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Hotel Balsa

Jiron Cajamarca 555, Puno 01, Peru
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Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing that stands out for me about this hotel, good or bad, other than its a good location. I did find the staff very helpful if we needed anything. It does have an elevator for the higher floors. If possible, request that you face the street. The rooms are much brighter. The first room we had on the... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a comfortable hotel one block from the Plaza D'Amas. The staff were very welcoming and we were given a cup of coca tea on arrival. The room was modest but had everything needed including a very comfortable bed and pillows. We were in one of the front rooms on the street which was noisy during the day but... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Good location near the centre of Puno but otherwise very average hotel. Nice bathroom & plenty of hot water. Nice comfortable bedroom. Breakfast fine eggs & fruit but nothing really special. Wii Fii intermittent as most places in this part of Peru.

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The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

This place is old but it is good enough. - Old decor but that doesn't bother us that much. Thus the furniture is bulky and take up much space. Too bad for those with big luggages. - No fridge. - Walls are thin so you could hear your neighbours/other guests. - Free WiFi in the room but it was slow.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This "hotel" is the worst we ever stayed in! The room exuded a stale odour, probably from an ages old carpet. The Wi-Fi was intermittent, so was the warm water at night. There were no towel bars in the bathroom for the wet/used towels. The safety deposit box in the room was defective - the two staff members attempting to... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

So the location is the best thing to say about this hotel. The staff are good, the rooms large and clean. The breakfast one of the better ones we had in Peru. Yes as a tour hotel ok, but ensure you get a good rate if staying here independently. That's it I'm afraid except to say ask for their promo... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Nothing very fancy, but the staff is amazing and it is very well placed, next to the Plaza de Armas. It was the best hotel I stayed in Peru and they got us a táxi for the bus terminal. Very good breakfast.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

The balsa inn was a wonderful place to stay for a few nights on either side of our lake titicaca tour. The hotel is pretty centrally located, we could easily walk to the center of town to the restaurants and bars. Nice place with a good breakfast and room service.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

The hotel beds are big, comfortable and clean. Breakfast is good but there wasn't much of a variety. It was more like a hostel breakfast. Front desk staff are helpful but don't speak great english. The wifi works well and the hotel is situated in a really central place, close to the centre of town and the street with all... More 

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melaniehookuk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We were tired when we arrived here after a long journey and were so pleased to find that the rooms were clean,warm and comfortable with carpets and that the receptionist was very welcoming and efficient. She booked us into a tour on Lake Titicaca for the next morning, which turned out to be excellent. Breakfast was really copious and varied-if... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are your best and safer choice. With our welcoming attention and efficient service you will feel at home.The Balsa Hotel offers to all its guests the comfort of its modern facilities and equipment, thus like its experience in Hotels.Our only intention is to satisfy desires and necessities with our guests, guaranteeing their unforgettable holidays and making the most of your . Luxury rooms and bathrooms Buffet Breakfast included for all guests All carpeted rooms Box spring beds Super king beds Private bathroom with tub and shower Hot water 24 hours Heating in all rooms Hair Dryer in all rooms Safe box in all rooms Telephone in all rooms WI-FI in all Hotel TV per cable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Balsa

Address: Jiron Cajamarca 555, Puno 01, Peru
Location: Peru > Puno Region > Puno
Price Range: $39 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Balsa 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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