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“Great, safe location in Lima!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of El Tambo

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El Tambo
Ranked #9 of 324 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Great, safe location in Lima!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for 2 separate night at the start and end of my tour around Peru. The first night I stayed here, I was in one of the cheaper rooms, it was a clean and safe place to stay. Breakfast was very light as we set off so early in the morning, we had bread with a toaster and all sorts of different teas and very strong coffee.

The second time I stayed here, I was in a more expensive room and this room was lovely. It was much bigger, lighter and comfortable. The shower was powerful and stayed hot throughout. I had breakfast at a reasonable hour on my second stay and had lovely fresh fruit and hot eggs as well as juices, tea and coffee. I would stay here again when in Lima.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We arrived late at the El Tambo after a long flight and transfer so just needed to crash. The hotel staff were welcoming and efficient and we were in our room and asleep quickly. Next day started with a substantial and varied breakfast and a chance to relax. On the whole I was really pleased with the hotel. We only stayed the one night as it was just a staging post for our onward journey but I can see why it is so popular with tour parties. It is clean, modern, everything works and the staff are friendly and polite. Miraflores itself is a well to do area for the up and coming and aspirant although I'll never get used to the weather in the Lima area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Fort Collins, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about El Tambo

Property: 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 #9 of 324 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Tambo 3*
Number of rooms: 57
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