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Gran Hotel Bolivar Lima

Jirón de la Union 958, Historic Area, Lima, Peru Lima 01 (Show on map)

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Area: Historic Area Number of Rooms: 80
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Gina N. Families with older children United States of America, May 25, 2012
Not recommended

Historical features
The hotel staff is not really helpful. The room is not comfortable. The bath tub is old.
Teresita P. Couples United States of America, April 28, 2012
Great location in the city center

Location and good service
* Great location - walking distance to Plaza de armas and several tourist attractions in the city center. * Great service - very helpful staff; baggage storage is great * Basic complimentary breakfast - can add cheese & fresh fruits. * Bathroom can use some updating.
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: Don't miss to visit those beautiful churches nearby: Main cathedral, Sto. Domingo, San Pedro, San Francisco, Sta. Rosa, San Agustin, Las Mercedes
Valdis B. Couples Latvia, April 18, 2012
Crumbling elegance

I really enjoyed my stay at Gran Hotel Bolivar. I booked the junior suite at a very reasonable rate. Sure it was dated and may have been elegant in the 1960s. There is little of the last quarter century in this room but I love the history! The balcony opens to the city square and the bar serves mean cocktails- is it true that the pisco sour was seved here first? Probably not, but Orson Welles but probably was convinced that this was so. Interesting hotel- how long shall it stay as it is? Hurry before it it brought into this cewntury.
Vanessa P. Couples United Kingdom, October 29, 2011
Excellent service

Excellent location
Excellent location for sightseeing - everything within easy reach. Hotel staff very helpful
Vanessa P. Couples United Kingdom, October 7, 2011
Just as the guide book said - faded but grand.

Excellent service
Just as the guide book said - a bit faded but obviously very grand in it's day. Excellent service
Laura J. Families with older children July 24, 2011
A grand hotel with lots of character

Colonial zone of Lima and Enormous Rooms!
beautiful hotel with rooms with tons of character and space. great location in heart of colonial center of lima. great, firm beds. the catedral de pisco sour is next store. the only problems were you have to be careful at night in this area and its very loud! lots of honking horns all night - not a problem in the interior rooms, but the ones looking over the plaza are fantastic. so bring your earplugs.
Sightseeing/Attractions Tip: bike tours of lima - is a fantastic tour around coastal lima. super fun for anyone - great to do with kids (9yrs or older). also, loved the parque de agua in central lima. we walked through the parks to get there from gran bolívar. it was spectacular at night- try the labrinto fountain for fun!
Mary G. Solo travelers United States of America, June 21, 2011
This old hotel screams of glorious times gone by.

Bidet, huge tub, parquet floors, beautiful furniture, worth closet.
The bottle of cold water arrived quickly to my room with a reasonable fee and a glass. The breakfast was the best I had in Peru. I couldn't find the elevator and wasn't sure if I would have been able to operate it as it was a sticky one. I walked my luggage to the basement by mistake and a willing person helped me. I loved my stay.
Travel tip: My pal had an airport snafu and I arrived late. I was hoping for ann evening tour but missed that opportunity. This downtown address was the best of Lima I'm sure.
Matthew F. Couples Australia, April 17, 2011
Old Hotel with a lot of charm

Centrally located
great location, but very much dated furnishings. bed was comfy and hot water plentiful. very noisy at night.
Kim K. Solo travelers Denmark, April 15, 2011
wonderful hotel

Old and charming
wonderful hotel from the old days. it is somewhat torn down, but this is part of its charm. room was big with an old fashioned bathroom. there was a balcony with a nice view to the street. breakfast was excelent with eggs on choice.
Therese C. Solo travelers Australia, March 29, 2011
A slice of history

Really a gem
months later i am still dreaming of the fabulous little breakfast pastries with the caramel filling; along with the silver ware on the table. for this second visit i requested an inside room. the rooms have large windows, no view but absolutely no street noise. really, zero noise. thank you to the wonderful front desk staff; eva , christina and jerusalem for their many tips on enjoying lima. especially eva's food tips.

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