At a Glance
In the trendy Barranco neighborhood, one of the city's top addresses for chic visitors, is a stunning boutique property that occupies a Belle Epoque mansion that was painstakingly restored and filled with antiques and a serious art collection.
- The elegant, extensive breakfast spread in the Library Room each morning
- The hotel's unparalleled South American art collection and private gallery tours with the hotel’s curator
- Dining alfresco at the hotel’s restaurant and the buzzy rooftop bar that's perfect for sunset watching
A grand Belle Epoque mansion that was built in the 1920s as a summer retreat for a wealthy Peruvian family has been transformed into one of Lima’s most stylish boutique hotels. Hotel B, part of the Relais & Chateaux collection, is located in the heart of the city’s arts district, Barranco, and merges the flamboyant architectural details of the original building (an ornate façade, carved columns, high ceilings, Italian marble) with a multi-million-dollar collection of contemporary art for a fabulous blend of old and new that is decidedly Peruvian. The family behind the restoration owns many of the country’s top lodges (Inkaterra Pueblo among them) so they are familiar with the desires of high-end travelers and every amenity such as Wifi, towel warmers and iPod docking stations have been worked into the seventeen suites. But they have also hired an art concierge to host artists’ talks and make introductions or arrange studio visits. While there is no gym or spa, there are stationary bikes for guest use. Celebrated Peruvian chef, Oscar Velarde, of La Gloria and Ciccolini masterminded the menu to highlight national specialties and regional bounty. The public rooms, from the restaurant and bar to the library and salon, have a deeply personal design aesthetic so they feel like rooms in a stylish friend’s residence, which creates the special house-party atmosphere. Some rooms are in the historic building and only accessible by stairs, while others in a contemporary wing can be reached by elevator, so it’s best to discuss your needs with our bookings team to reserve the right one for you.
Who Should Stay
Sophisticated travelers who appreciate unique, art-focused boutique hotels with distinct personality in an artsy neighborhood.
Written by Indagare