Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we review properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you’re planning a romantic trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top picks for romance in Lima, and get inspired!
The historic Country Club Lima Hotel blends classic elegance with modern comfort. This 83-room property feels upscale and romantic, with classic decor, wood accents, and modern amenities such as iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. Palatial bathrooms are gorgeous, and many feature separate soaking tubs. Features here include guest privileges at the 18-hole Lima Country Club, and a small but intimate outdoor pool. There is also an excellent restaurant, Perroquet Restaurant, and the English Bar serves some of the best cocktails in Lima.
This luxury property may be the stateliest hotel in Lima, with a wood-paneled lobby and a chic rooftop pool deck featuring amazing ocean and city views. Rooms are elegant, with royal blue upholstery, gold-toned accents, Italian sheets, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and rain showerheads in the marble bathrooms -- but they're not quite as luxurious as one might expect for the price. However, there's a full-service spa offering treatments with indigenous products from the Amazon, and an outstanding Japanese-Peruvian restaurant. The hotel's Miraflores location is superb, near both the enormous Larcomar mall and the beach.
Opened in 2011, the Westin Lima Hotel is one of the newest and (with 301 rooms) largest hotels in the city. It's located on the outskirts of San Isidro, and though its focus may be on business travelers, its upscale, resort-like feel will appeal to couples as well. The hotel features a top-notch spa, a sleek indoor pool, a large fitness center, and multiple dining options, including a chic bar and a restaurant with a popular breakfast buffet. The rooms have a mod, masculine vibe, with furniture in shades of brown, sleek lines, and modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and iPod docks.
The 134-room Sonesta El Olivar is a high-end choice in the upscale residential neighborhood of San Isidro. Aside from its safe, walkable location, the hotel stands out for its long list of on-site amenities: a fitness center, a salon, a business center with free coffee and cookies, a spacious rooftop pool, two tasty restaurants, and 24-hour room service. Rooms are large, with massive flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, minibars, and fresh flowers (a nice touch).
The Antara Hotel is a small 27-room property with an equally small (but attractive) lobby with Spanish Colonial-style decor. Rooms are spacious with wood-burning chimeneas (some also have charming small patios) and clean bathrooms with rain showerheads (plus Jacuzzi tubs in some). The property lacks a fitness center and a pool, but it does have a spa with great treatments and salon services. Its location in the heart of Miraflores -- within walking distance of parks, shops, and restaurants -- is a big draw.
The 206-room Delfines Hotel attracts mainly business travelers with its many meeting spaces and business-friendly location, but it is also a solid pick for couples. Rooms are clean and contemporary, with comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. For those looking to splurge, suites feature bathrooms with separate jetted tubs and sleek glass-enclosed showers. There are plenty of on-site amenities great for couples, including a fine Peruvian restaurant, a casino for nightly entertainment, a small outdoor pool, and a spa.
The 20-room Duo Hotel, located in quiet and safe Embassy District in the exclusive neighborhood of San Isidro, is one of the city's more modern boutique options. It has a pleasant (but small) dipping pool and sundeck in the courtyard, a solid bistro on-site, and freebies such as Wi-Fi and breakfast buffet. Spacious and bright rooms have high-tech amenities and contemporary decor with pops of color. But the hotel is not within walking distance of any major tourist sights, and bathrooms need an update.
For couples on a budget, this mid-range hotel just a block from the beach is a solid pick. It features clean, bright rooms with large windows, flat-screen TVs, and colorful accent walls, plus a nice patio with a small garden, and a decent restaurant. The Runcu is a small property, with no pool or fitness center, but the hotel's cheerful demeanor, as well as freebies such as breakfast and Wi-Fi, make it a good value. Note that it’s on a busy street in popular Miraflores, so street noise can be an issue at times.