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Gran Hotel Bolivar

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Reviewed 31 October 2009

If you want the plush luxury of a Sheraton then this hotel is not for you. I booked this incredibly cheap hotel to offset the cost of my stay at the Machu Picchu Lodge and was braced to expect some squalor. On arrival I immediately realised that I had made a discovery. It's a little shabby in places and a...

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1Thank voidoid_gen
Reviewed 19 October 2009

as grand as old grand gets ,,, turn of the century ish hotel in middle of Lima ,even Hemingway stayed here ,,, best pisco sours in town and in the bar Hemingway favored ,,,,, kinda spooky ,, hopefully haunted,, w/ cocoa leaf tea in lobby as well and has a kfc built in ! and the plaza its on has...

Thank HalM4
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 October 2009

I only had one night here, found it on an Irish site before I went to Peru, Great value, excellent large room, with sitting room, bed room, walk in closet, small hallway too. Great views also. Still cannot believe the small price I paid for it. Its a pity I only had 1 night - so judging this is a...

2Thank JPCD11RF
Reviewed 9 October 2009

The Gran Hotel Bolivar was certainly the place to stay in Lima during its heyday. Although its glory may have faded, there is no denying the building is a stunner. Located directly on the square and in brief walking distance to most of the sites in Lima's Centro, the Gran Hotel Bolivar is situated in a convenient spot. The room...

Thank elsenft
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2009

Had read the reviews here and booked it. It was as described, the grand old Ford in the foyer with a decent restaurant on the left. Our room was on the third floor, following long corridors in the hotel. The room was nice and basic, the bathroom was functional with hot water at certain times. Best part of the hotel,...

Thank gudkak
Reviewed 24 September 2009

After having stayed in the very bland Miraflores at the beginning of our two week trip around Peru, we decided to stay in Lima Centro for our last two days. The Gran Hotel Bolivar was recommended by a travel agent in Arequipa (Andina Travel Service, 402-A Jerusalen) and I have to say that we were pleasantly surprised, given how little...

Thank Markus_JA
santa cruz
Reviewed 14 September 2009

an amazing hotel for a great price in the middle of old lima beautiful fountains cool mall we stayed saturday night and the restaurant had a great band the food good too. and the staff is way cool. the plumbings old but you do have hot showers. but hay it's old lima. the coolest thing was the old car in...

Thank wethead
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 5 August 2009

I always stay at Gran Hotel Bolivar whenever I stay in Lima. It's centrally located in the heart of downtown. The nearby streets and plaza are filled with people out shopping and strolling well into the night, so it feels safe. Some have expressed concerns about noise-that can be avoided by requesting a 4th floor INSIDE room when making the...

Thank RickHo
Reviewed 23 July 2009

I love this hotel. Virtually untouched since it was built, the building has tons of original 1920s features (check out the brass door knobs in the rooms) and bags of character. Staff are unfailingly helpful and the location is right in the centre of the action for touristy stuff. My room was large, clean and comfy. If you want a...

Thank tim1154
sacramento ca
Reviewed 3 July 2009

The street was very noisy and the room was not clean, looked like it had not been vaccumed. The price was good and I tend to like old historic hotels,but I didn't like this one. The room also had a musty smell. It looks like it had not been updated in 50 years.

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Address: Jr de la Union 958 | Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru
Region: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Cercado de Lima
Price Range: $78 - $120 (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, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I would only book the Presidential Suite -- Go ahead splurge!”
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HansS642, 17 Jan 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, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Interior rooms are nice and quiet.”
alomsastnx, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book the Presidential Suit”
JDG764, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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