San Isidro's Olive Grove - History and the Hotel
Lima, Peru (May 1, 2007) Legend says that the magnificent San Isidro Olive Grove Wood originated when Saint Martin de Porras planted three small branches in some properties at the Limatambo zone, today known as San Isidro, and they multiplied incredibly. In 1820, during the Independence War, the Spanish ordered that all of the trees be pulled out, but the Count of San Isidro ignored the decision and the park was saved. Today, El Olivar covers around 10 acres and it is considered an historical monument and a quiet oasis in the middle of the busy life of the city. Around El Olivar there are Tudor style casonas overlooking the park.
Sonesta Hotel El Olivar was built in front of the Olive Grove in 1992. Because of its tranquil atmosphere, it is the perfect location to be in touch with nature and preserve the ecological environment. It is a beautiful and peaceful place which, when combined with modern facilities and best quality service, make it ideal for tourists on business or to enjoy at their leisure.
The Sonesta Hotel El Olivar is a 134 room property located in the business and residential district of San Isidro in Lima. Guest rooms feature cable television, individual climate control, direct-dial telephone for domestic and international calls, hair dryer, mini-bar, marble bathroom with bathtub, in-room safe, internet connection and 220/110 volt power supply. Property amenities include: International and Japanese restaurants, business center with Internet access, copier and fax, wireless Internet access in the lobby, bar and restaurant, conference rooms and function space, 24-hour room service, outdoor pool, fitness center, massage service, beauty salon and barber shop, laundry service, luggage storage and medical assistance.
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