Trujillo is an old colonial city with a rich past. It has one of the country’s best collections of colonial homes and churches—walking around the town’s core is a good way to see some of these. There are several museums to visit, as well as a 17th-century church (Iglesia de La Merced) and an impressive palace that was built in the mid 19th century. Outside of town are massive adobe mounds that were once a religious complex and administrative center during the Moche empire (100–800 A.D.)
Costa del Sol Trujillo is set on the outskirts of Trujillo—this gives it a quiet and secluded feel. The center of town is about a 15-minute drive away. Costa del Sol Trujillo is modern, elegant and stylish. The spacious lobby features sitting areas and public computers that guests can use to check their email.
The rooms here are spacious and contemporary. They spread out around the courtyard and have balconies/patios that look out onto the gardens and pool. Sitting on your private balcony in the morning or evening is utterly pleasant. All rooms have a large cable TV, air conditioning, safety deposit box, and a clock radio. The beds are very comfortable and are set with plush pillows. There is a mini-bar where you can keep drinks chilled and wireless Internet that allows you to stay connected to friends and family at home.
When it’s time to relax, head to the hotel’s spa, sauna, or outdoor swimming pool. The pool is large and circular; a range of lounge chairs is spread around its sides. The hotel grounds have a big grassy area and pond—llamas sometimes can be found grazing in the lawn.
The hotel’s Rejas Restaurant is elegant and quiet. It provides guests with a nice atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy a meal. There food here is a gourmet fusion of Peruvian and international styles—and very tasty. The restaurant is a good place to hold business breakfasts or lunches. Another option is the Huanchaco Café, which is more relaxed and has a comfortable environment where guests can eat lunch and dinner. Room service is available as well. A wide variety of drinks can be enjoyed at the Bar El Chalán.
This is a good hotel for business travelers, as there is a 24-hour business center and a number of conference rooms that can be used for meetings. The conference rooms are equipped with a projector, laptop, microphone, TV, DVD player, and AV equipment. The smallest holds 15 people and the largest holds 300.