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Lima Luxury Hotel Review: Country Club Lima

December 14, 2023 by Anabel

The Country Club Lima Hotel appeals to travelers in search of South American luxury. Inaugurated in 1927, it is one of Peru’s most emblematic hotels, the second oldest in Lima, and the only hotel which is also a national monument.

Famous guests include the Duke of Windsor, French president Charles de Gaulle, US president Richard Nixon, writer Ernest Hemingway, actor John Wayne, actress Ava Gardner, and countless more illustrious people. Since the hotel’s founding, the surrounding neighborhood of San Isidro has become one of the city’s most upscale residential sectors. The district is also home to countless embassies and the headquarters of banks and financial agencies.

Country Club Lima is a luxury hotel that acquaints you with the City of King’s glamorous past and present.

Upon arrival, a path leads through a grassy green lawn, up red-carpeted steps, and through grand arches into the lobby. High wood-beam ceilings, chandeliers, and gorgeous tile details reminiscent of California colonial architecture harmonize to perfection. Art lovers should look for original artworks, on loan from the Museo Pedro de Osma, that adorn the walls of the common areas as well as the bedrooms.

Guests can choose from 83 luxury rooms and suites. All are spacious, with dark wood furnishings, and simple, but elegant decor. Bathrooms feature marble floors and countertops, walk-in showers, and huge bathtubs for a refreshing soak after long days of air travel or urban exploration.

You won’t want to miss the hotel’s drinking and dining areas. Los Vitrales bar features a gorgeous glass skylight and is the perfect place to enjoy tea time tea or a light meal. Bar Inglés oozes atmosphere with its wood-paneled walls, heavy drapes and decor colored brown and royal blue. Cocktail drinkers should note that the bar staff prepares some of the best pisco sours in Lima.

The award-winning Restaurant Perroquet ranks among the best in the city. White tablecloth dining, tuxedoed maître d’hôtel, black tie waiters, and carefully chosen Cusco school paintings on the walls combine to create an elegant atmosphere. Focused on international and Peruvian cuisine, the menu is seasonally based and always fresh. In fact, this restaurant is a favorite among well-heeled Lima locals who come to see and be seen, and of course, to eat well. For travelers who wish to combine gourmet dining with a luxury hotel stay in Lima, this hotel is at the top of our recommended list.

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Business and leisure travelers are catered to with a business center, fitness center, and state-of-the-art spa. Guests get priority access to the Lima Golf Club, located across the street from the hotel.

About the author

Anabel is Incas Expert’s nomadic wordsmith. After 5 years on the road, she's developed a knack for making impromptu workplaces out of cozy cafes across South America. When not writing, she's probably out searching for the best food, coffee, and bookstores in town.

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