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“Fantastic all round” 5 of 5 stars
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Los Tambos
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Puente Bolognesi 129 | A half block from Plaza de Armas, Arequipa 04001, Peru   |  
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Ranked #1 of 87 Hotels in Arequipa
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“Fantastic all round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

This is a very very nice hotel, on all fronts. They pick you up and drop you off from the station/airport (if staying at least 2 nights). It's half a block from the main plaza of Arequipa. The hotel is brand new, modern and stylish. The rooms are not spatious, but furnished to a very high standard, with very comfortable beds, a table, lovely en suites and all spotlessly clean. There's a safe and flat screen TV in the room and free wifi with a router on each floor too. Breakfast is included, there's a choice of 3 types with good coffee and orange juice. They have a laundry service at a reasonable price. The staff are professional, friendly and go out of their way to welcome help you - to the point that sometimes you feel they are overdoing it a bit, actually (as one housekeeper tidied some of my stuff away!). And the price is very reasonable, making it exceptional value. Given all that, it's a bit hard to find any criticisms, but my very minor points are that there's no information in the room about laundry or restaurant service, and there's no inside lock on the door apart from the button on the doorhandle (one afternoon the housekeeper just unlocked the door and opened it without knocking...). But, overall, very highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2010

Hotel Los Tambos definitely deserves 5 stars especially for the service, cleanliness & location.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2010

Excellent value. The room and fittings were good quality, although a little cramped. The bathroom was a good size and well fitted, with hot water 24hrs. I arrived very early off the night bus from Nazca (I was met by a driver at the terminal, well worth10 soles) and they had no problems providing an early check-in. Staff were very helpful and met all my requests efficiently. Although they assured me the lift was quiet I was given a room further away when I appeared concerned. The location is superb, in the heart of the Centro Historico. Breakfast was excellent, cooked to order.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

We chose this hotel because of the great reviews, and we can cay that we were not disappointed. The hotel is very conveniently located - half a block from Plaza de Armas. The outside is totally deceiving, but once you are inside the hotel is very clean, well decorated, pleasant. The beds are great with duvets - yummy! (haven't seen that in any other place in South America - congratulations Los Tambos!) The staff was very helpful and cheerful, recommended a great restaurant Cha Chi" - the best in Arequipa, I think. The staff was also very helpful in recommending sites to see. Breakfast also very good and fresh. All in all a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2010

out best hotel in peru ....
very nice people
good brekfast
they are new on the market but they deserve to succeed ..arequipa,thanks to this hotel is a city where to stay more than a couple of days
bravo all of you and thank you ...

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

We stayed at Los Tambos for three nights during our trip to Peru. The room we had, at the top of the hotel, was beautiful - with a large comfy bed and wonderful views across the city. There was also a terrace just up the stairs which we had to ourselves, the perfect spot to watch the sunset and enjoy a beer.

We had planned to move on after one night but a bus strike disrupted our travel plans. It could have ruined our trip, but the staff went well beyond the call of duty - even escorting us to the bus station and helping to translate while we negotiated with our bus company. During the strike they kept us updated with all the latest news and - as it showed no sign of stopping - they arranged our flights to Lima.

The hotel is very nice, in a great location just near the main square. But the service was the highlight - exceptional.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

I must if you are going to stay in Arequipa. Great staff, perfect location. they were so accommodating, this is the only place i will ever stay in arequipa. If all hotels could be this professional in Peru. We had lovely patio breakfasts, super comfortable beds and fast internet. The staff were amazing. and as a Gay couple traveling it is always nice to be welcomed so warmly.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Los Tambos

Address: Puente Bolognesi 129 | A half block from Plaza de Armas, Arequipa 04001, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Arequipa
#1 Family Hotel in Arequipa
#6 Business Hotel in Arequipa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Los Tambos 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let yourself be seduced by the colonial charm of Arequipa and experience unmatched hospitality at Los Tambos. Located in the heart of the city center amidst historic buildings, and world-class attractions, Los Tambos is right next to Plaza de Armas and 20 minutes away from Arequipa Airport. Los Tambos, a TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice award-winning hotel, promises excellent accommodation and extraordinary experiences. Revel in our modern and comfortable bedrooms, à la carte breakfast, wireless high-speed Internet access, private transfer to/from the airport (2-night minimum). All included in your rate, complete with panoramic views of the White City and our majestic volcanoes. ... more   less 
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