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Pucallpa, Peru
Reviewed 6 May 2011

The Gran Hotel Bolivar is the old guard hotel at the center of Lima. I love these in any city. By extention, the historic bar in the lobby is exceptional featuring open-air seating with a view of the Plaza San Martin. It is rumored that Ernest Hemingway holds the record there, for most Pisco Sours consumed in one sitting and...

2Thank mick h
Trumbull, Connecticut
Reviewed 5 April 2011

Don't expect too much from this 1920's hotel. It's really "all original". Nothing has really been updated and it has a bit of a not so scary haunted feel to it. The room we had was gigantic. I'm sure in the day this hotel was simply amazing. The place was very clean, the bathroom had what you needed although the...

2Thank redaries
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 March 2011

Our room here was spacious and had everything we needed for a stopover in Lima. The room had a foyer/sitting room, two closets and antique furniture that made it absolutely charming. The hardwood floors were in pristine condition. It seems that at some point there was air conditioning--I'm not sure if it still works, but we just cracked the window...

2Thank LSK8
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2011

What an amazing experience, but don’t book this if you expect 20th or 21st century conveniences. It’s a (wonderful in my book) going-back-in-time experience , but you need to be rather flexible. The lift will probably stop working at times, so it could be a good slog upstairs. The Wifi is wobbly and the phones don’t necessarily work. But it...

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Lincoln City, Oregon
Reviewed 4 January 2011

You can't beat this hotel for the money or location. It's the "Grand old Lady" of Lima. Do not expect luxury or you will be disappointed. One added plus (for those interested in ghosts) the staff concurred that this great old hotel is actually "haunted", and not by mean, nasty ghosts either, but by the nicer kind, which will only...

Thank PeruanofromCusco
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 28 December 2010

Great hotel, service, big room, almost hot water and overall just a great experience.

1Thank sasssea
Reviewed 13 September 2010

Stayed 1 night at this hotel. Arrived early in the morning (about 6am) at the hotel but was told that check-in time is 2pm. I was informed that I had to pay a fee (approximately equivalent to the amount that I have paid for one night stay) for early check-in. I chose to wait it out at the lobby (did...

Thank quarks77
Reviewed 9 September 2010

ohhh - My sister and I wanted to have our final night in a "proper" hotel - we had read that it had plumbing problems from the lonely planet so we were not expecting much - especially for our measly $75 USD for the both of us - the reception and the hotel itself is BEAUTIFUL - however we had...

Thank helenbSydney
Reviewed 6 September 2010

I stayed at this hotel for a single night before I embarked to Cuzco early the next morning with my girlfriend. The hotel is located in a relatively good area of Lima, it's no Miraflores though. I searched a couple of online sites beforehand and found that through bookings.com I could book this hotel for $30/night, which I did. Be...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 2 September 2010

Very bad exp! I was also told that Gran Bolivar(GB) did not have any arrangement with Expedia and therefore did not have my name in the room reservation list (I had booked for $40 through expedia deal). After much heckling, which involved my logging on the expedia website to show them my confirmation email from Expedia, I was told that...

1Thank makri007

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Additional Information about Gran Hotel Bolivar

Address: Jr de la Union 958 | Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru
Region: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Cercado de Lima
Price Range: $72 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Bolivar 3*
Number of rooms: 277
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Gran Hotel Lima
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#22 Best Value Hotel in Lima
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“Call ahead and ask if a wedding or party is planned during your stay, and, if so, stay somewhere else if you expect to sleep before 4 a.m.”
 of 5 bubbles stephendK8502WP, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Interior rooms are nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles alomsastnx, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book the Presidential Suit”
 of 5 bubbles JDG764, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the street (like mine) can be quite noisy because of the single glass windows.”
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“See the room and try the beds before staying.”
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