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“Tired hotel: had expected more” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Los Tajibos Hotel & Convention Center

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Los Tajibos Hotel & Convention Center
Ranked #1 of 48 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Aachen, Germany
Level Contributor
64 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Tired hotel: had expected more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Tired hotel, musty smelling rooms (airco?), pool empty for maintenance, old decor. Not a five star. Fitness below par, spa and steam room under reconstruction?This hotel needs a serious upgrade. Had expected better based on their web site. I wonder where the celebrities stayed .... Staff was friendly though and food was ok.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Ro100
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Florida
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104 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Amazing place not only for business but also for family!!! Stayed there for business, in the executive suites, excellent breakfast, great wifi, very modern and chic, excellent weather, and about 25-30 mins to the airport. Things to do in the weekend including kids, the food is great and delicious!! The lounge is great but it could offer more, the gym and wet areas could be improved but it still works well.

Room Tip: Get a suite in the executive side
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alfredo G
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Miami, Florida
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89 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Pros:
Nice pool
Expansive, landscaped grounds
Great convention space
Decent breakfast

Cons:
Older rooms and decor
A bit musty odor in room
Expensive extras & services (i.e. onsite laundry)
Price (a bit expensive for what it is)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank bigdra
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Middleburg Heights, Ohio
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49 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Los Tajibos is definitely the benchmark hotel in Santa Cruz. Although it is pricey it has all the modern ammeneties one would expect. The grounds, the pool the restaurants and the staff make this the choice for the more demanding traveler.

Room Tip: Best hotel in Santa Cruz
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Paul J
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Houston, Texas
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76 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have been staying at this nice property since Sunday. The hotel is very clean, nice ample room and a very good wi-fi connection which is very important when traveling on business. The pools is gorgeous! Too bad it is a little cool outside to really enjoy sitting around the pool and enjoying a tropical drink.
The food here is good. This hotel has listed itself as a five star hotel which I think is a little presumptious. This hotel is missing a serious furniture update. I think if they brought in newer furnishings then they could strive to at least be a 4 star hotel. I look forward to visiting this hotel in a few months when the weather is much nicer, and hope that it is updated!
I do commend the staff for their great service and for keeping the hotel so nice and clean.

Room Tip: I think the rooms with a pool view are better
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Sherina A
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

I've stayed about four times in this hotel and do not find it to be the best hotel in Bolivia. Breakfast changes very little, lunch is overpriced and it doesn't have the variety one would expect. Room service was horrible the last time ( well, it has never been great anyways). I was sick and ordered a simple chicken soup and some extra rice. The rice was cold and had a funny tasting tomato on the top, the chicken soup was so terrible I could not eat it, my husband tried it and it tasted absolutely horrible to him too. That soup was clear brown color with some uncooked veggies floating around in a small bowl with no one piece of chicken in it, no chicken taste and no taste in general expect the taste that they have quickly thrown some noddles on water and mixed with some leftover beef stock. When I complained about it, I was told that it is the style they cook it, NOW come on!!! No respectable chef would serve such meal!!! At 6 pm. a woman knocked the door briefly and then OPENED it and had no shame, no apology whatsoever and simply asked if wanted the service or not. We were SHOCKED coz I was NAKED and the woman at the door wanted to hand out a paper with some info for guests. She was RUDE and stubborn, after I asking her to leave and close the door, she STAYED and pushed her hand towards my husband to take the paper. UNBELIEVABLE!!! I was so upset, I complained about it, but I had the feeling that they were actually amused by the situation and of course they thought it totally normal for that woman to just open the door of out room like it was her home. No PRIVACY. The next day, I was at their restaurant and had ran to my room to use the toilet to find out my card key DID NOT WORK, so I asked a maid around to help me, she simply ask for the room number and went her way cleaning, after a few min waiting, and no one around to help me, I called my husband and he came running and open the door for me, after one hour, no one showed up, I had to ask them again to fix the problem. A man came to the door, he said: the key, fixed it and left. My husband bubbled a thank you in Spanish and that man didn't even answer. Go your way through the stairs or the hallway and their cleaning staff around will hardly greet you if they greet you at all. At night, we waited to a taxi for about half an hour, no taxi from the hotel showed up, we returned to the desk and they promised us to call a secure taxi for us, well when we got into that taxi, we found out it was picked from the street, it was not even a radio taxi and less the ones from the hotel. Their taxi service is double if not triple the real price, but a lot of guests are willing to pay it to be SAFE, but if they don't have enough taxis available then they pick random taxi drivers from the street to take you, so they don't really care about your SAFETY, only about the MONEY. After I order that "soup" I decided to check out and look for another hotel where they treat us with respect. There are hotels with bigger rooms, way better room service and polite staff.

Room Tip: The ones around the pool, but the beds are small and the deco is old.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Reiseliebeliz
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
123 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

Nicely located hotel, well kept with a lot of green open air areas.
Its so clean and well kept that i almost slipped twice on the shiny floor.
The only downside is that the water pipes can get noisy in early morning, which woke me up several times.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank LorenaMP
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Additional Information about Los Tajibos Hotel & Convention Center

Property: Los Tajibos Hotel & Convention Center
Address: Ave San Martin 455, Barrio Equipetrol, Santa Cruz 2966, Bolivia
Region: Bolivia > Santa Cruz Department > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
#1 Luxury Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Los Tajibos Hotel & Convention Center 4.5*
Number of rooms: 207
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Attractive Hotel comprising 2- & 3-story buildings, situated on 15 acres. ... more   less 
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