La Casona, La Paz, Bolivia
Located just a stone's throw away from the San Francisco cathedral, La Casona is in an excellent location for exploring the city. The hotel is partnered with the well-established La Casona restaurant (which is also where breakfast is served), and is centred around an old colonial house.
Even with 55 rooms, La Casona still feels very personal, being run more along the lines of a large boutique hotel. The large rooftop terrace area affords good views of the mountains that surround La Paz.
La Casona is a charming-looking hotel, with an excellent tale to tell. The building was originally bought by a La Paz resident who planned on turning it back into a family home. However, after discovering a stash of conquistador gold under a staircase, the decision was made to convert the Casona into a boutique hotel, instead. A small museum is being planned to showcase this piece of good luck.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
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