Elegant five star hotel in San Isidro, ideal for luxurious pampering after an adventure around Peru.
The Westin Lima is located in the district of San Isidro, the main financial and business zone of Peru. While slightly outside the main tourist zones of Miraflores and Barranco we couldn’t leave the Westin out of our list of the best hotels in Lima as it is without a doubt one of the best choices if you are looking for five star luxury with the renowned Westin service.
This is a behemoth of a hotel with 301 rooms and was built with the high-end business traveller in mind. The imposing building was designed by Peruvian born architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia and until 2011 was the tallest building in Peru.
Every element of this hotel is sleek and elegant, from the bronze and gold finishes throughout the hotel to the luxurious bathrooms in every room. Lighting is soft and colours are muted browns and beiges that lend a relaxing feel to this hotel.
We loved the focus on well-being that is found throughout the hotel particularly in terms of food. They have a great super food menu which offers nutritious, light and tasty meals and is a refreshing change from the ubiquitous club sandwich on most room service menus. They also have the fine-dining restaurant ‘Maras‘ on site, headed up by renowned Peruvian chef Rafael Piqueras if you want to try some fabulous Peruvian fusion during your stay. Westin workout rooms are available which come with a treadmill or bike if you want to train in your room and their heavenly beds are just that – heavenly!
The rooms themselves are comfortable and spacious and fully equipped for connectivity with the outside world with a large desk space. Bathrooms are large and have a bathtub and shower. All rooms have a good views of Lima but do try to book a room on one of the upper floors which are quieter and have the best views.
The Westin Lima boasts the largest urban spa in South America and Peru with their 19,000 square foot Heavenly Spa which has a fabulous hydro-therapy circuit, 17 treatment rooms, a fully-equipped gym and a heated indoor pool.
The hotel is definitely geared more towards high-flying executives but is also a great option for leisure travellers looking for five star luxury and amenities in an international brand hotel. We arrived at the hotel at the end of a long trip around Peru and it was the perfect place to wind down in a bit of luxury after our journey.
Best of Peru Travel Recommends:
- Try the fabulous hydro-therapy circuit for a relaxing and invigorating treatment at the end of a long day.