Set in a two-level 1920s mansion on Barranco’s leafy side streets, a short walk from the best galleries and restaurants, Villa Barranco is among a new crop of elegant boutique hotels that is helping change Lima’s hotel scene. Each room is unique, and all have been beautifully restored and given a contemporary facelift. Some have private gardens or terraces. You might spot other guests gazing at the ocean from the roof terrace or reading in the lounge, but the property’s small size ensures intimacy. The owners have purchased a neighboring building, so expect the hotel to double in size in the coming years.