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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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San Miguel, El Salvador
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Concord, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Clean simple rooms. No wifi but there are 2 computers available. Complimentary coca tea upon arrival and a heater in the room. I got a room on the first floor facing the street. It gets pretty noisy out on the street way too early in the morning so maybe higher up could be quieter. The best part at this hotel... More

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Darwin, Australia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
27 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Spent 3 nights here as part of a Geckos tour. It's a nice quiet hotel. Rooms are fairly simple and basic. Hotel is well set up though. Complimentary cocoa tea always available in the lobby and one of the best breakfasts in hotels I've seen so far in Peru. Wifi isn't too flash, if you're any higher than level 2.... More

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Bakersfield, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

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
50 helpful votes 50 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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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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