Rest Your Head - ATEMPORAL-HOTELITO

Rest Your Head
ATEMPORAL-HOTELITO

A city full of rich flavours, wonderful food, unique experiences, excellent museums and the magical union of the past and the present, Peru’s capital is still very much a tourist draw. In the beautiful residential district of Miraflores, you can drink while overlooking beaches lined with small rocks that form eye-catching patterns each time the tide rolls in and out.

Located in a quiet corner of Miraflores, and marrying an eclectic sense of modern urban cool with an old school service ethic that anticipates guests’ every need, Atemporal is the perfect base for discerning travellers interested in exploring the contemporary side of Lima. Situated in a safe and serene neighbourhood (by Lima’s standards anyway), Atemporal is within walking distance of the pre-Incan Huaca Pucllana archaeological site, and there are plenty of shops, banks, cafés and restaurants nearby. Miraflores’ lively commercial centre is just five minutes by taxi. Lima’s centre is 30 minutes away.

A small and stylish hotelito, housed within a revamped 1940s mansion, Atemporal’s nine guest rooms mean that the service is very personalised, and the informal and relaxed atmosphere breaks down the barriers between visitors and the friendly, knowledgeable staff, making this one-off luxury townhouse a perfect cosy refuge, where guests can decompress and recharge their batteries between adventures in Peru’s vibrant capital. There’s always a staff member on hand to advise about places to eat, drink and walk in the area. Delightful indoor and outdoor lounge areas on the ground and first floors add to the feeling of staying in someone’s home. Atemporal makes a Mini car and two bikes available for guests to use at their convenience. And, as well as free in-room wi-fi, guests are given a small hotspot device that can be used throughout Lima to stay connected.

Guest rooms are punctuated with an eclectic but sophisticated mixture of contemporary and classic artworks and artefacts collected from across Peru. While the bedrooms are a little on the small side, staying at Atemporal actually feels quite luxurious, like a bit of a hospitality treat. This kind of feeling is in stark contrast to larger hotels in the area. LAB+ rooms are the most spacious and comfortable, and include a sitting area with two armchairs, a table, and a sofa and/or chaise. Blackout curtains ensure that you get some sleep after a night out, and breakfast, afternoon tea and daily glass of wine are included in the room rate. For a slice of calm amongst the bustle of Lima, Atemporal may be just what you need to experience both the exuberance and warm hospitality of the Peruvian people and their lively capital.