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“Nothing like it´s pretty exterior” 2 of 5 stars
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La Posada del Parque
Hernan Velarde 60 | Between block 1 and 2 of Petit Thaurs Ave, Lima, Peru (Cercado de Lima)   |  
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Ranked #111 of 220 Specialty Lodging in Lima
London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nothing like it´s pretty exterior”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2010

Rooms were old and smelled musty. The toilet was separated from the 'bedroom' by a wall which did not extend to the ceiling, which means you can smell the toilet from the bedroom. Linen seemed clean but blakent was old and bed cover was probably older. Lots of dust on the furniture. Staff was not friendly or helpful.
Do not recommend!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Duluth, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2010

We stayed here en route to Huaraz, one night only. Toured around the city on foot, which was a bit of a trek, but worth it, if you stick to the main (aka nicer) road. The little street, sort of like a cul-de-sac, was cute, and I appreciated the gated hostal. Our room was on the first floor, to the right. Our friends stayed upstairs, and said it was more stuffy. We had a great breeze through our window (also w/ bars) looking out into the tiny courtyard.

Breakfast was the basic Peruvian- bread, butter/spread, jam, tea/coffee. No eggs.

I recommend it for what it was. A bed, a bathroom (although the walls stop about 2 feet from the ceiling, so if you are a shy bathroom user, this might be a huge thumbs-down.

Within walking distance of the buses, which was nice. Took Movil tours- clean, friendly, did not get mugged.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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neilbymouth
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2010

This place could be perfect - with a little or a lot work. The beautiful and quiet (for Lima) treel lined street is easily walkable from central Lima and all the sights. I felt completely safe wandering between the two, even at night.
However the hostal itself has a few peculiarities that need ironing out. The maid and porter are helpful and friendly as is the youngish receptionist. His Dad (?) or the older guy on reception is a right grump and only grunts when you leave or come back (you have to be buzzed in and out of the locked courtyard gate). He also seems to object when people speak english as he butts in with the spanish equivalent like some kind of schoolmaster.
The (free) breakast was awful - first night one cold bun and jam plus truly awful instant coffee. Second night two buns etc third night three "warm" buns etc It seemed the kitchen were trying but with no resources. Don't bother and go to the pastileria just round the corner.
As I stayed more than 3 nights they announced they woud give me a free bottle of wine. Nice touch I thought, except it never appeared - I assume they forgot!
On a couple of nights I couldn't sleep. On one night some rock star next door or nearby decided to practice his electric guitar at full volume at 2am - for a hour! The next night he'd either been shot or gone on tour but the local cats and dogs had a huge and very noisy fight that went on for hours.
But the absolutely worst thing is that the rooms have no fans - I can understand no a/c in South America but no fans! So I slept with the window wide open which as it was along an open corridor meant anyone could have accessed the room. Ok probably not by outside intruders as the building seems pretty secure but any other travellers staff etc. Not great. And of course any noise was multiplied. Also the windows don't lock at all so anyone could access the room whilst you are out.
They are, as other reviewers have mentioned, a bit grasping when it comes to cash - requiring payment in cash upfront on everything with no refiunds ever!!! (the signs say)
I paid 17 US for an airport taxi at 430 am which was ok given the time etc but the driver only probably gets part of that and the poor vehicle he picked me up in almost didn't make it over the larger of Limas potholes. Still zigzagging the whole way to the airport along deserted streets at dawn was kind of fun.
Internet was slow and clunky reminding me of the old modemed days of the interweb - no wifi and that curfew on usage is just dumb.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2009

We all enjoyed the stay coming and going from other parts of the country. The staff also recovered and shipped my eyeglasses when they were left behind.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque NM
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2009

Best to steer clear of this place. The hotel itself is OK...fairly basic, but has some character and some very nice staff members, but the management itself borders on shady. They quote all of their prices in US dollars, but then only accept payment in local currency, but the trick is that they fudge the exchange rate numbers so that the quoted USD prices are substantiall lower than the actual costs. Not a good business practice. If you ask to pay in USD since prices are quoted in them they use funny math to arrive at a number substantially higher than the original and this all strikes them as justifiable. Some of the staff feel bad, but say their hands are tied by the manager. Find a different hotel.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2009

The hotel is by very friendly and helpful people. Everything appears professional and well organized. The rooms are all different, with own nice atmosphere. Clean and well maintained. We highly appreciated the safe in the room and the free internet access via two PCs in the lobby.

The location is located in a quite street in an very cool university area. Means, a lot of nice people and the opportunity to get cheap food.

The central city is close, the airport and the beach as well. So, perfect for us!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2009

The first thing you notice about this hotel upon arriving is that the bright and airy facade of the building's exterior does not extend into the rooms. This is an older colonial building, and you wouldn't expect large windows, however the feeling of darkness is greatly exacerbated by the dark brown carpet and the dark coloured bed covers. Our room had a single low wattage light globe installed for the entire room.....we had to run the TV just to provide extra light at night. That said the beds were quite OK, and the bathroom was bright.

The hotel is staffed by what seems to by the two owners, and two English speaking staff (that are rostered on and off). Both were quite friendly and professional.

The hostel offers breakfast, but this is not included in the nightly tariff. This is the only hotel/hostel in Peru (in our experience) that didn't include even a basic breakfast. “Home made” pizzas are offered for dinner at night. None of the house guests ate dinner or breakfast at the hostel during our stay. Given the prices (in US$) were set at western levels, this was hardly surprising. If you do stay here, a good place to have breakfast is at the church run bakery (2 minutes down the road, you will see it as you walk/drive in). Good coffee and freshly baked empanadas cost a tiny fraction of the breakfast at La Posada.

We ordered a driver through La Posada to take us to the airport for $US15. When the car arrived, it was just a old yellow taxi we could have collected at any street corner for US$10 or less. Nice little commission for a 20 second phone call!

Overall an average experience at La Posada. Reasonable value at a nightly tariff of US$30 for two people, but not the sort of experience you would write home about. Making the rooms brighter (i.e. lighter bed coverings and carpet, or just simply a brighter light globes) could make a stay here much more enjoyable, but for some reason this feedback seems to be consistently ignored by the owners.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hernan Velarde 60 | Between block 1 and 2 of Petit Thaurs Ave, Lima, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Cercado de Lima
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Ranked #111 of 220 Specialty Lodging in Lima
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Number of rooms: 10
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