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After our stays in Lima at the Sheraton Lima Historic Center (review here) and Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel in Cusco (review here), we were back in Lima for the night before an early flight home. At this point, my husband and I both had altitude sickness and were feeling pretty ill. The Hyatt Centric San Isidro Lima provided a good place to regroup and relax before heading back to the US.
Anthony’s Take: The hotel is modern and beautifully designed. We were not feeling well and having to wait for our suite (not an upgrade, but one we booked) until after 6:00 PM was not a high point. Staff were friendly and efficient, but this initial wait when we were ill kind of soured the experience. We were only in the hotel for around 12 hours, but loved the hotel’s location, decor, and comfort of the suite.
I booked a Master Suite for $309.70 on a Members Save More rate. The hotel is a Category 2 property and room redemptions range from 6,500 to 9,500 per night.
Transportation to/from the Hotel
We took an Uber from Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM). The cost of Ubers in Peru still amazes me. They are so cheap. The approximately 21-kilometer ride took 35 minutes and cost $18. We returned to the airport the next morning in the same way and at a similar cost (although we hit traffic and it took around an hour).
The hotel is located in the upscale San Isidro neighborhood of Lima. It has tons of restaurants, high-end shopping, and gardens. The hotel offers easy access to most tourist attractions and is not too far from Miraflores.
I arrived at the hotel around 5:40 PM and my suite was not ready. The agent checking me in gave us individual bottles of orange juice and offered us Pisco Sours while we waited. We declined those and asked when our suite would be ready. After another 45 minutes, we were told it was ready. Luckily, my mother was with us and her room was ready. We waited there until we could go to ours. The agent welcomed me as a Globalist and explained that breakfast was in the hotel’s lobby restaurant. We were leaving before 6:00 AM, so we did not have the chance to enjoy breakfast. I was not asked if I needed a late checkout, and I did not. Being that I had booked one of the largest suites, I did not expect an upgrade. Keys were printed and I was on my way to the suite after having to wait so long.
There is lots of seating throughout the lobby and a good deal of Peru-themed, modern art.
Bottled water was near the hotel entrace.
There were several llamas (or maybe alpacas) in the lobby.
The lobby was not crowded when we arrived.
A few computers were in the back of the lobby for guest use.
A vase of Birds of Paradise was also in the lobby.
The elevators were located behind the check-in area and near the restaurant.
The elevator lobby on each floor is filled with sculptures and a giant numeral denoting the floor.
The walls are all wood paneled and were clean during our short visit.
I liked the funky, retro phone near the elevators.
Our suite had two doors with one leading into the bedroom and the other opening into the living area.
Master Suite (814)
There are 254 rooms and 9 suites at the hotel.
A closet lined the left side of the wall upon entering.
The door closest to the entrance had space for an iron and ironing board, but they were not found there.
The minibar was next to the closet space. Bottled water was on the upper shelf. An illy coffeemaker, cups, and condiments were also found here.
The safe was found on the top shelf inside the cabinet.
A refrigerator was below. It had beverages for sale as well as space for some drinks we brought in.
We entered through the right door that opened into the bedroom side. There is a king-sized bed and two nightstands.
A TV was mounted on the wall above a large buffet with space for a suitcase. The room featured surround sound with speakers in each of the corners.
A table and chair was next to the bed.
A welcome amenity consisting of several jarred desserts was on the table.
The master bathroom’s entrance was on the right side of the room. It was not a very large bathroom. There was a single sink in the vanity with robes, toiletries, and more bottled water.
The toilet was on the left side.
Toiletries were Zayah branded.
There were multiple bars of soap available.
Bottled water and glasses (along with a bottle opener) were on the left side of the vanity.
The glassed-in shower was on the right side. Water pressure was okay, but the temperature was good.
Wall-mounted shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel were found here. These were BeeKind brand (made by Gilchrist & Soames).
The other half of the suite consisted of a living area, dining table and chairs, as well as a half bath.
I liked the furniture in this room.
The dining area had even more bottled water.
The half bath was to the left of the living area. It had a huge counter and more space than the master bathroom.
The toilet was in the far corner.
Big shelves were across from the toilet. The top one housed this cool figurine.
Public Areas & Amenities
The hotel has a fitness center, two lobby restaurants (including a coffee bar called Awake Deli and Isidro Bistró Limeño), a rooftop bar, and an outdoor pool.
Celeste Solar Bar (on the roof) offered lots of space and some great views of the area.
The pool was to the right of the bar. It was on the smaller side and offered some lounge chairs and umbrellas.
The fitness center was small, but functional.
I enjoyed my stay overall at the Hyatt Centric San Isidro Lima even though I had to wait for my room well past check-in time. The hotel offers a great mix of amenities, convenient location, and modern design.
(Fitness Center Image Credits: Hyatt.)
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