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“Haven away from the hassle”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Melia Lima

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Melia Lima
Ranked #30 of 228 Hotels in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Haven away from the hassle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2008

The Melia is in a rather odd location between the main districts of tourist interest. However, it is quiet, clean, modern and well appointed. You can reach the historic downtown area in 30 minutes by cab in traffic (much quicker on a Sunday) and the Miraflores district is even closer. The outdoor pool is very small but the business facilities are good and the staff very attentive. The restaurant and room service are very good and offer a wide variety of local and international dishes. There's a Hertz desk in the lobby which offers up market taxis (at fairly steep prices). Good for the tourist and business traveller but you won't be walking anywhere!

  • Liked — Large rooms and beds
  • Disliked — A bit isolated
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled solo
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surrey, england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2008

We were at Melia Lima in May and were put on the The Level, an Executive floor.
It has its own check-in desk on the 9th floor with its own restaurant and bar. There was free afternoon tea from 12noon to 6pm, and an open (free) bar from 6pm to 10pm. The staff were really friendly and helpful.
The room was spacious, and being that high did not suffer from road noise.
We had read a lot of negative reviews of this hotel, but we were extremely impressed and would stay there again. Much nearer for the airport than going all the way out to Miraflores.

  • Liked — Attentive staff
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2008

Stayed in this hotel for three nights in April 2008. The rooms are small, but comfortable, and the bathrooms are clean. The rooms facing the street can be noisy if you open the window, otherwise it's fine. The staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is ok, it's decent, but nothing to brag about.

The hotel is located in a good neighborhood (lots of Embassies nearby), but there isn't much around to see (there's a 24 hour pharmacy across the street and a market down the street), but the beach is within walking distance (15-20 minutes).

If you're going to venture out into Lima then ask the concierge to help you get a cab and/or dinner reservations.

I'd stay here again.

  • Liked — Good hotel in a safe neighborhood
  • Disliked — Lots of traffic noise when windows are opened
  • Stayed April 2008
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Liverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2008

We stayed her twice in August 07 as a family 2 kids 7 and 11. The hotel is OK nothing special but clean reasonably close to the airport and not too far 15 minute cab to Miraflores. There appears to be nothing in the immediate area to tempt the tourist. The rooms are adequate for a short stay. The breakfast buffet is excellent one of the best we have had on our travels. The bar is poor low ceiling and lacking in atmosphere. Staff were good and happy to practice their English with the kids and allow them to try Spanish. They were also helpful in arranging tours taxi's etc.Overall OK for a short stay.

  • Liked — Breakfast
  • Disliked — Location
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Healdsburg, California
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181 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2008

This is a very nice hotel; clean, modern, comfortable. It is an excellent choice for a Lima overnight layover on the way to Cusco, being that it is fairly close to the airport. For a lengthier stay, not sure I'd recommend it, as the area is not the nicest.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Area
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with family
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San Diego, California
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2008

At first sight, the hotel is quite nice. When the front desk staff asked us for a credit card our 16 year old friend decided to put down her new credit card - which she had never used before or since (she got it for this trip!), not even to get cash out of an atm. The short story is that several weeks after we left the country she got a call from her credit card company saying that someone in Peru was trying to charge over $400 to her card. They knew she had already left the country so they denied the charges but it was definitely a rude awakening for a teenager! We knew exactly who had done it, it had to have been one of the employees at the front desk! Needless to say we won't ever be staying at the Melia Lima again.

  • Liked — The room was nice
  • Disliked — The staff that stole our credit card
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2008

I spent some time here in May 07 , Aug 07 and Dec 07as well. Its always lovely to return to this very friendly hotel. The staff always smile and even remembered me when I returned. The reception speak good English are very courteous and helpful.

Rooms are smart and clean but it is a shame you have to pay for internet access and there is no wireless available in room, cable only. There is a business centre where you can access if you dont have your laptop with you (again you pay) but wireless access in the lobby area is free.

Breakfast buffet is good although I felt the selection of food in December was far inferior to that of May.

The hotel is well placed for access to the rest of the city...everything is a cab ride away and the doormen will flag you a secure taxi. transfers are also available to the airport although they are a bit more expensive using more upmaket (for Peru) cars and drivers ( in keeping with the establishment itself).

The area is pretty secure and you sfely walk a ciouple of blocks to the supermarket , farmacia or to resaturants.

Overall I would certainly recommend the Melia Lima which has become the benchmark that I compare all other Lima hotels by...not many measure up.

  • Liked — Staff, quality room, location
  • Disliked — wireless internet only available in Lobby
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled on business
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Property: Melia Lima
Address: Av. Salaverry, 2599 | San Isidro, Lima, Peru
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Region: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > San Isidro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Lima
#13 Business Hotel in Lima
#21 Romantic Hotel in Lima
#22 Luxury Hotel in Lima
#26 Family Hotel in Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Lima 4*
Number of rooms: 185
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Meliá Lima is located in the residential & financial area of San Isidro. It is the 5* Hotel closest to the International Airport "Jorge Chávez". The International Pacific Exhibition Center, the historical center of Lima and the commercial & leisure district of Miraflores are close by. ... more   less 
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Melia Lima Hotel Lima
Sol Melia Lima
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