Arts Boutique Hotel B is in the trendy seaside district of Barranco in Lima. It is a beautiful old Belle Epoque mansion which has been renovated to a very high degree and now provides a stylish city base for visitors.
Rooms are located in the main building, a new 3-storey wing and the adjoining art gallery. All have well-equipped bathrooms and spacious seating areas. Some also have balconies. You will have the benefit of modern touches including plasma screen TV, free Wi-fi internet access and iPod dock.
The restaurant serves a blend of traditional Peruvian ingredients and fresh Mediterranean flavours. The atmosphere is relaxed and sociable. You can also snack on tasty morsels at El Lonche and enjoy your favourite tipple in the bar or outside on the roof terrace.
There are plenty of places in the mansion where you sit and unwind. The living room is an elegant room with two separate seating areas. There's a smaller lounge on the second floor where you can peruse a newspaper while enjoying a cup of coffee. The cosy library leads out to an enclosed patio, the venue for al fresco meals. On the roof a private lounge looks out over the city to the ocean. In warm weather a full bar and light meal service is available here.
The hotel displays artworks, and has acquired the neighbouring Lucia de la Puente Gallery where you can view more works of art.
Open: Arts Boutique Hotel B is open all year.
Location: The hotel is located in the Barranco district of Lima, about a 5 minute drive south of the city centre. It was a seaside resort in the 1920s, but was then absorbed into the growing city. Today this area is alive with a thriving artistic community.
Rooms: There are 20 rooms spread across the main house, a new 3-storey annexe and an adjoining art gallery building. Rooms are spacious and all have an en-suite bathroom and a sitting area. They have plasma screen TVs, DVD players, phones, free Wi-Fi internet access, iPod dock and minibar. Some rooms in the main building have balconies. All rooms are air conditioned.
Activities: City sightseeing independently or with a local guide, visiting local art galleries and handicraft workshops, eating out, shopping, guided culinary tour, cycling, yoga.
Facilities: The main building houses all the public areas of the hotel. These include a large living room which has 2 separate seating areas, a bright and airy lounge, a cosy library and an enclosed central patio, often used for dining. There is also a private outdoor lounge on the roof, prefect for snacks and drinks in warm weather. There is a restaurant, a snack bar and a bar. The hotel includes an art galley and art shop.
Dining: Meals are eaten at individual tables.
Children: Children are welcome.
Health: Lima is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi in all guest rooms.