After experiencing comfortable but rustic accommodations in Cusco, the DoubleTree felt like a palace and the hot shower rivaled a spa. The staff were all absolutely wonderful, especially William who greeted us every morning with a huge smile, and asked what we were up to that day, and gave tips for activities and dining.
This hotel has lots of unique add ons. The free welcome drink, the pisco sour of course, was delicious and was served in the sleek and modern bar area. We wandered to the pool on the 11th floor and were wowed by the view. Although we didn't attend, there is a Peruvian dinner show nightly that tourists get bused in for. Hotel guests can enjoy drinks in the bar overlooking the show - for no cost I assume. Finally, breakfast in the 12th floor executive lounge was great, complete with omelettes cooked to order.
The location is decent, a bit of a walk to the bay but doable. There are many upscale restaurants nearby, including the famous Astrid y Gaston. The Huaca Pucllana ruins are just several blocks away and worth a visit. The Inca market is nearby with tons of vendors, but don't buy anything there if you are packaging this trip with Cusco, where the cost and quality are much better.
The taxi drivers associated with the hotel are nice, clean, and safe, but overpriced. We walked just up the street and hailed a taxi for half the cost.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the comforts of home at our Lima hotel in Miraflores, just 30 minutes from LIM airport. Offers fitness center, fine dining and Peruvian folklore shows. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree Lima