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Gran Hotel Bolivar

Jr de la Union 958 | Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is of course the grand dame of Lima . when we went we knew from reading reviews what to expect . she truly is the grand old dame of Lima. We absolutely loved the faded charm and immense style of this hotel ..Stay here and you will have tales to tell others . Forget all the tales of... More 

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Little Egg Harbor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a grand hotel as the name suggests. History abounds from the antique Ford in the lobby to the thick granite check-in counter. The counter has seen so many thousands of guests that you can see that it has been eroded by the hands and arms that have rubbed the stone to concave. The location is prime. There is... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought I was getting a great deal, staying in a beautiful, historic hotel close to downtown Lima for less than $100 a night. When I walked into the lobby, it was just as I had imagined, but that's when everything went downhill. The staff were average, at best - far below the excellent standard I had experienced elsewhere in... More 

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Lyon, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived very late and we had to leave very early (before the breakfast) to take a flight to Cuzco. The hotel is old fashioned. Not at the actual standards. Bathroom is not very efficient. The flush of the toilet is very special. The corridors are noisy. The service at the reception was good.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This hotel has so much potential but is badly in need of investment. It is set in an old colonial building with fantastic period features. It is also in the city centre, a few minutes walk away from the Plaza de Armas and other attractions. However, you do not get the feeling of perfect cleanliness in this hotel. Carpeting both... More 

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Roseville, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

As long as you know what to expect, this is a great hotel at a great value. First the good news. Gran Hotel Bolivar [GHB] is in a great location, right on Plaza San Martin, and just steps from the pedestrian mall of La Union. The lobby and restaurant are just what you´d expect in a classic 1920s hotel: marble... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Despite being a little overpriced, we had a nice lunch. We ordered 2 ceviches, 1 main dish and a salad. All for 2 people. It was much more than we would have expected and too much for 2. The price was high, but we were happy overall with the quality of the food and the service.

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Silverthorne, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Arrived in Lima at 0600 and got to the hotel by 0700, had booked online before leaving USA. Was allowed early check in. Room included a sitting area and two twin beds. Beds clean although mattresses are hard. Lima drivers like their car horns and location was a little noisy. Good value and in center of old downtown Lima. Recommended.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If this place had around £1M spent on it would be a stunning place. There is charm her but it has been left to go off a bit. Now that is partly its own fault but partly the fault of the travel guides that say give Lima a miss and many people do. The Peru travel board should be singing... More 

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