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Hotel Libertador Might Look Cool, But Really It Isn't

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  Site Where: Isla Esteves S N, Puno, Peru
February 4, 2009 at 9:19 AM | by | Comments (0)

This picture would be enough to convince us to book a stay at the Libertador Lago Titicaca Puno in Peru without doing any further research. But it seems like we might be disappointed.

This place obviously looks amazing, and definitely has the location thing going for it. It's on Esteves Island on Lake Titicaca, you get amazing views, and it even has a private dock so you can sail off across the lake at your whim.

But it's meant to be a five-star hotel, and it's hard to find anyone who actually thinks it is. Big complaints come in about the beds--we're talking "worst things I've ever slept on" and even worse for people of above-average height. The Libertador is also looking pretty dated on the inside and in need of some modernization and upgrading.

From the outside, this might look like one of the coolest hotels you'll ever stay it. Take pictures looking at the hotel from the lake to impress your friends; then stay in the hotel with low, low expectations, and everyone'll be happy. Rates for standard twin and queen rooms start at $115 a night including breakfast--from the breakfast tables you can watch sunrise over Lake Titicaca. So it's definitely not all bad.

[Photo: templar1307]