Country Club Lima Hotel
What We Love
- International-meets-Peruvian eats at the award-winning Perroquet Restaurant
- Preferred tee times at the nearby Lima Golf Club
- Stress relief within arms reach at the state-of-the-art Yaku Spa
What To Know
- Pets are not allowed
- Wireless Internet access is available for $12 per day
- Lima’s moneyed set hangs here so be sure to dress the part
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A regal fixture in the San Isidro embassy district, the Country Club Lima Hotel claims distinction as Peru’s only hotel and national monument. With open wood-beam ceilings and 300 works of original art, guests step into a true South American palace. The Perroquet Restaurant serves up flavorful local dishes in a white-tablecloth dining room, and the glass-domed Los Vitrales café has more casual fare. The English Bar has a colonial, old-boys-club vibe with elegant mahogany and free-flowing pisco sours. After a tee time at the Lima Golf Club, you can retire to rooms outfitted with Jacuzzi tubs.
In the Area
As Peru’s capital and its largest metropolis, Lima encompasses plenty of South American culture and arts. Steps away in the prestigious San Isidro district—home to palaces and embassies—relax at the wide-open El Olivar Grove Park amid the olive trees. Peruvian artists shine at Galeria Indigo, presenting gold and silver work, paintings, ceramics and sculptures. Housed in a sprawling 18th-century mansion with lush gardens, the Larco Museum’s collection spans nearly 3,000 years of Peruvian history and includes a titillating erotic art exhibit. You can’t leave Lima without eating at one of Peruvian superstar chef Gaston Acurio’s restaurants. La Mar is his homage to ceviche.
How to Get There
There are several surprising things about this "five star" hotel: the first is that although it's an expensive place, you are squeezed for every extra penny from the first moment you arrive. Whether it's a request to check in early (for a room that's empty and clean and ready to be occupied) - which costs 50% of a full night's stay, or the hotel taxis which charge fully double what a normal taxi charges - a fact you have to discover on your own. The second surprise is that the mechanicals are in shabby condition despite the outward glitz of the building. My AC/Heating system didn't function for the first night and it took several hours the following day to figure it out. Finally, although I was told that the furniture being set up in the courtyard right below my window was for a "business meeting" - I saw musicians setting up around 3pm and realized that there was going to be a large and loud party, with loud live music, right underneath my window. Concerned about my early flight the next day I called and was told that the music would stop by 9pm and so I agreed to stay in my room despite it's unfortunate location. (Although likely everyone in the hotel can feel their walls shaking.) It is now nearly ten pm, I have called twice and each time and assured they're going to call security to stop the music? Sound plausible? Not so far. I came to this hotel for a business trip and I would never do so again: they charged me $100 to have a place to change my clothes upon arrival (they wouldn't even let me use the SPA facilities to change - they told me to go to their lobby ladies room...) They know that many international travelers land in the morning and have no accommodations for business people who need to to land, change and make a meeting. It's done deliberately to force guests to pay to get in the room early. Last night I froze, and tonight I clearly won't be able to sleep until the music stops, which judging from the raging party below, won't be anytime soon. I have to get up quite early for my flight and have paid top dollar for two bad night's sleep. This place isn't appropriate for business travelers and I can't imagine it being much fun for tourists either. Who wants to stay in an elegant hotel just to feel like they're at a rowdy fraternity house?
We loved the rooms and especially rhe beds they are confy!
The breakfast is great and the products are fresh.
The hoten is located in the best neighborhood of Lima, very calm, clean and modern.
The staff is really nice and helped us a lot with information, taxis and luggage.
Hotel Country is one of the rare experiences left for the traveler that is reasonably affordable. The restaurant, bar and front desk services are excellent as one would expect. A very friendly staff from room services to bell stand. Can't say enough for the value compared to other properties. One would expect to pay at least twice the cost for comparable experiences.
A wonderful hotel that impressed from the first minute. Welcome drink, a process of check in was flawless. Though we we a group so it was not an easy process the lady at the reception did her best to do it fast and comfortable. The rooms are spacious and nice, the amenities are from famous brand of Algotherm. The restaurants are nice. The breakfast could be better and more healthy.
The country club Lima hotel has an old world flavour to it. The rooms are large and nicely appointed. They have a small but cozy bar. The breakfast buffet is excellent, but beware on a Sunday it can be very crowded. Same goes for lunch. It is far from all the tourist attractions but located in a lovely well kept area of Lima.