Review | Casa Falleri Boutique Hotel | Barranco, Peru

After roughing it in hostels for the first few days, Tyguenne and I were excited to check in to Casa Falleri for our first weekend in Peru.  We first found the hotel by roaming around the neighborhood in search of a good bar because we heard Barranco was THE PLACE to get our first pisco sours.  We walked around for an hour in search then heard the song “Benny and the Jets” playing on full blast from what looked like an old mansion.  Me, being me, I just walked right in and started singing along, found the bar and made myself at home!

The bartender, Jorge, gave us a good deal on our drinks (2 for 1!) and we decided to come back that weekend to stay and review the property.

While I’ve experienced many boutique hotels, I’ve never stayed in a hotel like this one before.  The entire property is full of old antiques and family heirlooms- there’s even framed letters from the owners great grandparents on the wall.

If I were to go back to Barranco, I would opt to stay here again for a few reasons.

  1.  Prime location right in the heart of Barranco (although it was really loud at night with a “dicotecha” across the street bumping music until 5 AM).  Barranco is definitely a party neighborhood, so don’t show up expected to go to bed early, like Tyugenne and I attempted to.  During the daytime, however, the location served as a perfect starting point for us to walk around and explore.
    The park about 10 minutes from the hotel

    Tons of beautifully painted houses in this neighborhood.  I love it!
  2. The staff is family and friends so you can feel a sense of community and comfort staying here, which was cool for us two travelers far away from home.

    This is one of the hotel owners, Giancarlo (John Travolta lookalike right?!)
  3. Breakfast was free and delicious, with unlimited coffee (the most important part for me, of course).
  4. Old school charm fills the walls and rooms of the entire hotel.  It almost felt like we were transported to another era in there!  I mean…they serve meals with real antique silver and tea cups.  SO cute!
  5. The bar has the most adorable bartender ever, Cesar, who humored our terrible attempts at Spanish and showered us with delicious pisco sours.  When Cesar wasn’t working, Jorge was there and he was equally fun.  Loved both of them, and now I know I love pisco sours too!  WIN WIN!
    My first pisco sour!
    Who knew that Peru had their own craft beer scene?!  I didn’t.

    Jorge is THE MAN!

Overall it was great weekend at Casa Falleri and we’re so glad we decided to stay.

Thanks for hosting us for a beautiful weekend Casa Falleri staff!


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