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Gran Hotel Bolivar

Jr de la Union 958 | Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru
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Montreal
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was there 4 nights ago, and read a few rewies myself before staying there. And I only have to say that indeed is and old hotel, but what caught my attention is the fact that there is always someone cleaning and dusting. Paid 306 soles per night and was very satisfy. Been there before but at the restaurant. I've already... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very well located hotel on a busy Square in the centre of the chaotic city of Lima. Time has passed by this historic building and all its charm, but the staff were friendly especially Jerusalen Carpio, who booked my flights to and from Cusco and arranged a 3 day trip to Machu Pichu. She made my trip to Peru... More 

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Ontario Canada
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In its day, this hotel must have been truly grand! Though the carpets are now worn and the furnishings need updating, there is still an air of elegance that surrounds you as you stand in the marvelous lobby topped by a huge dome of stained glass. Within walking distance of all the sights in the 'old city', it's definitely worth... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was interested in staying in a hotel with a tiny sense of ghosts. And ghosts to the max. My room was large and over looked the street activity and beautiful lights. The lobby and elevator was a gift to the eyes and senses. The location was perfect as I could walk in central Lima which was my goal. The... More 

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Lima, Peru
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142 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This has been a spectacular hotel in it's day. It's worth staying at for a day or two just for the historical significance and the beautiful Plaza San Martin just in front of the hotel. However, the truth is that the hotel is old and is in need of a major investment to restore its grandeur. The restaurant is just... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The dilapidated 'Grand' is not for everyone, but if you love the nostalgia and the tainted beauty of this Once Grand but still beautiful pice of history, stay at the Grand Bolivar. Amazing Foyer and ground floor will invite you into this old beauty, as you walk the strangely haunted hallways and enter the time capsule of a room you... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful hotel has a great location, from where it's easy to explore the city of Lima. The hotel has old, colonial style charm, and you can really tell that some decades ago this hotel has been "the place" to stay! Luckily the room rates are quite average, about $50-60 per night. We got a room with a balcony, a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I love old colonial buildings so I thought...how bad can this be...? Oooh dear. Shabby rooms with broken fittings, staff who are indifferent/uninterested. 'Breakfast' is cold soggy toast and a coffee served to you when the staff are good and ready. You need to be a very, very heavy sleeper to combat the noise from the street. Stay in San... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I had read the reviews when I booked this former grande-dame of Lima hotels. However I wanted to stay the night in a central location, in Centro, in a historic place. My mistake! As I entered the lobby, my first impression was a distinct but a depressive one: the place SMELLED old! (that funky smell you get in old houses... More 

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San Francisco, California
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I arrived at the Gran Hotel Bolivar and the lobby was amazing. It is made from real marble with marble columns and a stain glass dome ceiling. But the hotel is falling apart. The hotel was probably the best hotel in Lima in the past, but no longer. The structure has not been maintained. The noise from the streets come... More 

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