Although rooms are spread between the historic mansion and the contemporary wing, all tread between vintage elegance and modern style. Expect exposed beams, plasma TVs and classic armoires. Those on the historic house’s second floor are particular highlights for their private terraces overlooking the boulevard, while the Aposento rooms offer views of the inner patio.
The restaurant, too, evokes all the grandeur of yesteryear, with crisp tablecloths, dark-wood detailing and marble-top bistro tables. The menus, however, are delightfully inventive, blending in a Mediterranean influence with traditional Peruvian dishes. The charcoal-grilled octopus and peppered loin medallion are two particular favourites.
This being South America, the restaurant’s accompanying bar serves up the finest in New-World wines, alongside seafood bites and Peru’s obligatory pisco-sour cocktails. For the most evocative setting, take your drinks in the terrace. Back inside, you’ll be invited to enjoy “El Lonche” – afternoon tea inspired by Lima’s 19th-century English influence. Today, it’s an important ritual among the city’s political and social elite, taken at Hotel B on the plump couches of the lounge or among the greenery of the patio.