Housed in a refurbished Spanish-colonial-style mansion and annex on a quiet street, this friendly B&B combines distinctive Peruvian details with the amenities and service you'd expect from an international chain hotel. It is within walking distance from most of Miraflores' attractions and its varied public areas furnished with couches and armchairs offer inviting spots to enjoy a drink or rest between adventures.
Three types of guest rooms range from smallish to spacious, but they all have hand-carved pine furniture and paintings of Andean scenes. Newer rooms in an annex overlook a central garden patio, with a large fountain that will lull you to sleep, whereas those in the original house have views of the neighborhood.
A little more money can buy a much bigger room.
Modern tiled bathrooms lack Peruvian accents, but most have tubs and premium Señorial rooms have Jacuzzis.
With its black-and-white checkered floor, crystal chandelier hanging from a two-story ceiling and eclectic collection of antiques and modern art, the lobby resembles a dowager's living room. Together with the adjacent lounge, it has plenty of comfy nooks to settle into.
The hotel's Kg Restaurant offers a selection of Peruvian classics and inventive fusion dishes, plus a few American standards for homesick taste buds. Tables on the back terrace are perfect for a summer lunch, whereas a café area in a corner with a woodstove is a good spot to sip a cappuccino when it's cold.
At the far end of the lobby is a pisco bar that doubles as a café, with several tables that overlook the garden courtyard. They offer 20 types of macerado (pisco infused with fruit or spices).
YOU SHOULD KNOW The bar has an ample tapas menu, making it a good option for a snack or light meal.
Most of Miraflores' sights are within walking distance, though you may want to taxi to the Huaca Pucllana or Museo Amano. Take a taxi or Metropolitano rapid bus to Lima's other neighborhoods.
Brujas del Cachiche (4-minute walk) serves traditional Peruvian cuisine in an elegant ambiance. For affordable, inventive variations on Peruvian dishes in an attractive, rustic setting, try Saqra (10-minute walk). Stroll over to Punta Sal (8-minute walk) for a typical Lima seafood lunch with a park-and-ocean view, and reasonable prices. An extremely popular lunch spot, La Mar (6-minute taxi ride) is celebrity chef Gastón Acurio's version of a traditional cebichería (seafood restaurant). Chic Restaurante IK (8-minute walk) offers a small but innovative selection of Peruvian fusion dinners. The Huaca Pucllana (5-minute taxi ride) restaurant serves outstanding Peruvian fusion cuisine with a view of pre-Inca ruins.
Huaringas (4-minute walk) is a popular weekend nightspot spread over several floors and a deck. The Brujas de Cachiche restaurant (4-minute walk), next door, has a quieter but colorful bar. If you don't dine at the Huaca Pucllana (5-minute taxi ride), you should at least have a drink and an appetizer at its outdoor bar, to admire the illuminated ruins. The roof-top lounge at the Radisson Hotel Decapolis Miraflores (8-minute walk) is a great spot when it isn't cold.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Traditional Peruvian aesthetics and a homey ambiance set this property apart from vast majority of Lima hotels, and it doesn't skimp on amenities. This is a full-service hotel with local flavor and reasonable rates.