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Gran Hotel Bolivar

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jr de la Union 958 | Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru (Cercado de Lima)
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Ranked #79 of 195 hotels in Lima
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Berkeley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A magnificent foyer and ground floor hallways indicate just what an impressive hotel this must have been in days of yore. Although in need of re carpeting on the higher floors, the hotel is worth a visit, even if only to admire the splendid domed entrance. The reception and room staff are friendly and efficient keeping the rooms and hallways... More

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Savannah, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

It's a shame Lima can't scrape up the scratch to restore her historic center. It's so much more alive and interesting than Miraflores which is where they shunt tourists because it's considered safer. But Lima's downtown is bustling with cool restaurants and treasures like the Gran Bolivar. Yes the beds are rock hard - I think someone in purchasing got... More

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Bangalore, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I traveled to Peru on work. I landed in Lima for the 1st time in July, 2013 and straight away checked in to the hotel booked for me in Miraflores. It was very cold and humid in Lima during that time and I was shocked to see that none of the rooms in the hotel had a heater available. I... More

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New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
75 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This Grand Hotel is an impressive place. Don't expect modern chain hotel amenities, just take it as it is: A palace for guests. Well preserved, so much to discover: wonderful furniture, original bathrooms, beautiful lamps, breathtaking views, a Rotunda lobby with a piano, a 1920 Ford T in the lobby, Silver sugar bowls. The housekeeping is done by real gentlemen... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at the end of a 3 week Peru tour, before heading back to Denmark. Service was poor, breakfast was basic, but the location and the old atmosphere was fantastic. We had a junior suite overlooking the plaza, and were entertained by just sitting and looking out of the window.

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Quito, Ecuador
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

There is no soap on the bathrom and I found a pubic hair in the bath tub. Also, there is a leaking in the bath, smells like an old museum. The air conditioning sounds like a tractor. I did not have a good sleep Finally, I made big mistake to choose these hotel.

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Slangerup, Denmark
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This was uhm.. definately a mixed experience. The great entrance is very impressive and it's obvious that this used to be a very luxurious, but honestly! The bed was rockhard, the noise from the street was unbearable, the interior was visibly worn and the room just smelled like grandmom. The atmosphere was worth a visit, but it's not a hotel... More

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Loma Linda, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is old. The beds are rocks and the bathrooms have original fixtures; no working plugs. The administration needs to update features like plug outlets, beds, etc... Very moldy and old smelling like a museum. Wouldn't stay here again.

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Stavanger, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed in this kind of dated hotel for 4 nights. We stayed in room 301 and didn't get much sleep due to a lot of noise from elevators and the room seems also to be located next to some of the staffs rooms. Even though the room was spacious the comfort was poor. The beds were rock hard, and... More

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Sturgeon Falls, ON, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stayed three nights when we first arrived in Peru on a 17 day holiday. Great location to explore central Lima. We chose an inside room to avoid street noise and it was great. Large room with basic furniture. Comfortable bed. Friendly staff. I like to stay at a heritage location and enjoy stepping back in history. Excellent value.

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Also Known As:
Gran Hotel Lima
Address: Jr de la Union 958 | Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Cercado de Lima
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#16 Romantic Hotel in Lima
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gran Hotel Bolivar 3.5*
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