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7.9
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8.5
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Excellent location
  • Iglesia de Jesus, Maria y Jose130 m
  • LAC Dólar140 m
  • Plaza San Martin150 m
  • Palacio Arzobispal de Lima180 m
  • Teatro Colon200 m
  • Iglesia y Convento La Merced280 m
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy280 m
  • Iglesia de la Merced280 m
  • Feria Cultural El Desvan290 m
  • Teatro Segura330 m
  • Gran Hotel Bolivar Lima

    Jirón de la Union 958, Historic Area, Lima, Peru, Lima 01 - See map
    "Great place to stay in all its very traditional but faded glory."
    Myles - 17 August 2016
    Very good comfort
    7.9 room quality and comfort
    Very good service
    7.5 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Bar

    • Currency exchange

    • Laundry service

    • Safety deposit boxes

    Value for money8.6
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportJorge Chávez International Airport (LIM)
    Distance to airport8.5 km

    Rooms available at Gran Hotel Bolivar Lima

    7.9
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    Double or Twin Room
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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    • 1 double bed
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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    Deluxe Suite
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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    • 1 king bed
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    • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
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    Economy Double Room
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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    • 1 double bed
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        What people love about Gran Hotel Bolivar Lima

        • 9.6
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "All hotel staff were very helpful."

          Ti

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          14 October 2016

        • 9.6
          Exceptional
          Location

          "Great location and price."

          Robert

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          27 December 2016

        • 9.6
          Exceptional
          Location

          "Vert good location"

          GUY

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          3 June 2016

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        9.6
        Exceptional

        "I am very happy to have selected the Gran Bolivar Hotel Lima..."

        Ti

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        14 October 2016

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        9.6
        Exceptional

        "I enjoyed the two days staying at this hotel."

        Ti

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        14 October 2016

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        Reviews of Gran Hotel Bolivar Lima from real guests

        Overall rating
        7.4
        Very good
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        Rating via Agoda7.9
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        Cleanliness7.4
        Facilities7.0
        Location8.5
        Room comfort and quality7.9
        Service7.5
        Value for money8.6
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        8.3
        Excellent
        Si from China
        Couple
        Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2015

        Classic and historical hotel, nice location/staff”

        Location, staff and breakfast coffee

        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.

        Reviewed October 01, 2015
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Michael from Australia
        Couple
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

        Great history and perfect location”

        The old world style is authentic and impressive. A real landmark.

        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!

        Reviewed November 18, 2012
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Robert from United States
        Solo traveler
        Economy Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

        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.

        Reviewed December 27, 2016
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Ti from Vietnam
        Business traveler
        Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

        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.

        Reviewed October 14, 2016
        8.4
        Excellent
        Myles from New Zealand
        Couple
        Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

        Once Grand”

        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.

        Reviewed August 17, 2016
        8.7
        Excellent
        John from United States
        Solo traveler
        Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

        Grand Old Dame at one end of the Historic DIstrict”

        Her former glory, her fine location and the value.

        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.

        Reviewed December 09, 2015
        2.7
        Antonio from Italy
        Solo traveler
        Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2015

        Terrible hotel”

        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.

        Reviewed November 27, 2015
        8.0
        Excellent
        Krisdaporn from Thailand
        Couple
        Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

        Great location & good value”

        Excellent location, friendly & helpful staff, good value for money

        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.

        Reviewed September 25, 2015
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Mark from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

        Faded glory but great value for money.”

        Size of the rooms, location, balconies

        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:)

        Reviewed March 20, 2015
        5.3
        Ka from Hong Kong
        Couple
        Double or Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in May 2013

        Old building, classic looks, but need renovations.”

        good location, classic building, nice breakfast

        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.

        Reviewed May 17, 2013
        8.0
        Excellent
        Paul from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Single Room
        Stayed 1 night in January 2013

        old world charm in a great location”

        location and price

        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.

        Reviewed January 24, 2013
        8.7
        Excellent
        Melissa from Netherlands
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

        Large hotel, large rooms, def. outdated”

        In the centre, great help of staff

        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.

        Reviewed September 27, 2012
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Michelle from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in June 2012

        Grand historic hotel”

        Large rooms, with antique furniture and fittings

        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.

        Reviewed June 20, 2012
        7.7
        Very good
        Teresita from United States
        Couple
        Stayed 3 nights in April 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.

        Reviewed May 06, 2012
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Laura
        Family with teens
        Stayed 3 nights in July 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.

        Reviewed July 27, 2011
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Mary from United States
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in June 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.

        Reviewed June 26, 2011
        9.7
        Exceptional
        THERESE from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 7 nights in March 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.

        Reviewed May 29, 2011
        9.0
        Exceptional
        kim from Denmark
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in April 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.

        Reviewed April 18, 2011
        9.0
        Exceptional
        THERESE from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 5 nights in January 2011

        What an amazing experience!”

        It’s a (wonderful in my book) going-back-in-time 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.

        Reviewed February 21, 2011
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Ernest from France
        Solo traveler
        Standard
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2011

        lovely hotel great location good accommodation”

        nice colonial hotel with good service , good restasurant overlooking a main avenue , pianist evening for cocktail time you just would think you are 70 years behind

        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

        Reviewed January 22, 2011
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