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|Value for money||8.6|
|Nearest airport||Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM)|
|Distance to airport||8.5 km|
"All hotel staff were very helpful."
14 October 2016
"Great location and price."
27 December 2016
"Vert good location"
3 June 2016
"I am very happy to have selected the Gran Bolivar Hotel Lima..."
14 October 2016
Gran Hotel Bolivar is located in the centre of downtown Lima. It is close to Plaza San Martin and offers free Wi-Fi. Shops, restaurants and transport links are within walking distance. All rooms include a balcony, with a view of the plaza. The modern rooms are tastefully decorated and well equipped, with en suite bathrooms and classic furniture. Bathrooms are clean and spacious. The complimentary continental breakfast is served in Gran Hotel Bolivar’s restaurant. Evening meals at the restaurant include international and local dishes. Jorge Chavez Airport is 10 km away.
"I enjoyed the two days staying at this hotel."
14 October 2016
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Gran Hotel Bolivar Lima
Lima City Center
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Classic and historical hotel, nice location/staff”
It is a huge hotel, and I almost lost my way to the room. The hotel is located at San Martin Square, but only a few rooms have the view of the square. We had a room aside the street, which is a bit noisy during evening and morning. The room is simple and bed is not very comfortable, but the bath room is very big. I love the coffee in the breakfast especially, probably I had so much light coffees days before. The reception area is unique and interesting, very ancient and classic. A lot of famous names stayed in this hotel before. I will advise the hotel to decorate the rooms to a high standard, then plus its history and location, it would be one of the best hotel in the city.
Great history and perfect location”
We loved this hotel: a real relic from a more elegant era. While a little worn, this hotel has romance and history in its favour. The junior suite was just that a suite of roooms, and the lievely view over the street made up for the often noisy traffic. The hotel staff were friendly and efficient. Breakfast was a welcome change from the ususal indifferent buffets....and the on site original Pisco Sour bar is a tourist attraction in itself!
Solo Man Traveler”
Stayed 2 nights. Great location and price. This ancient structure has so much history and personality. Wifi wasn't fantastic in the room but everything else was stunning and rich. Checking in and out was simple, even speaking English.
Best accommodation in Lima in terms of value, services and location”
It was my first visit to Lima. I am very happy to have selected the Gran Bolivar Hotel Lima. I enjoyed the two days staying at this hotel. The hotel restaurant should be recommended to all tourists, not only for the quality of the food, but also the value for money. All hotel staff were very helpful.
Great place to stay in all its very traditional but faded glory. The large silver sugar containers on every dining table looked quite resplendent. There were plenty of friendly staff, in all quite impressive.
Grand Old Dame at one end of the Historic DIstrict”
She is a little frayed around the edges, but what a beautiful old hotel she is! Just stepping under the cupola of the entrance is at step back into another time. The breakfast is a little ho-hum, and if there were any complaint from the modern traveler, it is the spotty wi-fi. Had good signal in many places, but there was no internet within. Surely that is an easy problem to fix, and one that will cost guests in future. But on the whole, very happy with my stay here, and will return.
Terrible stay in this hotel. The hotel is one century old, which is quite fascinating when you see the lobby. The problem is, the rooms are also one century old, which is quite shocking when you see them. To make it worse, they gave me a room facing the main street. The windows are also one century old and the national sport in Peru is car honking. The staff was not helpful at all. There is no air conditioning and we are talking of Lima here. The food at the restaurant was bad but nothing like the wine: a bum in the streets of California would have spit it out. I always try not to offend: I finished it with a great deal of stoicism. The wifi was useless. It is so slow you cannot read an email if there is an attachment.
Great location & good value”
The hotel is charming & in its heyday, was probably among the best. Now a bid worn out. Could use some new hallway carpets. The bathrooms should be redone. The bed is a bid hard, and the blankets too heavy, so not so comfortable. Breakfast is good, but the bread/toast should be served warm. Nevertheless, excellent location, friendly staff made it a very pleasant & convenient stay. Good value for money.
Faded glory but great value for money.”
Stayed for 3 nights in the Presidential Suite. It has seen better days but the rooms were huge and gave a feel of what it must have been like in it's full pomp. One large balcony and 2 smaller ones, The bedroom balcony looking out on to the Plaza St Martin. The air conditioning could have worked more efficiently, the breakfasts could have had more variety and the receptionists could have pretended to care a bit more. However the hotel was well worth the stay and was great value. Not sure where else we could have had this experience and a taste of this sort of hotel at the price we paid. One thing to be aware of, many protest are held in and around the Plaza some of these can erupt into violence and you could end up with tear gas in the rooms - as we did. Another part of a unique experience:)
Old building, classic looks, but need renovations.”
It was a nice old classic building. From the classic decoration you can tell this hotel was such a beauty in the past. Not so much now. The old windows cannot keep the sound out at all, and with the hotel's location right next to a busy square you can hear all busy traffic even in the middle of the night. To make it even worse was a disco right over the street, around 20m from my room window, blasting their music full on until 4am. With my jet lag it was impossible for me to fall asleep. I would not recommend this hotel if you want a nice rest.
old world charm in a great location”
Its the sort of place you fall in love with because you feel sorry for it. In its prime it was probably stunning now needs some investment. Room spotlessly clean, super comfy bed with crisp fresh linen bathroom from the 70s plumbing from 1924. Pleasant and helpful reception staff. I would stay again.
Large hotel, large rooms, def. outdated”
Upon arrival we were kindly greated by the staff. The room was large and the ceilings high. It was clearly an old building, but everything was nice and clean. The breakfast was good, with fresh juices and eggs. The hotel is close to many shops and a supermarket. We stayed there for two days, which was fine. At checkout we discovered that we did not have a roadmap, the reception staff helped us out very well.
Grand historic hotel”
I loved this hotel for is olde world grandur and history. The lovely large rooms, high ceilings and what looked to be the original furniture and fittings. It's right in the centre of the city. The same reasons which make the hotel grand also make it dated and worn.
Great location in the city center”
* 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.
A grand hotel with lots of character”
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.
This old hotel screams of glorious times gone by. ”
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.
A slice of history”
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.
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.
What an amazing experience!”
What an amazing experience, but don’t book this if you expect 20th or 21st century conveniences. It’s a (wonderful in my book) going-back-in-time experience , but you need to be rather flexible. The lift will probably stop working at times, so it could be a good slog upstairs. The Wifi is wobbly and the phones don’t necessarily work. But it really IS somewhere special to stay. The best thing is that it is staffed with fabulously kind people who always had a smile; even when I stood at the front desk chatting on the phone to a family member (at 6.30am) in my nightwear as my room phone didn’t work. The waiters at breakfast can be gruff, at times. The breakfast is super-simple, as it’s the usual Peruvian breakfast (and I ate the same way in Paris at a 4 star hotel). If you need more to eat then maybe head out for a second breakfast after soaking up the restaurant’s atmosphere. Didn’t see a single bug or piece of dirt; all fittings are highly polished though old. The wood floors were gleaming with wax. The paint on the bath (yes) was peeling, but the hot water was fine. Come for the history, but don’t forget to bring earplugs and a large dose of flexibility.
lovely hotel great location good accommodation”
A colonial hotel with a good situation a little bit noisy because downtown but a good restaurant , pianist evening before diner, a nice art deco coupole , nice a large room, very clean bathroom as well really a place to stay when travelling to Lima