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Hotel Balsa

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jiron Cajamarca 555, Puno 01, Peru
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Ranked #29 of 64 hotels in Puno
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bakersfield, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights in June 2014. A lot of tour groups stay here as well, and the front desk is helpful managing tours, questions around town, getting you a taxi for the day (we did this with Leo, a 22yo who also works at the hotel, and he was the BEST driver we had in all of... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a Geckos tour. The hotel is in a good location only one block from Plaza de Armas and relatively quiet. Our room was plainly decorated, but a decent size, clean and comfortable with a TV and heater provided. The free wi-fi was unreliable in our room but worked well in common... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The first room we were offered was overwhelming with the toxic small of fresh varnish (second time for this in Peru). The staff offered us a darker room with a funky, musty smell. I was hesitant but took it over suffocation by varnish. The room was warm thanks to a heater, had hot showers and a hair dryer. We kept... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed at the Hotel Balsa with friends for one night while visiting Lake Titicaca. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The help we received from the front desk was amazing. Delicia working at the front desk was awesome. There was some problems with our room and she changed us into a nicer room immediately. She booked us a... More

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san antonio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Hotel Balsa Inn is clean and conveniently located for walking to the main plaza and some nice restaurants. The staff was outstanding and their fluent English was a big plus. We had a very nice stay. They stored our luggage after we checked out and we spent a couple of hours reading in the comfortable lobby until it was time... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed here for two separate nights. On the first night we had very nice, spacious king room. On the second night, we had a twin double room that was mainly of a similar standard although not as good as the king room (a bit less spacious and more prone to noise from other rooms). The hotel is in a... More

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Keremeos, Canada
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35 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This hotel was suggested by a travel agent, and although glad we stayed there, we were glad we did not book with the travel agent, as they wanted way more money than walking up. The hotel is in an excellent location, one street off from the main plaza, and very near the main strip that has all the restaurants and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The hotel was not easy to find as our GPS was not aware of the one-way streets in Puno. Once we found the hotel, we got to the room quickly, the receptionist was very friendly, nice and spoke fluent English. The rooms are a bit outdated, but spacious and clean. Our room was facing the inner courtyard and it was... More

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Fresno, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The Balsa's on an unimpressive side street, but convenient to the bright lights of Jiron Lima. Hotel caters to adventure tour groups. Rooms are fairly nice. Wi-fi is relatively reliable. There's a nice breakfast buffet, aggressively policed against those trying to cop more than they've paid for!

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Bear River, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed two nights as part of GAdventures trip. Good location and clean room. No problems with hotel. Did not spend a lot of time in hotel . Breakfast was fine and included in the room rate.Easy walk back into the tourist areas of the town

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Address: Jiron Cajamarca 555, Puno 01, Peru
Location: Peru > Puno Region > Puno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Balsa 3*
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We are your best and safer choice. With our welcoming attention and efficient service you will feel at home.The Balsa Hotel offers to all its guests the comfort of its modern facilities and equipment, thus like its experience in Hotels.Our only intention is to satisfy desires and necessities with our guests, guaranteeing their unforgettable holidays and making the most of your . Luxury rooms and bathrooms Buffet Breakfast included for all guests All carpeted rooms Box spring beds Super king beds Private bathroom with tub and shower Hot water 24 hours Heating in all rooms Hair Dryer in all rooms Safe box in all rooms Telephone in all rooms WI-FI in all Hotel TV per cable. ... more   less 
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