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Hotel Balsa

Jiron Cajamarca 555, Puno 01, Peru
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Centrally located only one street back from the main plaza and short walk to Lima Street for restaurants, ATMs etc. Good basic hotel, offering wifi & breakfast. Room was clean and comfortable. Ours overlooked the street and surprisingly wasn't noisy. You do get some noise from the central stairwell areas if people are standing & talking in them, however this... More 

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Betekom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Hotel is near the city center, just one block from Plaza de Armas. Good rooms, ask a room with a window outside (during our second stay we did ask one). Breakfast was good with lots of fresh fruits, meat, cereals,… Very friendly staff, english was not always very good but they did their utmost best to understand you. It is... More 

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Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A lovely clean inn, just a couple of blocks from the main tourist street in Puno. Our room was very clean and well appointed, Nice breakfast. Staff were very friendly and helpful, trying to help us track down a late taxi in the morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Nice mid range hotel which we stayed in twice as part of a tour. Rooms and beds are cosy and comfortable with decent bathrooms. Breakfast one of the best inclusions on the tour to date. Staff friendly and helpful too.

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connecticut
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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Romania
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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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