El Patio has a lot going for it but it lets itself down in certain areas, but yes, I would go back again.
My room, near the top of the complex, was very nice indeed and very clean. But it was noisy, not helped by currently being next to a building site which sprung into life rather early in the morning. This aside (not their fault obviously!) there is a lot of road noise. Some sort of better soundproofing is much needed, and windows that actually close without needed some sort of improvised wedge would help! The curtains were thin whilst the windows with blinds kept out even less light. I suspect the rooms lower down will have been better in these regards.
Breakfast was variable to poor. Fruit and bread alongside tea and 1 glass of a fruit juice of their choice. There was nothing to put on the bread on my first day other than butter and a local spread made from olives, fine if you like olives but not so good if you don't! Cheese did appear on the second day, but no jams or meats were available.
The location is excellent for Miraflores and much of the rest of Lima that tourists will visit.
The WiFi was very hit and miss, much of the time it was unavailable in my room, but seemed better lower down. In short there are a large number of a WiFi networks from surrounding properties which are all on the same or nearby channels, with inevitable consequences for performance. I didn't appear to be the only person struggling with it.
The key staff all seemed to speak excellent English and were very helpful. They will organise a reputable taxi to get you to the airport rather than running the gauntlet of a random taxi and driver from the street.
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