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Hotel Balsa

3.0 of 5 Jiron Cajamarca 555, Puno 01, Peru
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Balsa Inn has it's own natural style within a city full of concrete. The use of wood and several earth colored ceramic figurines of fantasy houses and gnomes, very original. The hotel is close to the main square of Puno, but there is no busy traffic in front of the hotel. The rooms were clean, the staff was very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We just had a 2 day stay at the Hotel Balsa and came away very impressed. The streetscape gives no clues to the quality of the hotel (as seems typical in Peru) The room was well appointed. Our's faced the street, but we weren't disturbed by any road noise. The staff were outstanding. With good advice on finding the eateries... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

For a 3 stars hotel (fully deserved) the price was really good. The room was excellent and the staff very helpful (they let us store our luggages overnight while on excursion on the Titicaca lake). The location is ideal, 2 blocks from Calle Lima (main street). The breakfast was one of the best we had in Peru. Highly recommend!

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Sydney, Australia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
31 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We stayed here one night and were given a lovely room, with a comfortable bed, working tv and clean bathroom. The shower had plenty of hot water but took ages to come through ...10 minutes, ...wasteful, this should be fixed. Breakfast was plentiful and varied ... Meats, cheeses, fruit, cereals, juice, coffee, tea, etc. The hotel is way from the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stayed here as part of a tour. The rooms were small but were clean and warm, with great bedding and wonderfully hot showers. There may have been some questionable smells around but it was still definitely my most comfortable hotel in Peru.

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27 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stayed here as part of our tour with Tucan. We stayed one night before we went to lake titicaca and one night after. The room smelt like sewerage and on the second night, we found a used tampon and a whole bunch of hair in the toilet bowl - despite there being a sign on top of the toilet... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Stayed at this hotel as part of a tour. After 2 weeks of staying in hotels all over Peru, this was the closest to the feel of an American hotel. The showers and bathtubs provided hot water, with great pressure, all day. The rooms had space heaters but they weren't really needed because the bedding was incredibly warm - it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Wonderful staff willing to do anything. A most pleasant two day stay. We chose a room with windows rather than an interior room. We needed parking and one of the staff went with us to find the park which was off site. Staff also organized a Lake Titicaca adventure. Nothing was a problem for them.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Average hotel with average facilities. Even for the price, I didn't expect to have such problems. The wifi did not work for Android devices, due to poor networking. We stayed on level 5. The water did not work in the morning (6:30am), so we could only flush the toilet once. Called reception and they sent someone up to fix it,... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great hotel very close to the main square. The staff was very helpful. If you need a cab or anything, simply ask the front desk and they are happy to help. WiFi was not good but if you need to use the Internet, the hotel has two computer in the lobby for you to use. The buffet breakfast was... More 

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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*
Number of rooms: 29
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