The selection was based on location. Miraflores is the best area in Lima & this hotel is close to all that lima has to offer close to the Ocean. In fact , Larcomar is just five minutes' walk away. Even the shopping area & the great ethnic handicraft bazaar is not too far away. So , location wise , its right up there.
Unfortunately the guy on the reception, though polite to talk to , was rigid & very uncooperative on 26 Feb 16 . Despite the fact that the rooms were ready for occupation around 12.30 - 13.00 on that day , he did not allow us to move in before 2 PM. Most hotels are flexible especially when it is a question of just a couple of hours. I have still not reconciled to this lack of civility.I have given date & time so as to pin point the guy. The others who manned the reception were courteous & helpful.
Unfortunately for us , the rooms allotted to us also did not have any lift & at our age (70s), it is not acceptable. Saving grace a very congenial bell boy !. To make matters worse there was no AC & the fan moved at snail's speed. We had to ask for a change which was done but at higher tariff. Our mistake , we did not see non-ac , written in fine print. More often than not , lift & ac are taken for granted. So a big big MINUS for that.
The changed room was in a new block detached from the main building. It had ac alright but no view. The window opened into the corridor & hence could not be opened. The room itself was small as also the bathroom, though adequately appointed. There , certainly , are better choices available in the close vicinity.
On the plus side , a welcome drink , which we took in the evening in the small cozy bar which had a lively & friendly barman with whom I conversed in my elementary Spanish. They could also provide some nice cocktails & sandwiches even though it got to their closure time.
Breakfast was very basic with no one manning the dining room till we called for some one to attend to our requests. Surely , they can do better than that .
On a lighter note , the tortoise in the court yard , provided some relief from our travails in the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bayview Hotel*** is located just a few steps from Larcomar Mall and very close the most important touristic, cultural & shopping attractions of famous Miraflores district. In a charming colonial style surround we offer 45 cozy rooms in 2 small buildings (Classic & Executive), each designed to meet your needs during your business or pleasure trip. We offer free Wi-Fi, buffet breakfast, welcome drink (Pisco Sour) and business center access. 30 Minutes from Jorge Chavez International Airport and 15 minutes from Lima Downtown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bayview Hotel Lima