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El Balcon Hostal Turistico

Garcia Calderon 202 | Vallecito Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A beautiful house and friendlily service a 10 minute walk from plaz de armas in Arequipa. Although we had a problem with parking this was quickly solved by the staff. A very affordable hotel considering it's architectural beauty, carved wooden panels and elegant alabaster pillars make it a pleasure to stay at.

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Gierle, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

It's a (very slighly steep) 15 mn walk or a 4 soles taxi (2012) away from the loud plaza de Armas. I had room 104, internal windows= silent room, Charming architecture: lovely carved wood, mahogany flooring. Easy satin lounge chairs, many beautiful picture books of all Peruvian regions to consult. Bathroom serves soapies and things, not usual for this price... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Previous recent reviews say it all. Gorgeous old mansion, short walk to city center, helpful and pleasant staff, nice comfortable rooms, great breakfast. Good value for the money. No surprises or unplesentness. The hotel is a little bit off the beaten path so don't be surprised if the taxi driver from the airport seems to be wandering around leafy residential... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This hotel is located in a former mansion, and is a short walk away from Arequipa's city centre and the Plaza de Armas. The staff is exceptionally friendly and very helpful. Room and bathroom were decent and the breakfast is prepared to personal preference. There's a computer upstairs that's free to use and lots of books and maps present. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Day or late night it was a fast walk to La plaza de Armas and back. El Balcon is full of wonderful people readdy to make your stay a wonderful one. Continental breakfast included,but if you would like anything different just ask. When In Peru we walk as much as possible so that we will be ready for our Machupicchu... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

I was in Peru for a month. I stayed in Arequipa for 5 days and stayed at this small lovely former mansion now converted to a boutique hotel. The staff were excellent in everything they did. From the chef, the doorman to the 2 brilliant receptionists (Flor & Liliana) who made my stay (including recovery from an incident in town)... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2008

This hotel is located in a beautiful mansion not too far from the Plaza De Armas. I'd say it's within walking distance, but the staff advises that you don't walk through the local neighborhood for safety reasons. That's not a problem because taxi's are cheap and plentiful. The problem is that the hotel is located on the corner of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2008

"El Balcon" Hotel , Garcia Calderon 202, Vallecito, Arequipa Date: Feb 5th, 2008 Just returned from a week in Arequipa. My stay at El Balcon was a truly pleasurable experience. At $43/night it is an amazing bargain. This small hotel is located about a 10 minute walk from the Plaza de Armas. Catching a taxi in front is extremely easy... More 

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