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El Tambo
Ranked #6 of 372 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Overall a nice hotel in Miraflores. It is far from the center of Lima and it can be difficult to catch a bus but you want to stay in Miraflores. The staff was very helpful, we wanted a change of rooms and they accommodated us with no problem. Breakfast was typical but always plenty to eat. overall a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

I traveled to Lima with friends and we stayed at El Tambo at the beginning and end of the trip for one night each time. The first room that I was in felt a bit like a large family or dorm accommodation with 5 beds in the room for the two of us. At that time, I thought that perhaps all of the rooms were like this. The room was clean, quiet and the beds were warm and breakfast was a nice buffet in the morning with fruit, juice, rolls, eggs, meat and cheese. On our return to Lima (Miraflores), we had a much nicer room on an upper floor with two beds and a very modern bath. The rooms were both a bit cool but the hotel supplied a space heater that worked quietly and warmed things up quite nicely. The hotel is located in the safe neighborhood of Miraflores and is within walking distance to several very nice restaurants and the coastline (though we did not have time to take this in). Overall, a very nice place to stay in Lima.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We stayed in El Tambo the first two nights after flying in from Europe and had an ok stay. The breakfast is really nice, but we really had cold nights in El Tambo and the room was a bit damp eventhough there was a window which we kept open when we were in the room. Eventhough there´s nothing wrong with El Tambo, we won´t come back...

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

The hotel is a boutique hotel on Miraflores. For a short stay, it is ok, but don't expect something cool.
our room was small, but clean. The bed was small as well and the curtains need to be changed. They were dirty. Our room was facing the street so it could get noisy early in the AM, as traffic in Lima is insane like most big cities.

The hotel has wifi. Staff was courteous and friendly. The breakfast was just ok. Mainly cereals, coffee, bread and eggs, you know, the basics.
Located in a great area, very safe, we went walking around late at night and had no problems. Close to Larco Mar mall, which is good for shopping . Also close to many restaurants, caffes and entertainment.
The Larco Mar has beautiful views of the Pacific ocean.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is a modern hotel in the smart Miraflores area, near to ocean views and good restaurants. The location is a key attraction. The rooms were satisfactory with rather basic furniture but comfortable beds and hot, strong showers. Breakfast was fine. Staff were very friendly and helpful. There’s an attractive, handy lounge and internet area. We’d go back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We just stayed here for one night, and the place was perfect for that. Small, clean, comfortable, nice and well located. The price was OK and the neighborhood was really nice, close walking distance to many shops and restaurants. Good buffet breakfast included and the staff was warm and helpful. A place to come back.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Reading about Lima prior to booking a hotel indicated very clearly that we should not stay anywhere near the airport or in downtown. After researching most of the "usual' chain hotels, I came across El Tambo. Reviews on this hotel seemed to indicate that it was worthwhile staying here so we decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed. Yes, it is 30-40 mins from the airport but you are paying a fixed price for the taxi so this shouldn't be a huge concern. It is around 50 soles from here to the airport. For us, converting to Australian dollars meant this was only around $22 - very reasonable. Miraflores is a very safe area and the hotel was extremely safe, particularly as it sits behind a large brick wall and has good security. The reception area is manned 24/7. The lady who met us upon our arrival could not have been friendlier and she helped us on many occasions over the two days we were there, particularly when we needed to book a secure taxi. The rooms are compact but adequate, with good bathroom facilities and plenty of hot water. Wifi is included in the room rate and has great signal strength in the room. There is a safe provided also. Breakfast is ok - fruit, juice, porridge and toast, plus some cold meats and cheese. Dinner in the restaurant is good but the service staff here are a little ordinary. don't ask for a bottle of white wine as they bring it straight from the shelf - no chilling. We walked everywhere we needed to from here (around Miraflores)

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Tambo

Address: La Paz 1276, Lima, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Miraflores
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 372 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Price Range: $60 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Tambo 3*
Number of rooms: 57
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