As one of Bolivia’s premier tourist destinations, Sucre is unsurprisingly home to a number of fine boutique hotels. Large multinational hotel chains are yet to make an appearance in this colonial white-washed city, so various smaller boutiques have popped up to meet demand. The finest accommodations reside within meticulously renovated colonial buildings, which have been fitted out with modern luxuries while still retaining their old world charm. Read on to discover the most elegant boutique hotels in this magnificent colonial city.
Right across the road from Sucre’s most beautiful building, El Convento de San Felipi Neri, this gorgeous 23 room boutique hotel is immensely popular for its colonial elegance and personalized service. A large rooftop terrace provides sweeping city views that are just as grand as those of its famous neighbor. As one of the country’s finest boutique hotels, El Hostal de Su Merced features all the amenities that a modern traveler relies on.
This former colonial mansion has been transformed into a boutique hotel replicating a quaint Bolivian country town. A sunny central patio serves as the plaza while each intricately decorated room represents a home. Throughout the elegant complex, guests will also stumble upon the town restaurant, which serves a fantastic buffet breakfast, and even a local tavern with sophisticated drinks. The cute innovative design is brought to life by professional and attentive staff as well as a number of excellent facilities.
Take a step back in time with this extravagant four-star boutique hotel. The interior has been decorated to appear much the same way it would have been after its construction back in the 16th century. There are no modern decorations in the hotel’s 37 rooms, where every detail has been carefully crafted to replicate the extraordinary extravagance of the former colonial ruling class. Despite the historical atmosphere, the hotel still includes all the modern amenities you would expect.
Just half a block from the main plaza, it doesn’t get much more central than La Posada. This former colonial building boasts numerous common areas including a conference room and business center. Its spacious rooms are well decorated and open out onto a sunny terrace which affords wonderful views over the city center. The best option for those who want to be as close to the action as possible.
This elegant 4-star hotel is just two blocks from the main plaza, making it an easy walk to almost all of Sucre’s main attractions. A converted beautiful 18th century mansion, Parador Santa María La Real has all the grandeur and colonial charm you would expect from a building of the time. Amenities include two excellent restaurants (one of which was a colonial-era underground chamber) a spa and gym, a business center and free WiFi throughout the complex.