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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I had the Best Pisco Sour and Ceviche in the World. Also unbelievable friendly attentive service. I would have lunch here every day. Check out the Lomo Saltado!! The decor and the view on the historical Center of the city of Lima is very pleasing. I warmly recommend that place.It is a little bit pricy but it worth it!!

Thank rgncrn
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

They prepare one of the better pisco sour in Lima. The hotel has a lot of history behind its walls. Many international famous people checked in there. It is very elegant. Is located in the center of Lima, near to the Main Square, Governance Palace and Cathedral.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I stayed in this hotel in Lima for a day off at the end of a business trip. It is very centrally located in Lima's old city center. Let's start with a caveat: if you like to stay in a place surrounded by European and North American tourists sipping a low quality pisco sour while collectively reading the Lonely Planet...

2Thank Boris J
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Employee owned. Good service. Very elegant/vintage. Like stepping into the 1920s. Very clean although a bit aging. Large rooms. Beware, beds are very firm and could prove uncomfortable for many. Excellent view of Plaza San Martin from a window or balcony but with the view comes some street noise. Within walking distance of shopping, banking, dining, etc. Very nice bar...

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Magalia, California
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The finest hotel in Lima, Peru, enjoyed by dignitaries and those seeking an extraordinary hotel experience! Gran Hotel Bolivar is a hotel that has stepped out of another era. Large lobbies, heavy rugs from the near East, pillars, murals, European cuisine, and white glove service. Stepping outside the hotel one notes that the Gran Hotel Bolivar has been located in...

Thank gordonrlangford
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We liked being on Plaza San Martin and being just a few blocks from Plaza Mayor. It was a perfect location for exploring the historic district on foot. As many other reviewers have noted, the rooms are large but dated. Not everything functions perfectly. But this is what we expected when we chose this hotel.

Thessaloniki, Greece
Reviewed 24 June 2016

By the time you are entering Hotel Bolivar, you can immediate tell that this was an exclusive one several years ago. The lobby and the surrounding rooms remind an aristocrat 5star hotel. Ofcourse it is no more and you will realize that by entering the rooms. I dont know why this hotel was left behind, maybe bad management or financial...

1Thank Marios G
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 June 2016

My daughter and I recently went to Lima to see museums and other cultural sites.I found the Gran Bolivar Hotel on line and was immediately impressed that it was where we should stay.The hotel was built in 1924 and was conceived from a european tradition of the Grand hotels to be found in every Capital city.The public areas are beautiful...

1Thank fotogod
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The best hotel in Lima when it was built - but that was over 90 years ago! Large rooms with great proportions, some superb public areas, and caring staff. But the location downtown, although now improving, is no longer the best in Lima and the 'best' hotels and residential areas are now away to the south. So there hasn't been...

1Thank plenipotentiary
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We booked Gran Hotel Bolivar for a night so that we would be within walking distance of the historic sights....that's about all that was really great about this place, the location. The entire hotel looks like it hasn't been updated since 1945. Our room faced the Plaza and there were cabs honking all night and then loud music started up...

1Thank Katie H

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Address: Jr de la Union 958 | Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru
Region: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Cercado de Lima
Price Range: €47 - €77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Bolivar 3*
Number of rooms: 277
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“Call ahead and ask if a wedding or party is planned during your stay, and, if so, stay somewhere else if you expect to sleep before 4 a.m.”
 of 5 bubbles stephendK8502WP, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Interior rooms are nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles alomsastnx, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book the Presidential Suit”
 of 5 bubbles JDG764, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the street (like mine) can be quite noisy because of the single glass windows.”
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“See the room and try the beds before staying.”
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