While LIM does leave something to be desired over the past four years the improvements have been dramatic. I was surprised in just a year how much progress has been made on construction of the new concourse. I will however miss deplaning on the tarmac since passengers exit from the front and the rear of the plane which is much faster. The terminal also has been dramatically improved. I remember the good old bad days when there was only one place to eat or drink up on the mezzanine level and a Dunkin Donuts on the main level. Now there is a whole assortment of dining and shopping options up on the mezzanine. One temporary problem though that the powers-that-be at the airport should have thought of in Aug. 2004 there were no working elevators or escalators between the main floor and the mezzanine. Which meant that for a good part of our layover while waiting for our domestic flight to Trujillo my wife and I had to eat in shifts - one of us had to stay with the large checked luggage on the main floor while the other ate in one of the mezzanine restaurants. I imagine this would also make the mezzanine inaccessible to the handicapped. Also there is a surprising lack of seating on the main floor. The smell that someone complained about is diesel fuel which is used as a cleaning solvent in Peru. The hotel will be a welcome addition. Most of the time our flights to Lima arrive very late and require an overnight stay since there are no more domestic departures that day. We usually book a hotel room in advance in Miraflores (30-45 minutes away) but getting there late at night then getting back to the airport the next day can be a real headache. LIM does have a lot of shortcomings but it's not as if they're not expending a lot of effort to try to make it as nice a facility as in more developed parts of the world. I applaud their effort and look forward to seeing what improvements have been implemented the next year.