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The Clifford Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hernan Velarde 27 | Santa Beatriz, Lima 01, Peru (Cercado de Lima)   |  
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Ranked #111 of 202 Hotels in Lima
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. We arranged pick up at the airport and were promptly met by their driver. The reception personnel was very friendly and helpful. The hotel looks more like a private villa than a hotel. There was a business center with several computers with internet. Our room was large and airy with a tv. The bathroom was also nice-sized. Breakfast consisted of orange juice, coffee or tea and 2 eggs any style with toast. They also arranged transportation back to the airport for us.
We did have a problem with payment. They quoted us in dollars, then converted it to Peruvian sols at an inflated exchange rate which ended up costing more in dollars than their offered price..

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

I think my title says it all...

Hotel appears to be a beautiful converted mansion. It has a restaurant that serves breakfast officially 8-10, but they were very gracious about serving earlier or later than that if you requested it. They had a hotel bar that never seemed to be open, but that too seemed to be readily available if you requested it. I found the service to be excellent the hotel staff to be gracious and professional throughout our stay.

There is a good sized, considering it's a small hotel, business center that I had no trouble using and the hotel offers free wireless access. One problem is that the access doesn't work well beyond the lobby, so my husband and I would be attempting various contortions trying to get the in-room access we needed.

My major issue was the shower. The shower is in a bathroom in the room that is walled off, but the walls only reach to 1 m below the ceiling. The shower itself, by painful trial, would produce only cold water unless you knew to use the right knob (neither is marked) completely all the way and wait 10 minutes -- then you can get slightly warm water. I had colleagues in two other rooms who experienced similar difficulties.

I stayed here on business along with my husband. The hotel is on a very nice little cul-de-sac near downtown Lima. I had business nearby and was able to walk there from the hotel's location. One problem is that there is no other nice places to easily walk to from there, so going to dinner requires calling cab to travel for what is, inevitably in LIma traffic, 40 minutes and then taking another cab back after dinner for a similar amount of time. (Take one of the cards at the desk that shows where the hotel is so that the cab you take to return can find the way back to the hotel.)

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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holland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2009

We just arrived yesterday. I booked the hotel 2 months ago. Without any delay the driver was there to pick us up.
Perfectly well dressed and groomed and spoke a little englisch.
When we arrived at the hotel which layed in a cul de sac, it was like arriving at a house from a diplomate very grand and welcoming.
A simple small reception. Our cases got carried up by the bell boy.
The room was enormous. Room 207 on a corner, always good so you have no noise from the neighbours.
Okay it has no minibar and no lovely soaps, but what do you aspect for $ 60.
The beds were good and it was quiet through the night.
I happy I saved a lot of money on not staying 5 star. Of course it's always a risk, but it was worth it.
Today is our flight to cusco and buy myself a nice botlle wine to celebrate this succesfull arrival in Peru

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

We stayed at The Clifford Hotel in Lima during our last stretch of our trip. When we saw our pickup come in the form of a kombi, we knew we were in for a treat. The English style mansion turned hotel is located inside a cul-de-sac in the downtown Lima....with rooms the size of 2-3 regular hotels combined together. Ask for Room 1 on the first floor, it's the one that's shown on their website.

Like other reviewers, we found the staff to be extremely helpful and friendly. They would send staff out to the main street to hail cabs for us, call restaurants to make reservations and simply look information up for us.

Definitely stay here if you're looking for something low-key and comfortable....definitely don't stay here if you're looking to have a night on the town- because cab rides to Miraflores are at least 20-30 minutes!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2009

We loved this place. From the little Kombi van the owner picked us up in at the airport, to the personal, caring service, and the simple, authentic food. It is located centrally near the Grand Park, between and the beach suburbs, so the trip to either one is shorter. The kitschy English manor decor made us smile, as did the great value rates. But what we loved most was that we felt like the staff cared about us and amde sure our stay was enjoyable.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2009

We arrange free pick up at Lima airport and they were not there. We called them and they told us to take a taxi and that they would pay our trip back to the airport, and they did.

Rooms are clean, very spacious and nice. Hotel has a colonial apareance and it is really nice.

It is a little bit far from the city center, about 25 minutes and walking is not nice at some parts but it is not dangerous at all.

Free wifi connection and you have also new and fast computers available for free.
Breakfast is fine but they don´t have a lot of choices for dinner and restaurant closes at 9 pm what it´s an inconvenient if you arrive late. Don´t try to order a pizza, it is impossible because they don´t deliver to this area and the hotel charge you a lot for your local calls.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2008

My family and I choose to stay in the Clifford when we are in Lima due to the quiet location and comfortable feel of this little hotel. It's located on a charming street out of ear-shot of Lima traffic. It's within walking distance to the City Center, but not as close as a lot of the larger hotels. It's very clean and the rooms are large. You have to keep it in mind that this is a small hotel with a small staff. There are about 3 employees on duty at any given time. If you want to be picked up or dropped off at the airport, then you need to make arrangements in advance or call a taxi. And yes, you can expect to pay extra for extra service - that's how the world works.

  • Liked — Staff
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Hernan Velarde 27 | Santa Beatriz, Lima 01, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Cercado de Lima
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #111 of 202 Hotels in Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Clifford Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A three star hotel, installed in a beautiful residence built in 1930 with 20 comfortable rooms: singles, doubles, triples and executive suites with Jacuzzi. Rates include American breakfast and taxes. ... more   less 
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