This hotel oozes Spanish colonial charm and wouldn’t look out of place in Madrid, Jerez or Barcelona.
As you stride up the red-carpeted steps through its grand arches into a lobby full of 16th-century artworks, you’re wandering into a bygone era. Set within Lima’s upmarket embassy district in swanky San Isidro, this hotel has been the go-to retreat for ambassadors, diplomats, and rock stars since opening in 1927.
Golfers are in luck as the Lima Golf Club is right next door and guests of the hotel can play for a fee without membership.
Decorated with more than 300 pieces of Spanish and Inca art, borrowed from the Pedro de Osma Museum, the Country Club is a place to marvel. No more so is this true than in the glass house beyond the lobby: forged from more than 4,000 pieces of clear and emerald glass, it’s a kaleidoscope of colonial charm.
The hotel’s bedrooms and are appropriately grand and befitting of such a prestigious hotel, with dark hardwood furnishings and a simple but elegant décor of white walls and cream carpets. The rooms are classy and tasteful. The bathrooms are clad in light marble and brass fittings. Walk-in showers, huge bathtubs, and a separate toilet room come as standard.
Bar Ingles is a wonderful environment in which to sip a glass of one of the sommelier’s 300 different wines or a frothy tumbler of Peru’s most famous cocktail, the Pisco Sour. Adorned in photos of Fifties polo matches, it’s easy to drift into a bygone era.
Breakfast is a high-end buffet with fresh bread, cakes, fruits and meats.