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Gran Hotel Bolivar

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Reviewed 7 May 2010

My husband & I stayed and this grand old lady for abou a week during the April 2010. Excellent location within walking distance from the main city center churches, museums and barrio chino. The hotel was very clean & even though it has not had any major renovation in what seems to be years. As you walked around the building...

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Reviewed 25 April 2010

I stayed here for the last 3 nights of my trip to Lima, and am really glad I did. The hotel itself was beautiful, and in a great location. There were great sights to see nearby, although I found myself taking a lot of photos just of the hotel. Although the rooms could use renovation to restore them to their...

2Thank Oliver M
New York City
Reviewed 24 April 2010

I loved this hotel! It is superbly located if you want to be within walking distance of all the historic sites. It is a luxury hotel from the 1930s, now a bit faded but filled with romance. If you want the anonymous sterility of a modern 5-star hotel, this is not for you. But if you like a touch of...

1Thank Johnvinton
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 19 April 2010

I booked the "Grand" Bolivar based the tripadvisor reviews and the price. From the outside and the location on one of Lima's major plazas, I was expecting something special. Entering the main door into the rotonda lobby was kind of creepy but still grand. The nearby front desk behind an antique charm was manned by three pleasant enough clerks who...

1Thank potrerohillman
Krivoklat, République tchèque
Reviewed 18 April 2010

The Bolivar is a huge building that was built to accomodate heads of state in the twenties. Located un San Martin Square (bring your earplugs) in Old Downtown Lima, not a thing has been changed (except a few lightbulbs) since then, including the lifts, the fittings, even the original leather waste baskets are still there. We got a "room" overlooking...

2Thank Dieu_Vivant
Kent, Washington
Reviewed 25 February 2010

My friends, family and I arrived around 2:30am, they where very courteous and willing to help on any matter. Kind of slow to get requests, but nice people and helpful. We got our reservations through agoda.com which is just a standard 2 single beds option. We had 3 rooms, my husband and my daughter shared one, they came to my...

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Reviewed 24 February 2010

If you want the Hyatt or Hilton style of modern confort, this is not for you. If you want an immemorable time journey, it is. Built in the 1920´s it must have been state of the art, not just for Peru but in comparison with Paris, New York etc. The great thing is, little har changed, except that they have...

1Thank DKWorldtraveller
Reviewed 9 January 2010

For $27 (from 1800hotels.com), this hotel is a great value. It's definitely past its prime, but we found that charming. It was reasonably clean, our bathroom had a bidet, the lobby is gorgeous, and the front desk was not very helpful. There's free internet in the lobby. A great choice for the budget traveler who is willing to rough it...

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Reviewed 5 January 2010

this was a delight to find. the rooms are large with quality period furniture somewhat like a set from an agatha christie film. the bathroom entirely period but everything works fine . the hotel has character in spades and its shortcomings are very easy to to adjust to .we dined in the restaurant and whilst the service was slow the...

2Thank chris0203
Reviewed 31 October 2009

If you want the plush luxury of a Sheraton then this hotel is not for you. I booked this incredibly cheap hotel to offset the cost of my stay at the Machu Picchu Lodge and was braced to expect some squalor. On arrival I immediately realised that I had made a discovery. It's a little shabby in places and a...

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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: $81 - $138 (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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“Get room facing inside of the hotel for less street noise.”
stanislawt2014, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I would only book the Presidential Suite -- Go ahead splurge!”
  • Yes that is a rotary telephonein the bathroom
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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.”
stephendK8502WP, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Interior rooms are nice and quiet.”
alomsastnx, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book the Presidential Suit”
JDG764, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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