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Gran Hotel Bolívar

Durham House Inn back garden and pool area

At a Glance


  • historic atmosphere
  • convenient location
  • good value


  • Rooms are a bit threadbare
  • Wi-Fi works only in some rooms

Gran Hotel Bolívar Review

Tastes may have changed since 1924, but this grande dame retains the grandeur of the days when guests included Ernest Hemingway. As you enter the marble-columned rotunda, your eyes are drawn upward to the magnificent stained-glass dome. Off to one side is the wood-paneled bar, which remains as popular as ever. The tables on the terrace are the perfect place to enjoy a pisco sour or a meal. The rooms are spacious, but some are a bit dog-eared. The hotel lacks some comforts and services, but the location is optimal, and the rates are quite reasonable. Be sure to pay the extra $10 for a suite in front for an unforgettable view of Plaza San Martín.

    Hotel Details

  • 80 rooms, 19 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-28-2012

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