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Let me start by saying the apartment at first glance is impressive with great views. Once settled in the blemishes became noticeable. To start the floors were filthy (pictures will be attached to our tripadvisor review). The kitchen needed to be re-cleaned and had a broken draw. The master bedroom walk-in closet smelled of mildew and it's toilet area smelled of urine. This is unacceptable especially after paying a cleaning fee. This as well as other items that I will bring out were brought to the owners attention and he was willing to remedy but we were out and did not fully trust the staff to permit them to enter without us being present.
Next was the issue of maintenance. Loose ceiling fans that wobbled causing a safety issue, a jagged metal stair riser leading to the top level which could easily cut someones foot open, the pool table was in extremely poor condition as was the ceiling above it and an audio system that was burnt out. The most annoying issue was the leaking hot water heater. The property manager stated she would come by once a day to empty the bucket below the heater. This was obviously not enough since the ceiling in the bathroom below was soaked, pealing and damaged (a sign of water leaking for a significant period of time) and would drip on you when using the sink. I personally emptied this bucket three times a day, first thing in the morning at 7:00 am, second when I returned for the day at 4:00 pm and lastly at 11:00 pm. all times the bucket was completely full. Again the owner was informed and was willing to remedy but again there was a trust factor of not wanting anyone in the apartment when we were not there (no place to secure your valuables) and these were obvious existing issues that should have been taken care of before we arrived not once we were settled in and expected to be inconvenienced.
On a lesser note, the furniture and carpeting is worn and dated but will serve it's purpose and what is called a concierge downstairs is actually a doormen that is little to no help at all.
The apartment has no air-conditioning at all requiring you to open the windows letting bugs in and causing one major safety issue. The two window at the corner of the dinning area open fully creating a fall/death hazard. Of all the issues this should be addressed immediately.
Overall we did make the best of the situation and did have a good time in Lima.
Visited January 2017
Written January 31, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
Great apartment! Very spaciuos, with a lot of light and impressive views of Lima. It is old contruction so you can see the use in closets and bathrooms but everything was very clean, super neat and well mantained. Very comfortable beds, good linens and towels. I would recomend this apartment for sure. I loved spending Christmas there, felt like home! Thanks Maria and Lorenza for everything. I hope we can go back soon!
Visited December 2016
Written January 6, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
Loved the place! My family got together in Lima for my wedding. We wanted a place where we could stay together. Everyone was very impressed. It would be hard to find a better view in Lima and we couldn't have been more comfortable. The place is large enough that we could have had the wedding there. With swimming pool and the billards table the kids were happy and stayed occupied. The owner, David, was very gracious and worked with us for our unique needs. I would highly recommend this apartment if you are looking for a larger place to stay.
Visited April 2016
Written May 5, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.