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Best hotels in Arequipa

Whether we have been visiting the White City of Arequipa, or the Misti Volcano and its surroundings, or we return to do some of the trekking or tours that are near the White City, now is the time to rest and sleep in one of the hotels in Arequipa.

From Peru Travels Blog we offer you a brief list with some of the best hotels in Arequipa catalogued by cheap, mid-range and luxury, that we have found among the opinions and valuations of their clients in several webs and forums.

Cheap accommodation & Backpackers

Le Foyer is one of the cheapest lodgings recommended for its relation quality-price. It is located only a couple of blocks from the Plaza de Armas and half a block from the nightlife venues. The comfortable and clean rooms have TV and hot water. It includes a simple breakfast on its terrace with beautiful views. S/ 70 double room. www.hlefoyer.com/

Albergue Español is one of the most recommended places for its quality and price. This youth hostel situated 300 metres from the Plaza de Armas and 500 metres from the convent of Santa Catalina has simple rooms with vaulted ceilings. Some rooms have private bathroom and cable TV. An eco-hostel that uses solar panels to supply the building with hot water. Its terrace has a beautiful view of the Misti volcano. The price per shared room S/ 23. www.elalbergueespanol.com/

MB Backpackers is another great option. Located 20 meters from the Plaza de Armas and 200 meters from the monastery of Santa Catalina. Facilities include shared kitchen, games room, terrace overlooking volcanoes and bar. It is allowed to have a barbecue on the terrace by first asking for permission at reception. The prices of the beds are between S/ 25 and S/ 30.

Bothy Backpacker Hostel defines itself as a hostel with a great party atmosphere. Aimed at a youthful and international audience, its facilities have a pool table, beer pong table, lockers, and a bar called "William Wallace" where live sports events are broadcast accompanied by drinks and cocktails. Located a few blocks from the square (after the monastery of Santa Catalina) has a beautiful views of the volcanoes from its sunny terrace. Prices range from S/ 23 for the shared room. Breakfast from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm. https://www.facebook.com/bothyarequipa.hostels

Wayra B&B Hotel is located 6 blocks from the Plaza de Armas. Its facilities are modern, spacious and with a quiet atmosphere, something not very common in the center of Arequipa. Rooms have private bathroom, cable TV and Wi-Fi in all areas. The hotel also has a garden, cafeteria and a beautiful terrace with views. Room 2 beds S/110.

Mid-range hotels in Arequipa

Casa de Melgar is one of the most recommended hotels in mid-range accommodation in Arequipa. Built in the 18th century, it has ceilings with stone domes, interior gardens and all the comforts. Located a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas, is a romantic and quiet option with a classic and elegant atmosphere. Room S/ 174. lacasademelgar.com/

Torres de Ugarte is a beautiful hotel located 2 blocks from the Plaza de Armas, close to monastery of Santa Catalina and Casa de la Moneda. With a colonial atmosphere, it has quiet and comfortable rooms, something that is appreciated in the center of the city. At the top of the building there is a beautiful terrace with views of Arequipa. Double room S/197.

Casa Arequipa is located relatively close to the Historic Center of Arequipa, in the neighborhood of Vallecito. Designed with a beautiful pink colour, it has spacious rooms with its own name, with all kinds of amenities such as plasma TV and Wifi, terrace and bar on the roof terrace, also a shared kitchen. Clients highlight the friendliness of the service, which is also gay-friendly and offers information about tours in the city. Double room S/ 223. arequipacasa.fdh-hotels.co/

Casablanca Hostal is located close to the Plaza de Armas. It is a colonial style mansion, with wooden floors and built with white volcanic ashlar, which gives it a special beauty. The terrace offers an outstanding panoramic view of Arequipa. Its rooms have all the comforts and own bathroom. Single rooms cost S/ 112. Double room are around S/ 170.

Casa de Ávila is located about 400 meters from the Plaza de Armas. It is a beautiful house built in white ashlar, with an interior garden with sunbeds and parasols. It has large rooms with all kinds of amenities, some with exterior terrace. Other facilities are a games room and a traditional food restaurant. Clients highlight the breakfast buffet. Double room S/198. www.casadeavila.com/

Dreams Boutique Hotel is a modern space of elegant decoration, with leather and marble. It is located relatively close to the Plaza de Armas, in the quiet neighborhood of Vallecito. Its facilities stand out for its amenities, large windows, work area and massage area. Double room S/212. http://dreamshotelboutique.com/en/

Luxury hotels in Arequipa

A classic luxury hotel in the White City is the Libertador Arequipa, located about 15 minutes from the Historic Center. Spacious rooms with all the comforts that a 5 star hotel can offer. Inside we find the restaurant Los Robles, extensive gardens with outdoor swimming pool, gym, whirlpool bath, sauna and other massage treatments. The double room has a price around S/ 480. www.libertador.com.pe

Casa Andina Select Arequipa is another of the city's most renowned hotels, located right next to the Plaza de Armas and next to the Cathedral. It has an outdoor swimming pool and elegant, comfortable and spacious rooms, equipped with private bathroom, minibar and safe. The hotel's bar has a large terrace with beautiful views of the city. The price of the double room is around S/ 340. casa-andina.com/

Katari Hotel at Plaza de Armas is situated, as its name suggests, in the Plaza itself, opposite the Cathedral. Its decoration has a marked colonial style, with furniture and art from that period, which is also reflected in its elegant rooms. Its beautifully decorated roof terrace has stunning views of the city and volcanoes. Double room S/ 343. http://katarihotel.com/

Posada del Puente is located in a quiet area on the border of the Chili River, only 9 minutes walk from the Casa del Moral and 11 minutes from the monastery of Santa Catalina. Rooms are spacious and simple, equipped with all the comforts. Suites have a whirlpool bath and balcony overlooking the river. It also has a restaurant, gymnasium and business center. The price of the single room is around S/ 343. posadadelpuente.com/

Casona Plaza Hotel is a more modest hotel than its predecessors but with spacious and comfortable rooms and a cozy atmosphere. It has a simple restaurant with varied breakfasts, a terrace overlooking the city and a conference area. Some rooms have private jacuzzi. The double room costs S/ 230.

Around the Plaza de Armas we can also find good leisure alternatives for eating, dancing or listening to music. We'll tell you about it in the next post.

Esteban García, Peru Travels Blog
February 2018

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