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“This place is in decline and the pictures on the website are misleading.” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hostal El Carmelo
Ranked #153 of 321 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Breckenridge, Colorado
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362 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“This place is in decline and the pictures on the website are misleading.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

I have stayed here on a number of occasions but have found that the $30 airport pickup is ridiculous. A much nicer hotel picked me up for 30soles. Despite having stayed at this place a dozen nights in the past, they gave me a lousy room that didn't even have a window. The owner's son is always on the computer that is there for the use of guests and he is very rude. Very bad for business, they should buy him a laptop and send him to his room. In the past they never charged me a percentage for using my credit card. I arrived at 2 am and could not get cash as I was leaving for another flight at 6 AM and they demanded I pay an extra 6% to use it. This goes against the contractual agreement with the credit card companies. Whatever small fees they incur is the cost of doing business. While I know some places try and add this charge they are not paying anywhere near 6% processing fees anyway. Nicer hotels don't do this.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank SiriusSkier23
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2011

Nothing fancy, but in good location (Miraflores) near the coast

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2011

Really nice hotel, near the ocean and walking distance of Miraflores bar/restaurants! Very good for the money. Airport pick up.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SiriusSkier23
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jacksonville, florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2008

Please be advised that two hotel are mixed up in the previous reviews. El Carmelo mentioned in the first review is not in the same location than the second even though they have the same name.

El Carmelo in Miraflores, Lima has a great location. Walking distance to the plaza in Miraflores, El Parque Kennedy and the El Parque Del Amor but the hotel is not luxorious by any means.

It is the perfect base of operations if you only use your room to sleep in. It has confortable beds and it is clean. With the temperature in Lima being fairly temperate it does not have AC which to me is a disavantage because AC's muffles noise and refreshes the room. You have a choice of opening the window and there is no screen so noise and bugs can come in. However, bugs are not bad and the noise since it is in a side street is pretty tolerable.

The price is the best. It was $35.00 the night for a private "matrimonial bedroom. It included breakfast that consisted of fresh bread, fresh squeezed orange juice and wonderlful coffee.

Again, the price is great for what you get. But if you want luxury you better stay at the Las Americas.

The staff is very nice in Carmelo and they have a computer that they let you borrow if you want. They also arranged for my taxi driver and I was picked up at the airport without a hitch.

Again this is a bargain and very confortable but if you want luxury go somewhere else. Rain

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Lack of AC, aged carpet and furniture
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank lluvia
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2006

I stayed at the hotel El Carmelo when I first arrived in Peru 3 weeks ago and again 2 nights ago when I got back to Lima before heading back home.
* Great location only few steps from the sea front (good for joggers or for nice walks)
* 5 minutes walk from the centre of Miraflores with all bars and restaurants and shopping areas
* 10 minutes walk from commercial centre on the sea front
* clean hotel
* free use of internet for customers in the reception
* quiet and safe location
* and especially great welcome from all the staff!
Definitely will get back there on my next trip to Lima! Recommend for anybody that goes to Lima. I was travelling on my own and felt very safe there.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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11 Thank Inesanakin
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Property: Hostal El Carmelo
Address: Bolognesi 749, San Isidro | Miraflores, Lima 018, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima
Hotel Style:
Ranked #153 of 321 Specialty Lodging in Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal El Carmelo 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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