I stayed at this hotel twice through a Gate 1 tour of Peru, with an extra nights pre and post tour (November 2011). Overall I was very satisfied with the hotel. Location wise – it really is excellent. From the hotel you can easily (because it’s a straight line up the street!) walk to an in town Pyramid tourist site and enjoy a tour as well as the renowned restaurant at the site. You can also walk in the other direction down to the waterfront and see Lovers Park and hang gliding to the right, or take a longer walk to the Larcomar shopping area, which also has lots to see. You can walk 2-3 blocks to a grocery store.
Food at the hotel – not so great. I grabbed a quick lunch due to time between tours and would not do it again, (Hamburger and fries.) Breakfast was interesting, not a buffet which we had all other places. They have a set menu with ½ dozen choices, you pick your choice and they bring that to you. The portions are fairly modest. Unless you speak Spanish I don’t think you could get anything changed. It was a nice opportunity to try some “traditional” breakfasts. Strong coffee and juice for everyone. The breakfast room is not very large, they do get full and extremely busy. The ladies are bustling like crazy. Advise giving yourself a decent amount of time if the hotel is full, or hit the bakery on the corner for a change.
There is a great restaurant (begins with a V) across the street on the corner and a cute bakery/restaurant in the same side to the left. I ate at the former twice and it was great food and welcoming server (English menu). They must get lots of guests from the hotel. Also picked up at and ate at bakery which was nice too, but much more casual.
The hotel itself seems to have a great variety of rooms. I turned down a 1st floor room when I arrived (not comfortable with ground floor, I didn’t view the room) and decided later that this room may have opened directly into the main lounge area. I took a 2nd floor room in the back which opens into the courtyard – note this is a small courtyard area with all the rooms and windows opening out there, so if people think it’s cute to be talking to each other window to window, you will ALL get to enjoy this. The room itself was perfectly adequate, comfortable bed, decent but odd sized bathroom, tv reception good. Each floor has complimentary water bottles in the hall way as well as jugs in your room, very welcome and convenient. You will wish you had it everywhere you stay. My second room was on 3rd floor of the front room of the hotel and opened out on an open patio area with flowers. It was really lovely, but again that was a shared space so other guests used it as the evening lounge, so there’s a noise issue. The rooms do not have peepholes to look out.
They have two complimentary computers off lobby area for guest.
Front gate to hotel property is kept locked and you have to be let in and out each time.
I found the hotel staff generally quite cordial, although with groups you can imagine they get busy. When I had a problem with hotel pick up (Gate 1 issue), they were quite responsive via e-mail and for that I remain grateful. I used them to book a couple tours and get the directions to sights and appreciated that assistance. They were very helpful in arranging (and fixing my price) with a street taxi to take me to my next hotel in Peru. For the price and expecting a reasonable and modest level of services, I would have zero hesitation staying here again or steering friends and I’d eat across the street if I wanted something close by. Enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Antigua Miraflores; an authentic introduction to Peru’s rich cultural heritage. Enjoy the elegance and character of a turn of the century mansion with all the comforts and amenities of a fine hotel and the warmth and charm of a colonial B&B. Tasteful decor, attention to detail, and our staff’s attentive and friendly service will make your stay with us unforgettable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Antigua Miraflores
- Antigua Miraflores Lima