Great place to stay in Lima
San Antonio Abad is an excellent Three Star hotel in the modern district of Miraflores, Lima, Peru. I have been staying at the hotel since the mid 1990’s and I continue to return on each trip to Lima. They have a hotel based taxi to meet you at the airport upon arrival. For me this is a very important service, since prices vary greatly and traffic for late night international arrival flights is extremely heavy. The hotel does not charge for the taxi service upon arrival. The staff are very professional, courteous, and will find answers for your every need. Breakfast is included with your stay and it is delicious.
I have left different items with the hotel for save keeping for several days until I return. All items have always been exactly as I left them. Honesty is foremost for the San Antonio Abad staff. I do not hesitate to recommend the San Antonio Abad as the place to stay while in Lima – for security, honesty, and professionalism. Please feel free to contact me for an questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Service - Lovely Accomodations
The hotel was lovely, located in a quiet, safe, neighborhood within walking distance of fine dining and shopping. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We spent our last evening in Peru at this hotel and it was a great send away. I would highly recommend it.
Mostly good experience
We stayed here on three occasions in January and February, 2008 for a total of six nights.
By dealing with the hotel directly, we were given a rate of $49. It mysteriously reverted to $55 when we came back, but when we questioned the increase, they dropped it back. On the night we departed for home, they let us stay until 9pm for $25 -- a real convenience, since many flights to the USA depart after midnight.
We found the front desk staff friendly and helpful. They made bus reservations for us, and had the tickets delivered.
The very agreeable driver Jose picked us up at the airport -- twice, free each time (plus tip). He took us back to the airport twice for a very reasonable fee, and helped with luggage, etc.
We had an odd experience with room service. The night of the Superbowl (on their cable TV) we ordered cheese nuggets. Nearly an hour later a young man showed up with a cheese nugget -- one. When we asked where the rest were, he asked how many their should be. We said there should be at least six. After a long wait, he showed up with six more.
When we checked out the next day we found we had been charged $33 for six orders of nuggets. This too was reversed when we objected. When we came back a few days later, the young man apologized and explained that it was his first job.
Our room was fine, with windows opening onto the courtyard, a critical factor at night because of the cool breeze. However. the first night on our second stay they stuck us in an awful room on the main floor, street side. It was noisy, hot, and it smelled like it should be cleaned with a sand blaster. Although it cost the same as the better rooms, it certainly shouldn't have. Rough night. They moved us in the morning.
Breakfast was very good, with eggs made to order. My wife loved the Peruvian olive omlet.
Wireless internet is avaiable in the lobby seating area, and the little outdoor courtyard is a nice place to have a drink.
Although we had the one wretched room, and the nugget experience, we recommend this hotel and would stay again. Help with luggage and an agreeable staff made our stay generally pleasing. It is a bit of a walk to central Flores, but the difference in rates made this a good choice for us.
A great hotel with friendly, helpful staff who are happy to speak English or traveller-Spanish and to arrange collection from the airport. The place has been repainted and is great to relax in. Great position in Miraflores, not far from the supermarket and shops.
Old fashioned manners in beautiful surroundings
What a lovely hotel. After walking the inca trail I was very pleased to stay here in this lovely old family run colonial hotel in the Miraflores district of Lima. The hotel entrance is large, light and airy with a parquet floor and grand old wooden staircase, and quietly grand reception area. My twin room had a view over the well kept garden. The bathroom was great, very well decorated and with a large shower. All spotlessly clean and spacious, especially the large walk in style wardrobe that was curtained off from the room. The bed was very comfortable, tv in room and clean towels daily. The staff speak English and are very pleasant and helpful, giving you maps and directions of the area. I paid about 16 US dollars to be collected from the airport, prompt and friendly collection. The breakfast was nice, a choice of cereals and drinks and cooked eggs. Internet service was free. Entrance gate is locked for safety. If you like non corporate traditional surroundings and good manners you will have a great realxing stay here. I would definitely recommend this hotel
My wife and I just returned from Peru where we spent 5 nights at the San Antonio Abad. The rooms were comfortable and breakfast was outstanding, the courtyard was very much appreciated before and after a day of Lima hustle and bustle, but what stood out the most was the service offerred by this hotel, namely by its manager Paul Saroli. It was exceptional. We returned to the hotel for 3 stays during our whole time in Peru. On one occasion Paul came himself to pick us up at the bus terminal and stopped on the way back for us to have a quick bite as it was quite late at night. His friendly countenance and genuine helping attitude of his staff made this hotel our home away from home.
Great hotel for the price
My sister and I traveled to Peru during the Thanksgiving Holiday. On our way back from Cuzco we stopped at the San Antonio Abad hotel. We did not care much for Lima but we loved the hotel. The hotel was clean and comfortable. We appreciated the free pick up from the airport. The free breakfast was good. The area felt safe. We walked to the touristy area with out a problem. It was a bit of a walk but not to far.
Good service, but old room and very very noisy
I choose the hotel from lonely planet and review here saying it was set back from the road.
But it turned out to be the noisiest place I have stayed.
There is a coutinous flow of cars and a crossing in front of the hotel. And as the window are very old they don't close well which make the noise the same as with open windows... So I couldn't sleep.
The matress was brand new and confortable but room and other installation very old (shower curtain teared and dirty, bad odor coming from the sink).
Good point : staff was very helpful, nice buffet breakfast and pick up with a very nice driver at the airport.