La  Dolce Vita, Sucre , Bolivia

A touch of affordable class in magical whitewashed Sucre, La Dolce Vita opened its doors in November 2007, bringing a colourful and friendly Swiss-French family guesthouse to the city. With a sun-drenched courtyard, cozy lounge and rooms furnished to an excellent standard with polished, dark wood flooring, unique artifacts from the department after which each room is named and vibrant colour schemes, it is easy to feel both spoilt and at home here.

Owners Jackie an Olivier are also full of useful knowledge about the area and have created the perfect relaxed, family atmosphere for a memorable stay in Sucre.
The 10 rooms are named after the 9 different departments of Bolivia, plus the one former coastal department Litoral, now controversially part of Chile! A breakdown of the rooms is as follows:

Chuquisaca: the largest double room with sitting area and private bathroom - Bs140
Cochabamba, Santa Cruz: a twin or triple use rooms with private bathroom - Bs130 for twin occupancy or Bs165 for triple occupancy
Litoral: a double room also for single occupancy with private bathroom - Bs130 for double occupancy or Bs90 for single occupancy
Tarija, Potosi: matrimonial rooms with private bathroom - Bs130
La Paz: large twin room with shared bathroom - Bs105
Beni: a matrimonial room with shared bathroom - Bs95
Oruro: a large single room located in a quiet area with shared bathroom - Bs60
Pando: a single room with shared bathroom - Bs55

Stays of 3 nights plus will enjoy a reduction of Bs5 per person per night (all room types). Note that La Dolce Vita has a minimum stay requirement of 2 nights. Large quality towels are provided in all rooms with private bathrooms. Guests using shared bathrooms can hire towels for Bs5 per stay. Extra blankets are provided in all rooms.

French, Spanish and English are all spoken and Jackie keeps an informative message board with upcoming cultural events in the city and for guests to leave messages. A useful map of the city and recommendations can be provided upon arrival.

A large lounge area has cable TV and a DVD player with a well-stocked DVD selection, free of charge to guests. Newspapers in different languages are available to read. The open courtyard has a large parasol and luxurious cast iron patio furniture, whilst upstairs and outside dining area has a bench and deck chairs adjacent to the kitchen area. The kitchen is well-equipped and free to use for all guests, including oven, stove, fridge and useful utensils, even including a multilingual recipe book which previous guests have added to and modern crockery.

The reception area has a library offering one-for-one book exchange. A luggage storage facility is available free of charge.
How to get there...
The guest house is located 3 blocks from the main Plaza 25 de Mayo. From here take Calle Aniceto Arce, passing under the archway, until you reach the corner with Calle Urcullo. Turn left here and La Dolce Vita is approximately 50 metres on your left-hand side. If arriving at the main bus terminal, it is recommended you take a taxi, which should cost you Bs8 per ride.
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Report & Photos by: Dominic Smith & Alex Wilson
Contact Info...
Calle Urcullo 342
591 4 691 2014
711 56282 (cel)
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