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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 #92 of 197 hotels in Lima
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous rooms for less than the price of a modern box hotel room. It's like being on set of The Shining, only with a Model T ford in the foyer! Their pisco sour was rotten, so use the specialist bar under the main hotel entrance. Great location, moody staff, faded grandeur and oodles of character. Room 332 if you have... More

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20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A hotel with character and some grand function rooms. The character includes somewhat threadbare carpets in places, patchy free WiFi and bathrooms in need of a little repair. However, everything worked adequately and the rooms were larger than I'd expected. Location is fantastic with Plaza st Martin (Jackson look-alike, street performers, political/philosophical speakers) literally on the doorstep and the main... More

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Southwold, United Kingdom
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271 reviews 271 reviews
61 hotel reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this hotel, the last time wss five years ago, nothing has changed, in fact I doubt if a lot has changed in the last sixty years. It may have passed its heyday but we enjoyed its past splendour, The rooms are something from the past, the reception is as it was many years ago.... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pleasant but dated Hotel in Lima. We enjoyed the history and the once stately elegance of the hotel. I loved it for its old school charm but it would be nice if it was updated to modern standards. This was once a beautiful hotel and could be again with a great location. One thing to have here... More

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was once a great place but the rooms need better attention. Our room was so warm the fan barely worked. The linens were stained and the bathroom was so outdated. The toilet was falling apart. The noise at night is unbearable w loud club music and drunk people walking by the plaza. The front desk was not helpful... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice! Great location that you can walk to great shopping! I would so go back to this hotel. Mostly clean and right next to a KFC, which is a plus!!!!!! Nice staff and good food! Go stay here for a great stay!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We could never have afforded this hotel at its heyday, early 1920s, but totally enjoyed its (sadly) declining aura and could easily imagine ourselves dressed appropriately (sequins for me, tails for him), walking thru the marble and the gilt, accompanied by the music of the grand piano and admiring the model Ford T in the foyer (no sign to say... More

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Oakland, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this hotel for use as a day room, as we had 12 hours in Lima before our late evening return flight to the states. The location was fairly convenient, but the square can be loud with various protest, gatherings, and unending car horns. We reserved a junior suite, and the room was nice and big and everything for... More

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17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

it was our first day in Lima, we were tired, it was hot but not sunny and we needed a rest. Cocktails on the terrace of the Bolivar were actually really good. One of the other reviews talks about the loud music - it wasn't like that when we went - and we shared a tapas plate between us which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Walking into the Gran Bolivar transports you back in time... to a time of opulence, luxury, and impeccable architectural attention to detail. It feels like you are in an old fashioned black & white movie, where in the lounge you might find Humphrey Bogart or Katharine Hepburn dressed in their finery enjoying a drink, or where, on return to your... 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*
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