Hotel B – Lima, Peru
Why Hotel B?
We picked this hotel as it was ranked number 1 on Trip Advisor. The majority of the high end hotels in Lima (Peru) are new builds, other than the Country Club, this was the only one that has been transformed into a hotel rather than being purpose built.
Number 1 on Trip Advisor
Hotel B – The History
The Hotel B was originally a mansion, first built in the 1920’s. With high ceilings and many terraces it truly is a stunning property. Situated in Barranco which is the cool, hip part of Lima with many art galleries and cool places to eat the hotel really does blow you away with its contemporary chic feel.
Arrival at Hotel B
First impressions count but the staff at Hotel B could not had been more welcoming. We arrived early and had requested an early check in, we were told that the hotel was full but they would do everything they could to get the room ready as soon as they could.
When we walked in, they were on to us immediately and apologized that the room was not ready for us. It was 7am, we were invited to breakfast in the inner courtyard – surrounded by an array of tropical plants and a wall completely covered in ivy. Breakfast including Peruvian Eggs – which are basically Eggs Benedict with spicy Peruvian Sausage shaved over was served including great strong coffee to give us a hit for the day.
Hotel B – Rooms
We were shown to our room – part of the old mansion building with walls covered in art, past and present – furniture which wold look amazing in your own home – full fruit bowls everywhere – it was like being at home!
Our room had dramatically high ceilings, with the most comfortable bed you have ever slept in, a bathtub, and separate shower, with 2 sinks and plenty of really good amenities – the ones you want to take with you – but wishing you bought a larger bag!
Our room, just like all at Hotel B, was equipped with all the services you need in a hotel, plenty to read on the local area, docking stations, WIFI (really good connection), safe, cotton sheets, pillow menu, all the things you expect to find in a hotel room. One thing we really liked, the turn down evening service included not only a chocolate on the pillow but also a lovely poem for us to read before bedtime.
The Bar at Hotel B – A Truly Social Place
We spent time in the bar at Hotel B. A truly social place for the locals of Barranco to hang out, where we met some incredible people, including a Naval Officer who was schooled in the USA and hung out with one of the Ex-Presidents of Lebanon and another – a true Socialite from Lima, who was as well travelled as we were – a real party girl that was able to recommend some excellent places to eat (see Eating Out)
We tasted out first Pisco Sours at Hotel B (see Pisco Sours) which were sipped (the first ones were sipped, the remaining ones went down much quicker) on the balcony at the side of the mansion, where we watch the traffic and people go about their business. There was a buzz from both the bar and the roadside. The bar offered a good selection of foods along with an extensive selection of South American Wines.
Sundowner Deck – Hotel B
Another place we chilled out here was the Sundowner Deck, situated on the roof of Hotel B, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, what a place to watch the sun come down. Really comfortable lounge chairs to chillax and gather the daily thoughts. This place is reserved exclusively for Hotel Guests – a brilliant place for meeting the most interesting people.
a brilliant place for meeting the most interesting people.
Hotel B – My Personal Opinion
Overall I completely agree why this is the number 1 hotel on Trip Advisor, it is faultless – it was like staying with friends rather than staying in a hotel. I cannot praise the hotel or the staff highly enough. A true delight…
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