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“One of the best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel La Cupula

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Hotel La Cupula
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Copacabana
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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57 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“One of the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

Not very cheap, though certainly not expensive, this hostel has great rooms, clean and spacey, clean bathrooms with hot water and a nice and cosey atmosphere. The common area and kitchen are good, there's free coffee and tea and for good inexpensive food you just walk upstairs to their restaurant.
Certainly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mathieu P
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

Unfortunately, we were not staying here. We only had dinner in their restaurant and we were wishing that we had been guests at this hotel. Superb views and great style. The food was the best we have had in Bolivia-and there is a lot of good food in Bolivia!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 100countries245
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portland
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

We stayed here for two nights and would definitely recommend it. The restaurant serves good food - service can be a little slow but i've noticed this throughout Bolivia. They are adding on to the hotel and constructing another amazing "cupula" on the hill.
Rooms are designed creatively and the artwork and plants in rooms make it tasteful and cozy.
Its also a quick walk from the hotel up to the stations of the cross lookout which is the best views of Copacabana and lake Titicaca.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jyo79
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Milwaukee
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

This place had absolutely beautiful views from their hammocks / lawns on the side of the bay. There were occasionally animals grazing around the grounds. The room, bathroom, and sheets were all very clean. It was one of the few places we stayed in our 4 month journey that the sheets felt 100% fresh and clean.

The kitchen was fully equipped for cooking our own meals. There is a communal room with 50+ DVDs in various languages, instruments, and two kitties. I would love to go back! We lived like kings!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank noodleztourelmundo
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Singapore
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55 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

Having read good reviews of the place, we were a little disappointed on several counts. The size of the room we got on the second level next to the restaurant was quite small, though it did fit in a double bed. The gardens with deck chairs and hammocks were so inviting, except that the surrounding properties were in various states of renovation and construction, and emitted quite bad smells. In fact on closer inspection, we saw a huge bucket of dung on a deserted property right in front of the main garden. The smell was so bad we could not stay in the front garden despite all its beauty. Lastly, the restaurant for all its rave reviews was not quite as good (we had pumpkin soup and grilled trucha) as the one we had for lunch along the main street down to the beach (dont remember the name but it had a front yard with bougainvilla flowers). There was wifi at the reception area but did not extend to all the rooms.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank naimin
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Dublin, Ireland
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183 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

I stayed here in early November. I had just come from Puno and wanted somewhere to relax for a couple of days. This was perfect for that.

Our room was nice. It had a little kitchenette off it. The bathroom was basic but clean.

The hotel has a great view over the town and the seafront. There are hammocks and seats outside to allow guests to relax in the sun. There is a kitchen and small common room for guests to use as well.

Negatives would be that the wifi was very unreliable and wasn´t working more often than it was working. Also the restaurant was disappointing. The breakfast was very average which surprised me after the reviews here. The coffee in particular was horrible. I would recommend having breakfast in town as it isn´t included in the cost of the room.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank rovingrebel
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Perth
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90 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

We had a fabulous stay here for 4 nights in September/October. When we booked the only free room was the suite (up the top inside the cupula) but it was a great price ($38 US per night) and comes with a little sitting room surrounded by glass and with a hammock and chairs so that you can sit out there all day looking at the lake. We rarely wanted to leave our room!

Service is very good- bathroom is always clean, toilet paper stocked, bed made. Laundry service is also good.

I wouldn't buy boat tickets through the hotel as we ended up on a boat that was far dodgier than the other ones going out to the island, then filled with water which we needed to stop and bail out as the boat was steadily sinking. The trip back was a bit better except we kept needing to wake up the driver. So don't buy tickets through the hotel ( company was United Marisco), buy at ther bay or through a travel agent and ask for a different company!

But for the hotel itself, we had no complaints/problems and loved our suite- we had difficulty getting the will to try to leave.

The restaurant is also fantastic, we never had a bad meal there. As some said, service is slow due to only one waiter. Price-wise we were surprised to go to the main street and find many of the places there were the same price or more expensive, but the food never quite as good.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank travellers_from_oz
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Property: Hotel La Cupula
Address: Calle Michel Perez 1-3, Copacabana, Bolivia
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Region: Bolivia > La Paz Department > Copacabana
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Copacabana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You are invited to enjoy our 17 cosy rooms and suites with high quality beds and absolutely hot showers all day. Each room counts with an electric heater (free use!).The hostel provides 5 spacious gardens (3000 m2) with great views over the lake, equiped with hammocks, deck chairs and stone tables. A cosy living room with an extensive DVD colection, cable TV, as well as a fully equiped kitchen with free tea and Coffee. ... more   less 
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