- Upmarket, historic boutique hotel
- Grand yet welcoming feel
- Art gallery in hotel, private rooftop lounge
- Near museums
Hotel B is a tranquil and elegant boutique hotel located in the trendy Barranco district of Lima. It’s set in a mansion house dating back to the early 1900s, once the summer beachside retreat of a wealthy family. An extensive restoration project repurposed the mansion as a hotel and added a new three-storey annex. While the building has long been appreciated for its many architectural merits, today it’s also known as one of Lima’s most worthwhile boutique hotels.
Rooms are grouped into three categories: Atelier, Aposento and Alcoba. In total, there are 17 spacious, air-conditioned rooms; some offer views of the central courtyard, whilst others have street views. Common to all rooms are facilities such as complimentary toiletries, a hot water bottle, a plasma TV, a minibar and a vintage armoire. All bathrooms feature a rain shower, whilst some offer a separate bathtub as well. Rooms are decorated in a pleasant and stylish manner; those in the original mansion building are slightly more historic, whilst those in the newer contemporary wing are somewhat more modern in feel.
The hotel’s public areas comprise the library, with doors opening out on to the courtyard, and the living room, which is an ideal meeting point and the hotel’s largest room. There’s also an enclosed patio where guests can eat, a lounge with daily newspapers, coffee and snacks provided, and the Sundowner Deck, a private rooftop lounge, where guests can enjoy drinks and lighter meals whilst taking in views of the Pacific Ocean. Decorated in an old-world style, the Dining Room is the hotel’s main restaurant and is open throughout the day, serving both Peruvian and Mediterranean small dishes and daily afternoon tea.
Hotel B's location is ideal for exploring the vibrant district of Barranco, known for its abundance of art galleries, museums and theatres and a thriving arts scene. Many musicians, artists and designers are attracted to its buzzing streets. Note that the hotel houses its own art collection and it’s also directly linked with the Lucia de la Puente Gallery which showcases a range of local, national and international artwork. The coast is just a short walk away, as are quite a few public parks.
Children of all ages are welcome. It’s recommended that families with children under 6 years of age book one of the downstairs rooms since the balconies in the upstairs rooms aren't particularly child friendly. Parents are reminded to keep children under adult supervision at all times.
- Characterful boutique hotel
- Rooftop terrace with excellent views
- Pretty gardens
- Well located for exploring Barranco
- Well located for exploring Miraflores
- Good budget option, informal feel
- Beach and watersports nearby
- Parks, restaurants and shopping
- Miraflores neighbourhood
- 4* hotel with 155 rooms
- Spa, gym & jacuzzi
- Reasonable value
Upmarket 18-day Peru adventure honeymoon showcasing Lima, Mancora beach and surf, Andean Sacred Valley, Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu, Cusco and Amazon Rainforest wildlife.
Classic 18 days
From $2 per person
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!
Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019
Once again you organised a really good holiday for us.
If there was one criticism it was that there were too many flights. I don’t know whether you could do Bangkok first, Chiang Mai, then fly down South?
Your drivers and Guides - all really good. The variety of transport on the tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai; we all loved.
Tamarind Village - Our room was a bit of a squeeze, with the 3 of us and 3 big suitcases.
Lisu Lodge- I enjoyed our time here. Going forward I would suggest only 1 night or they need to have some more activities. I liked how we ate on the floor, the food was really good. Staff very friendly. We liked the cycling, tea plantation, trekking and white water rafting.
Riva Surya- good location.
Elephant Hills- we loved looking after the elephants, the lake was also a really good experience. The guides were informative and looked after us well. The resort locations and tents were perfect.
Santiburi - amazing; we upgraded to a beach bungalow which was fantastic. The hotel is in a stunning location, the facilities and the service was impeccable. Sam has some private Thai boxing lessons, which he loved. We had cookery lessons and used the paddle boards. A perfect end to quite a busy holiday.
Natasha L reviewing Thailand Family Adventure on 24 September 2019