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4.5
Very Good 391 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Superb location, with views of the Lima Golf Club, directly beside the much more expensive Country Club Lima Hotel
  • 24-hour room service
  • Oversize rooms
  • You can order ceviche in the first-floor restaurant or a pisco sour in the bar without leaving the hotel
  • Shiny white marble bathrooms
  • After a few nights in the city, escape to Libertador Lake Titicaca, on the border with Bolivia

What To Know

  • The hotel is set primarily in a residential area and far from the Metropolitano mass transit system, so you’ll need to taxi in and out
  • The hotel was built in 1985
  • Libertador has a hand in the newer, flashier and more expensive Westin hotel in the same district, though both hotels have a similar level of service
  • The WiFi tends to be spotty and the signal weak, no matter which floor you are on
  • The hotel is approximately eight miles from Jorge Chávez International Airport
  • Members will be charged a 18% IVA tax by the property upon check-in that is exempt to foreigners of Peru. To avoid this fee, be sure to provide documentation at the time of check-in

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Restaurant
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Balcony Drink Scenic views dining table

Overview

The Review

Lima, not to mention the rest of Peru, has experienced a hotel boom in recent years, with new properties popping up all over the city. The best locations, however, were taken up years ago, as evidenced by the Peruvian chain Libertador’s centrally located hotel in San Isidro.

The 54-room urban hideaway, with a more boutique feel than the much larger properties next to it, is an ideal spot to soak in the capital’s big-city comforts before setting off to or returning from the country’s more exotic and remote destinations in the Andes Mountains or Amazon rain forest.

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With just a few rooms per floor in the 13-story building, you rarely see or hear other guests apart from the occasional encounter on the first two floors, where you’ll find a small restaurant that serves contemporary Peruvian dishes such as alpaca with quinoa, the English pub–style El Balcón Bar, a small lounge and a modest gym with a sauna and Jacuzzi. The English-speaking front desk staff is eager to assist with transportation from Lima’s Jorge Chávez Airport or reservations at one of Lima’s many great restaurants.

How to Get There

Hotel Libertador Lima
Los Eucaliptos 550
Lima, 27 Peru

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 391 Reviews
Great hotel
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed here as part of a Gate 1 tour. Room is huge and very clean. Staff are nice as well. I recommend this hotel. Nice that breakfast was included. Hotel is located in a nice area of the city. There are lots of snacks available in the rooms the purchase of you get hungry.

Small and cosy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and quiet little hotel in a calm area of San Isidro, close to the El Golf and to a lovely bookshop that sits in the Barcelona street. Rooms are big and matrass is confortable. Service is gentle and efficient. Breakfast a bit limited but food in general is up to the level of the country: great. Only caveat: the gym and jacuzzi areas are dark and depressive to say the least.

Large and silent rooms
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an excellent hotel located in the neighbourhood of San Isidro. Rooms are large. The bed is very comfortable. A remarkable thing is breakfast: they have a wide variety of fresh fruits, smoothies, home made bread and marmalades. Front desk attention is excellent. They also offer you good advice on tourism in Lima. The car service offered by the hotel is also of excellent quality.

Mostly Quite Good
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a bit worried about my reservation at the Libertador in Lima, after my wifi issue at the Arequipa Libertador caused me to miss turning in an important assignment, but I'm happy to report that the wifi at this hotel was running well, and I managed to get all the work done here that I needed to do.

The hotel is certainly not a top end luxury hotel; it's more of a business hotel, but with the price point at which they were offering their rooms, I already knew that. The rooms are quite sparsely populated and somewhat gloomy (although Lima's perpetually overcast sky no doubt contributes in no small measure to this), and the clientele here seems in large part to be composed of business travelers. The breakfast was included in my prepaid rate, and is decently extensive for the price.

The location was also about as good as you'll get in Lima for this sort of a hotel (unless you count the Sheraton, no 'decent' hotels are actually located in the historic center); I especially appreciated the fact that the hotel was right next to a Starbucks, so that I could load up there on bottled waters and not have to pay the exorbitant price that hotels charge for that (since tap water in Peru is not exactly potable).

I have to dock one point for two considerations: First of all, the room service here is so-so. Their Chicken Quesadilla in particular was... inconsistent, to say the least. I had it two days in a row; it was fine the first time, but the second day, it came somewhat soggy, and the vegetables were so underdone that I couldn't even finish it.

Second of all, the hotel driver's car almost didn't start on my way to the airport, due to a problem with the battery. Eventually he did manage to get it to start, but for a few moments, I was panic stricken with the thought that I'd almost miss my flight. Checking to ensure that the car battery is functional should definitely not have been overlooked, the night before an airport transfer.

Very nice hotel with excellent breakfast
Reviewed 1 month ago

The hotel is located in a very quiet neighborhood and the accomodations were very nice. The breakfast buffet was especially nice.
My only complaint was that within fifteen minutes after checking in, the electricity was turned off for almost three hours due to "an unexpected issue". I don't understand why the electricity for the entire hotel had to be turned off instead of just on the floor/space where the issue was located. Very inconvenient.