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Gran Hotel Bolivar

Jr de la Union 958 | Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 3 nights in the Presidential Suite. It has seen better days but the rooms were huge and gave a feel of what it must have been like in it's full pomp. One large balcony and 2 smaller ones, The bedroom balcony looking out on to the Plaza St Martin. The air conditioning could have worked more efficiently, the... More 

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Bruxelles
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We spent one night at the Gran Hotel Bolivar in August 2014. The location is ideal, next to all the main attractions in Lima’s city centre. The hotel itself is an institution in Lima. It is one of the first luxurious hotels in Lima, and a lot of famous artists and politicians have stayed there in the past (such as... More 

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Dołuje Mierzyn, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

I have spent here two nights only, beacause I was going further. Overall, I think it is a nice płace to stay while visiting Lima. It is located near in a city center, thats why its easy to sightseeing all the main buildings. Whole hotel looks nice and clean but I prefer something modern. You can feel, that the time... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I checked into my $85 single, and then asked if a balcony room was available. For $110 I am now in a suite with 2 balconies overlooking the square watching a great live band. The room is top notch for its age and price . In Miraflores you get a boring hi rise. Sure there's some noise. That's life in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Very well positioned hotel that is stuck in a sort of time warp. The hotel has an old world charm that has decided to stay that way rather than update itself. Having said that, the rooms are a good size and the breakfast provided is also of good value. Stay here for the location only.

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237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Gran Hotel Bolivar offers very nice shabby old world elegance. Bring your ear plugs if you request a room looking over the square. We booked a Jr suite including breakfast two months in advance of our November visit. We were given room #308 and it didn't disappoint. The living room and bed room were decorated in period furniture with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is in a very old building that doesn't seem to have been refurbished in decades. The beds are very firm and the decor old and fading. We had two nights here and its location suited us being right I the centre, if we were staying for longer I would probably look for a more comfortable hotel.

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

For us this was a great start to our travels in Peru. Straightforward check-in on arrival from the airport in the early hours and immediately impressed by the faded grandeur of the entrance, lobby, corridors. The location, on one of the two main squares in the city centre was perfect. Our room was impressively large, with its own entrance hall... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Nice hotel, good location, but avoid staying at the weekends or when there is a festival. Noise(loud music) from parties(Halloween and a private party when i stayed) held in the hotel on Friday and Saturday into very late at night was unbelievably loud and there was NO consideration made for the peace and comfort of hotel guests. Ear plugs did... More 

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Phoenix
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I stayed here for my second stay in four years. Overall, I was happy with it, considering the price. This is a place that people may love or hate, depending on how interested they are in the historical aspect of the hotel, and seeing what a luxury hotel from the 1920's looked like. In my first stay, I passed through... More 

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