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Hotel Balsa

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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connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think we had the same triple room on the 2nd floor George did, just okay. Like he said faced an air shaft with a window o the hallway. Great hot shower, close to Puno's main square, clean and comfortable room, breakfast was very nice. Staff was nice.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a triple room on the 2d floor, with a window facing the air shaft. It was relatively spacious, very clean, nice bathroom/shower (hot water and very good pressure) and included a heater, telephone, TV and safe . It was very quiet, although occasionally you could hear a distant door slamming. WiFi was OK in the room. The staff... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a pleasant hotel just minutes away from Puno's main square and the streets where all the cafés, restaurants and bars are. The hotel staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I stayed on two separate occasions in different rooms and both rooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable and the showers were always piping hot. There are in room... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Other than the helpful staff, this was a disappointing hotel. The staff were great and even organised a clothes wash for me. However, the room wasn't great (cold and not very clean) and the breakfast poor. The hotel is close to the main plaza.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The hotel is very central, one block from the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. Quality of rooms can vary - I had a room with a window with a view on the Cathedral towers while my parents had a room with a window on the interior corridor. From their bathroom you could easily hear noises from the room next... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Worst stay ever. Very cold. Nothing worked (hot water, hair dryer...). We had only one window...to the corridor. The whole night was light out there, although we went three times out to turn it off. There was also a couch in front of our "window". So it was not only bright outside but also loud all night long. The breakfast... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 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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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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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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