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“Oasis in Arequipa” 4 of 5 stars
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La Hosteria
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Bolivar 405 Cercado, Arequipa, Peru   |  
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Ranked #11 of 85 Hotels in Arequipa
Harrisville, Michigan, USA
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Oasis in Arequipa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful hotel on a quiet street. Staff was very friendly and helpful and Internet access is good. We had read that the hotel provided airport transfers, but that is not the case. They will call a taxi for transportation.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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68 hotel reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

The hotel has a great location in a quiet street behind Santa Catalina. The courtyard feels like an oasis of calm and piece with lots of colonial charm. the hotel is nicely decorated with antiques and has a fantastic terrace with view of the volcanoes.The staff were very professional and friendly - they gave us recommendations for dinner, helped us check in for our flights, organised taxis for us. Our room however could do with some upgrading - particularly the bathroom - to keep it up to standards.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

Very nice, clean, lots of green, a nice place to rest. Have a coffee on the sunny terrace and relax between the shopping excursions to the main streets nearby. Staff is very pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ARNALDO M, Recepcionista at La Hosteria, responded to this review, June 19, 2012
Thanks you very much, your opinion is important for us, and we hope have an other visit for you in owr hotel.
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Geelong
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

This as my last choice after my intial choices were all booked out. How lucky was I. It is a beautiful old house in a very quite street not far from the Plaza de Armas. There is lots of wonderful furniture in the cost sitting room and dotted around the place. There is a rooftop garden, an outside eating area and a restaurant for breakfast. A very delicious breakfast is included. I had room 301 which is above the rooftop garden and it looked straight out over el misti and some other snow capped mountains. I would wake up and look out of the mountains. The room was very clean and spacious and a good sized very clean bathroom with lots of hot water. There was shampoo, conditioner, hand wash etc. This is the first time I had seen those included in a while. The bed very very comfortable and there is wi fi. Laundry a bit expensive but very well done. The hostel very happily stored my luggage when I walked the Colca Canyon and allowed me to freshen up and wait there until my bus left for Ica later that night. Lots of great info at reception on restuarants and tour agencies. I felt really cared for here and nothing seemed too much trouble. A great atmosphere all round.

Room Tip: Room 301 has an amazing view.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

This is a delightful old hotel built in the typical Arequipa style which I loved. Our room and bathroom were very spacious with high ceilings. The garden courtyard also creates a feeling of space on entering the premises. We only stayed 1 night but we were able to check in early after our overnight bus trip from Nazca. Staff were very helpful in this regard. Location was ideal, within walking distance of the plaza but in a quiet street behind the Monastery.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

old house behind Santa Catalina Monastery. comfortable rooms and beds despite not perfectly clean (carpet, curtains). very charming courtyard and terrace.
staff members are so nice and helpful.
breakfast and bill are very light.

Room Tip: there is a 3 bed bedroom large and in separate rooms.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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156 reviews 156 reviews
55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 89 cities Reviews in 89 cities
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Lovely hotel behind the Monastery of Santa Catalina and 10 minute walk to Plaza de Armas. Spotlessly clean, very large and comfortable room and double bed, well-appointed modern bathroom, excellent staff, very reasonably priced. Their continental breakfast of coffee, juice, fresh fruit and bread was minimal but sufficient. If you want eggs, they charge extra for that.

We had two problems during our six day stay at this hotel. Firstly, one morning, there was no hot water but the staff jumped on this problem and in a few hours, restored the hot water.

Secondly, and more seriously, on Friday and Saturday nights the noise from the nearby bar/disco was so excessive that we suffered two sleepless nights. We were planning to change hotels. Management told us they called the police to fix the problem. Additionally the hotel's owner tried to sort things out with the bar owner. When we continued to complain, they changed our room which somewhat reduced the noise level. On other nights, we had no problems sleeping.

Room Tip: Room 205 with reduced noise from nearby bar.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Bolivar 405 Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
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Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
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Ranked #11 of 85 Hotels in Arequipa
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Hotel Class:3 star — La Hosteria 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Hosteria is located in the city center, five minutes ago to the main square by foot.It has a colonial architecture dating before 1800.We are delighted to welcome our guests and affer to you our services:we have WI-FI, TV (LED) with cable,parking, bathroom with hot water in own bedroom, and buffet breakfast, etc. ... more   less 
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