Hotel El Dorado
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Travel Blogs from La Paz
Ok - so its been a while since I've had a good enough internet connection to get into travelpod - so here's the latest update. :-)
La Paz is the highest city in the world – and boy
can’t i feel it! Breathing can be difficult – its like the tight chest of an
asthmatic even when I’m sitting down to write …
Hola Bolivia! La Paz & conquering Death Road Friday 13th May - Today is a bus day as we travel 3 hours to the border. It goes surprisingly quickly so think I'm getting used to traveling and less like a 2 year old which is a bonus. Say good bye to Elvis (our Pervian guide) and then hello to Freddie (our Bolivan guide). Check all our paper work and …
So today it is Sunday and we are off home tomorrow (glad to get back to sea level the alititude is becoming a strain) - what have we been up to since we arrived In Bolivia???
Friday we left Puno early as we had to catch a bus to Copacabana, our coach journey was only 2 hours long but there was quite a faff to get across the border to …
We arrived at La Paz airport after a pretty horrible journey and were met by Fernando and Enid, a lovely bolivian couple who are the parents-in-law of Caroline, our travel helper! They gave us lots of coca tea to help with the altitude and drove us down to the centre of La Paz, roughly half an hour. Luckily, we weren´t affected by the road …
... show off their toys - one afternoon I had 4 of them crammed onto me! A couple, however, are a lot more withdrawn and quiet, and so we try to interact with them as much as we possibly can.
The afternoons that I have spent with the older children are incredibly challenging!! Each day the older children attend different workshops, e.g. sport, music, art etc. I wasn´t due to work with the older children yet as my spanish is too poor, but they were short on ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
this hotel was built in the 60s and nothing has changed. The rooms are reasonably comfortable and warm but its very tired.
All of the linens and towels are threadbare and chewing gum grey.
Staff are mediocre - not particularly helpful and everything seems like an effort. Its like they have better things to do (ie stand around gossiping) than help guests. I had a tour company leave a message for me at 6pm - but it was not given to me when i returned at 8pm - instead reception decided to ring me at 11pm to give me the message (WTF?!?!).
There is also major construction going on outside the hotel - which goes from 7am - 9pm. Breakfast is again mediocre - the eggs are always cold (and look like they've been there for at least an hour) and the bread is often hard.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.