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AREQUIPA - HOTELS AND OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS

Arequipa is Peru’s second largest city, with a population of approximately 700,000 inhabitants.

The city is splendidly located, in the shadow of three giant volcanoes. Chachani, at 6,075m is the highest, but it is the perfectly conical Misti that draws the attention. After the rainy season, when the snowline often reaches several thousand meters below the summit, it is wonderful just to admire the mountains. Although Arequipa is in the middle of a desert, agriculture has ensured that directly around the city there is plenty of greenery.

The historic centre, built in a white volcanic rock called “sillar”, gives Arequipa the name of the “White City” and represents an integration of European and native building techniques and characteristics, expressed in the admirable work of colonial masters and criollo and Indian masons. This combination of influences is illustrated by the city's robust walls, archways and vaults, courtyards and open spaces, and the intricate Baroque decoration of its facades.

Arequipa has many restaurants, banks, shops, financial areas and good hotels, most of the located in the historic center.

SUPERIOR HOTELS
 
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LIBERTADOR AREQUIPA

*****

Arequipa’s best hotel. Housed in a colonial-style mansion built in the 1940´s, surrounded by parks, and about 5 minutes by car from downtown Arequipa, all 88 rooms and 6 suites are equipped with safe deposit box, central heating, cable TV, mini-bar, and 24-hours room service. Lovely swimming pool and garden area.

Associated to the Summit Hotels & Resorts.

 
 
TOURIST HOTELS
 
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LA HOSTERIA

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This small charming hotel is housed in a very well preserved colonial style building dating from the 19th century. It is made out of “sillar”, the white volcanic rock so characteristic of all constructions in Arequipa and has lovely alleys and terraces that allow to enjoy the nice sunny weather of this city. All 11 rooms are equipped with mini-bar, cable TV, Internet access as well as private bathroom and hot water. The dining room serves breakfast but also other meals under request. The friendly staff and the small size of the hotel allows a nice, personalized service.

 
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LA CASA DE MELGAR

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This 31-room hotel is one of the most charming in Peru. A fine example of colonial architecture blended with native features, this 18th-century refurbished Mansion of thick walls painted in the traditional terracotta and blue, curved ceilings, three patios and open hallways, was once the residence of the Bishop of Arequipa.

Located three blocks away from the Plaza de Armas, this 3-star small hotel offers comfortable accommodation and good value.

 
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LA CASA DE MI ABUELA

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Located only six blocks away from Arequipa’s main square and in an area bigger than 3,500 sqm lays “La Casa de mi Abuela” is one of the most traditional good value hotels in Arequipa. Surrounded by gardens, it is a very pleasant, charming and comfortable hotel. Each room is equipped with cable TV, mini-bar, national and international direct dialling, private bathroom with 24 hours hot water and safe deposit box.

 
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SONESTA POSADA DEL INCA AREQUIPA

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Centrally located in Arequipa's main square, next to the Cathedral. Comfortable rooms, all equipped with cable TV, air-conditioning/heating, direct dial telephone for domestic and international calls, safe deposit box, Mini bar.

A member of Sonesta.

 
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HOTEL POSADA DEL PUENTE

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This hotel is located under one of Arequipa’s bridges, Puente Grau, which joins the city center with the colonial neighborhood of Yanahuara. Overlooking the Chili River, the hotel is a modern building on diferente floors and has 24 rooms, including 2 suites and 2 junior suites.

 
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CASA ANDINA AREQUIPA

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Casa Andina Arequipa Hotel abounds with rustic details. Built from the volcanic “sillar” stone and located in the old quarter of Arequipa, 6 blocks from the main square, the hotel provides easy access to main tourist attractions such as the Santa Catalina Convent, the Cathedral of Arequipa and La Compañía Church. The hotel has 94 rooms (33 non - smoking, 10 with Internet) equipped with private bathroom, cable TV, direct national and international telephone dialling, safe-deposit box.