Altiplano Hotel Boutique in Tarija, Bolivia

We are very proud to announce that once again have awared our hotel a 9.5 guest review rating.  Therefore we remain the number 1 hotel in Tarija as per, Expedia, and TripAdvisor.

We would like to thank all our past guests for their great reviews and invite all prospective visitors to Tarija to experience the special character and personalised service that our hotel has to offer.

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Beating the Graffiti

Graffiti, and leaving messages on walls is common here in Bolivia.

Often they are expressions of undying love or support for some cause or political party.

Recently we had our first attack, someone trying to publicize their love for someone. Not really sure because the paint they used blended a bit with the concrete wall. But since it was ugly we wanted to fight back. We decided to cover the graffiti with a mural and enlisted the help of our friend Sheila Jennion a New Zealand artist living here in Tarija. 

Probably it is wrong to say we “enlisted her help” as she basically did all. We just told her what we wanted, bought the paint and a week later there it was.

The project has been great for Shelia as she is now being recognised all over Tarija as “the lady that painted the mural outside the hotel”. The added bonus for us is has made our hotel a regonizable landmark.

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New Advertising Flyer for our Hotel

Thanks to the skills and kindness of Ben Sanders, another expat that is currently here in Bolivia, we have the new artwork for our promotional flyer for our hotel. We are still waiting on the 3rd printer to give us a quote to print it, but then this is Bolivia!

You can see Ben's website at

Tarija Bolivia: Five great things to do when you visit Tarija

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Altiplano Hotel Boutique is #1 in Tarija

After staying in a few hotels around Bolivia last week we thought of  a few things that make us different (well actually 13 or more)...

1. Quality linen (between 600-1000 thread-count sheets depending on the room)

2. Imported towels and face cloths

3. Bedside lamps and a bedside clock

4. Woolen underlays on the beds

5. Electric blankets on the beds during the winter months

6. Fluffy duvets and plump feather pillows on the beds

7. Air conditioning in your room

8. Complementary filtered water and facial tissues in the room

9. Comprehensive guest information, including a Cable TV channel list

10. Liquid hand soap and fresh soap for the shower each day 

11. Quality toilet paper (don’t laugh, it is not that common)

12. Real coffee and muesli at breakfast

13. A wardrobe and safe in your room

And it goes without saying that the beds are very comfortable, there is hot water, great showers with very good water pressure, and a DVD player and DVDs on request.

You also get personalized attention and recommendations on tours to take or restaurants to go to. And best of all, a sense that you are staying somewhere special.

So just go to our website and book the #1 hotel in Tarija for your next visit here.

If you are just thinking this is all to good to be true, check the reviews on TripAdvisor.