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Had a great stay in the Honeymoon Room at Casa Arequipa in April. Lovely hotel with very comfortable bed with great sheets! The room has a small sitting area with a sofa and a balcony. The staff were outstanding and couldn't do enough to help us during our stay. Breakfasts were tasty with breads/rolls, fruits, yogurts and I think eggs could be ordered. They have a hair dryer which they will lend u if u ask them for it. Casa Arequipa is about a 10 minutes walk to the Plaza and we walked it often with no problems. They recommended taking a taxi at night and we did that once. We stayed 2 nights at Casa Arequipa and then went to Colca Canyon for 1 night thru a tour that they arranged for us. They were able to leave our belongings in the same room for our return from Colca Canyon which was nice. My only complaint were the dogs that barked very loudly in the middle of the night. I guess often in Peru its either traffic noise or dogs. I highly recommend Casa Arequipa.
Fantastic Stay At Casa Arequipa
My husband, daughter (6 months old) and I stayed at Casa Arequipa from the 16h-19th of Feb. The service at the hotel was fantastic, especially all of the help we received from Sandra and Delcy. Our friend turned 30 years old during our stay at the hotel and they bought a b-day cake for her and sang with us! The staff went the extra mile to make us feel welcome.
The hotel itself is very pretty and located about a 10-15 minute walk from the city center. The street noise can be a bit loud (we had a noisemaker for our daughter so it was not bad in our room). Street noise will be a problem in just about any of the hotels in Arequipa.
The shower was a bit chilly in the morning so shower when the sun is out or ask to move the solar panels? Our shower was much warmer on the second day of our stay.
I would definitely recommend Casa Arequipa and will return in the future. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome.
I also recommend eating at Zig Zag near Plaza San Francisco. We had one of our best meals in Peru there (we live in Lima and the food here was much better than anything in Lima!). The service and atmosphere were great.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Casa Arequipa
My husband and I spent 4 nights at the Casa Arequipa in April 2007 and had a very enjoyable time there. The homey ambiance is very conducive to relaxation, and the beautiful furnishings help one to feel as if you are a guest in a gracious private home. The staff is extremely warm and welcoming and willing to go out of their way to help travelers. We booked the Rose Room , one of two rooms that offer a "matrimonial queen sized bed". The other is the Honeymoon Suite. The bathroom was large with plenty of hot water and excellent water pressure. There was ample storage in the beautiful antique chests, and good lighting. Many thanks to Sandra, Marylou, Darcy and Davis for helping to make our time in Arequipa very enjoyable.
A nice place in Arequipa
My family (husband and two teen girls) recently stayed at Casa Arequipa for 3 nights (before and after tour of Colca Canyon). We stayed in the Arequipa Room. This room could accomodate all of us with two beds and a sitting area.
It was nicely furnished and had lovely linens. It was right off the lobby so I was always a bit nervous about making noise. Also, the bathroom didn't have any counter space so it was a bit difficult to find places for toiletries and such. The towels were plush and thick and the shower was strong (except for the morning when there was NO hot water - I guess someone forgot to turn on the hot water heater).
The staff was helpful and friendly. It could be difficult, however, when there wasn't someone who could speak any English in the building.
It is a lovely property, within walking distance to the Plaza in Arequipa.
Great place, clean, friendly and efficient
Clean rooms and bedding with shower and TV. Efficient, friendly, helpful service. Its a 5-10 minute walk to the main square, but its actually a relief to be out of the town. Highly recommended.
We booked The Colca Canyon Trek (highly recommended with guide Ali) through Casa Arequipa. They also helped us book bus journeys.
Breakfast was good...yoghurt, eggs, bread, cheese and fruit juice.
We decided to stay at Casa Arequipa as a treat (after staying in more economically lodgings in Cuzco and area). Casa Arequipa was wonderful from the get go. They responded to our requests and booked our Colca Tour.
When we arrived in Arequipa our flight was significantly delayed, but there they were out sidewalk infront of the B&B greeting us by name and making sure that we were ok despite the delay.
We had originally planned to stay one night in the Library Room and then go to Colca for a few nights and then return for two more nights in the Library Room. As it turned out my boyfriend was very ill and there was no way that we could start a trek the next day, let alone spend hours on a bus. Without any fuss the staff at Casa Arequipa got on the phone and made all of the necessary changes so that we would leave for the trek on trek one day later than planned. There was no trouble with the corresponding change in our room reservation, only that we had to switch to the Rose Room on our second night.
On our return from Colca they offered to allow us to stay in the Honeymoon room at no extra charge. So we stayed in the Library Room, Rose Room and Honeymoon Room. All three were great rooms with fantastic beds, pillows, sheets and duvets. The rooms and the washrooms were very clean. All three were also very nicely decorated.
The hotel also includes breakfast served in a very lovely dining room. The breakfast is not standard. It included eggs done to your preferance, fruit dishes, granola, bread with jams, yoghurt ... and likely something else that I am forgetting. On our second morning there we had to leave at about 5 am, but they still had a full breakfast ready for us.
The staff here was amazing. Delcy and Sandra speak near perfect English and seem to really care about ensuring that you have a wonderful stay. I have never received service like I did from these two. They provided great advice and would call taxis and ensure that a proper car was sent (clean and large enough for my tall companion).
Also, the tour that they booked for us was wonderful.
For $65/$75 per night this seems like a total bargain. If you don't stay here you will be missing out!
We stayed in Casa Arequipa for three nights in Nov 06. It's a family run B&B. The staff were very helpful from the time I made the very first enquiry. They were prompt in getting back to me. They also suggested a tour company for Colca Valley, which cost was significantly lower than anyone else.
Although all rooms are adequate, some have very small bathrooms and no bath. One should avoid any room on the ground floor, as they are either directly off the lounge area or the court yard. The beds are smallish. The facilities, such as hairdryer are not available in any of the rooms. So if you wish to dry your hair, you would have to ask for the dryer from the reception and hope no one else is using it at the same time.
Although a very pleasant stay, in our opinion, there are lots of room for improvement.
By the way, there is no need to take a tour in & around Arequipa. It's perfectly sufficient to walk around Arequipa without any guide and the areas around the town proved to be a waste of time.
Super comfortable beds!
This little place had remarkable beds --beautiful comforters, double pillows for each person, super comfortables beds. The room was well furnished, and although they advertised that our room on the ground floor was only for 2, the four of us slept there comfortably--for a small surcharge (basically, just to cover the cost of breakfast).
The breakfast was really good--with juice, milk, yogurt, eggs, cereals, toast, granola, ham.
The walk into Arequipa is only about 15 minutes. At night, however, it's very isolated, but certainly can be done with caution.
The staff are very nice and helpful. They do offer laundry service, but it's significantly cheaper to do it through a laundry in town.
There are many restaurants ringing the Plaza de Armas. In the building on the west side, the southern most restaurant serves traditional Incan food--including Cuy (guinea pig) roasted on hot rocks, and chi cha. The owner there will let you see how the food is prepared in the kitchen, and let you up on the roof of the building to enjoy the view and sunset.
Perfect Experience, will certainly go back!
We stayed here for 3 nights and loved it. The staff was absolutely wonderful. They were attentive and helped us with every small need. The hotel is close to the center, but just enough outside to be peaceful and it was very safe. Our room was so comfortable we wanted to move in permanenty. I couldn't not say a negative about this place if I tried all day. Highly recommended.
Thanks for the Great Experience
This is a belated review - we stayed in the Case Arequipa last September for a couple of days on the last leg of our world trip. Generally the acommodation in Peru and Chile was average but this boutique hotel was really a find! The service was exceptional with a great choice at breakfast. They went beyond what one would expect from a hotel by organising and collecting our bus tickets for our onward journey to Lima, whilst we were on a trip to Colca Canyon. There's also an internet point there which was useful. The rooms were beautiful - classic old world Spanish style. Great value. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay such a memorable one. Happy Irish Couple.