Country Club Lima Hotel
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Lima- May 17, 2013
After I got of the bus at 2 am, I went straight to my hotel and slept. I then woke up at eight and went to a restaurant, and ordered the El sandwich de chicharron. This sandwich is made with deep fried pork, which is put on french bread with some salsa and fried sweet potatoes. The sandwich is actually much better than I …
We travelled to Arequipa, home of the world's deepest canyon, by Ormeņo Royal Class bus. It was class indeed compared to our last bus journey and the 12 hours passed in relative tranquility. However we've reached the end of our travelling patience and are now in full holiday mode - no more tours, independent travel or trying to figure stuff out …
... were too pricey and he directed me to the still safe but cheaper green taxi. This was surprising but wonderful.
Got to the hostel uneventfully and fortunately they had room despite our lack of reservations. We settled in for a few hours completely unsuspecting of the thunderous chorus of snores that would erupt as the night progressed. Ay! I seriously considered throwing my pillow at one of the most heinous offenders but decided it would do no good ...
The day had finally arrived...we were getting out of Lima!!! Ecstatic at the prospect of leaving the depressing grey smog of Lima behind, we took time to make ourselves look respectable for when we met up with our group (first impressions and all) and spent a final few hours in Starbucks Miraflores. It had served us well so far and been a good base for exploring the inca markets (today I bought a Peruvian flute with the ...
It's been nothing but smooth sailing since we departed from JFK and arrived in Miraflores, Lima today. It was so nice to have an airport pickup because downtown Lima was a zoo! We weren't too sure what to expect, but it sure wasn't it... cars running over each other, funny city/ocean smells, and flocks of Peruvians looking curiously at any tourist in sight.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Country Club Lima Hotel
The best hotel in lima
The hotel is perfect, elegant and lovely and we have never experienced such incredible service before. They have an excelent restaurant and bar. Believe me, the best hotel in the beutiful Lima. A little bit expensive but really fabulous.
Pleasant and accommodating staff, excellent food, wonderful rooms. Excellent choice for couples.
This hotel was of this highest standard. We had a room on the ground floor but the hotel were careful to keep us well away from the weddings party that was going on during our visit.
Lovely Hotel and friendly staff
I don't agree with one of the comments below with regards to this hotel's 5 Star status - I think it is a superb hotel with very helpful staff. If you go for one of the larger rooms upstairs, mine was a 'Gran Class' they are very spacious with lovely clean marble bathrooms. Their website offers very good deals on the rooms. Granted, the 'taxi' service they offer is costly - but you get picked up in a nice car (it is more like a private car service than a taxi) and at least you know you will arrive safely with no hassle!!! I really enjoyed my stay here (although brief) and would recommend it.
Beautiful historical hotel in a first class residential neighborhood. Helpful staff...well trained. Elegant lobby and facilities...great for business and pleasure travel. Affiliated spa is wonderful. Amazing value for a very large and airy room. Not sure about the "damp, basement" comments in other reviews...we had two couples in separate rooms/floors and were both very pleased. We were on floor 2 and they were on floor 3. Would definitely return.
On arriving at this hotel, we couldn't believe our eyes. This hotel is absolutely gorgeous, from the outside to the lobby to the rooms and dining areas. However, there were some major things that disappointed us. The first was our room. While stunning in size and decor, it was incredibly damp and musty, and the beds are rock hard. There was only one small window to a very small courtyard, so it was impossible to get fresh air. Plus, to get to the room, we had to go down a set of stairs from the lobby. This gave us the eerie feeling of staying in a basement. It just felt very closed in. In addition to the room, we felt that this hotel overcharged us in taxi fees. They charge $20 to get to the airport. Granted it's a nice car, but we paid $8 with a normal taxi. It's kind of a rip-off. I think you can stay in a better hotel in Lima for half the price. Maybe not as luxurious in decor, but perhaps more friendly and reasonably priced.
Nice hotel but some real management problems
We stayed here twice during our recent trip and while the rooms were great ( except the first floor which was musty) the management of the hotel leaves a great deal to be desired. While at the restaurant ( where the food was good but very expensive -$80 for lunch 2 adults two children no drinks) my 9 year old daugther found a staple in her salad! While one understands that mistakes happen it is how they are handled which proves the worth of a hotel. Notwithstanding the life threatening nature of the problem they wanted to still charge us for the entire meal including the salad. When I expressed my concern they agreed just to take off the salad. This was the worst I have known and totally unprofessional. Nice rooms but be warned . It is not a true 5 star
The stay began well - with the car the hotel sent to meet us at Lima airport at a quarter to one in the morning waiting to whisk us away from a back door - avoiding all the throng in arrivals. On arrival we were made very welcome with champagne and shown to our room. The room was on the second floor and had a view of a park - which was interesting to watch the comings and goings. We found the staff friendly and helpful - both at breakfast time and also just drinking in the bar which was old colonial style. The location of the hotel was away from the main centre - a good thing, as it is easy to feel quite threatened when using cashpoints etc, and a short taxi ride from Miraflores where there are lots of great bars and restaurants - lets face it with taxi's so cheap, why walk? On our return we couldn't get in to the Country Club and in desperation agreed to stay at The Antigua, Miraflores. Their guestbook was full of stories of muggings and the rooms were very very damp and the staff rude - refusing us breakfast because it was 5 minutes too early etc.
Stayed here for a total of four nights and could not fault it. Large comfortable rooms with grand opulent bathrooms, good quality toiletries and towels and complimentary mineral water, exqusite entrance lobby/lounge (think 1920's Hollywood film star Spanish mansion style) with complimentary fresh orange juice at check in and excellent service. Breakfast on terrace a delight (wild parrots in the gardens a hoot to watch) as was a dinner we took there one evening (we also went to the the Los Delphins for dinner next door one evening. That was more Holiday Inn style but still very good.) Small swimming pool but too tired to use with all wonderful sight seeing. Lima is a huge sprawling city but the Country Club was in a good location.
Awful damp rooms!
Unfortunately my tour of Peru included 2 stays at this hotel. The rooms smelled of damp and there were stains on the bedroom carpets.
In fact, on my 2nd stay I had to ask to move rooms as the smell of damp was so bad. I mentioned to reception that the whole basement floor smelled.
The breakfast table was stained as well, so overall a shabby hotel in need of refurbishment.