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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Place is very nice, unique and beautiful, however, the hotel is full of cats and dogs. I personally do not have allergy but my husband suffered worst allergy ever due to house full of pets. I also did not enjoy the fact that pets come to you when you have breakfast to ask for food. It is not acceptable. Also, place had ants, so my bag was full of ants and I had to use blow dryer to get rid of them. All my clothes were full of ants. Breakfast was enough for me but not enough for my husband. Definitely would prefer buffet.

Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank opalko
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Location

The house is perfectly located within the vicinity of Barranco, everything is of minimal walking distance to some good restaurants, bars and a lot of street art work close to location. From Lima airport by Taxi- it takes around 40min-1hr. They use some local cab drivers in which they charge $20 for a pick up. $30 if using an airport taxi.
You can walk down to the beach in 5-10 minutes. Miraflores walking is about 45 minutes.
The house is on a hill cliff top and offers an amazing view from both the room and the garden of the coastline of Lima out to the Pacific Ocean.
It's very relaxing to open the balcony doors and listen to the waves at night with a nice fresh sea air breeze.

Room

My room (3) was Ocean facing. It's initially a simple modest designed old but large room that grows on you quickly. The bed is very comfortable with a decent mattress and soft linen. Bed side table lamps either side but hard to find access to any close plug sockets.
The room offers a chair, side table with two bottles of water on it, a standing fan plus overhead fan with a light directly over the bed.
A tiny TV faces the bed offering local cable options and a tall wooden wardrobe.
There is an open plan bathroom right inside the room with toilet and a classical old free standing Bath tub combined as a shower with curtains.
Couples should be ok but sharing friends might find the open bathroom to be awkward privacy wise, since the toilet is in the same room. Amenities include some eco friendly shampoo and soaps. Decent towels. It initially feels simple comparing to what one is basically charged at the same rate as neighbouring 4 star hotels, but it warmed on me because the ambience is a unique experience.
The wooden balcony doors for instance that can be opened, is great for hearing the sea air, you can even have a bath & watch the waves from it (in room 3). I was blown away by how relaxing & unique it is, just listening to the waves and observing the art in the old room was a special experience.

Facilities

The hotel offers free WIFI that is slightly slow but still it was available throughout the building, works for multiple devices.
On my room and I believe the others have communal porch areas where you relax and watch the sea, depending where you are. Front communal balcony as well offers a some nice seats with a great view of the sea, if your not in the front ocean facing rooms.
You get breakfast included in the price that is given out to you but it is quite minimal. A slice of melon, pineapple, 3 bread rolls & egg cooked to you liking. It's fresh but could be more of an offering of juices.
Obviously you are staying in a art museum and the grounds have paintings and sculptures everywhere. Really nice pieces from this famous Peruvian artist. Tours can be arranged.
The beautiful garden has a superb sea view. Stairs there lead to a pool a few levels down the side of the cliff. Nice refreshing pool of decent size for a private house, surrounded by art work.
Very secure grounds that has a door bell system to get in the large steel door.
There are also friendly animals - dog and cat, they don't hassle you & are very mellow so do not worry if your scared.

Staff

Staff are ok but not so efficient, booked a taxi to pick me up and one expect staff to check flight arrival time. Because I was an hour & half early from Madrid, I had to take an airport taxi. However return journey used theirs. Driver is very nice but doesn't speak much English.
Hotel staff are friendly enough but its got a slight 'this is a privilege to be staying here' vibe, with a detailed rules and regulations letter you get upon arrival (like going to boarding school). However I understand they need to preserve the place, but one wouldn't get such a letter at a hotel. The check-out time is also very early at 11am, most earliest of other hotels in area, but you can use the pool and stow your baggage.
Overall though try and speak Spanish since majority of staff don't speak English.

I did enjoy my experience staying at an art museum and rate it as that rather than staying in hotel. You do pay for it though but the art work was worth it. Ocean facing rooms is certainly worth the upgrade.

Room tip: Room 3 is a great room - see photos.
Date of stay: March 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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2  Thank doc d
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

The Second Home Peru is located in the Barranco neighborhood. It is a easy walk to lots of bars and restaurants. The property is beautiful and has amazing sculptures and art work from the owner Victor Delfin. The room we stayed in was beautifully decorated with a sitting area and a balcony looking out to the ocean. The staff was very friendly and able to give us directions to get around the area. The room came with free breakfast with multiple options. We happened to be staying during a water shortage and the staff was still able to keep the property clean and beautiful

Date of stay: March 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank TrvlLvr63
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

One feels really privileged to be able to stay in the house of one of Peru's leading artists and sculptors, Victor Delfin. The setting on the cliff overlooking the ocean is just amazing and one is in an oasis of calm yet also in the heart of Barranco just a few steps from the bars and restaurants of the main square. To have breakfast with the backdrop of some of Defin's massive canvasses is just amazing and it was a privilege to be able to visit his amazing studio with his daughter Lillian, although unfortunately he himself was away in Mexico when we were there. It is not a five star luxury hotel, but the charm of staying surrounded with his art (and the wonderful two black labradors) is an experience not to be missed by any art lover.

Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Charles T
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing and beautiful place to stay in Lima than look no further. Second Home Peru is set in a gorgeous building with stunning ocean views. Our room was clean and very comfortable. Staff was very accommodating and allowed us to stay long after check out while awaiting our evening flight. I would come back to Barranco just to stay here!

Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank cclpmp8
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