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Dennis S. Shilobod Oct 28th, 1997 03:43 PM

Travel - Peru - Lima -Lodging
The best deal in Peru for lodging is the new Hostal La Posada del Parque, located next to Hostal La Renacimiento, in Parque Hernan Velarde, No. 60, telephone (0011) 433-2412, fax 432-3011, which opened for business in April, 1997, in a fully remodeled French-style building originally built in 1936. It provides high-end accommodations at low-end pricing.

It is located in a lovely, quiet, par-like cul de sac, two blocks from the Military Academy for training "Los Rangers" on the principal Avenida Arequippa, where, with all the guards, one can feel very safe in waiting for or hailing taxis or collectivos or buses (not that there is any reason to feel otherwise in this part of the city). The remodeling/furbishing was patterned after a 5-star hotel, but on a smaller scale, with Peruvian folk and Colonial Era art work throughout, on the walls or in furniture reproductions.

Impeccably clean, with a secure 24-hour/day hot water supply, the rooms are comfortably furnished, with an individual safe in each room. The quarters are pleasant, with Bougainvillea hanging down over the windows, or over a private patio if you have a room with one. Bathrooms are modern and very clean.

The parllor area has cable TV and a small library, and the outdoor patio can be a pleasant place to breakfast, though the interior eating area is itself bright, airy and pleasant. A ping-pong table is in the outdoor area. Money exchange services are available. The principle sites of downtown Lima are about 15 minutes away, including the Italian Museum, which is a few blocks away, and well worth visiting and utilizing a guide. Despite the name of the museum, the collection is all Peruvian.

The owner of the hostal, Sra. Monica Moreno, is more than ready to be most helpful with any problem of the residents, including the ability to arrange rapid medical service, if necessary, in your room at very modest charges by a competent physician. She is willing to arrange for laundry service or airport-taxi service, while requiring that any of the commissions normally given to hostal owners by such service providers to be given instead to her guests through
reduced fees.

Rates are an incredibly low $25 for a single, $30 for double, $45 for triple and $48 for quadruple. Excellent breakfasts are available at modest prices, below what would be charged in most restaurants with similar quality food.

If possible, reservations are requested but not required.

I have traveled many times in many years in Peru, and this is the best deal in the country for what is received for the price. I highly recommend it to anyone, including those who are not restrained by a budget.

O'Linda Magsamen Nov 9th, 1997 02:13 PM

Thanks for the hotel info. We will be in Peru the month of Jan. mostly in Lima working but we are interested in learning about the culture and particularly the food. Any ideas for classes, native restaurants, etc.

Esther Gendel Nov 15th, 1997 07:01 PM

Planning a trip to Chile and Peru in Jan/Feb.
Will be using Air Passes within each country.
Any suggestions as to special places to visit?
Especially on getting from one place to another.

Ronald Nov 15th, 1997 11:02 PM

If you want to sample "typical" Peruvian food you need to visit a "restaurante criollo" which will serve such food. The best known used to be Rosita Rios but you will have no trouble locating others near where you are staying. Buy a local cook book and you should have all you need to cook the best known dishes.

Dennis Shilobod Dec 26th, 1997 08:26 PM

I was back in December and discovered the adjoining Hostal Renacimiento, that is mentioned in most guide books, closed its doors this month.

Rex y Meche Jan 3rd, 1998 07:49 AM

We are looking for a casa hacienda for a wedding in or near Lima in August/September this year. It needs to be close enough to a church, or (even better) come equipped with its own chapel. The ideal place will be somewhere with a garden and sufficient interior space for up to about 120 guests - but we are young and impecunious! Any thoughts much appreciated.

Estamos buscando una casa hacienda en LIma o cerca de Lima para casarnos en el Mes de Agosto/Septiembre de este aņo. Esta debe estar cerca a una iglesia o aun mejor con una capilla propia. El lugar ideal seria con un jardin grande (aprox. 120 invitados). Somos jovenes y nuestro presupuesto es limitado. Cualquier sugerencia, sera muy bien apreciada. Derrepente nos pueden informar sobre Fundo Odria o Casa Delfino. Gracias!

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