The parador is a gracious 18th century mansion, rescued from disrepair and now back to its original splendour Original features have been retained and carefully restored, so you can admire the ornately carved wooden doors and shutters, elegant archways and staircases and feature stone walls. Located close to Sucre's main square this hotel makes a good choice for city sightseeing and local excursions.
The restaurant is made up of a series of subterranean chambers with vaulted ceilings and walls adorned with local artworks, all of which provides an atmospheric backdrop for your meal, enhanced by live music on some evenings. The coffee bar provides a more casual setting for snacks and light meals, and there's a lovely rooftop terrace where you can enjoy views over the city, plus a courtyard for secluded relaxation.
Rooms and suites have been furnished and decorated to reflect the history of the building and feature antiques and artworks for a feeling of authenticity. Mod cons such as climate control, cable TV, fridge, Wi-Fi and en-suite bathroom, have been incorporated too, to make your stay comfortable. Suites have sitting rooms and balconies, some overlooking inner courtyard and others with city views.
One of the more unusual features of the hotel is the small musuem located in the vaults, with displays of objects found during the renovation in the early 21st century when the underground passageways were uncovered. The spa-gym is on the top floor and has 2 jacuzzis, one outdoors on the terrace, a sauna, massage room and exercise area. The hotel's shop sells a range of local items that make great souvenirs and gifts.
Open: Parador Santa Maria la Real is open all year.
Location: The hotel is one block from Plaza 25 de Mayo, Sucre’s main square, and 5 minutes’ walk from the central market. Juana Azurduy de Padilla airport is just 5kms away.
Rooms: There are 39 guest rooms composed of classic rooms (twins and doubles), junior suites, master suites and superior master suites. All have air conditioning/heating, minifridge, flatscreen cable TV, Wi-Fi and private bathroom. The hotel provides room service. Junior suites have a sitting room and balconies facing the central courtyard. Master suites have a sitting room, jacuzzi and balcony overlooking the courtyard or city, and superior master suites offer even greater space. Room service is available from 07:00 till 22:00.
Activities: The hotel is ideally located for city sightseeing and shopping.
Facilities: Reception is staffed 24 hours a day. Facilities include a spa offering massage services and beauty treatments, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, sauna and hydro-massage shower, a gym, shop selling clothes, jewellery, chocolates and wine, free Wi-Fi internet access and a business centre. The hotel offers a laundry service.
Dining: Dining facilities include a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, a coffee bar providing snacks and hot and cold drinks.
Health: We recommend Malaria prophylactics for visits to Bolivia.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in guest rooms and public areas.