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Portland, Maine
Reviewed 14 July 2011

This place was great, we were staying in a different hotel in Lima and went to visit the Gran Bolivar for a Pisco (we hadn't chosen to stay here because of some of the negative reviews). After visiting and asking to see a room we booked a night. The hotel is elegant and old, not like most hotels which are...

4Thank sademenace
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 June 2011

Stayed here for a couple of nights before heading up to Cusco for the Inca Trail. The hotel is in a good location in Central Lima within easy walking distance of all historic sites and some great shopping and restaurant options. The rooms were massive and very clean. The overall feel of the place was nice, it was like stepping...

1Thank Brissygal84
Aurora, Illinois
Reviewed 15 June 2011

Got a FANTASTIC price on Orbitz and the Gran Bolivar promised a very different hotel stay in Lima. We experienced elegance from another era with the possibility of a haunted night (sadly, no ghost encounters). The hotel is gorgeous and in a great location. The rooms were large , but seems to have been renovated last in the 1970's. The...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 June 2011

A $85 room/night downtown Lima is a sweet deal... if you are a sound sleeper. Otherwise, ask for a room that does not overlook the plaza but the back instead, or the inner patio if possible. While the hotel has the charm of the 1920 era, furniture and windows seem to be from that era as well. We had a...

1Thank Dolceinyc
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 June 2011

I got my best nights' sleep of my vacation here: because it's as quiet as a tomb. That's a welcome relief from the architecture of most Peruvian lodging where the walls are paper thin. We knew what we were getting into in this place. Old. Worn down. Seen better days. Possibly haunted. But we were giddy with just how gaudy,...

1Thank Chiquita15
Reviewed 17 May 2011

Stayed on 2 separate nights either side of a 4 day excursion and have to say I nearly didn't go back after the first night. Now I wasn't expecting much for the money I paid for the room but it was truly awful. The door didn't lock properly and the room had no curtains and the bathroom was very poor....

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1Thank Bloke-Abroad
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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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: $82 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Bolivar 3*
Number of rooms: 277
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“I would only book the Presidential Suite -- Go ahead splurge!”
  • Old Radio in the nightstand -- still sorta works.
  • Sitting area of Presidential suite
  • Desk area of Presidential Suite
  • view from one of the balconies
  • Yes that is a rotary telephonein the bathroom
 of 5 bubbles HansS642, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles BorisJansen2014, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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