Overpriced option in a funky club-oriented area
Posted Jun 15, 2013
This "four star hotel" is located in a congested and graffiti splattered neighborhood known for its lively after hours scene. I checked in after a late flight and the din of traffic, drunks and car alarms was non-stop until 5:00 AM. Two hours later, several hours of bustling street and building renovation commenced, including hammering very close to my clean, tastefully appointed room. Management volunteered no comment or warning, and I chose not to complain, given my brief stay.
Throughout my 48 hour stay, the front desk staff was pleasant enough, but appeared confused or untrained to perform basic hotelier tasks such as locating an online reservation, issuing safe depsit key receipts, changing a small denomination bill, arranging a wake-up call, preparing a standard check-out receipt, and knowing the fair and current private taxi fare to the new airport.
Breakfast was standard fare.
In Lima -- a generally more expensive destination -- a similar hotel would have cost about 30% less. It was not a horrible experience, but also, sufficiently overpriced to steer me away from second stay.