Best Resorts in Lima

New Experiences: Resort Hotels in Lima, Peru.

Due to the fact that Lima beaches are either very close to the cliffs or quite away from the city center, most resort-like hotels here are located in the city, but focus in offering spa services that will allegedly make you feel you have left the noisy city behind.

And, in many ways, they succeed. Places like Hotel & Spa Golf Los Incas (located to the far east end of the city), JW Marriott (with an imposing view of the Pacific Ocean) or Westin (conveniently located in the middle of everything) can easily make you feel like you've escaped to another dimension where your only priorities are relaxing, pampering yourself and your loved ones, and adding new, pleasant experiences to your traveling.

Business people also need to relax during their so busy tours, and there's some resort-like hotels appropriate for them: such as Country Club Hotel or Sofitel Royal Park, both ofering spa ammenities and business facilities.

In fact, only one hotel (El Pueblo) is actually located outside the city, by the road that connects Lima to the Andes. However, the access may be a little difficult if you do not make transportation arrangements or if you are not part of a tour.



Luxury, sophistication and refinement are the words that describe this hotel. Sofitel Royal park Lima combines a modern architecture with an Inca-theme d--cor, including some of the finest Inca art and textiles. Good for the tourist and the business traveler as well, it offers nanny services for those traveling with children, and a fully equipped business center, among other top ammenities. Located in San Isidro, close to business destinations, centric avenues, museums and cultural centers, it's also close to the San Isidro Golf Club and some very fancy restaurants, not to mention that the hotel itself has excellent restaurants and bars. Pick up from the airport can be arranged in advance if needed.

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Miraflores Park Hotel combines personalized customer service, great restaurants, luxury facilities, gym and a spa, to provide you a complete experience and let you make the most of your stay in Lima: in addition, shops, bars and museums are located within reasonable distance. Actually the hotel has a full-service spa and an outdoor pool, and if you prefer to have all your meals here, this five-star hotel has 3 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner (rumor has it that they serve the best gnocchi in Lima). Of course, its Zest Spa is the place to be for rest and relaxation, offering body scrubs, body treatments, body wraps, massages and facials, beauty services, etc.

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A five-star hotel located in Surco, in a quiet but commercial neighborhood close to some good restaurants, and also right in front of the USA embassy. Suites are large, well equipped and include a kitchenette in case you follow a strict diet and prefer to fix your own meals. Located close to El Polo business district and to Jockey Plaza, the hotel is actually within the El Polo Centro Commercial (shopping center), which has some very nice, upscale shops, pharmacies, several cafeterias and restaurants, a Starbucks and a McDonalds. Beds are king-size, there's cable TV and wifi (although a little slow).

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Located at the very heart of San Isidro, close to the financial district, this hotel is the sensible choice for business travelers, but also a good choice for those who want an strategic location, close to the main avenues and means of transportation. This has also become the tallest building in Lima, a symbol of the new, modern prosperity of the former Viceroyalty times. Luxury, security, business facilities, relax, gourmet food, you name it, you will find it here. You may want to try a pisco sour (the national flahship drink) or any of the exotic fruits cocktail at its In Situ bar.

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In addition to being a luxury five-star hotel, with an imposing 25-storey glass tower, JW Marriott offers an unbeatable location in the heart of Miraflores district, in front of Larcomar Shopping Center, and very close to shops, restaurants and nightlife spots. And to top it all, a superb panoramic view of Lima beaches and the Pacific Ocean horizon, available from almost all its fully equipped rooms. According to recent polls, 42% of Peruvian top executives consider this hotel as the most prestigious in its kind. JW Marriott also has a five-star gourmet restaurant, a health club spa and a fitness center.

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This old and traditional hotel used to be one of the most exclusive places in Lima during the 1950s. Nowadays it has lost to the city a lot of its original extremely large gardens, but preserves its achitecture, beauty, elegance, and excellent service, adding also all the services necessary for serving business people. Part of the fun, however, are the special promotions for weekends, where you can escape from the weekly routine, pamper yourself and have some fun taking at the social events hosted here, specially wedding receptions. Its restaurant and bar are top class, so if you are a foodie, this may as well be a good resort-like choice for you.

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This hotel's location is very convenient for everyone, since it seems to be in the middle of the routes to almost anywhere in Lima: near Miraflores, near the Via Expresa highway, near large parks like El Olivar, near to the financial district, and also with a neasy access to Lima downtown and to Avenida La Marina, that leads to Callao Port. It's not a large hotel and thus the service is very good. Rooms and suites are spacious and comfortably equipped, and the hotel terrace is beautifully arranged, with a superb view at nights. Amenities include a Fitness Center, Business Center, wireless Internet access in all public areas, and on-site dining.

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Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores, the former Miraflores Cesar--s Hotel, has been completely remodeled and redecored aiming to transform it into the newest and most modern five-star hotel in Lima. It currently has 148 rooms and suites, all of them equipped with top-class ammenities, including soundproofing and flatscreen TVs. The hotel also has a spa, pool, gym, cafe and halls available to host events, plus a business center and wireless Internet access available in public areas. Its beautiful restaurant, Alma, offers a gourmet inspired in Peruvian cuisine, based on local ingredients prepared with the most sophisticated culinary techniques. Complimentary breakfasts include some of the local fruit in season.

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This is a place where you can actually forget about the city; located in Lima but far away from the city noise, its location in Santa Clara (over the "Carretera Central", the road that connects Lima with the Andes) makes this place a real escape from the city. The name, "El Pueblo" means "The Town", and this is what this country hotel looks like: its main attraction are its architecture and distribution, very similar to those typical, traditional Andean towns. A very kid-friendly place, and a nice experience during Lima's winter, since the weather in this area tends to be warmer and dryer. Ask for their all-inclusive promotions.

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Located on a hill, with a superb view of Lima, Spa Golf Los Incas is surrounded by both nature and the city. This Lima hotel is close to commercial centers, shopping malls and other places for entertainment. It also features apartment-style guestrooms fully equipped with kitchenettes, microwave oven, minibar, Internet connection, 32-inch LCD televisions with cable TV, washers, dryers and bottled water. But its main attractive is a beautiful view of the Golf Los Incas Club, right in front of the hotel. It is a great choice for running away from the city's noise and get some days of truly full relaxation.

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