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Gran Hotel Bolivar vs Hotel Espana

Both hotels are rated very highly by travel writers. Overall, Hotel Espana is preferred by most professionals compared to Gran Hotel Bolivar. Hotel Espana comes in at 74 with accolades from 3 sources like Frommer's, Lonely Planet and DK Eyewitness.

Gran Hotel Bolivar
Gran Hotel Bolivar
7 / 10
Jr de la Union 958, Plaza San Martin, Lima, Peru
From $60 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"Built in 1924, the venerable Bolívar stands guard over Plaza San Martín. Rooms retain an old-world grandeur, and the Presidential Suite, despite its name, is a bargain."
BlackBook BlackBook
"For those that shun modern hotel chains in favor of places with some history, you probably already know that "classic" is often code for "seen better days"."
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"For anyone chasing the retro atmosphere of a gilded age, check out this venerable 1924 hotel on the Plaza San Martín." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"The rooms are spacious, but a bit dog-eared. The hotel compensates for the worn upholstery by charging very reasonable rates. " Full review
Hotel Espana
Hotel Espana
7 / 10
Calle Azangaro 105, Lima 00001, Peru
From $25 /night
  • Free Internet
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Refrigerator
  • Rooftop terrace
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Frommer's Frommer's
"Near the Convento de San Francisco and just 4 blocks from the Plaza de Armas, this extremely popular budget hostal has a funky flair and communal atmosphere." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"Forty-six rooms are tucked into every labyrinthine corner of an old mansion. ... An established backpacker spot, it can get noisy, but the rooms are clean." Full review
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"The Hotel España is a 19th-century home full of paintings, plants, sculptures, and character. The rooftop garden is home to tortoises and birds."