We recommend the Belmond Miraflores Park for travelers to Lima in search of a luxury hotel with boutique touches and a prime location on the coast. What we love: the stunning rooftop pool, thoughtful design and decoration throughout the hotel, and guest rooms designed to make you want to linger.
Ranked 12th in Conde Nast’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2016 and named Peru’s Leading Hotel 2017 by the World Travel Awards, this all-suite hotel lives up to the accolades with flawless service and exceptional amenities that will ease you right into vacation mode.
Let’s talk about that swimming pool. It’s on the rooftop, heated, and boasts glorious views over Lima and the Pacific Ocean. Pair your swim with a session at the health and fitness center, which is outfitted with a squash court, spa, and solarium. When the weather is nice, you can also take your exercise outdoors on the Malecon, the promenade that runs along the Lima coastal cliffs.
Every room at the Belmond Miraflores Park is a suite. Walls and decor feature light, neutral tones. King size beds are dressed with comfortable goose down pillows. Marble bathrooms are spacious with separate shower and tub.
Suites include an extra large Jacuzzi as well as a sauna. If you’ve got a later flight, upgrading to an executive floor room on floors 8-10 makes a lot of sense. These rooms include access to the cozy hotel lounge with showers and unlimited snacks.
The Observatory Restaurant on the 11th floor serves a breakfast and brunch buffet with spectacular views over Lima and the Pacific Ocean.
Tragaluz, meaning skylight, is the name of the ground floor restaurant where you can enjoy Peruvian food with Asian and Mediterranean flavors. The menu includes temptations like the suckling pig confit with aubergine purée and garlic foam, the braised oxtail with truffled mash potatoes and seared foie gras, and a perfectly prepared caccio e pepe pasta with Angus flank steak.
The beautiful turquoise-paneled Belo Bar is the perfect place to enjoy tea in the afternoon or to begin or end a night on the town. Order small plates and indulge in signature cocktail creations such as the “Pepe Niño,”, a blend of Peruvian pisco, lychee liqueur, lemon Japanese cucumber and ginger ale.
Guests at the Belmond Miraflores Park are down the street from two of the Lima’s best restaurants, Central and Rafael, ranked no.1 and no.30 respectively in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. These are musts for foodie travelers. But be sure to make a reservation as these can be booked solid for weeks in advance.
Fun and thoughtful extras include a free pisco making class and bicycles. For an additional charge, the staff can arrange a cooking demo and market visit with the chef of Tragaluz as well as yoga classes or a picnic on the Malecon.
This is no. 4 of 5 in our Lima Luxury Hotels series. We’re visiting the best hotels in Peru and sharing our insights with travelers who look for something a bit beyond the ordinary when planning a vacation. Stayed tuned for our final article featuring the fabulous Hotel B.