Second Home Peru (Barranco, Peru)

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Second Home Peru (Barranco, Peru)

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The house is perfectly located within the vicinity of Barranco, everything is of minimal walking distance to some good restaurants, bars and a lot of street art work close to location. From Lima airport by Taxi- it takes around 40min-1hr. They use some local cab drivers in which they charge $20 for a pick up. $30 if using an airport taxi.

You can walk down to the beach in 5-10 minutes. Miraflores walking is about 45 minutes.
The house is on a hill cliff top and offers an amazing view from both the room and the garden of the coastline of Lima out to the Pacific Ocean.
It’s very relaxing to open the balcony doors and listen to the waves at night with a nice fresh sea air breeze.


My room (3) was Ocean facing. It’s initially a simple modest designed old but large room that grows on you quickly. The bed is very comfortable with a decent mattress and soft linen. Bed side table lamps either side but hard to find access to any close plug sockets.
The room offers a chair, side table with two bottles of water on it, a standing fan plus overhead fan with a light directly over the bed.
A tiny TV faces the bed offering local cable options and a tall wooden wardrobe.

There is an open plan bathroom right inside the room with toilet and a classical old free standing Bath tub combined as a shower with curtains.
Couples should be ok but sharing friends might find the open bathroom to be awkward privacy wise, since the toilet is in the same room. Amenities include some eco friendly shampoo and soaps. Decent towels. It initially feels simple comparing to what one is basically charged at the same rate as neighbouring 4 star hotels, but it warmed on me because the ambience is a unique experience.

The wooden balcony doors for instance that can be opened, is great for hearing the sea air, you can even have a bath & watch the waves from it (in room 3). I was blown away by how relaxing & unique it is, just listening to the waves and observing the art in the old room was a special experience.


The hotel offers free WIFI that is slightly slow but still it was available throughout the building, works for multiple devices.
On my room and I believe the others have communal porch areas where you relax and watch the sea, depending where you are. Front communal balcony as well offers a some nice seats with a great view of the sea, if your not in the front ocean facing rooms.
You get breakfast included in the price that is given out to you but it is quite minimal. A slice of melon, pineapple, 3 bread rolls & egg cooked to you liking. It’s fresh but could be more of an offering of juices.
Obviously you are staying in a art museum and the grounds have paintings and sculptures everywhere. Really nice pieces from this famous Peruvian artist. Tours can be arranged.

The beautiful garden has a superb sea view. Stairs there lead to a pool a few levels down the side of the cliff. Nice refreshing pool of decent size for a private house, surrounded by art work.

Very secure grounds that has a door bell system to get in the large steel door.
There are also friendly animals – dog and cat, they don’t hassle you & are very mellow so do not worry if your scared.


Staff are ok but not so efficient, booked a taxi to pick me up and one expect staff to check flight arrival time. Because I was an hour & half early from Madrid, I had to take an airport taxi. However return journey used theirs. Driver is very nice but doesn’t speak much English.
Hotel staff are friendly enough but its got a slight ‘this is a privilege to be staying here’ vibe, with a detailed rules and regulations letter you get upon arrival (like going to boarding school). However I understand they need to preserve the place, but one wouldn’t get such a letter at a hotel. The check-out time is also very early at 11am, most earliest of other hotels in area, but you can use the pool and stow your baggage.
Overall though try and speak Spanish since majority of staff don’t speak English.

I did enjoy my experience staying at an art museum and rate it as that rather than staying in hotel. You do pay for it though but the art work was worth it. Ocean facing rooms is certainly worth the upgrade.

Domeyer 366, Barranco, Lima, Peru

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Ocean facing room is very relaxing, this B&B offers a great art museum experience

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