Miraflores Park Hotel, Lima

The Miraflores Park Hotel, an Orient-Express property, is in an upscale area of Lima overlooking the ocean called Miraflores. I loved the Country Club Hotel Lima but here, you can walk right outside your hotel and be close to many other hotels, restaurants, and shops. The nearby shopping mall, Larcomar, is where I bought 3 pairs of great boots from Paez. Best time to go shopping for boots in Peru is when their summer is coming, and our winter is coming! Everything for cold weather was at least half off.

I loved the rooftop swimming pool, great gym, breakfast area on the roof, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde bar, which served my favorite thing, a traditional English afternoon tea. And great pisco sours, of course. I also enjoyed dinner at Mesa 18 - Chef Toshiro Konishi specializes in Japanese infused Peruvian cuisine, and worked alongside the legendary Nobu Matsuhisa. Nobu worked in Lima before going on to establish his famous restaurants around the world.

The best rooms have a small outdoor terrace. Many overlook the hotel's interior so I would definitely suggest requesting a room with a terrace.

Mesa 18

Outdoor space