We spent several days here while on vacation in Peru. Pimentel is a haven of local visitors with little to no signs of globalization--we love that! The Casona is a 100+ year old home recently transformed into a small inn. While they also have a gourmet restaurant in house (la Proa) the only reason they are gettin four stars instead of five is their lack-luster breakfast. Coffee and bread with jam. That's it. The rooms are simple and lovely, the location ideal, just steps from the beach, very reasonably priced. The service is fabulous and friendly. The restaurant is only open for lunch (until 5pm) but they will gladly lend you place settings to snack on the patio for a light dinner. (Dinner options in Pimentel are very limited). You can stop by and ask for a room the day you arrive if you're the spontaneous type, we saw several people do this. Ask about cash pricing, it's worth while. Wi-fi is only available in the common patio, not the rooms. It is free and fast for Peru.
Came here looking for a nice beach to chillout on for a few days away from the hectic backpacking trail......the beach was a no no however the pier at sunset is nice.
The big saviour to Pimentel is the Casona [old house ] del Muelle.
It is freshly painted and is all class.....the rooms are nearly as big as a basketball court and i chose the room with the 4 poster bed straight out of the movies and alongside it.....a jacuzzi.
The restaurant inside is great....you must try their frozen lemonade. Service was good.
Price paid was around 180 soles from memory. It is situated about 60m from the malecon. Good for a change after so many flea pits :}
We had originally booked for four nights here as a base for visiting the North Peru museum as and pre Inca sites. But we left after one night. The hotel feels as if it has seen much better days. It certainly does not look like the photos on trip advisor! The outside is blue for a start and very grubby looking. The room was enormous but dowdy (the cockroach didn't help!). Breakfast was skimpy. Pimentel out of season does not have a lot to offer which meant the absence of an evening meal at the hotel was a real,problem as there was only one tiny Pollo a Brasa place to eat in the whole town. This was good but not so great we wanted to eat it four evenings in a row (there may be more places to eat at weekends).
I stayed here for a weekend in June, which would be considered winter so they charged me less than half the price they advertise in their website. Location is good although it doesn't have a beach front. Welcome was nice, they were waiting for us since we got here at about 11 pm. Room was nice too, big comfy bed with mosquitero (even though there wasn't any mosquitoes). Had a hot shower right then and again in the morning, never had a problem with that, despite the fact that the shower curtains fell of the wall haha (easy fix). Continental breakfast ok. The only thing I didn't like was housekeeping, they didn't do my room even though I spent most of the day outside. That means no toiletries either, so it was kind of a bummer. Overall it's always nice to stay at the beach, specially when it's acually cheaper than similar hotels in Chiclayo city and it's only 20 minutes away from it.
With rave reviews we had high expectations of this place, which it did not fully live up to. The welcoming was quite shallow, we had to fight a bit with opening the gate and despite the fact that the receptionist saw our predicament there was no impulse to help out. We also had to carry our own luggage, which is not too common i Peru. We were also told that the suite we had booked actually had been booked for the following night by someone else over the internet, meaning we would have to change room the next day. The rooms were quite nice and spacious, but relatively noisy. The breakfast was good compared to other places, and nicely served outdoors. It then turned out that there hot water was gone in both of the rooms we had booked. The repairs took about 1,5 hours of our morning meaning that a) we could not shower and b) our rooms were occupied by the repair workers. There was no reduction of the fee because of this, but we were able to keep one of the rooms for a few hours longer. The experience of the hotel together with the fact that Pimentel was not too appealing made us check out a day earlier, leaving with the feeling that we had not gotten quite what we´d expected.