It is a very opulent, luxury hotel, that appears to take itself very seriously. I had a room at the executive floor - apparently that was the only way to guarantee early check-in (for an extra price of course). I need to qualify my review by noting that I only stayed in Lima for less than 24 hours, and therefore my view may be somewhat skewed as I did not have a chance to experience all that this hotel has to offer.
The best thing of all - in my view - was the amazingly comfortable bed. There were other good things, and they had been mentioned in other reviews: comfortable desk, lovely décor, a free drink at the bar, safe neighbourhood, alarm clock. Room was a good size - actually almost two separate rooms, so I'm sure it would have been comfortable to stay for a longer period. But I was not completely happy. I very much missed a kettle or coffeemaker which I think should be a standard equipment in a hotel room. Certainly, I could have ordered tea or coffee, but upon arrival I did not have much time except to change and move on, and a cup of tea would have helped. (I was checking out before breakfast too.) The minibar was very well stocked for your standard business traveler, just not really for me. I ended up having a bottle of water (1l Evian for 14.50 soles - later on I found it cost about 5 soles in a supermarket nearby, and a non-Evian 1 l bottle was 1.99 soles), simply out of necessity. I was in and out of my room throughout the day several times, and almost every time I came back, the towels were refolded, room tidied up, curtains drawn again. I am sure it signifies attentiveness, but to me the fact that someone came in every time I left was a bit too much attention. There were not enough sockets within close distance to working surfaces, especially the desk and the nightstand (none at all). I was checking out at 5.45 am and even at that time it took longer than necessary with a lot of paperwork. However, they have ordered a taxi to the airport for me and let me pay for it on my hotel bill. Overall, I was satisfied with my stay, and I may stay there again, but i will also explore other options.
A tip: there is a nice supermarket (Vivanda on Esquilache) less than 5 min away. If you plan to pay with a credit card, bring an ID.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Park Hotel located in the elegant district of San Isidro reflects in its design the taste of Peruvians for European art with many references to pre-Columbian Peru, achieving a very refined eclectic style. The hotel has 75 rooms including 3 suites. Decorated in relaxing “capuccino” and white tones, which will provide a sophisticated and relaxing atmosphere; 1 conference room and 4 meeting rooms, where the professionalism of our staff and our exquisite and varied gastronomic menu will make your corporate or social event a success!, we also have a gym, swimming pool, and the restaurant Le Moliere of Peruvian fusion food. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Lima
- Lima Sofitel