Huaca Pucllana, one of the most important archaeological attractions in Lima, is just a 10 minute drive from Arawi. This pyramid is constructed from layered stone steps, each layer progressively smaller toward the top. Archaeologists have uncovered remains of the first indigenous people in Lima, and traces of the influence of Wari culture, another group indigenous to Peru. The Huaca Pucllana site museum has information for visitors in several languages, including English.
Rooms are decorated simply, with atmosphere that focuses on fresh colors accented with flowers, and lots of sunlight. All rooms come with cable LED TVs and Wi-Fi, so you can conduct whatever business you have from the comfort of the large desk in your room. Or use the hotel’s business center, if you’d like an actual office. Wash off the day in a private bathroom, equipped with a shower and tub with marble finish.
Other conveniences include a minibar, air conditioning, 24-hour room service, and a safety deposit box. Depending on the size of your room, you have the option of two doubles, queen or king-sized bed. At Arawi you can also avail yourself of the laundry services.
Dine at the hotel restaurant Aklla Restobar, which offers all the Peruvian classics – aji de gallina, ceviche, and lomo saltado, to name a few. At the Arawi, you’ll also be a short walk from a wide variety of cafés and restaurants that mostly cater to upscale tastes. The hotel bar and lounge have a modern design, accented with dramatic lighting.
Arawi is a few minutes’ walk away from a number of lovely parks, adjacent to the beach. Walking 10 minutes north of the hotel, you’ll run into Parque Kennedy, famous for its popular flea market. The park is also famous for its many feline residents, often fed by local cat-lovers.