Gran Bolivar Hotel
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Howdy today we wanted to see a bit of Lima get something nice to eat and stay out until time to leave for our flight to Bolivia. We looked online at places to go and we knew we were heading to Miraflores to visit some ruins or huacas as they are called in Peru. We visited huaca pucllana which was a place used for worship that dates back to around …
So today was our last day we still got up relatively early for breakfast but mainly so I could call the hang gliding pilot/s to see if we would be able to fly, I already knew it was probably going to be a no we had strong winds at around 35kph. We pretty much chilled out most of the day dreading the over night flight. We were packed up and ready to …
... shortly after two other people show up that I've never seen before. They introduce themselves as people from Lima coming to check out the orphanage. Here I am, with little spanish, and two handicap boys and the whole orphanage empty. The man calls the director on his cell and I can hear him kinda freaking out that he isn't here to help me. He tells me he's on his way and so they come in and wait. Like 15 mins later the principal shows up and takes them in ...
... and Rachel from Australia) that were really nice and we hung out most of the day. Trujillo is also really close to some ancient ruins (Chan Chan & Huerta de Sol) so decided to check out the Chan Chan ruins. Chan Chan was once an ancient Chimu city and controlled most of Northern Peru for a time until the Inca's conquered them. I wasn't too impressed with the ruins (they were mostly being restored and ...
... to Huanchaco which was 25 mins away.
It was the ripe old time of 4.30am when we arrived and the town was dead (turned out its like this at midday as well but hye, who knew). I buzzed my hostel a few times to no avail which left us up the proverbial without a paddle. We patrolled the streets for a few minutes untill we found a hotel that had its door opened and were lucky enough to get a cheap room.
We woke up the next morning around 10 and explored this proclaimed ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Very poor breakfast cold toast and some rude staff in the restaurant however we was not there long and the bed was comfortable.
As mentioned in many reviews it is very noisier staying there with the constant beeping of traffic.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.