I may say El Polo is under remodeling therefore drill, hammer and workers sound is not a plus, but it depends what room you get. Second floor not a good option. Hope they are finished by now.
Front desk girls are friendly and never forget a name, I liked the door man escorted the delivery guy when I ordered chinese food (it was almost midnight and I was starving)
Breakfast is good and the guy serving coffee likes to have conversation about weather and the people in the gym in front of our building, who turn to be other hotel guests, God..I didn’t know working out look so fun when you are enjoying your breakfast in front of them. Forget it…I’m working/vacation and there is a reason I didn’t pack my gym cloth, I wanted to have fun.
I don’t usually eat eggs if don’t make them, hate chewing pieces of egg shell, Yikes! But those eggs seemed delicious and tempting and they were, I think ate a dozen of scramble eggs with two sugar black coffee. Ummmmm.
I had a suite for a very affordable price, king size bed, living room, kitchenette and balcony. Bathroom is so clean and got new shampoo, conditioner and body lotion bottles everyday –hey, I don’t get me wrong …I collect them-oat and glycerin soaps too.
I heard Marriott in Miraflores area is better because of the view to the sea. Well, you must work what you get, right? I was working, my office booked me here so I shouldn’t complaint about location, I speak Spanish so taking a taxi was not difficult at all. Here is an advice, exchange currency, Peruvians don’t trust the US dollar, so in order to make your life easier use Soles instead.
El polo mall is not good, I think someone needs to do more advertising on those stores, they look dead.
As for the food, here is my comment Peruvians, I don’t mean to offend anybody, but your Ceviche is not the best, your food is tasteless and you are afraid of spicy- hot sauce food. You should try the Nicaraguan ceviche, that’s a party of flavors.
I had Tiradito (raw fish) my second night and the waitress warned me about how spice that was, she said: “our ají is too much for some tourists” I said: “Bring it on sister” and I was disappointed, not spicy, not so great. But this is up to you, if you have a decent and soft paladar then it’s perfect for you, I’m more to the dark side.
Bottom line, Lima is great, loved the weather, beautiful landscape, friendly people, affordable/expensive souvenirs, clean streets, good seafood even though is missing something, I definitively will go back, hopefully my office sends me soon, this time I will explore Machu Pichu.
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