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Swissotel Lima 4.5

San Isidro, Lima, Peru

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Pros

  • Located in the moneyed business district of San Isidro
  • Spacious rooms with minibars, espresso machines, and LCD TVs
  • Attractive connected indoor/outdoor pool with wood sundeck
  • Full-service spa with whirlpools, a sauna, and steam room 
  • Individually decorated Swiss, Mediterranean, and Japanese restaurants
  • Gym includes modern cardio equipment with individual screens
  • Lobby bar plus casual deli and cafe; 24 hour room service 
  • Business center with a copy machine and free property-wide Wi-Fi
  • Concierge service, currency exchange, and other high-end services
  • Child friendly rooms feature toys and kids' decor
  • Pet friendly (extra fee)

Cons

  • Rooms not included in 2015 renovation aren't quite as modern
  • Location more ideal for business travelers than tourists
  • Breakfast does not come standard with room rate

Bottom Line

The 345-room luxury Swissotel Lima is a business-oriented hotel situated in the affluent business district of San Isidro. With a 2015 renovation, the hotel added over 100 guest rooms, plus meeting rooms, a new gym and full-service spa, and a posh connected indoor/outdoor pool with a wood patio. There's also a lobby bar and five restaurants, including Swiss, Mediterranean, and Japanese restaurants decorated to match the fare. Rooms are spacious with huge bathrooms and modern amenities like minibars, espresso machines, and free Wi-Fi, though rooms not included in the renovation aren't quite as stylish and modern as the updated options. Travelers looking for a more intimate luxury hotel might consider the Country Club Lima Hotel, which features more traditional decor and country-club access.

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Luxury business hotel with a host of amenities 

The luxury Swissotel Lima is situated in an 18-story high-rise with extruding reflective glass windows. With a multi-million dollar renovation in 2015, the hotel both updated and added spaces, including over 100 rooms, a new spa, gym, and interconnected indoor/outdoor pool with a beautiful wood patio. Decor throughout is traditional and well-maintained with a high-end business feel -- think leathery chairs, dark wood furniture, and marble accents. The restaurants are individually decorated with cultural decor, like La Fondue, which has cozy wood panelling and furniture imported directly from Switzerland. Due in part to its location, the hotel attracts a large number of business travelers, though kid-friendly amenities make this a reasonable choice for families, too. 

Location

In the well-heeled, business district of San Isidro

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The Swissotel is located in San Isidro, an affluent residential neighborhood in the business and financial area. The hotel is within walking distance to restaurants, parks, a golf course, as well as ancient temple ruins. The tourist hub Miraflores, with is shops and restaurants, is about a 10 to 15 minute taxi ride from the hotel.

  • Five-minute walk to Huaca Huallamarca, ancient temple ruins
  • Six-minute walk to Bosque El Olivar, a park lined by ancient olive trees
  • 12-minute walk to Lima Golf Club
  • 15-minute drive to Museo Amano
  • 20-minute drive to Larco Museum
  • 25-minute drive to Historic Center of Lima
  • 35-minute drive to Main Square of Lima (Plaza de Armas or Plaza Mayor)
  • 40-minute drive to Jorge Chavez International Airport (without traffic)

Rooms

Spacious rooms with modern amenities -- but not all rooms were renovated

Swissotel Lima's spacious rooms and suites feature modern amenities and neutral color palettes, though decor varies from room to room. The 101 rooms the hotel added in its 2015 renovation are more contemporary, with beige patterned wall-to-wall carpeting, modern light wood furniture and paneling, and beige upholstered furniture. Suites can be particularly trendy with clean wood floors and modern geometric rugs. Rooms yet to be renovated are well-maintained, but they can feel a touch dated decor-wise, with dark wood furniture, neutral carpeting, and red upholstered armchairs. The bathrooms, though, are large with marbled tiling, huge vanities, and glass walled showers with tubs.

Rooms include free Wi-Fi, LCD TVs, espresso machines and tea service, and minibars. They also have work desks with ergonomic chairs, electronic safes, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, bathrobes, slippers, and free individual toiletries. Upgraded rooms add larger TVs, lounge areas, iPod docks, or, in the case of the Presidential Suite, a private whirlpool and sauna.

Features

Five restaurants, a spa, gym, and luxurious indoor/outdoor pool

The Swissotel runs down the full checklist for a luxury property. There's a lobby bar plus five on-site restaurants, including Swiss, Mediterranean, and Japanese restaurants decorated to match the fare, plus casual options, like a deli and cafe. A big breakfast buffet is offered, but it costs an extra fee. Room service is available 24 hours.

The hotel has a host of wellness facilities, many of which were included in the 2015 renovation. Perhaps the best addition is the heated and connected indoor/outdoor pool. It's not huge, but it's luxurious with water jets and a wood sundeck surrounded by cushioned wood loungers and an outdoor whirlpool. The hotel spa offers a wide range of services in 13 treatment rooms and also has a sauna and steam room. 

The on-site gym is well-equipped with modern cardio equipment, like ellipticals and treadmills with individual screens and iPod connections, and weightlifting equipment, including barbells and dumbbells. There are also yoga mats, pilates rings, exercise balls, and other extras. Personal training sessions can be arranged.

High end services include bell staff, concierge service, laundry service, car and limo service, airport transfers, and currency exchange. Pets are allowed for an extra fee, and special "Kids' Rooms," stocked with toys and kids' bedding, are available for those traveling with children. But for business travelers, the most important features could be the property's 12 meeting and event rooms and its business center with desktop computers and a printer and copy machine; business services are also available. Valet and self parking are available for an extra fee.

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Address

Av. Santo Toribio 173, Via Central 150, Centro Empresarial Real, Lima, Lima Region 15073, Peru

Phone

(511) 421-4400

Room Types

  • Business Advantage Room
  • Executive Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Premier Room

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