Hotel Britania

Hotel Britania

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#160 of 280 hotels in Lima
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Lima, Hotel Britania is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Hotel Britania makes it easy to enjoy the best of Lima.

Hotel Britania is a hotel offering a minibar in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage. Plus, guests can enjoy a hot tub and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Lima. For guests with a vehicle, there is free private parking available nearby.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Lima, Hotel Britania is located a short distance from San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro) (3.0 km) and Peruvian Soul (3.6 km).

Travellers looking to enjoy some oyster can head to Astrid & Gaston or La Vista Restaurant. Otherwise, you may want to check out an Asian restaurant such as Maido, Osaka Pardo and Aliaga, or Chifa Titi.

If you’re looking for something to do, Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve (0.5 km) and Museo de la Nacion (1.5 km) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Hotel Britania.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Hotel Britania is sure to make your visit to Lima one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Room features
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Av. San Borja Sur 653 San Borja, Lima Peru
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Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 76 out of 100
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J Chavez Intl Airport
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San Borja Sur
3 minLima Metro
Angamos
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latinlau wrote a review Mar 2012
Miami, Florida47 contributions30 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a decent stay at this hotel for one night. It's a peaceful area, in front of a nice park, where you can stroll safely at any time for about 5-10 blocks. The rooms are a bit out dated, lighting is "energy efficient" (not too bright) and NOT ALL feature air conditioning. Those that do, the A/C are a bit noisy. Inquiry and confirm if you will need A/C. Beds and TV are good. For safety, they will give you the remote for the A/C and the TV upon check in. Remember to return it upon check out. I did have a cleaning person walk in without knocking and luckily I was dressed. This was addressed with the reception desk. Should not have happened. The rooms are clean, there is an extra blankie in the closet, which has an electronic safe. There are not many AC outlets available (220v FYI), so I had to use the one in the bathroom. Another thing I had to call in for was an extra towel. The room should have had two of each, but did not. It's not the first hotel I visit that has this practice. I did not try the room service. The fridge is stocked with miscellaneous goodies, all to get you out of a bind. Nice feature.

They claim internet service available. The lobby is slow, and the floors above slower. When I asked about a passcode, the front desk gave me a little card which had the different ones, depending on where you are in the hotel. Additionally and this I had to do in my cell and other gear, you have to reconfigure your DNS codes (it's in the card as well). If you can do this, great; otherwise the staff won't do anything else but give you "the card".

The hotel has a very presentable breakfast buffet, with breads, scrambled eggs, cold cuts, cheese, turkey and sausages. The restaurant staff is very attentive. Juices and fruits are also present and all fresh. There is a Sunday brunch buffet, but not many people go to it, since there are so many choices all over Lima.

This hotel's location is prime for walking around and having meals. Not so much for sightseeing, but with taxi cabs being so cheap, you can get around to Miraflores or Lima easily. It'd be worth mentioning that this hotel is between those two districts. From the airport, it's a good 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic.

As for eats, you can definitely have your pick... Mine is right next door, where is the original Edo Sushi Bar, where the 'acebichado' roll was born. Prices are not bad either, two people can eat great sushi for around $40. About 50 meters away there is a Roky's "pollo a la brasa" and "parrilla" which has a good variety of local meats, plus it include "Soprano's" which is a karaoke bar. Prices are not bad either. For about $25 three people can have a parrilla with pork, chicken, beef, sausages and mixes. Across the street there is a restaurant called El Characato de Oro, which has theme foods from a city south of Lima called Arequipa. There you can have a good "rocoto relleno" and "solterito" for appetizer, and a "seco or tacu tacu" mix for an entree. Prices are around $12 per dish. And all around you can find bodegas where there is various groceries available.

I give this hotel 3 stars because the rooms are a bit outdated, lacking AC outlets, noisy air conditioning units, poor internet. For S/. 270 soles a night; about $104, I expected more. They did not offer me any other rooms, as I did this as a walk-in. I am sure there were other rooms to offer, since I saw several people checking out upon my arrival. There are usually two attendants in the counter. If I would have used a web service, could have booked a lower priced room. There is another location in Miraflores; equally priced, but here is the thing: I called to find out if they had rooms, and they said they were booked. When I called the San Borja location, they told me they had rooms also available in Miraflores. So I decided to go in person. A decent hotel, that I would recommend for the location and nearby amenities.
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Date of stay: March 2012Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alessandra G wrote a review Aug 2016
tradate248 contributions140 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
we stayed at Britania hotel in Lima 2 days after touring in the Inca sacred valley. The room was clean and quiet and the wifi run well and free. Breakfast was so and so. The area is called Miraflores, and is supposed to be among the most modern and safe in town. Not so close to the historical part of Lima, though. Taxis are cheap but the traffic is terrible. Move at least 3 hours in advance or you'll miss your flight.
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Date of stay: August 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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40SomethingSkier wrote a review Sep 2013
Queanbeyan, Australia96 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Had two nights here as part of a Peru Tour. Seems to be away from central Lima but is in a nice area close to the coast.

All Hotel facilities are up to standard and so were the staff. Food at breakfast was good and there was plenty to choose from.

We arrived after midnight hungry and reception organised food for us even though room service had finished.

Something I have never seen before was when anybody left a bag at their seat while at the buffet a staff member chained the bag to their chair.

I would stay at this hotel again without hesitation.

This was my first visit to Peru so have not experienced other hotels in Lima
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Date of stay: August 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Traffic is noisy in Peru. Everybody is on the horn all the time. Anywhere away from roads is a...
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Arabella80 wrote a review Mar 2012
Moscow, Russia94 contributions92 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had terrible experience at hotel Britania. I arrived at the hotel after 20 hours flight and the only drem was to sleep. And it was very hot in Lima. When I entered the room I was shocked with bad smell and there was very stuffy. It was not possibe to breath in that room. There was no window, neither air conditioning. I don't understand what the management thinks! How the guest should breath at this room! When I told to the staff that I need another room, I was told that the hotel is full (there were organized groups) and nothing can be done. I asked to refund me and was going to find another hotel. However, I was told that they would not give me a refund. It was unbelievable!
I must say that girl at the reception was really helpful and did her best trying to sort out the problem. She even helped me to find another hotel nearby and the guy from reception helped me to take my luggage there. I think the problem of this hotel is the management. So I was not refunded and paid twice - for this terrible hotel where was not possible to stay and for the room in another hotel I actually stayed in.
I understand that they have several rooms with no window, neither air-conditioning in this hotel and that I was unlucky to get this room. But I do not understand the hotel's policy - they don't give refund even knowing about terrible conditions in some rooms. And how they actulaly dare to suggest such rooms to their guest. I would not recommend to stay in this hotel!
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Date of stay: March 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Betty M wrote a review Aug 2012
Gilbert, Arizona1 contribution5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm only giving this hotel a rating of poor only becouse the breakfast is very good and the servers are polite, otherwise everything else is bad. One must be advised at check in you have to pay in advance. They don't trust turists,policy of Hotel Manager. No coffee maker no coffee and no tea. Hair dryer shorted out when my wife went to dry her hair ( rm 525) Room has mold. Unless you like sleeping on a stiff mattress, beds could be a little more comfortabe.
One incedent that really upset us My wife was expecting her niece to stop by she had to take a taxie to come and see us. She was bringing clothes we left with her till we came back from a trip in Argentina. Down staires reception told her to leave the clothes and they would contact us. They would not allow her to come our room nor were we ever contacted while she was downstairs. we leave tommarow morning, Never Again will we stay here!!!!!!!
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Date of stay: August 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask for a room not near any remodeling.
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Tara D wrote a review Dec 2014
Annapolis, Maryland38 contributions64 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel isn't terrible. The beds are okay, the tv worked, free wifi, (although unreliable) and hot showers. However, the staff takes this place from a 4 star hotel to a 1 star hotel. They are so unfriendly and downright rude. I speak spanish fluently, but couldn't get the front desk girls to answer any of my questions in English or Spanish. If I asked in English, they pretended that they didn't speak english. If I asked in Spanish, they rolled their eyes like it was the worst thing they had ever heard. Johanna wasn't as bad as the other front desk workers, but was still less that helpful. The breakfast was gross. They served lots of leftovers from the dinner the night before. (Chicken drumsticks and olives for breakfast, anyone?) The showers are hot, but spray water all over your bathroom. Our floor mat was soaked when I got out of the shower, so I slipped and fell onto the toilet and actually broke the lid in half. It looked like a dinosaur took a bite out of it. When I told them what happened, I was charged 80 soles to have it fixed. I can't/couldn't believe it.

I loved the location. It's located in Miraflores, which is a very nice area in lima. It is a few blocks from the 7 de junio park, which I loved. It is full of house cats all over the place. Apparently the city spays/neuters them, and then people come to give them food. It's fun to walk through. There are also lots of good restaurants nearby the hotel. Don't go to Junious. They will tell you there is dinner and a show there, but it's not worth it. There are lots of shops nearby and its only a few blocks from a super cool beach park on the cliffs. If you can get over the nastiness of the staff, this place is okay for a day or two.
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Date of stay: December 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: They do have some rooms with balconies. They don't have a view of anything, but it makes...
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Semantica wrote a review Dec 2005
Vancouver, British Columbia21 contributions34 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel Britania is a budget hotel. If you are travelling on business and looking for a clean comfortable hotel look elsewhere. If you are travelling for pleasure and looking for an inexpensive hotel that is within walking distance of good restaurants, the Britania might be for you. We stayed there for 5 days on business. Our client had booked the hotel for us so we didn't have a choice. I had a standard room which had cable tv, a safe, decent sized bathroom and queen sized bed. The room was tired looking with dirty carpet, old furnishings and linen. My room did not have heat or air conditioning but I know that most do. Hot water was not reliable. The hotel does have wireless internet but is only accessble from the lobby or rooms on the second floor. The breakfast buffet was the same every day; scrambled eggs with/without ham, fruit, pastries, coffee and cheeses. The restaurant has a comprehensive menu for lunch and dinner.

WARNING: Pay close attention to your bill when checking out; we found many duplicate and bogus charges.
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likayewi wrote a review Nov 2016
Portland, Oregon1 contribution3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I hardly ever write a review, but I wanted to give travelers to this hotel a heads up. First the staff was a mix of friendly and helpful and then one or two people that were not helpful and bordering on rude. The main concern I'm sharing is watch for extra charges on your bill. I had the reception staff place a toll free long distance call for me and they said after the fact that it was billed as a long distance call. Their mistake, but a month later the charge showed up on my visa.
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Date of stay: October 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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khismet wrote a review Dec 2014
South San Francisco, California52 contributions41 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Slowest elevator ever. Take the stairs.

Rude service. I asked multiple times over my 12ish hour stay for them to fix the wifi and they kept saying it would be fixed in an hour. It never was and I had to leave without being able to check in to my flight, confirm travel details with loved ones, or any other last minute business I had to do.

Tiny room, no view. Comfortable otherwise. The bathroom had hair in it. Whatever.

My key didn't work at first and when I went down to ask them to reprogram it, they looked at me like I was stupid and told me how to swipe it properly, which I had done.

Meh. Didn't like it. Not the best experience for my last night in Peru.
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Date of stay: December 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Cat N wrote a review May 2014
1 contribution3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm gonna try to keep this short and concise.
- Bathrooms are small but more importantly Impractically designed. The shower leaked onto the floor quite a bit. (It also wasn't cleaned well).
-bathroom door opens INTO the bathroom when there is already barely any room to move.
-the safe PRETTY MUCH DOESNT WORK. it turned on and off randomly. Only accepted three number digits for password creation and sometimes still wouldn't open/close. Other rooms had the same problem not just mine.
-cant open the safe without opening the closet door ALL THE WAY OPEN. Sounds like it doesn't matter but it gets really annoying.
-the "clean my room" and "privacy only" buttons that tell the staff which one you want don't work.
-shower was clogged
-some corners of the shower weren't fully completely cleaned so there was some small dark accumulation in the corner. You can ignore it but still. Job of staff to clean it and it obviously wasn't done.
-while servers and cleaning staff were kind, RECEPTION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE ARE TERRIBLE. They tell you one thing and do another. Or perhaps more accurately do nothing at all. I had to call several times over the course of 3 hours to get them to understand that I needed my laundry done the day of not for the next morning. They kept trying to tell me they couldn't give it to me till eight onclock the nex day when I had to leave the hotel by 6 am.
-breakfast isn't bad but it's nothing to gloat about.
-the one redeeming factor is the location. It's a walkable distance from a lot of restaurants and shops.

Sorry for that being a bit long. Wanted to warn people about the terrible experience I had at this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Britania
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Britania?
Nearby attractions include No Way Out - Escape Room (0.5 km) and Baby Tuto (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Britania?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Britania?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Britania?
Yes, free private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Britania?
Conveniently located restaurants include Don Tito Pollos a la Brasa, Naruto Japanese Food San Borja, and Edo Sushi Bar - San Borja.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Britania?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Britania have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Britania offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Britania?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Britania?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo (7.1 km), Huaca Pucllana (3.8 km), and Estacion de Desamparados (6.9 km).
Is Hotel Britania accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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