I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Peru for the first time at the end of September through early October 2010. I used Rosario Lombardi at LatinAmerica4less to secure my trip. For those who see great deals through LatinAmerica4less, but are weary about booking; the key is to stay on top of your agent. No really... email often and follow-up with telephone calls, especially as your trip date approaches and you are awaiting your travel documents; you will have nothing to be concerned about , if you do the aforementioned.
My first and third night in Lima was spent at Hotel Senorial. Sure, I read the reviews prior to traveling, but they really didn't convey an accurate view of the hotel. Now, in all fairness, I think the hotel owner(s) are renovating one side of the hotel. Unfortunately, that is not the side that my room was on during my two nighrt stay.
The hotel is within walking distance of a mall, many casinos, banks, several shops, and a couple of grocery stores. The hotel front entrance, lobby and surround courtyard was clean and appeared maintained. The hotel staff was very nice and helpful.
My first hotel room was just that... a basic outdated clean room without any frills which was on the top level of a building with no elevator. The curtain rod was broken so I had to stand on a chair to basically try to fix it so that guest who passed by the window couldn't see inside. The bathroom was clean with a window that faced another room with a metal staircase that was quite creepy.
The second room was a lower corner room that was so very disappointing and disqusting that I darn near stayed up all night at the local shopping mall just so that I would not have to sit on the bed, be in the room or look at the very large plastic picture window that was held up with clear masking tape. The front door had about an inch and a half of space between it and the floor, so needless to say between the window and the door the room was very cold. Oh, did I mention that their was no heater in the room? The closet was molded, the floor was dirting and the bathroom...whew; let's just say that I refused to do anything besides brush my teeth in preparation for my very early flight to Cuzco. You can see the pictures for a better understanding of why I was disgusted.
The food at the hotel, well I refused to eat breakfast during the first day when I saw something float out of the hot water container. Which was right before I sat down and was told that there was hair floating in the fruit tray. Yes, all bad!!! Needless to say, I didn't even bother to enter the outdoor dining area on my second stay at the hotel.
Let me add that 90% of our tour group of 28 complained after our first night at Hotel Senorial and was displeased by having to return on night three: especially after spending two other nights at much better hotels. LatinAmerica4less, classified Hotel Senorial as standard. Really, I felt like the hotel needed to be closed until all rooms were either totally demolished or renovated to 2010 regulation standards.
Final advice, if you have the option to upgrad from standard to superior in Lima or staying at Hotel Senorial.... UPGRADE!!!
- Also Known As:
- Miraflores Hostal Senorial Lima
- Miraflores Hostal Senorial Hotel Lima