If you're looking for a cookie-cutter international chain hotel, this is not the place for you. However, if you want a place that makes you really feel like you're in Lima, the DUO Hotel Boutique is perfect.
The staff I encountered during my stay were all very helpful. I was only there for 24 hours and had a short list of my must-sees for that time period. They told me what I could and could not walk to and made sure I had a cab for the places that were not walkable.
It's around the corner from a Vivanda supermarket, which is great if you have little things you need to pick up or want to pick up some candy to bring to the folks back home.
The wifi was great and it was easy to keep my room cool with the air conditioning unit located in it.
The neighborhood felt very safe; I often saw police patrolling the area.
Remember, folks, in Lima pedestrians DO NOT have the right of way! Figure out where traffic might be coming from and look carefully before crossing the street.
The only downsides: The safe in my room was not working (but of course all hotel safes can be opened by members of the hotel staff, so they're not all that safe anyway) and when I woke up at an ungodly early hour of the morning I couldn't get hot water in the shower. But the hour I woke up is more accurately described as "middle of the night," so I really think it was my timing that was at issue.
I asked for a car to the airport and they set me up with a great driver who arrived two hours before I needed to leave and waited patiently until I was ready.
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- Also Known As:
- Duo Hotel Lima