If I could give this place a zero, I would.
I first started visiting this place in March 2003. Back then it was a 3 star place, clean, in good condition and well run. I last visited in 2005. How things have changed.
I came to Peru the end of March to volunteer. Since I had stayed here before, I flew into Lima and stayed for a night before heading out to the provencia. I received a room for the overnight that was located over the kitchen. The odor was of a wet smelly mop but because it was semana santa, I figured it was the last room in the place. I did note the moldy shower, chipped, peeling paint on the walls, and stained carpets. The place was filthy but I still thought it was one of the last rooms and that the second floor was under construction or rehab.
I came back this past week and stayed on the 5th floor. I had to argue with the unfriendly lady at the front to get a room with a queen sized bed. She reluctantly gave me a room on the 5th floor.
Absolutely filthy room. Dirty carpet with ground in gum, moldy showers, peeling/chipping paint. That was the best of it.
The noise from the room with the jacuzzi started soon enough. The rumbling noise from above at all hours is unbearable. Last night the orgy party began in the jacuzzi at 3am.
The cleaning crew cleans whenever they feel like. They will start cleaning rooms after midnight as last night and the morning crew will start with the noise at 730am. I cannot believe that the owner or employees are really this stupid.
The owner by the way is a peruvian who has lived in the USA. He should know better.
Beware of anything ordered from the kitchen. I would not trust anything prepared in this dive hotel.