Stayed at the Swissotel Lima in August 2010 for a conference. This is a 4 1/2 star hotel located in a pleasant and safe area of Lima (San Isidro District). I was given an upgraded room that was on par with rooms in 5-star European hotels (except this room was probably larger). Internet service was wired and reliable. The room had 110v and 220v plugs everywhere, which was very handy.
The hotel is modern, sleek, and clean. The staff is exceedingly courteous, friendly, and helpful. Housekeeping and Room Service are both fast and accommodating. The restaurants are outstanding. Buffet breakfast was included in my rate and was superb, with some regional differences (the buffet included fajitas, green string beans, and black beans, for example). I recommend trying Loma Saltado at the restaurant or from room service for dinner. It's delicious.
The hotel is in a very safe neighborhood for walking. Police are omnipresent, but they don't carry guns (a very good sign). You encounter no threatening looking people while walking. There are plenty of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. There's a great upscale grocery store (Vivanda) about six short blocks away (less than 10 minutes). i negotiated several visits there easily despite speaking zero words of Spanish (and they speak no English).
There are a few things to pick at. The gift shop is nothing more than a closet (about 8' x 10') and is closed on Sundays. The concierges are very friendly and try to be helpful, but they are all young men who obviously do not live in the neighborhood. Thus, for some places, they have only a vague idea of location and don't know the name of the store (in fairness, though, they do know plenty). In the rooms, the sound resistance is not great for a top-notch hotel. Each room has a doorbell, and you can hear the one from the next-door room if it is rung. The toilets flush so violently that you can hear every flush from next door and the room above you. My room faced the front of the hotel and I occasionally heard noise from the parking lot (not to mention the hammering from construction across the street during the day). I was also near the housekeeping closet on the floor, and that room's door slammed constantly in the morning.
All in all, this is an excellent hotel for business, and tour organizers are available to take you around Lima and beyond (e.g., Cusco and Machu Picchu) should you desire to go. I recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An elegant and modern luxury hotel, Swissotel Lima is located in the heart of San Isidro, the most attractive business, residential and cultural district of the city. Close to shopping and the central commercial district, Swissotel Lima is within easy reach of Lima's historical city centre and just seven miles from Jorge Chavez International Airport. This luxury five star hotel recently completed a multi-million dollar expansion, making it the place to be and be seen in Lima. Offering a luxurious Swiss touch with fresh, stylish accommodations, 345 rooms and suites are now available for your business or leisure stay. In addition to the newly designed rooms and suites, Swissotel Lima is proud to announce 12 meeting and function rooms are now available for your business or social event. Each venue includes cutting edge technology and immaculate design. Whether it's for a meeting, special event or wedding, with 12 spaces to choose from we ensure that your occasion will create memories to last a lifetime. No matter the reason, business or pleasure, Swissotel Lima's renovated swimming pool and fitness centre will keep you active during your stay in Lima. The Gym at Swissotel Lima allows you to work out while enjoying your favourite TV show or listening to your own music.If rest and relaxation is required, the remodeled SPA at Swissotel Lima has you covered. With an exclusive menu of body and facial treatments, 13 comfortable treatment rooms, including 3 VIP rooms with luxury features, our Spa offers everything you need to balance your energy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swissotel Lima Hotel Lima
- Swissotel Hotel Lima
- Lima Swissotel Hotel