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“A pleasant surpise”
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Ginebra Hotel
Ranked #149 of 228 Hotels in Lima
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“A pleasant surpise”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

After an awful experience with a hotel in Lima last October, I was skeptical and a little nervous (to say the least) as our taxi driver tried to find the hotel. We had booked at the Ginebra hotel online a few nights before, and were going to stay 2 nights there before I traveled back to the UK, that's if we could ever find it.
We were driving around in a pretty rough looking area, when finally I noticed it. A tall silver building that looking quite ridiculously grand compared to everything else around it.
We got out the taxi and a friendly porter came to carry our bags into the hotel reception, the decour was lovely, tasteful clean and expensive looking. I suddenly got quite nervous when I remembered the price that the internet has said, I thought that there must be some mistake - either we had walked into the wrong hotel, and the grubby, standard one we were supposed to be at was actually round the corner...or, there has been some mistake and we must pay much more than we thought.
But this wasn't the case, we were in the right place, and we had paid the right price, which was roughly £40 for the two nights.
The hotel was lovely, the people at reception were helpful and polite. Our room was clean, nicely decorated, with cable TV, a lovely bathroom, fresh towels both days and our own Terrace. Breakfast wasn't included, and we didn't eat in the restaurant, but from what I saw the food looked delicious. There was a nice long check out time, which meant that we didn't have to rush out our room at 5am, and it was within walking distance of a large shopping mall, with restaurants, a cinema and shops. We were also given a free welcome drink when we arrived, which was a tasty cocktail - a nice bonus.
The only slightly odd thing, was the very strict rule of bringing no food or drink of your own, what so ever, into the hotel. I thought this was a little odd, something that I have never come across before, obviously a plea to urge you to buy from the well stocked but over expensive mini bar. The only other negative I have, is that the rooms became very hot during the night, they didn't have air conditioning, and if we opened the door, the bugs would come in.

Over all I would say that this is a fantastic little hotel, a true gem, so you if find yourself in Lima and are willing to spend a little extra in order to get a great night sleep and a hot shower before a long flight, you should stay here. Just bear in mind, that it is quite far from the center points of Lima, if you stayed here and wanted to go to some attractions more central, you would need to take a bus (which can be dangerous) or a taxi (which can be expensive), also if your backpacking or on a budget, there are plenty of other hotels which are much cheaper.

I was really impressed with this hotel, I have paid a lot more in the past, to stay in hotels in London, that were rubbish compared to Ginebra. You can really get value for your money in Peru, if you are willing to spend a little bit extra (not a lot, a little) instead of hunting for the bargains.

Happy travels.

Room Tip: Some rooms come with Hot tub, for a little extra money, were were advised not to to choose one of th...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel G, Gerente at Ginebra Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
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Estimado Faith:

Lo saludamos cordialmente y a la vez agradecemos sus comentarios acerca del hotel. El hotel Ginebra estara implementando muchos mas servicios que permitiran que su estadia sea hospitalaria, de calidad, exclusividad y de basntate confort para el proxima visita.

Saludos cordiales

Manuel Rojas Diaz
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

Ginebra Hotel is in the heart of Los Olivos, Independencia, Lima. Near Mega Plaza, it offers easy access to any part of Lima. It is far from the main city, but there are plenty of night life atractions surrounding the area. We booked a matrimonial room for 144 soles (approximately $50.00US) and although the room was quite small for our taste, the service was excellent. When you just arrive at the hotel, they offer you a "welcome drink." The drink can be a "Pisco sour"or an "Algarrobina." Both are delicious traditional drinks. On the following morning, a continental breakfast was served at our room, upon our request to be served at 7:30am. There is a cheapper room called "ïndividual," which I could not see, but the price is around 90 soles (approximately $35US). There are other fancier rooms with jacuzzi. Place has a private parking at no extra cost. Hotel is well maintained and very secure 24 hours. There is a bar and a restaurant inside the hotel as well as outside in the surrounding area.
In the evening and up to late hours at night, outside you can find a lot of sellers on the streets, where good price items are offered; much cheapper than in a store. Just be aware that all transactions are made in soles, so have plenty of Peruvian currency. If not, there are several agencies who change dollars to soles just a few stepsto the left from the hotel.
Hotel can also be rented per hours (8 hours) at a more affordable price, especially if you ar arriving in a flight late at night and want just a secure room and a warm shower. A taxi from the airport should not charge more than 20 soles(around 9 dollars), although 15 soles (around 6 dollars) is a well paid value. Inside the airport a taxi is more expensive, around 35 soles, but it is more secure. If you speak Spanish, you could walk outside the airport to get a cab, but it is not recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Manuel R, Manager at Ginebra Hotel, responded to this review, March 23, 2012
Dear Customer:

I greet you cordially and also tell that the hotel services are improving and implement many details which will allow a better stay and an unforgettable experience.

I hope your next arrival to the hotel very soon.

Best regards.

Manuel Rojas
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Property: Ginebra Hotel
Address: Calle B Mz: D Lte: 54 | Independencia, Lima 0051, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #149 of 228 Hotels in Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ginebra Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ginebra Hotel is perfectly located in the business area of Lima norte where you may also find well- knowed stores, restaurants, theatres, art shops and museums. Our facilities combine elegance with modern technology in order to provide quality and personalized service to our guests. We have thirty rooms which have been specially and elegantly designed to provide the best stay guaranteeing peace and quiet. Our luxurious rooms have safety box, 32-inch LCD TV with Cable DIRECTV signal, a minibar and wireless internet connection. Additional features rooms with terraces and people with disabilities. In our cafe restaurant you can enjoy our menu carefully designed under national and innovative culinary criteria. You can also enjoy an exclusive range of national and international cocktails. The hotel business center, located on the second floor, has a sophisticated equipment and bilingual trained staff assistance to facilitate the work of our guests. ... more   less 
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