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Gran Hotel Bolivar

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Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here as I wanted to stay in the El Centro area of Lima rather than Miraflores. I'm glad I did as I felt I was in a 'real' part of the city rather than a tourist haven. The area is within easy walking distance of the all the sites to see in this part of Lima. The hotel...

Thank GeoffD99
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our room (315)was large and cheap (USD60 on booking.com), and the hotel is marvelously and centrally located on San Martin. It felt like being on a set for a period movie, aided by the hotel being used as a set for a period movie. Everything about the place screamed faded grandeur. The thirds floor was the only floor with guests...

Thank David H
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a wonderful experience staying in Grand Bolivar. It is a big old building on the very busy square in the centre of Lima. Inside it is beautiful.The reception,the lobby and the bar are architectural beautiful and nicely decorated. The rooms are big and clean but one could say that the furnishing does need updating. It was a real...

Thank donna200910
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch and absolutely loved it. It's an old classic hotel, frequented in the way by the likes of clark gable and Ava Gardner. It's just beautiful. The food is delicious and not expensive, service is great and I highly recommend the pisco sours!! Don't miss this place!!

Thank mcrj_11
Reviewed April 13, 2017

We enjoyed our stay at the Gran Bolivar and applaud the excellent staff who have been running the hotel as a collective whilst waiting for a new owner. The place is an absolute piece of history and the hotel bar worth a visit to enjoy it's signature drink, Pisco Sour. The fact that the air conditioning in the entire hotel...

Thank fredhardman
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Loved this place!!! It's in the most beautiful square in the historic centre, just walking distance to all the main attractions including Santa Domingo The lobby has a 1920s ford car by reception All the features are original 1920s and it's very affordable It's so romantic and for very little money you can stay in a presidential suite the size...

1Thank Ashy108
Miami, Florida
Reviewed February 23, 2017

I will review this hotel as more of an attraction than an actual hotel since we did not stay here, only visited for a short while. It is located right across from the Plaza de San Martin a beautiful plaza/park boasting with lots of history which can be found everywhere you look. There is even a 1920's car inside the...

2Thank Luv2travel101974
Key west
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

I cancelled our reservation in Miraflores as we had a return visit back to Lima. To experience central or historic Lima. Remind you we stayed in 6 local hotels prior to this Terre Verde chain being the best. Hotel is in a good location. It does have its charm and elegance. Definitely shown by the furniture and fixtures. But in...

3Thank AAAkeywet
Round Rock, Texas
Reviewed February 7, 2017

When visiting Lima, it seems so many people neglect the city center for more touristy locations like Miraflores. During a recent trip, we found a hidden gem in the Gran Hotel Bolivar. It is in a fantastic location in the heart of Lima - just a short walk from the Plaza de Armas. Actually, we had a room overlooking the...

1Thank Shane7770
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed January 31, 2017

I stayed in the Gran Bolivar Hotel 27 years ago. It has visibly aged like me. It has great central location but renovation would be costly so the hotel is just getting older year by year. For $60 we got a room without air conditioning and toilet that we had to flush with a garbage pail filled with water from...

1Thank Stanislaw T
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $58 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Bolivar 3*
Number of rooms: 277
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“Get room facing inside of the hotel for less street noise.”
stanislawt2014, Jan 31, 2017 | Read review
“I would only book the Presidential Suite -- Go ahead splurge!”
  • Yes that is a rotary telephonein the bathroom
  • view from one of the balconies
  • Desk area of Presidential Suite
HansS642, Jan 17, 2017 | Read review
“Call ahead and ask if a wedding or party is planned during your stay, and, if so, stay somewhere else if you expect to sleep before 4 a.m.”
stephendK8502WP, Oct 29, 2016 | Read review
“Interior rooms are nice and quiet.”
alomsastnx, Sep 22, 2016 | Read review
“Book the Presidential Suit”
JDG764, Aug 20, 2016 | Read review
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