Lima is often overshadowed by Peru’s most magnificent site, the ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu. However, with historic highlights worthy of such an ancient civilization, colonial-era splendour and a tantalizing gastronomic revolution – the Peruvian capital is more than a mere pit stop.
The barrio of Barranco is the city’s coolest enclave. What was once a seaside retreat for Peru’s well-to-do aristocrats is now characterized by crumbling facades and vibrant street art. Meander around the cobbled streets lined with the candy-coloured colonial mansions that have been revamped into some of Lima’s trendiest boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars, and of course hotels. Probably the most significant and stylish among them is the Hotel B Lima.
Hotel B combines the best of past and present of Lima together. Staying here means being a part of Lima’s history and culture: cosmopolitan, historic, artistic, unique. A place for contemporary explorers of life seeking the intrigues and mysteries of Peruvian culture, geography and nature, Hotel B caters to traditionalists looking for an authentic historic atmosphere and to shrewd urban explorers willing to immerse themselves in the city´s contemporary social and cultural scene. Each of the hotel’s corners and corridors hides an art object and a story. It is a storied chic icon that keeps upgrading itself, preserving in its corners exclusive art, visits of celebrities and countless social gatherings lived in one of the most exclusive areas of the capital.
Each of suites and rooms provide an elegantly modern retreat. It flaunt a warming interior bearing accents of contemporary art. This captivating home away from home showcases over 100 original contemporary artworks from International and Peruvian artists, and boasts bookcases filled with carefully selected reads. The very finest of fittings and furnishings blend seamlessly with sophisticated contemporary design. What better place to stay and immerse yourself in the magic of Lima?
Chic bathrooms, king size beds and Barranco’s best street views all offer ample reasons to slow down in style. The Hotel B offers amazing restaurant, bar and lounge service – the perfect respite after a day exploring the City of Kings.
The Hotel’s gourmet offerings have been designed to complement Lima´s excellent restaurants; a place for traditional service and excellent Peruvian cuisine in a light informal presentation with a feeling of Old Lima. Various service areas offer private settings for guests combined with venues open to Limeños. The menu is a blend of traditional Peruvian ingredients and Mediterranean ‑flavors. The food is straightforward and accessible. The cooking emphasizes traditional technique, the classics updated to enhance the taste clarity of their primary ingredients.
Whether it’s an afternoon cocktail, an early evening aperitif or one last nightcap, the intimate atmosphere of the famous Hotel B’s Bar ensures the conversation flows as smoothly as the drinks. Ambient lighting, soft music and contemporary artworks combine to create a modern and cozy space to meet day or night. Guests can enjoy exclusive aperitifs, a wide selection of signature cocktails and an array of delicious nibbles freshly prepared by the chef.
Having our short stay at The Hotel B come to an end we were very sad to leave, longing for just one more night in that beautiful suite! As expected, the staff were attentive and very helpful during our checkout and encouraged us to come back, which we hope we will. An overall unforgettable experience, truly a luxurious and chic escape in the heart of Barranco, with 5-star customer service, facilities and food.