The Best Luxury Hotels in Bolivia

Enjoy rooftop views at these luxurious properties across Bolivia
Enjoy rooftop views at these luxurious properties across Bolivia | Courtesy of De Su Merced / Expedia
Harry Stewart

Bolivia may not be the world’s premier luxury travel destination, mostly due to an undeveloped tourism industry which is just starting to find its feet. Nonetheless, a number of swanky hotels have begun to pop up in recent years to provide well-heeled, intrepid travelers with a sophisticated place to stay. Whether you visit this South American destination to explore La Paz or marvel at Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, we’ve compiled a list of the most opulent digs from all corners of the country – which you can now book with Culture Trip.

Casa Grande Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Casa Grande Hotel
Courtesy of Casa Grande Hotel / Expedia

Soak up the city sights and magnificent views of the Andes’ peaks through floor-to-ceiling windows from your comfortable, contemporary room in the smart Zona Sur suburb of La Paz. Swim off jet lag with languid laps in the turquoise indoor heated pool under the hotel’s distinctive curved glass roof, then you’re ready for day trips exploring the ancient Tiahuanaco Ruins and Moon Valley. Buffet breakfasts set you up for the day – by night head up to the sleek, top-floor cocktail lounge for sublime city views.

Hotel de Sal Luna Salada

Boutique Hotel

Hotel de Sal Luna Salada
Courtesy of Hotel de Sal Luna Salada / Expedia

There’s nothing about this hotel that isn’t out of the ordinary. It’s set on the eastern shores of the Salar de Uyuni, and constructed entirely from salt – that includes the beds and other furniture. Add in jaw-dropping views across the dazzling salt flats, and lovers of photography and adventure travel will be thrilled. Cozy rooms offer hot water bottles for sub-zero nights, and colorful woven rugs cover the granular floor. Start the day on multiple types of bread, cheese with fresh fruit and end it with a pisco sour in the bar.

Huper Hotel Boutique

Boutique Hotel

Courtesy of Huper Hotel Boutique / Expedia

If you like a souvenir or two, you’ll appreciate the location of this sleek, thoroughly modern hotel in Cochabamba. It’s part of the same building as the sprawling Hupermall shopping center, packed with fashion boutiques, a food court and cinema. And yet sightseeing is easy, too – it’s just over a 10-minute walk to the opulent, European-style Palacio Portales. Smart rooms are bathed in soft greys and browns, and spacious suites include separate living and dining areas. Dine in the refined restaurant, before a movie in the on-site cinema.

Atix Hotel

Boutique Hotel

© Hotel Atix

Since opening its doors in 2016, Atix has quickly established itself as a major player in Bolivia’s luxury travel scene. Boasting an eccentric modern facade and a range of eclectic artwork, this quirky five-star hotel offers unbridled opulence while paying homage to the country’s distinct cultural heritage. Guests can indulge in a fine-dining, in-house restaurant, sip on cocktails in their trendy top-floor cocktail bar, or take a take a dip in their stylish indoor pool.

Gran Hotel Cochabamba

Boutique Hotel, Business Hotel

Courtesy of Gran Hotel Cochabamba / Expedia

Gran Hotel Cochabamba has the market covered for large and fancy accommodation, boasting an exuberant blend of modern and traditional decor. Each of its 120 rooms overlooks magnificent gardens and pools, while a stately indoor conference center is popular for weddings and meetings. Be sure to wake up in time for the free buffet breakfast, which is about as good as you’ll get anywhere in town.

Los Tajibos Hotel

Resort, Business Hotel

Courtesy of Los Tajibos Hotel / Expedia

Big and boisterous, Los Tajibos brings five-star decadence right into the heart of Santa Cruz. Well-heeled travelers love its convenient location among the city’s best nightspots, not to mention the full-service spa and multiple outdoor pools. Each of its 208 rooms features icy-cold air conditioning and chic modern decor, while the three upmarket on-site restaurants are a hit with locals and guests alike.

El Palacio de Sal

Spa Hotel, Golf Hotel

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Courtesy of El Palacio de Sal / Expedia

A mashup of luxury with the downright bizarre, El Palacio de Sal is the first hotel to be made entirely out of salt. Large sections of the luxuriant, 30-room complex must be rebuilt due to environmental degradation each year – but that doesn’t stop the determined owners from providing their guests with the latest in modern amenities. Among the salty facilities are a fully-stocked bar, a sauna and spa, a swimming pool and even an 18-hole golf course.

Jo Fernandez-Corugedo contributed additional reporting to this article.

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