One of La Paz’s most luxurious hotels is the 17-story, 5 star Hotel Presidente
The hotel offers a wide range of services, including a business center, money exchange, secretarial service, laundry and dry-cleaning, free onsite parking, taxi service, 24 hour room service and free WiFI throughout the hotel. The multi-lingual staff are friendly and helpful, catering to guests’ requests and providing excellent information on what to do and see around La Paz.
Located on the fourth floor of Hotel Presidente is Club Oasis, a recreational area which guests can use free of charge. Opened Tuesday to Sunday from 9am, the area boasts beautiful views over La Paz as well as a heated pool, sauna and jacuzzi. For non-guests wishing to use Club Oasis, the cost is Bs 60.
The hotel also has a spa offering massages, pedicures, manicures, hydro-gymnastics and a hairdresser as well as four function rooms, perfect for small and large events.
The 103 rooms and 18 suites, while a little old fashioned, are clean and comfortable, all featuring floodlit ceiling to floor windows, LED Cable TV, safe, telephone, hairdryer, fast WiFi, fully stocked mini-bar, daily maid service, and 24 hour room service. Guests have the choice of smoking or non-smoking rooms when booking. Room prices in 2014 are: Single Room (US $135), Double Room (US $158), Standard Suite (US $214) and Executive Suite (US $238).
Hotel Presidente has 2 restaurants on site: La Kantuta and Bella Vista.
Located on the mezzanine is La Kantuta, serving regional specialties and exotic cocktails in a casual and friendly atmosphere. From Monday to Friday a buffet lunch and tea buffet is available, and on Sundays there is a buffet lunch featuring Bolivian cuisine. La Kantuta is opened daily from 6am to 11pm.
Located in the 16th floor is Bella Vista, serving local and international food in an elegant and sophisticated setting with beautiful panoramic views over La Paz. The restaurant is opened from 12pm to 3pm for lunch and 7pm to 11pm for dinner.
One of the hotels best features is its penthouse floor, providing guests with breathtaking views over La Paz. Also on the 17th floor is Urban Rush, a tour company offering people the opportunity to abseil or rappel down the side of Hotel Presidente… a fun activity for the more adventurous inclined!
Conveniently located just 1 minute walk from the witches’ market and 5 minutes from the main square, Hotel Presidente is a great choice for those looking for comfort and style in the heart of the city.