Jan 14, 2014

B Arts Hotel | Lima

Ah, where do I even begin to sing the praises of the B Arts Boutique Hotel in Lima? Simply put, it is by far the best city hotel I've ever stayed in (not that I've had that much experience with city hotels, but even if I did, I think that it would be among the top). Oh, I've been spoiled all right.

The hotel, an example of a Belle Époque mansion, was originally built in 1914 as a summer seaside retreat. Since then, two families have used the property as their residence. I believe it was only in 2013 that the renovation from private home to hotel was completed. It's located in the Barranco district of Lima, and is just a quick walk to the Pacific Coast. I had a little time to walk around the neighborhood and found it incredibly charming and quaint. It is also a nice walk to a number of art galleries and museums.

The attention to detail is second to none here. You could probably spend a whole day just looking at the artwork in the halls and individual rooms.








I had a chance to peek into a couple of rooms (there are 17 total), so there is a combination from multiple rooms in these photos. My own room had this amazing bathtub right in the middle of it. I'm not a bath person (I'm way too antsy for an activity like that! Same reason I can't lay on a beach.), but even I couldn't resist soaking in it for a few minutes. The main bathroom had a heated towel rack — maybe I'm just inexperienced, but I found this an extra luxurious touch. All the decor is elegant and smart, with a nice mix of modern and vintage touches. You may find beautiful bold stripes or a large floral print lining the inside of your vintage armoire. You may be left an Emily Dickinson poem at your bedside in the evening. It's all in the details.








The breakfast was one of the most enjoyable parts of the hotel for me (yep, it may even have the heated towel rack beat). I got to have two breakfasts here but the second day was more of a 'eat in five minutes so we can rush to the airport kind of thing'. Baked eggs in tomato sauce are one of my favorite breakfasts ever, and they nailed it here. I was sopping up every last bit of sauce with my bread. There is tea time at the hotel as well, though I wasn't around for that sadly!




I mean, what more can I say? It's a stunning property with surprises around every corner. My photos don't even do it justice. I can certainly dream of staying there again some day, and I'm incredibly grateful to the folks at LAN Airlines who made this trip possible.

17 comments :

  1. Wow, simply beautiful. Sign me into that guest book!

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  2. What a gorgeous hotel! Everything looks so beautiful. Spoiled, indeed!

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  3. This place looks absolutely stunning, and Lima is pretty high up there on my travel wishlist!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous, as always. SO inspiring.

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  5. really nice hotel!!!

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  6. Wow! That place looks amazing!

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  7. Geez, so incredibly beautiful for sure. Such a perfect balance of character and styling without being too contrived, I love it. AND, somehow, when GoogleRSS shut down, this blog didn't get transferred over to my reading list and I've just rediscovered it! So happy and bookmarking now, you always share the most beautiful words and the most lovely images! xoxo

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  8. It is gorgeous! I SO want to go there!

    Your works are so beautiful!

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  9. i can only agree with the previous comments. such a beautiful space. the breakfast buffet looks unbelievably good!

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  10. Definitely the type of hotel I'd love to stay -- and Lima is high on my travel list.

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  11. WooW !!
    Really nice hotel !
    i surlike it :)

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  12. looks like a wonderful place to stay :)

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  13. So pretty place. Can I use the first photo for a draw.

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  14. Gorgeous shots. You have a great eye. And now I want to go there too
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  15. Love the one with those paintings on the wall! Great work as always!

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  16. Oh my goodness! I'm bookmarking this for sure, just in case..... haha!

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  17. WoooW Great Hotel !!

    i surlike it :)

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