What a fabulous place. Faded grandeur is an understatement. This was THE place to be in Lima once upon a time and how we loved experiencing those times gone by with lots of vintage furniture, tiling and massive suites of rooms. OK, so there was no heating, a sub standard shower, a few chipped tiles, intermittent wifi and a few tacky pictures on the walls but this all added to the character of the place and, lets face it, we couldn't have afforded to stay there if these were all rectified. The doormen and "front of house" staff were dressed and had the professionalism and demeanour of a very posh place and the immaculate 1920s car made us smile. One small niggle was the restaurant/bar staff who seemed offhand - but still worth experiencing this "Home of the Pisco Sour". Still giving 5 stars for service because of everyone else.
Apparently there once were turkish baths etc - wish we could have experienced these too.
This place was an absolute gem. There's no question that we'll be staying there again next time we're in Lima (and we're really hoping nothing is "updated").
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