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FyingKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand

One Loss; One Gain

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 Dec 2012
A lovely European styled hotel located just across the street from the Bus terminus.
In fact, I only decided to try this place after I found out that the place I was supposedly booked in to by Bolivia Travel (and for which a deposit had been paid), was both full, and had not received notice of my reservation anyway. Zero points for Bolivia Travel, who I would suggest to any others, never to use.
The hotel itself is very tastefully decorated, and has a guests lounge on each of the two floors, from which the outside bustle can be very pleasantly observed.
My single room at the Hotel Sumaj Wasi was spacious, well decorated and furnished, and had a comfortably soft queen size bed. They even provide toiletries, including an absolutely lovely scented soap
It is located about twenty minutes’ walk from the city centre, but then from what you see of Oruro, and the fact that most are just passing through using the bus, the hotel is ideally located.
Its rates are very reasonable, and include a very good free breakfast.
Only Spanish is spoken at the hotel, but the staff are very patient and accommodating in reaching ultimate understandings between themselves and guests, and providing personal attention.
Date of stay: December 2012
Trip type: Travelled solo
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

We arrived late at night in Oruro so had to make a quick choice. Not in the usual budget, this place cost us about 22GBP/30USD for the twin room but it was clean, good matresses, cable tv, very hot shower and clean bathroom with soap, shampoo, t.p.. Very comfi over all. The staff were helpful. Breakfast was included and offered instant coffee, teas, bread (not super fresh but Bolivian standard), cheese and some cold hams, jams, eggs to order (but you must order or you won't know you can have them). Drinking water tank in the lobby.

I could park my motorbike in the hotel's closed parking space (major criteria for us) at no extra cost.

Date of stay: September 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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3  Thank 2fortheroad-co-uk
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Reviewed 5 May 2011

We stayed just one night in Oruru to break up our journey from Potosi to La Paz as we didn't want to travel at night. Oruru itself has nothing bus fumes and traffic to offer, but the road trip from Potosi was spectaular and I would recommend it.

We decided to stay at Samey Wasi as Footprint said it had internet (it didn't!) and it was just opposite the bus terminal which suited us.

The hotel was standard business hotel, a bit tired, but ok. We had a room overlooking the bus terminal on the main road which meant it was very noisy most of the night with traffic. The room was also stuffy, but if we opened the window the fumes from outside filled the room.
The carpet was warn and the shower doors didn't really shut properly, it was powerful though and hot.

The staff were friendly though and breakfast was quite good, and the location is ideal for a stop over. Didn't feel very safe walking around at night though and there are limited decent places to eat around unless you like street food / aka fried chicken.

Taxi's are cheap, so you might consider staying somewhere a little quieter if you want a decent nights sleep.

Room tip: I think all the rooms overlook the road.
Date of stay: April 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mr_MrsONeill
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Reviewed 12 December 2018
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 February 2018
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Room tip: Hay que elegir habitación en el primer piso pues la altitud de Oruro hace muy pesado subir escalones (les recuerdo, no tiene ascensor)
Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2017
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Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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