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Gran Hotel Bolivar

3.5 of 5 Jr de la Union 958 | Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru
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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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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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20 hotel reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We stayed at the Bolivar for three days to take in museums. Just a great place to relax. If you want new and flashy accommodations go over to the Marriott in Mira Flores. The Bolivar has an atmosphere that cannot be replicated with money. Every walk we took showed us street performances and demonstrations. I grant you the Plaza is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I had dinner here at the Gran Hotel this week and although historic, it is over-rated and really just old and looking run down. I understand keeping the historic look, but you can replace program items and update toilets and such with new ones. The food was average and expensive. Worth walking in to look around, but not worth your... More 

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Gerringong, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The hotel is a beautiful old iconic building and located on a lovely plaza. Sure, it is a bit tired but it is full of history and old world charm with a pervading smell of furniture polish. The entrance and lobby are magnificent and the rooms are well appointed in 1920's style. The reception staff were very helpful and polite.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Horrid hotel! Where to start? Pros- - Location - Check out was easy - Taxi was arranged on time - Lovely old building Cons- - Bathroom looked like a smurf had thrown up in it - saving grace was that it was clean - Rooms were freezing and no heat - Only curtains were sheer and didn't close at all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

No guest I imagine chooses to stay at the Gran Hotel Bolivar without knowing what to expect and what to enjoy. We arrived at 1 in the morning and the check in process was swift & efficient. So many different parts of the hotel are very much last century and therefore you are, without realising it, staying in an historical... More 

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Truro, Massachusetts
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18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The location is good for exploring Limas historic center. Hotel still a classic but well worn. Room was big, hot water and tv worked, felt secure. The included breakfast was average. The cocktail lounge is nice for a late day Pisco Sour and watching the people in Plaza San Martin. Good value. I also thought taxies to other areas of... More 

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Address: Jr de la Union 958 | Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Cercado de Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gran Hotel Bolivar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 277
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