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El Polo Apart Hotel & Suites
Ranked #103 of 224 Hotels in Lima
Atlanta, Georgia
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81 reviews
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“Practical and well located”
Reviewed 27 March 2013

This Hotel is not a luxury hotel, is a business in'n'out hotel, however you get a real deal for your buck, every time I visit Lima I stay here since is really close to the office and I get to avoid traffic which is AWFULLY BAD in Lima, if you need to work near "Surco" or "La Molina" this is the best option, the food is Ok, not bad, but you have a bunch of little REALLY GOOD restaurants around the Hotel in the Little Mall where it is located, the service is Ok, nothing spectacular but not bad at all, this is a non expensive place, Breakfast is good, the internet is so so, not super fast but it works, the location is really good, sometimes at night can be noisy since is in a main avenue, the hotel has an agreement with the Gym next door.

Room Tip: try to get a room on the side that is not facing the street, the noise is terrible on the street sid...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Lima, Peru
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2012

We are staying several weeks at this hotel for business purposes because it is right across the road from where we are working. We were given a "deluxe" room in the sixth floor. The hotel is being remodeled, even though they will not admit it or say so when people check in. The remodeling is right above our heads: hammering and drilling during week days (when we are not in the room) and Saturdays, when we are. The noise magnifies downstairs. We have complained several times but the noise never stops. We have asked to be changed to a different room but they said they do not have any available. They are totally non-responsive and unhelpful. To stop the drilling we had to go upstairs and take the drill away from the worker.

Room Tip: Stay away from the sixth floor. The non-deluxe rooms are small and the queen size bed sinks in the...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2012

I stayed at POLO HOTEL twice, once at the junior guess room and then at the luxury suite,the rooms were clean and the beds were confortable, the employees were very nice, they offer complimentary breakfast with a lot of choices like different kinds of chesse, bread, juices. I also have room service and the food was great but a little expensive.
I recommend this place if you are on a bussiness trip.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Colombia
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105 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Great hotel.. i stay in a suite and was great. Location, service and room. However room service is OK, i think to pay 4 usd just for the service with fork..spoon and knife it is a little expensive even for my service was only 14 usd.

People on front desk is nice just one lady was all the time with a upset face however no complains at all.

About TV .. it is really small.. of course it is flat screen but i had to wear my glasses.

Price... i can not tell too much because my company paid it but if I have to pay it on my own... almost 200 usd per night .... not really into my top choises... again hotel is good.


  • Stayed August 2012
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Incline Village, Nevada
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

Very institutionalized and, because of the proximity to the US Embassy (across the street) and booming business of the El Polo district, very over priced at over $200/night. What would have formerly been classified as a mid-range hostel is now going as a semi-premium business hotel. It's not a bad place, just over prices and over sold. Some problems: Very noisy. I had the room at the back, farthest from the main road (La Encalada) and still far too noisy to open my window. Air Conditioner: Very imprecise control means room is always too warm or too cold (it has a digital thermostat but it's no exaggeration to say it was the worst digital control I've experienced with temperature swings of 3 deg C or over 5F common). And it blows hard right over the bed (I would have slept with the window open and AC off but La Encalada is very NOISY until the wee hours.) Bath tub: it's good that they have one, but even with my 5'11" frame it is impossible to safely step out of the tub given how high they've mounted it. They advertise Wi Fi but it mostly doesn't exist (comes and goes, very erratic, very slow). Wired internet is ok - stable but moderately slow. And someone is calling to knocking at the door every hour (seriously) which is more than a little annoying.

On the positive side: Lot's of construction noise in the hotel building. Bed was comfy. Small but functional desk. Directly in front of the US Embassy main entrance. Close to the growing El Polo business district and newest office buildings. Short taxi ride to Jockey Plaza, one of the biggest shopping malls in Lima. Staff were friendly, polite, tried to be helpful, and many were bi-lingual. Included breakfast is ok (weak coffee, uninspired food but pretty typical). The hotel is within the El Polo Centro Commercial, which has some very nice, upscale shops, a couple of pharmacies, several snack/coffee/ice cream shops, Starbucks and (sadly) a McDonalds. And several good restuarants are within a block or so.

El Polo is, otherwise, out of the way of most of Lima and a bit of a pain during rush hour traffic, so the attraction is only the Embassy and local office complexes.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back, as far from La Encalada as possible.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

The room was fine. I very much appreciated access to the nearby health club. The breakfast buffet was okay, but nothing special.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

I stayed there 3 times in 2007 and once in 2009. The rooms were in great condition. Hotel right in front of US embassy. The rooms were very clean and the staff very helpful and most speak english. The negative are the price is a little high and the hotel is in a noisy area.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: El Polo Apart Hotel & Suites
Address: Av. La Encalada 1515 | Monterrico, Surco, Lima, Peru
Region: Peru > Lima Region > Lima
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #103 of 224 Hotels in Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Polo Apart Hotel & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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