Gran Hotel Bolivar

Jirón de la Unión Nº958Lima15001Peru
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About Gran Hotel Bolivar

A downtown Lima icon since the 1920s, Gran Hotel Bolivar counts John Wayne and the Rolling Stones among its famous guests. Boasting a stained-glass dome in the lobby and period European furnishings, this three-star hotel evokes a bygone era and overlooks Plaza San Martin.

All rooms include high ceilings, en suite bathroom, cable television and safe. Suites are available, some with balconies overlooking the square.

The hotel features a rooftop terrace, free Wi-Fi, room service, conference facilities, elevators and disabled facilities. Parking is possible nearby and airport transfers are available.

Guests enjoy a free continental breakfast at La Terraza restaurant which also serves international cuisine. The Pisco Sour – Peru’s national drink – is the house special at the cocktail lounge.

Shopping and dining options plus public transport links surround Gran Hotel Bolivar. Set within the historic center of Lima World Heritage Site, fine colonial buildings are close at hand.


Jirón de la Unión Nº958, Lima, 15001, Peru
Telephone: +51 17619869 | Fax: +51 17619869 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bell service
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible paths / hallways

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Central location in downtown Lima

Guests appreciated being in the historic heart of Lima. Jiron de la Union shopping street was nearby and there was plenty of fine colonial architecture to keep sightseers busy in the World Heritage Site where the hotel sits.

Friendly service reported

Most visitors had positive things to say about the customer service. Personnel were generally described as helpful and courteous, adding to the old world charm. Cocktail fans thought the bar staff made a mean Pisco Sour. A few critics claimed some employees seemed disinterested at times.

Well-preserved period hotel was clean and tidy

Most guests liked this old-fashioned but well-conserved hotel, calling it clean, tidy and beautiful with spacious rooms. The period interiors and classical decor included European furniture and even a vintage Ford car in the lobby. Many reviewers said they loved the quirky charm of the building so if you can live without all mod cons and want to experience the faded glory of 1920s Lima, this hotel might fit the bill. Lots of reviewers were interested in the hotel's list of former guests including Orson Welles and Ava Gardner.

Negative Reviews

Some criticized tired rooms and dated facilities

Critics said the rooms were tired-looking and in need of modernization. Some reviewers encountered unreliable hot water, occasional plumbing issues and aging fixtures and fittings.

Obstacles to sleep reported

There's a square outside dedicated to a national hero which gets illuminated at night. Some guests reported that curtains in the rooms did little to exclude the light. Light sleepers noted street and traffic noise was audible in many rooms. There were claims that beds were too small or hard.

Poor free Wi-Fi

Some guests faced problems with the free Wi-Fi, calling it slow with a weak signal.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 270 reviews across the web
7.1 /10
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7.1 out of 10 based on 270 reviews