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Hotel Libertador Trujillo

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at Hotel Libertador (centrally located on the main square) in Trujillo for two nights. Our first impressions of the hotel were favourable. The lobby area was very pleasant and the staff seemed friendly and efficient. We had reserved a junior suite which was also very pleasant but, unfortunately, it was situated directly on the main square with its concomitant traffic noise. Additionally, the ‘Miss Perú 2017’ contest was being held on the first night of our stay and we were somewhat concerned about both the traffic noise and noise arising from that event. So we moved to a ‘duplex suite’ (two beds upstairs and a king-sized bed downstairs) at the back of the hotel. This was not as pleasant as our original suite, but we thought that it at least would be quiet. This was not the case as, later on, an extractor fan or another piece of machinery started operating. This seemed to be mounted on the roof. We could not be bothered moving again and providing we kept the bathroom door closed and used earplugs, our sleep was not too disturbed. The lay-out of the hotel was such that we experienced some difficulty in finding our way back to our room as its number did not seem to be sign-posted! The bar was pleasant enough, but we did have a difference of opinion with the bar staff over the interpretation of the ‘happy hour’ two-for-one drinks. We had each ordered a pisco sour (total of two) for which we had expected to be charged for just one drink. The bill showed that we had been charged for two drinks. The hotel’s interpretation of ‘two-for-one’ was that a single person should have two drinks, i.e. the two of us should have had four between us, by which stage we would have been somewhat inebriated. We did eventually get charged for just one drink, but I think that the ‘happy hour’ policy should be more clearly indicated. We ate in the in the hotel restaurant on the first evening. This was adequate, though the restaurant was distinctly under-populated (we were the only diners there for most of the time) and this did not assist with the ambience. On our second evening, we just had a snack in the bar as we had each eaten a rather large lunch in Huanchaco. Unlike some of the other reviewers, we thought that breakfasts (served in the hotel restaurant) were fine. The most unsatisfactory feature of our stay was the check out. When we checked in, my wife ‘guaranteed’ US$100 for extras on her credit card as I needed to go to the lavatories. We wanted to cancel this charge and I wanted to pay the balance on my credit card in Peruvian soles to avoid the possibility of being charged for two sets of commission (Peruvian soles to US$, US$ to British pounds). The receptionist was unable to cancel the US$100. After multiple attempts to rectify the situation and my becoming increasing agitated, I just gave up and paid the outstanding balance for US$ 27 in cash, to cut a long story short. All-in-all, this whole process took 30 minutes and, by then, our guide and driver had been waiting outside the hotel for some 20 minutes. I do not know where the problem lay (with the hotel, with the credit card company or elsewhere), but this was the most unsatisfactory check-out that I had ever experienced. In summary, our stay was adequate, but there were a number of features which were problematical. If I ever return to Trujillo (unlikely, but only because of my age), I would probably choose to stay elsewhere. There do seem to be alternatives which might be expected to be preferable.

Right on the Plaza de Armas, a great base to explore the region. The location is great. The hotel is a little tired and could do with a refresh. The rooms were nevertheless comfortable - though we did have a few issues with the water temperature on one day, came out boiling! Staff were pleasant and helpful in arranging transfers to and from airport and booking restaurants.

As soon as I arrived to Libertador with my family, we were greeted by the staff in the most pleasant way. I very much appreciated that it shows that this culture is a beautiful one. I enjoyed waking up every morning to a very polite and attentive staff. Henry and Julia in the restaurant were so helpful in making sure my family and I were well taken care of. Mr. Jose Arteaga also was very attentive in making sure we were all taken care of from the moment we arrived. He made sure we were all comfortable in our rooms to leaving a little dessert on our last night that left each one of us speechless. Thank you to all the staff members of Libertador, and to Mr. Jose Arteaga for everything.

Might I suggest stopping into the bar at the Hotel Libertador while in the center of Trujillo. Located in the center of the city next to the Plaza de Armas, the libertador's bar was DYNAMITE! If any traveller ever worries about ice in their drinks, etc. have no fear. This is one of two places in Trujillo where I fell in love with and had a FANTASTIC pisco sour. Carlos and Abed are the BEST! Watching Carlos create cocktails is like watching a professional scientist at work. Both the pisco sour and the maracuya sour I had were epic moments in my drinking history. Stopping in for a cocktail or staying at the Libertador is a MUST when in Trujillo. Had a late dinner there too...very good.

Loved this updated Colonial period hotel located on the square next to the Cathedral, government building, other colonial homes and buildings The central plaza with the sculpture and fountain is great for people watching and numerous street activities: vendors, musicians, photographers. Side streets offer numerous shops and restaurants. This very fine hotel has a pool, lovely plants, good restaurant, lobby and bar. The staff is outstanding and very attentive to needs. The room I had was the usual upscale business look, but the building and grounds exuded history. Perfect for a city.

We loved this hotel! Service is reall amazing, rooms are good. Breakfast which was included was excellent... I really enjoyed these 3 days. I would love to come back with my husband but in other season since now is winter. So we couldn't enjoy the pool.

This is a review of the restaurant at the Hotel Libertador and not of the hotel itself....I had breakfast a number of times at this restaurant last April-2017-during my stay in Trujillo.The food was very good,both in quality and quantity,but I feel it was overpriced.Breakfast at this hotel costs 55 Soles and is too expensive in my view....However the staff were friendly and the food was fresh and appetising....Despite the price,I can recommend the place and am happy to give it 8 out of 10.

This is the 3rd time I have stayed here. It is centrally located on the plaza. We had a 3rd floor room facing the plaza and noise was NOT a problem. It was quiet by 10 pm. The view was wonderful and we could watch the activity. On Saturday night, we saw 6 brides and 2 quinceneros. On Sunday, there was a 4 hr parade and we could watch part of it from the room and part on on the plaza. The staff is very helpful and pleasant.

This is definitely the best hotel in Trujillo, but traffic in the city is crazy with lots of honking horns and I'm a super light sleeper. I knew at least one of the suites was directly on the corner of a major junction in the square, but because we were staying 5 nights I thought it would be nice to have the extra room so booked a suite. Big mistake! The room was beautiful, but the noise was dreadful and I knew I would not sleep at all, so we asked to change the room. They offered us a quieter suite at the back of the hotel, but after we moved our stuff reception called us and said we could only stay there one night and would have to move back to our original suite, I asked for another room. Long story short we ended up in one of the basic rooms for all 5 nights. Also, during our stay they arranged for the balcony and walls outside our original room to be painted, so the room had scaffolding, workers and paint fumes for the duration of our stay. Here's the kicker - when we checked out they billed us for the original room - because it was a confirmed reservation. This was not explained to us when we changed rooms so I could not make an informed decision and I have never experienced this in any other hotel. PS It appeared that they had managed to book the room out to other guests for at least some of our stay. Shame because your options in this city are very limited. I do want to say the staff in the restaurant and bar were lovely and the food and drinks are good.

This is a well situated hotel and the bed was comfortable despite the slightly small room .The staff are friendly and breakfast is OK .The shower however was appalling,in fact the worst we've had in Peru despite staying in some fairly basic accommodation.The water was either scalding or even if you got it right ,would suddenly become cold.The bathroom was also small and ,quite frankly,needs a complete overhaul.We were consequently really surprised that the hotel has four stars .

Jiron Independencia 485 Trujillo La Libertad

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Libertador Trujillo places you next to Trujillo Cathedral and Trujillo Plaza de Armas. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 73 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Trujillo and also a short walk from Church of Santa Ana and Church of the Company.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


All of Hotel Libertador Trujillo's 73 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, minibars, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Hotel Libertador Trujillo, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a sauna. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for PEN 200 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Superior Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 507 reviews