotel is centrally located. Customer service is tops. I needed to organize a gathering for friends. Administration was most professional in setting up the cafeteria for tea time. It provided all sorts of goodies, served by professional waiters. Rooms are fantastic! The breakfast buffet, which is included with your room, is complete for all needs and preferences.
From the wonderful service, to clean, spacious and comfortable rooms, to the delicious breakfast, great location, and special touches like the complimentary tea station, chocolates in the room, bowl of apples in the lobby, welcome drink coupons, and discount coupon for the on-site restaurant, you can't go wrong with this hotel! We were also happy to discover on-site self-service laundry, which was really convenient after traveling for awhile. The concierge was always helpful and there were always taxis out front to take us wherever we needed to go. Highly recommend this hotel!
We got the room just for a few hours before a long flight. they gave us the rooms on the 12 floor even though they were re constructing on the 11 flour. the problem was that they never said a word about it, was very noisy. this was not appropriate!
General: The hotel is located around 10-15 minutes driving from the main square in La Paz. It is a busy area, but the sound proofing in the hotel is very good and we were never bothered by the traffic or other noises of the city. There are some good food choices within walking distance and we felt (and were told) the area is safe. I had two rooms with my group, 706 and 906, and both rooms were very comfortable and large. The lobby is medium sized with enough room for around 10 people to sit. They provide coffee and tea in the lobby. There are two restaurants; Dukes and the Oak Room. Dukes is a down scale bar/restaurant whereas the Oak Room is a tablecloth, higher end restaurant, but you can go dressed casually to either one. We ate breakfast and dinner at the Oak Room and diner at Dukes. Between the two, if you have time, I would go to the Oak Room, though the soup at Dukes was very good. WARNNG: This applies to all of the La Paz region; this is at a high altitude (over 12,500 ft). Don’t come to this elevation unless you have become acclimated to it first or you could get altitude sickness. We all acclimated beforehand and still a couple of us had mild headaches during our time there, so some aspirin might come in handy. Also, traffic in La Paz is horrific. If you select this hotel check where you intend to be going as so trips can take a long time and the roads are horrible (as in jarring). I don’t recommend you rent a car here unless you can handle the stress of people sort of driving however they feel like with lights being more of a suggestion than anything else. They do I have the Zebras and Donkeys here (see excerpts from John Oliver) and they do help, but have the hotel call a car for you instead. As for the hotel I will break it down into sections, but for what we saw of La Paz this hotel is above average and overall clean and safe. Overall: The staff at the front desk was friendly and understands English. Check-In was efficient and our reservation was accurate. If you need to change money I suggest you do it at a money changer, not the hotel as the exchange rates are better and the hotel had very little cash to exchange. Rooms: We were very happy with the room. It was large and comfortable. We had a king sized bed, a dinette with tea kettle, stove, plates etc., a sink and a table for 2 to eat at. There was lots of storage. The bathroom was nice sized with one sink, however the shower is smallish with just a shower curtain that did not prevent water from getting on the floor which made the floor slippery. They do give you tissues, which was unusual for this trip and other typical amenities. The bed was on the hard side but comfortable compared to other places we stayed at, with lot of pillows. Lighting was good. Best of all, despite the open foyer style of the hotel, it was quiet. There is no ability to regulate temperature in the room. You can call the front desk to make it warmer or cooler, but we just used the window that opened to cool the room at night. The room did get warm even with the heat off. I recommend staying at this hotel.
Terrible hotel. Few years ago I stayed at this hotel and it was horrible. We did not have key for some reason for 2 nights. There was not at all explanation and all they say was, "I'll bring to you soon". Also there was a rotten bread in the shelf. It seemed like it was breakfast from former customer. I asked the reception twice to remove it but they did NOTHING! It smelt awful and when I complained on check out day the reception guy pretended he didn't understand me. It was a big disappointment. I'll never go back.
For Bolivia, this is a 5-star hotel, probably 3.5 in the US. It is not a resort, it has very spacious suites for rooms, good food and a convenient and safe location. We stayed 3 nights and had different meals and desserts at each visit.
- Close to Hernando Siles Stadium
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Hernando Siles Stadium is within a mile (2 km) of Ritz Apart Hotel, and other popular sites like San Francisco Church are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 70-room, 3.5-star aparthotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Located centrally in Downtown La Paz, it's also close to La Paz Metropolitan Cathedral and Plaza Murillo.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Dukes, which specializes in international cuisine. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
The 70 apartments feature kitchens and space to spread out with living rooms. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Minibars, free newspapers, and safes are other standard amenities.
Guests of Ritz Apart Hotel enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly aparthotel include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and free newspapers.
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83.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 313 reviews