Im Peruvian, work in Travel Industry and love travelling!
I stayed here for almost 3 weeks. I've spent 10 weeks in Lima, on 4 separate trips. So far I have stayed in 8 different apartments and checked out a number of others. This is my favorite by far. It's brand new, very clean, modern, well designed, comfortable, and quite stylish. Jose (email hidden), accommodating and easy to communicate with. He speaks English and responds to emails quickly, often instantaneously! He has taken enormous care in furnishing and equipping this apartment. As a previous reviewer noted, the kitchen is unusually well equipped. Other unexpected touches include a washing machine, portable heater, air purifiers, a fancy scale, plasma TVs in the living room and bedroom, a radio/ipod thingy, and excellent, fast wifi. And everything is of excellent quality. The apartment is on the top floor (4th) on an interior garden courtyard so it is buffered from Lima's infamous street noise. And Barranco is quieter than Miraflores anyway. The surrounding buildings are low rise so there is good light and air, even some tiny views. The building has excellent 24 hour security. Barranco is my favorite neighborhood in Lima, much more human in scale and less crowded than MIraflores. As an older woman traveling alone, I've always felt safe here, even when I've walked home late at night (from the local casinos!). It's undergoing gentrification so is quite eclectic. You get to experience old Lima while enjoying all the conveniences of new Lima. And as Jose notes in his description everything you need or want is just a short walk away, including the best gourmet food store in Lima - DeliFrance - which is at the end of his block. Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing stay, Jose.
This apartment is incredible. First, the host: Jose was very responsive and answered any questions I had in advance. Definitely a very good host even though I never actually met him.
Second, the apartment: It has everything I needed. To begin with, it's brand new, very bright and very clean. The kitchen was equipped with enough appliances for a chef, including a coffee pot (which I desperately needed), hot water maker and tons of things I never even used. The apartment had 2 bathrooms - one in the hall and one in the bedroom. Water pressure was great, tons of hot water and, best of all, there was a laundry machine in the master bath so I didn't have to take my clothes to the cleaner. Bed was very, very comfortable and there was a fan to bring the fresh sea air into the apartment. Wi-fi was very strong as well. There was Direct TV but I am not a TV person so I never really watched it. The building was very quiet and modern, front desk staff were very friendly and there was a small gym, which I never had time to use.
Third, the location: Barranco is my favorite neighborhood and this was ideally located. It was one block from Metro (a supermarket), a block from the malecon offering beautiful views of the ocean, and there were tons of little restaurants and chifas to go for lunch. You can hop on any one of the buses that will take you to Larcomar or Miraflores for only 1 sol.
I am very critical when I travel and I can think of nothing but positive things to say about my experience. I'd highly recommend this apartment for anyone spending time in Lima.
Response from Jose:
Thanks Matt por tan buena referencia!
Lo de la clinica de al lado es el himno nacional... todos los lunes lo cantan, es una ceremonia formal como inicio de semana laboral!
Great stay in this nice and clean, brand new apartment which is located very, very well in Baranco.
Great guest to have
Jose is a great guest - very polite and easy-going. It was a real pleasure hosting him. Highly recommended to all hosts.The flat was left in a perfect condition.
Very punctual communicative and responsible person. Recommend him to other owners as good client. Will be glad to cooperate again.
Jose отличный гость!
Отличная квартира, в престижном районе Лимы. Останавливалась там на несколько дней. Хосэ очень внимательный и отзывчивый человек, всегда можно расчитывать на его помощь. Очень рекомендую!
I stayed at Jose's apartment for about a week. The apartment is conveniently located in one the best neighborhoods in Lima.
I am frequent Airbnb user, as well as a host. Staying at Jose's apartment was by far one of my best experiences. The apartment is located in a newly built building, with 24hrs security and doorman. Supermarket and stores, as well as restaurants are located within walking distance. The apartment is equipped with all you need for a pleasant stay. WiFi is fast and reliable.
I can only compliment Jose for keeping his place neat and well furnished and for maintaining excellent communication and availability at all times.
My next stay in Lima will definitely be at Jose's place again.
José, est un garçon très aimable, bien cultivé, et son niveau de formation professionnelle lui permet d'entretenir des bonnes relations sociales. Il a en plus du bon goût en ce qui concerne le tourisme!!!