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Gran Hotel Bolivar

Jr de la Union 958 | Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in this hotel in Lima for a day off at the end of a business trip. It is very centrally located in Lima's old city center. Let's start with a caveat: if you like to stay in a place surrounded by European and North American tourists sipping a low quality pisco sour while collectively reading the Lonely Planet... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Employee owned. Good service. Very elegant/vintage. Like stepping into the 1920s. Very clean although a bit aging. Large rooms. Beware, beds are very firm and could prove uncomfortable for many. Excellent view of Plaza San Martin from a window or balcony but with the view comes some street noise. Within walking distance of shopping, banking, dining, etc. Very nice bar... More 

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Magalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The finest hotel in Lima, Peru, enjoyed by dignitaries and those seeking an extraordinary hotel experience! Gran Hotel Bolivar is a hotel that has stepped out of another era. Large lobbies, heavy rugs from the near East, pillars, murals, European cuisine, and white glove service. Stepping outside the hotel one notes that the Gran Hotel Bolivar has been located in... More 

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We liked being on Plaza San Martin and being just a few blocks from Plaza Mayor. It was a perfect location for exploring the historic district on foot. As many other reviewers have noted, the rooms are large but dated. Not everything functions perfectly. But this is what we expected when we chose this hotel.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By the time you are entering Hotel Bolivar, you can immediate tell that this was an exclusive one several years ago. The lobby and the surrounding rooms remind an aristocrat 5star hotel. Ofcourse it is no more and you will realize that by entering the rooms. I dont know why this hotel was left behind, maybe bad management or financial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My daughter and I recently went to Lima to see museums and other cultural sites.I found the Gran Bolivar Hotel on line and was immediately impressed that it was where we should stay.The hotel was built in 1924 and was conceived from a european tradition of the Grand hotels to be found in every Capital city.The public areas are beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The best hotel in Lima when it was built - but that was over 90 years ago! Large rooms with great proportions, some superb public areas, and caring staff. But the location downtown, although now improving, is no longer the best in Lima and the 'best' hotels and residential areas are now away to the south. So there hasn't been... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We booked Gran Hotel Bolivar for a night so that we would be within walking distance of the historic sights....that's about all that was really great about this place, the location. The entire hotel looks like it hasn't been updated since 1945. Our room faced the Plaza and there were cabs honking all night and then loud music started up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Another bar frequented by Ernest Hemmingway! We had a famous Cathedral (double) Pisco Sour in the bar. The atmosphere was filled with old world charm, a great place to relax after walking around the Centro.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

When we stay in a major city with a historical area we like to stay close to the attractions we want to visit. According to the guidebooks many of the nicer hotels and restaurants are out in the suburbs and require taxi rides (in what often seems like very bad Lima traffic) to get back and forth. This place had... More 

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Additional Information about Gran Hotel Bolivar

Address: Jr de la Union 958 | Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Cercado de Lima
Price Range: $48 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Bolivar 3*
Number of rooms: 277
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#11 Best Value Hotel in Lima
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