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This was our last stop on a five month trip through South America before flying home. Since we had been to Lima before we were already familiar with the Miraflores area. Nevertheless Rafael was very welcoming and friendly, and offered directions to get from his house just outside Miraflores to all the popular areas. While the advantage of the location of this guest house was that it was cheaper and quieter, it was definitely far from downtown Miraflores and the coast. Plus it is at least a 45 minute bus ride, without traffic, to the historic downtown. Miraflores was perhaps our favorite section of any South American city, as it was one of the most pleasant and liveliest neighborhoods to wander around. Unfortunately this guesthouse was just a little too far to walk, leaving us with either taking an expensive cab or semi-confusing micro bus. The guesthouse was spacious with a complete kitchen and nice patio out back, and we loved Rafael's small dog "Cholo" who loved being pet and played with. However, we have a few concerns with this place. First, we were surprised to find that when we arrived, at 8pm, our room was not ready. We had to wait an hour for Rafael to call someone to clean the room, while he made comments to us how he "must have overbooked" and "was not expecting us." The house was also not very clean. It wasn't Rafael's fault but more so but a few other messy guests. After five months we aren't surprised by anything but these guests were an exception. They partied late each night, normally no problem with us, but they would come back at 3am yelling and screaming and banging on the walls. Then the next day the bathroom was a mess with vomit all over the toilet and sink. When my girlfriend was in the shower - which had a broken on/off knob and only cold water - the other guests were banging on the locked door and even peaked their heads into our private room as if we were being rude for showering. Not necessarily Rafael's fault, but he should be responsible for making sure guests are reasonably respectful of others and also not leaving bodily functions all over a shared bathroom. The photos are somewhat misleading on this post too, as the room was small, had a shared bathroom, and strange lounge with disco balls, feeling more like a party hostel like other places we've stayed than a quiet guest house to relax before heading home. Overall, this guest house was not a bad deal and in an okay location. We were disappointed though due to the rude and out of line other guests, late check in, and unclean room and bathroom. We wanted to save money using AirBnb and (email hidden) before going home. If we wanted a loud party place, we would've stayed at an actual hostel in Miraflores.
Rafael is a nice person, but unfortunately ges very informal and certainly beeds to improve his hosting skills and be more organized and aware and respect peoples desre to have a quiet area especially after travelling 12 hrs. The house is attractive and in a nice area of miraflores. However if you are looking for an aerea next to the beach this is not ideal, my experience there was the house was very noisy, Rafael hosting a series of events in the evening from meditation singing loud, to an all night party with a group of people who were up all night. At one point i had people trying to get to my room in the middle of the night. Alrhough i was not afraid, i felt extremely uncomfortable with the situation. As regards to house facities, nothing was explained to me so i ended up having cold showers. In all, rafael is a nice person but needs to have more consideration for his guests, i hope this was just a one off!!.
Un lugar muy cómodo, casa grande con patio muy bonito, y Rafa también es muy amable. Encontré mi lugar donde quedarme en Lima, gracias por todo.
Accueil très chaleureux dans une grande maison luxueux, quasi pas de différence avec un hôtel si ce n'est que le prix cher des hotels. RAFA est très agréable et serviable. Je vous recommande vivement pour tous vos séjours au péru.
Rafael es una persona atenta, amable respetuosa pero sobretodo siempre al pendiente de las necesidades de sus huéspedes. La casa es grande y los cuartos son independinetes...de trabajo o de vacaciones una buena opción
La habitación es cómoda y agradable. La casa está en una zona residencial linda y tranquila. Buen lugar para quedarse.
Todo bien. Recomendado al 100%.
It was a beautiful room in a lovely house. Rafael was a cheerful and easy going host. Even though it was a busy time of year (we arrived late Christmas night) he came out and helped us hail a cab, making sure it was taking us to the right palace. Over all, wonderful stay.