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The Westin Lima

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The Westin Lima

I understand that this hotel is opening on October 1st, 2010.

Just wondering if anyone has been past it or even inside it at all?

I am looking at staying here for either the opening or on the 3rd October.

Their website:

libertador.com.pe/en/2/1/4/lima-westin-hotel

seems to give an artists impression.

I would rather locals and travelers opinions if any please.

Also the price they are quoting is extremely cheap at about US$145 per night which suits us fine.

Hopefully they aren't too stuffy as we'll be backpacking (well we call it Flashpacking - due to the nature of our accommodation but traveling with only backpacks). The W in Barcelona were very cool when we backpacked and stayed there an number of nights.

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1. Re: The Westin Lima

The Libertador chain of hotels in Peru are very good in general.

The one you are referring to is well located in the San Isidro area and in the tallest building in Peru.

It has not been open to the public yet so its going to be very difficult to get any first hand opinions.

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3. Re: The Westin Lima

This hotel is between downtown lima a miraflores and is walking distance to the commercial area of san isidro, so the location is not bad. For the price you are telling us I think you should go for it.

Take care

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4. Re: The Westin Lima

Not that great a location if you want to be in a neighborhood where you can walk to restaurants and shops. But a good price for a luxury high rise hotel.

For about $95 per night you might look at Second Home Peru in Barranco.

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5. Re: The Westin Lima

Mostly for business travelers, not the right neighborhood to stay in for tourists.

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6. Re: The Westin Lima

Its not located in thge typical Miraflores from where you can walk to many restaurants and shops, but it is located in one of the most important Avenues of Lima (Av.Javier Prado) and close to a shopping mall and several restaurants (walking distance)

It also has access via the highway to downtown Lima and Miraflores (just a 10 to 15 minute ride)

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7. Re: The Westin Lima

thanks for your opinions everyone... very informative in more ways then one.

In that case (I am going to sound like a newbie here) we would like to stay in a nice area as we like to walk around in the evenings (at night) and like to sample some Peruvian food. Actually we'd only be eating local food. We don't just travel for the sites but also for the local food and drinks (gastro-tour).

Hopefully our budget will be able to give us some easy choices but we usually look at spending up to about £300 - £400 per night (US$455 - US$610 OR 1280PEN - 1720PEN).

Again we (wife and I) love wondering around at night but somewhere that a local would feel safe (say) letting their own child out alone. eg. in London & Sydney we never have a problem where we live but some areas we wouldn't even think about going out at night. Just like many other major cities I guess.

I'd probably start another thread in due course regarding food and local delicacies...

Again hopefully our budget will be able to give you some easy choices to recommend.

Otherwise if we need to increase please let me know how much more. I'm sure we'll be able to manage a higher budget.

Many Thanks

Brad

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8. Re: The Westin Lima

Then try :

Casa Andina Private Collection

Marriot

Miraflores Park Plaza

For recommended restaurants and Peruvian Gstronomy try :http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g294316-s501/Lima:Peru:Dining.Overview.html

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g294311-c69406/Peru:P…

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9. Re: The Westin Lima

thanks for that xochitl.

I have already started the enquiries.

I do like the look of the Casa Andina Private Collection – Miraflores Suite

also

I do like the Junior Suite in the Miraflores Park Hotel because of the Roman Tub & Ocean View (not fussed about the Sauna though)

Both prices are very good too, thanks.

But I don't know how busy or popular Lima is in October but I won't book till probably end July or early August. Unless this is a busy period?

If there are any other recommendations please let me know as I am open for suggestions.

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10. Re: The Westin Lima

No reason to increase your budget.

Some of the better local eats are not in the Miraflores area (which concentrates on casinos and tourists) but where the rent is lower, eg some great little cevicherias around Lince/Jesus Maria (as well as some upscale ones).

But everyone takes taxis especially at night so not that big a deal where you stay.

Edited: 2:49 pm, July 02, 2010