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“Loud hole in the wall” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel El Ducado
Ranked #90 of 301 Lima B&B and Inns
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Loud hole in the wall”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

This hotel is a tiny grungy hotel. The room feels like a box with no charm. The worst thing about staying here is how loud the workers are. They start the day a 5:00 am and you can hear everything. There is no regard for their guests and since the hotel is soo small you can hear everyone's conversations. The front desk is not friendly and neither is the staff. We asked for towels and blankets 3 times and finally received them. Bathrooms are gross. If you want something to eat or drink you have to leave the hotel cause thy only open the kitchen for breakfast. Breakfast is just few pieces of bread and tea and coffee. Pay $20 more and stay in a better place!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mina M
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas City
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Miraflores is the place to be if you are a tourist, and it is also a good location for many business and other purposes. The place is full of international visitors from many places, and chances are you will not have problems communicating in any number of languages. Lima hotels can trend expensive and El Ducado is a fine choice for those looking to cut expenses if you are just looking for a place to sleep.

If you are not comfortable with a hotel without a grand lobby, fancy restaurant, business center and concierge, elegant rooms filled with amenities, this is NOT your place. If you want a safe, clean, friendly, helpful place to sleep, this is a good option among the many botique hotels in the Miraflores area. I've stayed in both uppper and lower end hotels in this area for many years. I'd go back without hestitation when here for a few days business trip and looking for a well-located sleeping spot. This is a typical, Latino-style hotel, so keep that in mind when reading some of the other comments on open windows, bathrooms, etc. I stayed here on the suggestion of a friend whose relative owns the hotel.

Positives: Great location close to Larcomar mall and the coast, everything you could want within walking distance, safe and located on a side street off the noiser main drags. I found the staff to be very nice and accomodating. Keep in mind that I am a Spanish-speaker and totally at home in Latin American culture, so I am not going to have some of the issues I saw in other reviews. I was here with several friends attending a study course and we all had a good experience.

Things to consider: Breakfast, as already pointed out, is bread, butter, jam, juice, coffee or tea. That's it. Want more? You have a world of choices within a five minute walk. There are so many good places to eat in Lima I don't want to tank up at breakfast anyway. Rooms are indeed basic and small in the traditional Latino style for this level of hotel. But, mine was clean and provided everything I needed. If you want an American style 4 or 5 star hotel, there are many to choose from. If you want to save some money in a more traditional Latino style hotel, check out El Ducado or something similar. Just three weeks eaerlier I stayed in another botique hotel just 400 meters away. The breakfast was better and it was a bit larger. But, it was much noisier, rooms not quite as clean and mine had a strange smell that never went away. If I were to choose between the two I would go back to El Ducado and just may the next time I am in Lima.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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lancashire
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123 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

Situated off the main drag but not a bad location.
The staff attitude left a lot to be desired and it seemed overall not a happy or enthusiastic place.
There was no bar facility but they did let you bring a drink in if you wanted to.
The breakfast was ok ish but quite limited to bread and jam.
Rooms were quite average.
There must be lots of better options to choose from in this city and you would not want to stop more than a night or two here.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LancashireIan
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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

We stayed in this hotel both the first and last night of our journey in Peru. The hotel has an excellent location: Jose Larco avenue with many banks and shops is just a one-minute walk away, it takes 5 minutes to walk to the Larcomar shopping mall with a large variety of restaurants and you can walk down to the beach in about ten minutes. The hotel is well secured with a gate that can only be opened from the inside, has a very nice interior courtyard with a terrace and has both wifi and a computer (both of which we used for hours without any problem). The staff were very helpful, providing us with extra blankets and with a very early breakfast when we had to get a bus earlier than the hotel's official breakfast time. They also helped us arrange a bus tour in Lima's old city centre for a decent price.

The problem with this hotel is the rooms. They were small and the furniture was old and dirty. There were no window frames, so that there was considerable space between the window glass and the wall. That was quite problematic as it was rather chilly when we were there (hence the extra blankets) and since the room we stayed in the first night was located right above the kitchen, a lot of noise came into the room as well. The room we stayed in when we returned had the same type of windows, but was at the streetside where it was not noisy at all. I would therefore recommend to ask for a room at the front of the building.

The bathrooms were pretty gross: everything we touched was sticky. The hotel is simply very old and used and needs a serious renovation in order to provide just a bit of comfort to its guests.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Rob v
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

It has been a hectic day. First we got fumigated out of our hotel in the Hostal Porta ant then we got transferred here. The rooms were not that bad, but definitely not the quality for 80 dollars per night. We were sleeping and the alarm started to go off really loud starting 5 am. It kept going every 2 minutes.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chacaruni
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Miami, Florida
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

Definitely do not stay here! The rooms look much better in pics than in person. The rooms are very dirty and smell terrible!! They also charged for services i did not use. They charged me 80 dollars for 2 towels they say were too dirty to wash. The staff was constantly in my personal business. When i would bring my finance to the room they would harrass us and make us wait forever to go to the room. Later when my finance called my room they refused to transfer the call and told her i had another woman with me. I stayed there 2 nights and the rooms were never cleaned. I had to beg for towels. On check out the bill was alot more than their advertised price online. DONT STAY HERE!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank CarlCounts
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ElDucado, Manager at Hotel El Ducado, responded to this review, 2 June 2012
This review does not give a fair experience of our hotel. The guest showed up with a girlfriend who could not identify herself. Any guest in our hotel always must identify at checkin, and a copy of the document is made for security/administrative reasons. In this case the girlfriend had not any document, which gave problems at checkin.
Then during the stay they left two sets of sheets, and two towels with blood, which simply cannot be washed out, and is highly unhygienic to keep on using for other guests. We had to charge this damage, and we simply charge our costs for replacing them, our business is not to take advantage of damages caused by guests, but simply charge our cost to replace them.
Then the guest just left without paying, but as we saw him enter a hotel nearby we had to present him the bill in the other hotel, which he finally paid. He was charged exactly the rate as agreed on in the reservation, so the claim that we charged more, is unjustified.
A review of a guest who caused so much problems and damage, left without paying is not a good representation of Hotel El Ducado.
The majority of our guests enjoy a good stay, and enjoy the proximity to the main attractions of Miraflores.
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Spain
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

I stayed for one week and I found a nice courtyard, but the rooms looked better in the pictures of the web, and even knowing the category of this hotel I supposed it was going to be better. So if you don't find another place available you can stay here, but if you can, look for a better place.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel El Ducado
Address: Juan Fanning 337 | Miraflores, Lima Lima 18, Peru
Region: Peru > Lima Region > Lima
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 301 B&Bs / Inns in Lima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Ducado 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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