The best service that I have ever received at any Hilton hotel including the Waldorf Astoria properties was at the Doubletree in Paracas Peru. There are only two Hilton hotels in the country of Peru and they are Doubletree’s. I stayed at both hotels during my trip and was blown away by the service, the hotel, and the beachside location of the Doubletree in Paracas.
Picture by the Doubletree by Hilton in Paracas Peru
It was the end of a three week trip trekking around the country in accommodations that were shall we say a little rugged at times. If you asked me if it was worth it, I would say yes. Would I do it again? Absolutely I would do it again in a heartbeat but it sure was nice getting back to a little luxury.
Christmas Tree in the Lobby
I arrived at the Doubletree four hours before check in since the hotel I was staying at the night before was basic and I wanted to sit by the pool and relax even if I was unable to get a room before 4 pm. When I introduced myself, I was warmly welcomed and introduced to the hotel manager who wanted to meet me since I was a Hilton diamond member. This was a far cry from what I usually get at check in which is usually something like, “You know you are the 38th diamond member checking in tonight there is nothing we can help you.”
Cookie Before Check-In
The Manager felt bad that I had to wait for a room since they were sold out the night before but I told him that I expected to wait and wanted to sit by the pool and order lunch. He called someone to take my luggage and someone else to escort me to the pool to find a lounge chair for me.
When we got to the pool all of the chairs and tables were taken so I said I would sit by the bar. Two seconds later someone was called over and ran to the beach to bring me a chaise lounge and table. He came back and asked me where I wanted to sit. I looked around and decided on the front row center position. While the furniture moving was going on, I did a little quick change into my bathing suit and then headed to the pool. I stayed there for the next 6 hours lounging on the chair, swimming, and ordering cocktails and food. Now this is a vacation.
I decided that it was time to get my room and shower for dinner. It was a beautiful suite with an ocean view.
Dinner, as with all the meals had a beautiful buffet with phenomenal food. It was like a high end Bellagio style buffet but with tons of different ceviche dishes.
Unfortunately I was just there overnight and the next day I started my long voyage home but the Doubletree Paracas is one of the best hotel stays I ever had and one that I will never forget.