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“Too awful for words and DIRTY” 1 of 5 stars
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Av. Tejada 531 | Miraflores, Lima 28, Peru   |  
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Ranked #144 of 242 Lima B&B and Inns
Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Too awful for words and DIRTY”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

The hotel looks fine at first sight and the public areas are OK. The roomas are bare, badly furnished and the linen was DIRTY. The bathroom ids a disgrace. The area is very residential and not close to anything much. This hotel is a abd buy and the photos must have been through photoshop as the place does not really look like them. Nice website - pity the place doesn't live up to it. What a dump!!!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2009

I hesitated to reserve because of contradictory reports on TripAdvisor, but now I understand that the disappointment of some visitors may be due to the false advertising as a "Boutique" hotel. Definitely go there if you want a place where being gay is normal, because of the price, and for a decent location. Do not go there if as most travelers with experience you equate "Boutique" with a touch of class, special service, and an outstanding living environment. The truth is, its just a decent Bed and Breakfast where a gay client can feel comfortable. They would have to charge double or more if they were really a "Boutique" hotel.
The rooms are spacious, as the beds, but amenities are almost nil (a tiny piece of soap and a one use sachet of shampoo is about it in most rooms (I guess they consider that putting candles and a few dried flowers, makes it "Boutique"); you will not even have a second roll of toilet paper available. There are no closets (they roll in a clothe hanger on wheels) and the doors are pretty much made of thin plywood type material. But rooms are of good size, although the furniture could not be more ordinary; no lamps in most rooms, just the ceiling light. The manager is super: friendly and helpful (he will tell you where you can go out for a nice gay time), but the two employees, if friendly, are not particularly useful or helpful (they do the cleaning, which explains why it is not alway thorough). The breakfast is satisfactory with eggs, bread, and coffee, but the equivalent of one half spoon of jam (one kind only) is ridiculous as you do not even have enough for the two rolls you get: every real small Boutique hotel I have been to provides a fabulous breakfast in choice and quantity, but not here. Do not plan to really swim in their swimming pool, its too small, but it is a pleasant area to sit around and chat, or sit in. The taxi they send to the airport is first rate and reasonably priced compared to what taxis charge for the same trip in the bigger hotels of Lima. The location is in a quiet area, about 15 minutes on foot to the sea and its big shopping centre in one direction, and about the same to indian markets in the other direction. Gay bars and discos 10 minutes away by taxi (you do not want to walk around at night, no matter the neighborhood, this is Lima). In short, I would go back, and not be disappointed, now that I have been there, and knowing that I am getting what I am paying for, a nice gay Bed and Breakfast at a good price, although its amenities are nothing to write home about.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2009

I stayed at the Mansion San Antonio with my Peruvian boyfriend for six nights. We had the "king jacuzzi suite". In the U.S., a suite generally implies three rooms -- a sitting room, a bedroom, and a bathroom. Their suite consisted of a fairly large bedroom and a fairly large bathroom. Period. The bedroom had a king bed with headboard, desk, refrigerator, dresser, TV, upholstered chair, two night stands, a phone, and a metal rack with lots of wooden hangers. The carpet in this room was positively filthy! My white socks got so dirty just walking from the far side of the bed to the bathroom and back. The bed was a rather low platform bed, and both my boyfriend and I hit our shins on the corner of the bed several times while attempting to get to the bathroom. The mattress was very comfortable, but on the third day they did not change the sheets. After that, we stripped the bed and piled the sheets on the floor each day before leaving to make sure we got clean ones.

The bathroom was very large, but the jacuzzi also doubled as the shower. Because there was no shower curtain, water got on the floor every time we took a shower. That might have been OK, but the first night there we were provided with only two towels, no wash cloths, no hand towels, and no bath mat, and we were not about to use the only towels to mop up the water on the floor. On the second night, they added a hand towel, and on the third and subsequent nights we had both a hand towel and a bath mat. But after the first night, they never left any soap or shampoo. Not only did we have to ask for them at the front desk, we also had to ask for additional toilet paper!

Breakfast each day was scrambled eggs prepared when we sat down at the table. They were very nice and fresh. However, there was no choice as to what type of eggs. They were always scrambled. And they did not have any pepper (I asked). There were two very nice crusty rolls for each of us, but they served margarine and jam instead of butter and jam. Juice seemed to be freshly squeezed and was always quite tasty. Our complaint with the breakfast was that there was never any variety except for what fruit the juice was made from. After three days of the exact same breakfast, we started going out for breakfast. They only serve breakfast until 10 am.

We were simply flabbergasted that this place could continue to exist by offering such a low level of service after claiming to be a Boutique Hotel / Bed & Breakfast.

The pool has to be the smallest pool I have ever seen. I almost expected to see koi in the water!. Do people actually swim in it? There were two lounge chairs next to the pool, and if you were sitting in them at the right time of day, the sun would actually shine on you!

The entire hotel is surrounded by a thick masonry wall topped by an electric fence (not uncommon in Lima). We felt very safe while inside the confines of the fence, but we also felt a bit unsafe while walking the streets. We never let that deter us, however, and we had a great time.

On the positive side, the public areas were nice, although a bit dated (some might say charming, but not me), and the taxi drivers they arranged to pick us up at and return us to the airport were outstanding. Probably the best thing I can say about the Mansion San Antonio is that they were definitely gay friendly, which was why we chose them in the first place..

The next time we are in Lima, we will stay at the hotel around the corner on Av. 28 de Julio. They at least have a buffet breakfast that offers choices.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ashland, OR, USA
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2009

I was really happy at this hotel! My Peruvian boyfriend and I found the management and staff to be very helpful and pleasant. Fresh cooked breakfast for us individually and the fresh squeezed juice was extraordinary. I will for sure return.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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127 hotel reviews
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

Stayed two nights coming in and one night leaving. The hotel is in Miraflores, where you want to be in Lima. Central Lima is dirty and ugly.
The exterior and public areas are nice and the breakfast is a little bit better than continental with eggs and fresh pots of coffee.
The staff is freindly and the secure driver Alberto is wonderful but pricey.
My beef is with the rooms and cleanliness. The rooms are a bit spartan and the linens were dirty on both visits. The second visit we made them give us new ones although they werent much better. Random stains and such. There was also an odd urine smell in the bed on our first visit.
Its not a bad place, just needs some attention to the cleanliness overall. The price is a little higher than what I would expect for these accomodations. Charge less or give more.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2009

The hotel is not bad, and the staff are accommodating and friendly. But it is marketed as "luxury", or a "boutique hotel", and I am not sure that it fits that description. It certainly isn't dirty, but it is quite far away from matching any criteria for a "high class" hotel. Boutique hotel normally refers to design, (among other things), and I am pretty sure that no (professional) designer was involved with the decoration of this hotel. In terms of location, it is indeed in one of Lima's best areas, Miraflores, but not in its most comfortable part (not perfect for walking). Tip: try ceviche and pisco sour at "Mar". (every taxi driver will know where it is).

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2009

This B&B was such great value, the room was a good size & had a great ensuite. The reception staff could communicate well in English & they were so pleasant & made the stay even more enjoyable.

The breakfast was served as we arrived in the morning. The building was secure & safe. I´d reccomend this place to stay in Lima as it's also really close to downtown Miraflores & also very gay friendly.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av. Tejada 531 | Miraflores, Lima 28, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #144 of 242 B&Bs / Inns in Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the quiet and beautiful Miraflores neighborhood, we have transformed a neo-republican building into a chic B&B. Combining classic architectural details with modern accents creating a sophisticated and unique style. We offer personalized service in a private and elegant setting. ... more   less 

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