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“Amazing value, calm and clean”
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Santa Cecilia
Ranked #4 of 30 Sucre B&B and Inns
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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“Amazing value, calm and clean”
Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

We have just spent the last 2 nights at this B&B. What a wonderful experience we had.

Soon after arriving, Claudia the owner came to find us to show us all the things to do in the city, and was more than happy to help us with anything we needed.

The room was big and spotlessly clean (we booked a double, it had a large single and a big double bed), TV with cable, and an ensuite a with shower. The bed was great, we had a good sleep. For $25 a night, this is a fantastic bargain, situated close to the city centre (less than 10 mins walk). Breakfast is included too (bread, jam, tea/coffee).

Excellent value for money.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed in this hostel for 2 nights. We payed 140 BOB for 2 persons per night. The room was big and the beds where comfortable. The owners where so nice to us, they helped us with busses and taxis because there where problems with the ways. They explained things about the city. We really felt home. Lovely people!

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

A friend and I arrived here early in the morning after an overnight bus ride from Uyuni. Despite the 4am arrival we were welcomed and let into the room which was great to be able to catch up on sleep and later have a hot shower, although the shower did take a while to drain one day The twin room was reasonably spacious and the breakfast adequate (coffee or tea, bread and jam and a smoothie type drink).

It is only a 5 minute walk from the main Plaza so location is fine. The family who own it are very friendly and as accommodating as possible, although you may have to pop next door if you need to speak with them, as they live just next door. Sucre is a lovely relaxing city with buckets of charm.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Hostal Santa Cecilia is three blocks from the historical center of 25 de Mayo Plaza.  Located right next door to the popular Casa Verde.  Very very good value.

I concur with most of the nice comments about the hostal and folks running the place.  Planned for 4 nights -- wound up with 11 nights.

The better features of the hostal are the central patio and an adequately stocked kitchen for in-house cooking if desired.

Hot water in my room (first level) is tepid with the odd electric shower head. Slower water pressure makes a warmer shower.  Continental breakfast.  WiFi signal is present but would be majorly improved with the installation of a repeater.  The signal is better in the mezzanine than anywhere.  But with rates roughly $12 a night, what could one say?

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

We stayed here after finding this place was listed on Wikitravel and was pleasantly surprised in how lovely the whole placed was kept. We were going to initially stay for 2-3 nights, but decided to sign up to a local language school (Sucre Spanish School) 2 blocks away from the B&B and ended up staying almost 6 weeks.

We were originally allocated a matrimonial room with a shared bathroom (which is only shared by 2 rooms, as the rest have private bathrooms) for about a week or so, until the owners moved us into another room with a private bathroom for the same price. Our room was cleaned almost everyday, including emptying of bins and cleaning of toilets, as well as change of bed sheets every third day.

The location is within a quieter area of the city, but only 3 blocks away from the principal plaza. It's a 10 minute walk to the supermarket, which has everything you need including a very decent cinema complex and 10 minutes the other direction to get to the open-air fresh produce market. It's ideal if you want somewhere peaceful, but not too far away to go out for a meal or drink. It's also 2-3 blocks down from the best mirador they have in town.

Now for the most important part of our review is the family who run this B&B. They live next door, so someone is always around, whether it's Oswaldo or Maria (the owners and the parents), the kids or the cleaner. They are the most inviting, kind and generous hosts we have come across during our travels of South America. We arrived a few days before Christmas and they invited us over their house to celebrate Christmas with drinks and food and showing us their customs and traditions of how they celebrate the day/evening. Once again we were invited over to their house to celebrate New Years, and on top of that they also took us to their summer house in Yotala (25 minutes outside Sucre) for a pre-New Year BBQ. We had the most amazing time whenever we celebrated any occasion with the family, they were always so hospitable and treated us like dear friends. We also made some great friends who stayed in the same place and one of them happened to have had their birthday during their stay in Sucre and when Oswaldo and Maria found out, they made a big fuss about it and invited them over to their house to celebrate.

The only criticism we can give is the breakfast is very basic, jam, bread, tea and coffee. However, we complimented our breakfast by buying our own cereal and some eggs.

If we were to come back, this is the only place we would stay because of how lovely the place is and how the family treat their guests.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2013

We stayed here for two nights in September 2012. After a rather aweful previous night in La Paz, this was heaven, and heaven for a very good price too! The owners are very friendly, once in a while came over for a chat or to give us some hints on good restaurants and places.
The double room with ensuite bathroom was perfect. Very spaceous, good beds, shower with hot water. While we were there, the water was turned off in the whole region for half a day, but the owners had prepared for this and there was plenty of water available they had filled into barrels before the shut-down. Organization!
Breakfast is basic but good, and the kitchen offers all you might need to cook yourself a good meal. The supermarket we went to was about 15 minutes walking distance.
The location of Santa Cecilia BB is perfect, very close to the main square and yet located in a calmer region. Our room was facing the street. While this was not disturbing, people with a light sleep might want to choose one of the rooms in the courtyard to avoid noise from passing cars.
Wifi only worked in the courtyard.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nazca, Peru
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2012

The owners are not Bolivian, I think they are Argentinian, Chilean or Spanish because they speak too fast spanish for a Bolivian of Peruvian couple and don`t look like them either. Furthermore they were far more (guest)friendly and outgoing than Bolivian people. The woman showed us the hostal and she and her husband told everything about Sucre and more. After telling us everything she even gave us a welcome kiss, so sweet! Double room was really nice, big and clean with an own bathroom for just 140 Bolivianos! And the hotel was just 5 min. walk from the main plaza, in a quiet street. Definately recommend it to everyone who wants to go to Sucre!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Santa Cecilia
Address: Calle Potosi 386 (Puerta de Garage), Sucre, Bolivia
Region: Bolivia > Chuquisaca Department > Sucre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #4 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Sucre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Santa Cecilia 3*
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