- Upmarket, historic boutique hotel
- Grand yet welcoming feel
- Art gallery in the hotel, private rooftop lounge
- Near a host of local museums and attractions
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.
We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!
Jennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019
We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.
Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.
Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.
Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!
One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.
Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!
Brandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019
Both hotels were excellent. Sari Konak is in a superb location for visiting all the iconic sights. Our family suite was spacious, newly decorated and very clean. There was a separate room for our son and a kitchenette with ‘fridge and kettle. Good choice at breakfast and served on lovely roof terrace. Great views of Bosphorus. One evening, we caught the commuter ferry to Kadikoy for an evening meal. A great option if there isn’t time to fit in a Bosphorus cruise. Also recommend The Old House restaurant which is very close to the hotel. We were in Istanbul during Ramadan so there was a family atmosphere in the city late into the night.
Esbelli Evi was delightful; a huge cave suite, great character, two bathrooms, sitting room and kitchenette with a fridge well stocked with beers and soft drinks. Private, quiet courtyard with gate to communal areas. Breakfast choice was really good and plenty of outdoor seating. Easy walk into village. Favourite options for dinner were Ziggys (stylish outdoor roof terrace) and Urgup Pide (popular with locals).
Really must mention owner Suha Ersoz and his staff - all of whom are extremely kind and helpful.
All our transfers went smoothly. Our driver and guide (Gaia) in Cappadocia were excellent and our itinerary was fast paced and interesting. Lunch options were great, especially on the river at Ilhara. A highlight for me was spitting a wild tortoise!
Balloon flight with Kapadokya Balloons was well worth the money and well organised.
Tim S reviewing Istanbul & Cappadocia Family Holiday on 07 June 2019