At a Glance
A complimentary glass of champagne on arrival sets the perfect tone for a stay at this palatial boutique hotel in Lima’s trendy Barranco area
In keeping with the neighborhood’s fashionable reputation, the hotel is adorned with stylish artwork, extravagant flower arrangements and modern luxurious flourishes
Whilst Lima is home to some of South America’s most celebrated restaurants, the hotels own kitchen and bar is well-known amongst the capital’s chic locals
Guests can enjoy exclusive access to the rooftop terrace where you can order a refreshing sundowner cocktail whilst taking in views of the Pacific Ocean
The area of Barranco where the hotel is located is unlike the rest of high-rise Lima, with dozens of cafés, smart boutiques, museums and galleries within easy walking distance
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Lima’s weather is very temperate due to its proximity to the equator. Winters in Lima can be quite grey as a result of the humid climate. Through most of winter Lima is covered in a layer of clouds and a light drizzle, or ‘garúa’; average temperatures are around 15°C. The summer months of December to March tend to be sunny and temperatures average around 22°C, though they can go as high as 27°C.
To start planning your vacation to Hotel B
Hotel B is a luxurious boutique hotel in the bohemian art district of Barranco, in Peru's lively capital. This wonderfully restored colonial mansion provides the perfect base to immerse oneself in Lima's thriving art and culinary scene.
Originally built in the style of the Belle Epoque, by French architect Claude Sahut, the mansion served as a seaside retreat during the presidency of Augusto Leguia in the 1920s. The mansion has since been lovingly restored and brought back to life as a stunning luxury boutique hotel maintaining a classic colonial design. It is a far cry from the high-rise hotels that poke through Lima's skyline in neighboring Miraflores and San Isidro providing guests with a new type of hotel experience in the capital.
Each of Hotel B’s 20 guests rooms are unique and elegantly designed with private terraces, patios, and foyers. Many rooms have high ceilings and exposed wood beams that add to the charm and history of this distinguished hotel. Some of the rooms are located in an annexe building and all are equipped with modern comforts. A highlight is the rooftop lounge serving excellent evening cocktails and views towards the Pacific Ocean. Dine at Hotel B’s signature restaurant featuring Peruvian-Mediterranean cuisine by celebrated chef, Oscar Velarde. The hotel has been rewarded with Relais & Châteaux status.
Hotel B is located right next door to Lucia de la Puente Gallery, one of Lima's most acclaimed arts houses, with which it shares an artistic vision. Lucia de la Puente Gallery will be open for the hotel's guests for private viewings. To top it off, Hotel B boasts its own collection of contemporary and traditional Peruvian and Latin American art which will be displayed throughout the historic mansion.
Hotel B's guest rooms are very comfortable, spacious and traditionally furnished. Ten have been restored maintaining many original features of the mansion, and the other ten are in an annexe building. They are all equipped with modern comforts such as high-speed wireless internet, minibar, plasma TV with HD channels and an iPod docking station.
Alcoba - 205 - 236 sq feet - 4 Contemporary Queen Bedded rooms
2 located on the first floor of the historic mansion and 2 on the second and third floor of the contemporary wing. Split bathroom include separate WC and rain shower with single basin in main room. Sitting area includes sofa (seats one), desk with chair, vintage armoire and cabinet.
Aposento - 236 -387 sq feet - 10 King (two twin) Bedded rooms
Situated throughout the historic mansion and the contemporary wing on all floors, overlooking either Calle San Martin or the inner Patio. Walk-in bathrooms have separate rain shower and WC; some include a stand-alone bathtub. Sitting area includes couch (seats two), chair, table, vintage armoire and cabinet.
Atelier - 280 - 452sq feet - 6 King Bedded Rooms
Located on the second floor of the historic mansion, Atelier rooms include either a foyer or private terrace overlooking the Boulevard. The walk-through, open format bathrooms include twin vanity basins, separate rain shower and WC; some include a standalone bathtub and desk. couch (seats two), plus a chair, table, cocktail table, vintage armoire and cabinet.
The largest room at the center of the Hotel B is La Sala or living room, which serves as a reception and gathering area. Adjacent to the lobby, La Biblioteca or library is a quiet room on the main floor, replete with maps and books reminiscent of a classic Explorer’s Club. There is an enclosed central patio with abundant greenery which separates the old house from the contemporary annex and an outdoor deck on the rooftop overlooking Barranco and the Pacific Ocean with a full bar and a light menu, available during the warmer months. The hotel’s restaurant, bar and lounge have been carefully designed to serve as an introduction to Lima’s exciting restaurant scene.
Danielle Diaz-Myers (Staff)
One of the best options in Lima, Hotel B combines the bohemian feel of Barranco with the classic colonial French architecture of the building. The hotel is full of charm and personality, encouraging guests to explore each room and experience the unique art decorating the walls. With just 20 rooms, Hotel B feels cozy and approachable with high level of service and great amenities. Enjoy scoping out some artwork at their on site gift store or step outside and explore the eclectic Barranco district.
Jack Guth (Staff)
Hotel B is where art gallery and luxury accommodation collide. The owners of this hotel have preserved the beauty of the building by restoring the inside and keeping as much of the original interior as they could. Staying here feels like a step back into 19th century Lima. Hotel B encompasses what a luxury boutique hotel is. You will not find a similar property like it!
Cheska Lowe (Staff)
What I loved about this hotel was the attention to detail applied when they undertook the renovation. It took 3 years to craft this wonderful place, filling it with over 250 pieces of art by local artists. It's an eclectic quirky mix of styles, yet it all works really well together to showcase some of the best local talent. The other thing I loved were the beds. I had the best nights sleep of my entire trip here, it was like sleeping on a cloud! You're also just down the street from Parque Central with its colonial buildings, lots of restaurants, bars and museums in your doorstep, including MATE- the musuem of photographer to the stars Mario Testino.
Karen Chapman (Staff)
Hotel B is the first of its kind in Lima - a stylish, upmarket boutique hotel with real character. No two rooms are identical and some of the Alcoba rooms are quite compact so if you're looking for something more spacious I'd recommend one of the Aposento or Atelier rooms. The rooms are designed in an elegant style, and feature the most modern of amenities alongside many carefully placed vintage features.
The hotel's restaurant and bar can be particularly popular at the weekends, creating a fun buzz although it does make for a less peaceful atmosphere.
The bohemian area of Barranco is really up and coming and has plenty to offer visitors, including the Mario Testino MATE museum of photography, the Pedro de Osma museum, with one of the finest collections of paintings in Peru, and some great restaurants and bars.
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Location & directions
Hotel B is ideally located on the corner of Boulevard Saenz Peña and Calle San Martin in the heart of Barranco; Lima´s bohemian neighborhood, two blocks away from the Pacific and five minutes from exclusive Miraflores. Hotel B is surrounded by historic houses, art galleries, restaurants and the famous Puente de los Suspiros (Lima’s Bridge of Sighs).
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