What We Love
- Art concierge: get private showings at most art galleries in the neighborhood
- Stellar Peruvian-Mediterranean restaurant and bar headed by renowned local chef Oscar Velarde
- Original architectural details including raised skylights, Italian marble and open balconies
What To Know
- Bring earplugs: Streetside rooms catch some road noise
- You’ll spend some time in Lima’s horrendous traffic to reach other parts of the city
- Those neighborhood views will have to wait: The rooftop, including the pool, remains unfinished
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On one of Lima’s most historic streets, Hotel B is by far Lima’s hippest hotel. Designed by French architect Claude Sahut in 1914, it underwent a top-to-toe renovation that restored much of the original woodwork and layout, and added a modern three-story annex with a glass staircase and a vertical garden in an interior courtyard. The explorer’s club–style furniture mixes with the vast collection of contemporary sculptures, photographs of Andy Warhol and Peruvian pop art (on loan from Galeria Lucia del Puente, next door) that fills much of the common space and the guestrooms.
Bed and Bath
Each of the high-ceilinged rooms is unique in size and shape, though all have wood floors, beds with tufted headboards and their own small collection of original artwork. Bathrooms are more Old World, with off-white tiles and chrome-trimmed mirrors and faucets. Little extras, such as the necktie that serves as a Do Not Disturb sign and poems left on the pillow at turn-down, help make the experience memorable.
Chef Oscar Velarde, of renowned Lima restaurant La Gloria, is at the helm of the property’s streetside eatery. Done up in dark woods, with a long bar and small bistro tables, it offers primarily Peruvian-Mediterranean small plates, such as charcoal-grilled octopus and crostini with avocado and anchovies. Pair them with pints of Peruvian craft beer or South American wine by the glass. Aside from regular service, there’s also a lonche, a high society Peruvian teatime, included in the price of a stay.
In the Area
Art is at the center of the revival of this Lima ’hood, with famed fashion photographer Mario Testino’s MATE cultural center leading the way alongside nearby spots such as Galeria Lucia de la Puente, the city’s best-known contemporary art space, and Dédalo Arte, which has a vast collection of housewares, clothing and jewelry from a cooperative of independent designers. When in need of a recharge, stop by La Pescaderia for sustainable-minded ceviches and tiraditos, or Café Bisetti for Peruvian bean-to-cup coffees.
How to Get There
Outstanding conversion of an old home into a new boutique hotel. Amazing art collection spread out through out the entire hotel. Each room in individually decorated.. Excellent service by the hotel staff. We only ate in the bar and the breakfast was included. Both were very good.
I cannot underscore how wonderful my experience was at Hotel B. Fresh off a week of adventure in Cusco, I arrived in Lima and walking into Hotel B was like walking into a sanctuary.
They upgraded my room to one with a bathtub (swoon) at no extra cost, much needed after 7 days hiking and climbing. The decor is impeccable throughout the space, but especially the common areas. It's beautiful, tasteful but still comfortable. I love how they arranged all the artwork on the walls, and let's face it, I am a sucker for vintage keys with tassels on them!
The food was fantastic, I had both breakfast and dinner in their restaurants. I especially enjoyed the live music at night and the attentive staff at breakfast. The staff at check-in was lovely and accommodating and they provide you the cutest illustrated map of Lima! I also loved the nightly poetry left for me on my bed during the turn-down service. Honestly, every detail was immaculate. You are treated like a king or a queen no matter who you are.
I loved my stay so much that I extended my stay until my red-eye left at 1 AM the next evening. Lima is beautiful, but I spent the majority of my time in the hotel enjoying the amenities and comfort.
Our family of six loved the feel of this art gallery/hotel, although we felt we took over the place upon entering as the lobby is quite small and tended to be crowded. The rooms and hallways were filled with interesting art. One of our three rooms had a lovely balcony. The included breakfast was nice. The neighborhood was pleasant. It would be better for couples than a family.
Located in the exclusive Barranco area of Lima, the fabulous Hotel B, a Relais & Chateaux property, was the perfect spot for our Lima visit. The staff is impeccable in their hospitality and generosity. The hotel’s art collection is eclectic and spot on for artistic curiosity and Peruvian focus. We dined and enjoyed every bite as well as the craft cocktails - don’t miss afternoon tea! Our room was lovely and the shower to melt in...yum!!
First the room was tiny. We had to shove most of our luggage under the table to fit them in. Furnishings were old and in need of maintenence. The TV is inside the cabinet and in order to see the TV you have to open the cabinet doors which do not swing back/slide back all the way so the room was even more cramped. The bathroom was relatively big but dirty. The sink had these black stains that I had to ask housekeeping to get rid of. Our room was on the ground floor and it was very noisy with the street on one side and the restaurant on the other side. Also the WiFi in the room was terrible.
Service was also blotched. We called the reception to arrange for a taxi and were told to wait 5 minutes. 5 minutes later we went out and the receptionist hasn't even called the taxi yet. When we asked if if was possible to move a dinner booking, the bell boy made a move to grab my phone out of my hand as well. When we did get on the taxi, we asked the bell boy to notify the taxi driver of a change of destination - he did not do so properly and we ended up at the wrong address. Very weird. Not relais & chateaux kind of service.