Our stay here started off on such a good note, but unfortunately things soured somewhat quickly. We arrived at around 9am and were offered breakfast, which at most hotels is not usually given until the morning after sleeping there. They said that we could check in early and that they would have a room ready for us shortly. All of this seemed great.
However, when they told us our room was ready, they first tried to give us the room right next to the front door that many people have complained about on TA. We told them we did not want to stay there. At first they said that was the only room, but when we persisted, they said there was one on the second floor they could get ready for us. However, instead of the second floor, the room they gave us was in the back of the first floor right next to the kitchen. We could immediately hear the loud noises of people eating and plates clanking together coming from the kitchen and dining room while in our room. They refused to move us to a different room and got angry when we asked for a different room, such as the one on the second floor that they had initially offered.
The hotel itself was pretty clean, and had some character to it. The room was not big, but it was large enough to be comfortable. The internet was fast too, and the location is walking distance to Larcomar, Parque Kennedy, and some good restaurants for Ceviche. However, a couple other things that bothered us about this place. For one, the towels in the bathroom had weird gray spots all over them, so they just looked dirty. The hot water ran out halfway through the second shower. The hotel’s taxi driver charged anywhere between 1.5X and 3X as much as a cab on the street to go anywhere in the city.
However, the last straw for us came at checkout. We had been quoted a price on hotels.com of $72. However, when we checked out, they made us pay in soles (ok, that’s fine). But the exchange rate they used was S/ 2.777 per USD instead of about 2.5 (or 2.6 at the most). They said that was their rate and it was not negotiable. We figured this would happen all over Peru, but this was in fact the only hotel that gouged us on the exchange rate. Ended up spending $80/night instead of the advertised $72. Not cool. Bottom line is that if you book this hotel, agree to a rate in Soles in advance, and make sure you email them and get in writing that they will not put you in any of the rooms on the bottom floor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We can be found in the most peaceful and beautiful street in the district of Miraflores- far from the commercial areas, but a short distance from the Center of Lima, and only one block away from Larcomar. Our rooms are spacious and prepared for your comfort with private bathrooms, hot water 24 hours a day, cable television, telephones, 220v and 110v electric currents, hair dryers, laundry service, and safety chests. Guests will feel at home. Each room, including its beds and towels, is cleaned daily. The cost of your room also covers a free buffet breakfast and the 10% tip for services. ... more less
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