I stayed 3 nights at the Torreblanca in mid January at the start of my trip. Miraflores is definitely the place to stay in Lima, though the Torreblanca is a safe 15 minute walk to the main shopping and restaurant area in Miraflores. The plus side is that the hotel is about 150 metres from the Pacific Ocean, a great coastline to walk along. It's a 30 minute taxi ride into the centre in rush hour.
The front desk staff are all courteous, friendly and helpful, especially Bruno, who I mostly dealt with. Restaurants and places to visit were recommended, along with taxis being hailed on the street to ensure I got charged the local price and not the tourist price. English is spoken, which was helpful as my Spanish is limited.
The hotel itself has some character and the rooms are basic and functional and have a safe deposit box - mine (including its bathroom) appeared a little tired and could definitely do with some updating. I had a room at the front (301) on the busy roundabout, which was noisy day and night, but by keeping the windows and bathroom door shut, I managed to eliminate some of the noise. The rooms lack air conditioning and ceiling fans. The hotel provides soap, but no shampoo.
The fruit and fruit juice at breakfast (self service) was fantastic - everything else was pretty much standard fare. There are 2 computers providing internet access. Airport shuttle service is provided, which is reliable. It is free on pick up, but 60 soles on return.
For the price the hotel is good value and I felt safe and secure there - I would actually rate it as good overall, ie a 3.5 (better than average, but not very good for the reasons mentioned above).
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- Hostal Torreblanca Hotel Lima