Gran Hotel Bolivar

Jr de la Union 958, Lima, Peru | 3 star hotel
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Last Day in Peru

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I was really ill, and spent the night in the bathroom. Daryl even went to the pharmacy for me, which is unheard of. I felt on deaths door. A flight home was out of the question. I found some pills in my pre packed medical bag. My cousin in Egypt had bought them for me for what I thought was extreme cramps, and a case of running to the bathroom …

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I arrived in Lima a couple of days before my Dragoman trip so I had plenty of time to get my travelling head on and explore this beautiful city.

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Første syn av Stillehavet

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Vi ankom Lima i går ved midnatt. Tok en taxi til hotellet gjennom skumle gater på nattetid, kan vel si at vi IKKE hadde gått på egenhånd i de gatene. Der gikk det gutte-gjenger som ikke så helt tamme ut. Taxisjåføren prøvde å lure oss og skulle ha 40 dollar for turen (normalt koster den 20 dollar). Helge ble sinna på taximannen, og til slutt gikk …

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Lima Central area of Lima, is near Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), Church of San Francisco (Iglesia de San Francisco), Lima Cathedral, and Barrio Chino.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGran Hotel Bolivar Lima

    Reviewed by siubhal

    Gran Hotel Bolivar

    Reviewed Jan 30, 2012
    by (3 reviews) Inverness , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    I had an enjoyable stay at Gran Hotel Bolivar. The hotel had a beautiful old world charm and the staff were friendly. Good breakfast in the morning with bread, fruit, eggs and reasonable coffee. It's in a beautiful spot in the secondary square of central Lima and provides easy access to the sights in the historical district. The bar serves a very good pisco sour as well.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by helguth

    Historic Attraction

    Reviewed Jun 30, 2010
    by (9 reviews) , Norway Flag of Norway

    An experience to stay there. Helpful staff.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Gran Hotel Bolivar Lima

    Liked the old fasion style


    I liked the ancient style of the hotel and the friendly staff. It was fine experience after several cold nights in Cusco. Got super assistance from the policeman at the door, Elvis Cristian, to get a unique souvenir the last minutes before we left for the airport. Unfortunately I cannot reach him by mail to thank him for his help.

    Best regards from

    Torill and Dag Stenersen

    Bodoe, Norway

    Faded glory


    Booked online with Peruvian tour operator Turinetperu. Had always heard of the Bolivar. Don't expect 2006 commodities. This hotel still lives in the 20's, but has extraordinary ambiance. Location in the centre of Lima is no longer an advantage due to perceived high crime (we had no problems). Rooms are cavernous and spotless. Very comfortable beds, but everything is ancient, including the bathrooms and the staff. If you are looking for all mod cons, look elsewhere. Wouldn't want to stay a week, but for a couple of days it's a priceless experience. Rates are better now than they were 40 years ago!

    Still A Grand Hotel + Machu Picchu The Highlight


    The Gran Hotel Bolivar is still a Grand old hotel albeit a bit

    Terrible Service


    The location of this hotel is good, right downtown, but the rest is well under accepted standards. There is no shampoo in the bathrooms, the included breakfast is basically bread and butter with coffee and we had to change rooms because of hot water issues. At the very end, they overcharged us. When we confronted the staff the next day, they acknowledged the error but refused to refund the money, offering us a credit for a subsequent stay. When we asked to talk to the manager, we were told she only shows up sometimes and does not have a fixed schedule. A very bad experience overall.

    A tired Grande Dame


    This hotel is a tired grande dame. The hotel itself, structure and all, is truly beautiful; I'd compare it to the Brown Palace in Denver. Unfortunately, the economics of Peru have caught up with it.

    The room smelled


    Our room (supposedly a junior suite, but really just a large bedroom with an area right outside the bedroom that had a wobbly desk and chair) had a musty, mildew type odor that did not dissipate. I agree with previous poster about the hazardous 10 inch step to the bathroom. The bed was uncomfortable, tiny, and the linens and pillows had an almost sewage-like odor. The furnishings are old and depressing looking--the fixtures in the bathroom looked like they were out of a junior high school locker room, circa 1930. The restaurant/cocktail lounge also appeared to have seen better days; linens were gray and wrinkled, and in the afternoon, at least, the tables were not decorated with anything--no candle, lamp, flowers, nothing except a salt and pepper shaker. The desk service was nothing to write home about--when my husband asked if he could cash a traveler's check, the response was (in Spanish)"Go someplace else."

    Ancient rooms


    The common areas of this hotel are very nice but the rooms need serious updating. We rented a room just for the day as we had a late flight and I was releaved that I did not have to use the ancient shower. The bathroom is really, really bad with very old white tile and an original toilet with a hand pump flush. There is a 10 inch step just to get in and out of the bathroom and I couldn't stop wondering how many people had tripped over it in the middle of the night. The sheets in both beds had rips and the comforters stained. I hope this hotel gets it's act together as it has such potential and is at a great location.

    Excellent service!!


    Gran Bolivar Hotel is a modern hotel, built in a historical place.

    Excellent rooms, Good food, and people who work there very friendly .

    I feel like home. I wil return. They also have travel agency.

    Trujillo a beautiful city in Peru.

    Loved this hotel


    Stayed here Sept 2004 and absolutely loved it. It is a large, grand, stylish, old hotel bedecked with marble and chandeliers where I could imagine wonderful black tie parties and masked balls happening in times gone by. It's quite surreal and had a very shiny, restored, old fashioned car in a corner of the huge vestible (a black mark 1 ford, or something like like that), and a stylish 1920's type of elevator. The place is spotlessly clean, very well maintained, with very nice staff, and the place is clearly loved. My room was fab, with shiny wood block floors, comfy tasteful furnishings, and a gorgeous old bathroom with lovely white enamel bath & original art deco tiles. The food and cocktails were marvellous, and I can't recommend this place highly enough. Although please don't go if you are one of those rich, moaning, never happy, seen-it-all people, who are never satisfied - this place is far too nice for you. It's quirky, with charm, and atmosphere - and deserves to be savoured and appreciated!

    One day I'll go there for a pisco sour(I,ll stay 4 a dream vacation)


    I visited Peru several times and stayed in the Grand Bolivar.

    My wife and I still talk of the grandeur, the service, the profesionalism. We 'll recommend anybody to visit Lima. Peru and a few nights in the Grand Hotel Bolivar.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Gran Hotel Bolivar Lima

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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