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135 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Given the very decent price of this hotel, we were happy with our stay. Fully equipped bedroom (large bed, safe, table and chairs) and bathroom (nice shower with hot water), good breakfast (the fruit juices and fresh cut fruit were excellent), decent service (although they didn't make our room after the first night, probably because we slept quite late. We... More 

Thank Hélène D
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78 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a tour either side of a night on the lake. The first night we were in a small cramped room which smelt very badly of wet rotting towel. Next time we had a nice room on the fifth floor, better wifi, better space and better ventilation. Otherwise hotel was fine, nothing wow but comfortable... More 

Thank Rob T
Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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560 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Good hotel just one block away from the Plaza des Armes. Service is good, a bit more smiling faces would be even better. rooms are not to big but functional. Breakfast is very simple but thats almost everywhere in Peru.

Thank IvoDeRooij
Baldwin, New York
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103 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a multi-story, older property in downtown Puno, around the corner from the Palacio de Justicia. It is on a crowded commercial street, but is convenient to most of Puno's attractions. Rooms on the third floor and above, even those fronting on Jr. Cajamarca, are reasonably quiet. The rooms are spacious, well-tended, immaculately clean, and offer ample closet space... More 

Thank Rey17
Paris, France
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115 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Nice little comfortable hotel with vast rooms. We unfortunately heard the noise of the of the tourists, in the hotel and from the street. But I believe it's the same in all the village. The staff is very helpful, and the hotel will keep your luggagewhile you visit the Macch Picchu, for instance. We should go back there with pleasure.

Thank AlinetteFrance
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I don't know about other rooms but 205 is really bad. Went to the front desk and asked about another room, she just shook her head. Tried to explain the problem hoping they'd at least come have a look at the sewer and I just got a blank stare. Again I don't know about other rooms but the staff didn't... More 

Thank RperuM
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61 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Stayed here as part of GAdventures trip and was one of the best we stayed in. Very clean, large room and, importantly a great shower with hot water which was much needed! Also the wifi worked well, better in the lobby. The breakfast on the first day was a bit of a mess as there were multiple groups staying there... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

There is nothing that stands out for me about this hotel, good or bad, other than its a good location. I did find the staff very helpful if we needed anything. It does have an elevator for the higher floors. If possible, request that you face the street. The rooms are much brighter. The first room we had on the... More 

Thank Ramona106
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This was a comfortable hotel one block from the Plaza D'Amas. The staff were very welcoming and we were given a cup of coca tea on arrival. The room was modest but had everything needed including a very comfortable bed and pillows. We were in one of the front rooms on the street which was noisy during the day but... More 

Thank JoPMelbourne
Dublin, Ireland
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66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Good location near the centre of Puno but otherwise very average hotel. Nice bathroom & plenty of hot water. Nice comfortable bedroom. Breakfast fine eggs & fruit but nothing really special. Wii Fii intermittent as most places in this part of Peru.

Thank Mary F

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are your best and safer choice. With our welcoming attention and efficient service you will feel at home.The Balsa Hotel offers to all its guests the comfort of its modern facilities and equipment, thus like its experience in Hotels.Our only intention is to satisfy desires and necessities with our guests, guaranteeing their unforgettable holidays and making the most of your . Luxury rooms and bathrooms Buffet Breakfast included for all guests All carpeted rooms Box spring beds Super king beds Private bathroom with tub and shower Hot water 24 hours Heating in all rooms Hair Dryer in all rooms Safe box in all rooms Telephone in all rooms WI-FI in all Hotel TV per cable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Balsa

Address: Jiron Cajamarca 555, Puno 01, Peru
Region: Peru > Puno Region > Puno
Price Range: ₹ 2,523 - ₹ 3,614 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Balsa 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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“If you want a quiet room ask for one at the back of the hotel, not on the street side.”
 of 5 bubbles IvoDeRooij, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Third floor and up are quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles Rey17, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room with an outside window as light in room is poor.”
 of 5 bubbles 866MaryF, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a window outside, the street is quite during the night”
 of 5 bubbles fbeck, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“try to get an interior room facing the air shaft for quietness.”
 of 5 bubbles georgesB4777WE, 23 Jun 2015 | Read review
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