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“Excellent location, secure and friendly, but cold and dated”
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Grand Hotel Betsy
Ranked #134 of 228 Hotels in Lima
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Excellent location, secure and friendly, but cold and dated”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

The above says it all really. I LOVED the location - it is next door to the second best supermarket in Peru and the hotel has a fridge which allows you to take advantage of all of the lovely stuff in there. Yum. It is also 15-20 minutes walk in to Miraflores which is lovely and packed full of good restaurants (go and eat there - anywhere - you won't be disappointed). The location is very safe. The staff made us feel very welcome and were very helpful.

The hotel was relatively well equipped with internet at the main computer, TV with satellite in the rooms and a 24 hour reception / security. The safe in our room did not work, but we were offered use of the safety deposit box in the office.

But, the hotel is a bit dated. It smelled musty in the room, the shower area could have been cleaner, and breakfast was served in a very cold (partially open air) top floor restaurant. Overall, we didn't pay a lot, so we didn't get a lot. With a little bit of investment this could be very, very good, but for now it is average. Recommended for the location if you are on a very tight budget.

Room Tip: All rooms are good as they are set back from the main road by a courtyard.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Location is in a safe neighborhood and is right next to huge grocery store, mcdoncald, chilis, and few other american chains. The husband speaks very good english and the wife is not as fluent, but very kind. The rooms are HUGE and include refrig, tv, and microwave. They provide a bar of soap, so BYO shampoo and conditioner. In Lima, i strongly recommend only seeing the sites with tour groups, and when you are in taxis, make sure to put your suitcase in the trunk/boot and lock the doors. I would recommend this hoel in Lima- it was the largest room i stayed in during hte whole trip.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Waco, Texas
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Very good location in Miraflores two blocks from a traffic circle surrounded by several restuarants and a wonderful grocery store. The lobby is roomy, and the courtyard pretty. There is a small elevator in case your room is on an upper floor. Breakfast (chapa bread, jam, juice, instant coffee or tea) is served on the 6th floor with a good view of the surrounding Miraflores area and the Huaca Pucllana Inca ruins, just a couple blocks from the hotel. Staff was friendly, although none seemed to understand any English. The hotel seemed quite secure with the front door being locked day and night. Beds were rather hard. Some of the rooms have a refrigerator and microwave oven. Bathrooms were large and clean.

Room Tip: Suites are large and just a few dollars (soles) more expensive than a double room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

OVERALL
Nice, semi-charming place. i would stay here again if i were looking for a bargain.

PROS
The bed and pillows were reasonably comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. The courtyard is reasonably pleasant. The room was pretty basic, but had a bit of charm. Decent Miraflores location. Paid only about $50. Nice, basic breakfast served on rooftop.

CONS
Lock on window was missing, but once mentioned to the staff they sent a guy to fix it within a half hour. Windows open up to outdoor hallway. No hot water, but they said this was only temporary because of a broken pipe (actually there was a bit in the morning).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Garden City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We spent 2 days in Lima and found the prices at the Grand Betsy to be reasonable and liked the fact that they had a/c (surprisingly a lot of places we looked at did not!). The hotel was clean and comfortable. The staff were helpful and the area was safe. This is a good place to stay for those traveling on a budget.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Gatineau, Canada
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

I look for a long time in Lima for an afortable place with air conditioning. I stay 10 days in grand hotel Betsy and I enjoy my stay there. The staff is friendly. Small but clean room, fridge, microwave, little continental breakfast in the morning. Safe neighbourhood, nice location. Only complaint the safe box doesn't work in all the rooms but they offer me to keep my passeport in the safe in their office.
Quiet place but around 5 or 6 AM you will hear a rooster singing, That is the beauty of vacations in downtown Lima, I enjoy my stay there, My thanks to the staff, I enjoy my vacations.

Room Tip: Safe box in the rooms doesn't work,
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Niles, Michigan
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2012

Compared to the other hotels in Peru, this one was the best we stayed in. I gave it a 3.7 because it was almost close to "very good". The property in general was clean and pleasing to the eyes , but there was a water issue in the toilets on the first and second floor as well as around 5 am. We came as one huge group of students around 70 of us. When I asked them about it they hung up on me, great. The room also didn't heat properly, so it was hard to get out of bed. The food was great on the bright side and the front desk was friendly. There is also a nice view of the square from the 6th floor. Overall I would say that besides the other issues recently stated, I would have given the hotel 5 stars.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Grand Hotel Betsy
Address: Av. Santa Cruz 665 | Estamos Ubicados en El Distrito de Miraflores a Una Cuadra Del Ovalo Gutierrez, Lima 18, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Miraflores
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #134 of 228 Hotels in Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Hotel Betsy 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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