Lima Peru with a Unique and Crazy Hotel

We have just found the most amazing 100 years plus unique and crazy hotel building that we get to stay in whilst here in Lima.  It is weird and wonderful all at the same time.


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©Exploramum and Explorason – our first bedroom in our unique one-hundred-year-old hotel

When we arrive we are quite tired, and glad our feet are on the ground, or in this case, our heads are on the pillows. Thank goodness our 28-hour bus ride is over!  I think I could have slept just about anywhere last night! They put us in a massive room, but as it is by the stairs it is noisy, so next day we ask to move.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – this hotel feels like we are in Europe, not Peru

This unique and crazy hotel is a bit run down, but the quirky and interesting side of this place may surprise you. There are antique items all over the place, yet it is in a way a kind of eclectic hostel.

Breakfast Area

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©Exploramum and Explorason – starting the day on the rooftop for breakfast

On the third floor is the breakfast restaurant area. Here there are a lot of birds and wildlife, in fact, it feels a bit like a zoo! As I said. This is a unique and crazy hotel and there is more to come.


Firstly, there are three ancient twenty to thirty-year-old tortoises. The feeling of Spring is in the air, and they are very active in a ‘certain department’  and left free to wander around on the floor.

Alas, someone shut the restroom door on one of the poor fella’s overnight. When we went to use the bano it was a mess! One big turd on the floor that he had dragged himself through – disgusting!  I advised the staff, and at least the staff quickly cleaned that up!

Antiques Galore

Downstairs is a whole section of old Peruvian pots and ceramics.

Then there is a cabinet of skulls! My son absolutely LOVED this place and thought it was the coolest place we had stayed in yet.

This is another reason to discover this Lima unique and crazy hotel.

Stairs Galore

With numerous staircases and two main foyers, Explorason was off exploring any chance he could. In fact, I’ve never stayed in a place with so many staircases. They seemed to shoot off everywhere which made the discovery all the more interesting – all part of this unique and crazy hotel.

Some of the bedrooms have en-suites. And you are right in the old city. Never have we found such an amazing place – even if a bit tired and run down. Next thing I look up and Explorason is on the roof.

Our Rooftop Loft Room


©Exploramum and Explorason – our rooftop view over the old city

Talking of the roof, we discover this on the first night. Upon the 5th level is a solo room. We meet the Peruvian guest who usually uses this and who informs us he is leaving for 5 days and we can book it.

The view outside is incredible – right over old Lima city. At night we watch the city lights twinkle. Then I wake up in the mornings before Explorason, make myself a coffee and sit outside – and enjoy the serenity of the city.


By day the view is different. On one roof is a couple of peacocks. Their little chicks wander around.

Then there are a couple of glorious talking birds.  The red one walks away and says “Hola” as you walk by.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – this guy has a pretty sharp bite but likes to talk

If you get on the roof to collect the colored feathers it squawks an alarm. Somehow, Explorason collects feathers (as do I and they travel with us to many countries. The things we collect!)

Wake To An Old City View


©Exploramum and Explorason – rooftop breakfast

Each day is a joy to wake up and have breakfast on the third level. European style busts decorate the area of this unique and crazy hotel and a long cascading plant grows from the rooftop down like a massive curtain.

This has to be one of the most interesting of places to stay.

Hotel Espana

You will love it or hate it. It has seen better years and this unique and crazy hotel is priced accordingly. So please have that in mind when booking. Quirky? Yes! This is quirky! I felt like I was in Italy or France – not Peru! 
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