The Country Club Lima Hotel is a prestigious hotel in the exclusive San Isidro district of Lima, within easy walking distance of fine shops, parks and restaurants. This handsome 70-room property was built in 1927 and over the decades has been patronised by such luminaries as John Wayne and the American billionaire Nelson Rockefeller. The landmark building was thoroughly refurbished between 2015 and 2017. The fine Hispanic architecture was carefully restored and enhanced and result is very impressive, with a true sense of grandeur.
Inside it's as elegant as it is on the outside, with tall ceilings decorated with chandeliers, marble floors and antiques, including 300 pieces of Peruvian art from the Pedro de Osma Museum in the public areas and rooms and suites. The rooms and suites are large and impeccably presented with fine linen, stylish decor and marble bathrooms.
The elegant Perroquet Restaurant serves local and international cuisine and afternoon tea, snacks and cocktails can be taken in the beautiful Vitrales salon, sitting under its wonderful stained-glass ceiling while music is played on the grand piano, while the historic English Bar - all wood panelling and leather armchairs - offers a range of alcoholic refreshments, including a mean Pisco Sour.
Other facilities available to guests include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna and beauty parlour. In addition, guests have access to the Lima Golf Club, which is opposite the hotel.
Open: Country Club Lima Hotel is open all year.
Location: The Country Club Hotel is located in the upmarket San Isidro area, about 20 minutes from the centre of Lima and seven miles from the airport. San Isidro has a range of shops, parks, historical buildings and restaurants.
Rooms: There are 70 rooms, including 13 suites. Rooms have king-size beds or two twin beds and thick carpets, large marble bathrooms and air conditioning, flatscreen TV, telephone, minibar, hairdryer, and internet access. There are varying levels of suites, with living areas with sofas and garden views, and ranging up to the new, 970 sq ft Dom Perignon Suite, with its huge bathroom with jacuzzi, and magnificent living/dining room, butler service, 2009 Dom Perignon served each night and welcome caviar on arrival.
Activities: Exploring Lima, city tours, shopping, golf, spa treatments
Facilities: Bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, beauty parlour, laundry, currency exchange, tour desk, shuttle service, room service.
Dining: The Perroquet Restaurant serves local and international cuisine and afternoon tea, snacks and cocktails are taken in the Vitrales salon.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: Lima is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access.
"As I expected from a hotel of this standing the room was great, the bathroom phenomenal and the service discreet and efficient. A problem with an annoying background noise was resolved efficiently. "