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“Nearly an Oasis” 4 of 5 stars
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Esq. Puente Grau/Av. Bolognesi 101, Arequipa, Peru   |  
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Ranked #14 of 85 Hotels in Arequipa
Sussex
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Nearly an Oasis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This hotel was one of several booked for us by an excellent travel company as part of a private tour. It's a quirky hotel in a good location for walking to the sights of Arequipa. It's almost an oasis from the constant hustle and bustle of the noisy city traffic. Although far from silent, it's sheltered from a good deal of the traffic noise by being below road level and built into the banks of the Rio Chili, so that when the traffic dies down you can hear the gushing of the river turbulence. Our Senior Suite room was well appointed overlooking the gardens and river with views to El Misti, one of the volcanoes overlooking the city. The huge bed was very comfortable. The gardens are very pleasant, full of birdsong from the caged canaries, the resident peacocks and the wild birds. There was even an Alpaca tied up and grazing. However, sitting in the garden required lots of insect repellent spray to ward off the Peruvian midges. The restaurant was well appointed with a wide-ranging menu and a central wood burning chimney. There's free wi-fi throughout. All the staff were very friendly, attentive and spoke good English. I still miss not having tea and coffee making facilities in my room, the only disappointment.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

...except for the sad-looking alpaca on the property that was dirty, skitterish and chained up all the time. Also the songbirds in cages hanging outside certain garden rooms; totally unnecessary. It really is a beautiful property otherwise - just outside the main downtown area (7-10 min walk), by the river (expect lots of bugs though) and with Misti in the background.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This hotel is located as the name suggests by the bridge and although the area is always very busy when you go down into the hotel grounds the noise etc, disappears and it is easy to relax. The grounds overlook the river and have the snow capped mountains as a backdrop and there are lots of seating to enable you to enjoy the views. The hotel has a resident alpaca and peacocks and peahens. The peacock was quite a character and was always trying to get into the garden room when food was served.

There are drinks available all day in the lobby area and you can have a free pisco sour after your arrival. We stayed in a junior suite and found the size and location very good although we understand the standard rooms are smaller. Overall we would definitely recommend this hotel and it is an easy walk to the many sites and restaurants in Arequipa.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is one of my favorite hotels of all time. I have stayed here for work and with my wife for a long weekend and found it impossible not to relax when Im here. I love the rooms and have always gotten one that opens out onto the quite terraces in some way. Evenings have to be spent sitting on the lawn and watching the city lights shine across the river without the normal Peruvian city noise. A true oasis.

Room Tip: Make sure to get one of the rooms in the terraces and plan on an evening spent sitting on the lawn w...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This small hotel is in beautiful grounds very well situated within easy walking distance of the attractions of Arequipa. Although unpromisingly sited on a very busy junction, the layout made the traffic disappear. There are excellent views over the river, lovely gardens to rest in, and very friendly and helpful staff

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We enjoyed our stay in La Posada del Puente. The location is very special as it is within easy walking distance to the town without the need for taxis, yet it is somehow peaceful and calm.
Lovely, well kept gardens, peacocks and peahens, resident alpacas, abundance of birds. Breakfast is taken in the sunny garden overlooking the river and El Misti. Staff are professional and courteous. We opted for eggs with ham, orange juice and coffee - we were feeling slightly delicate with altitude sickness - it was perfect. Also they make their own bread in an oven in the garden which was quite special.
The room was spacious with a sitting area, bed was comfortable and everywhere was spotlessly clean. Nice linen and toileteries. Fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.
Also complimentary tea/coffee/water in reception.
Would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: All rooms face the garden and have good views.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This hotel is an absolute gem in the middle of Arequipa. All the rooms are set around a beautiful large garden, making you feel like you're in the garden of Eden. Every morning you wake up to birds tweeting and the sound of the water running in the river. It is so beautiful I can't put it into words. There are outdoor settings everywhere for you to sit in the garden, and a little group of roaming peacocks! The hotel is set on a river running through Arequipa, so when you're in the hotel you don't hear any traffic, and all you can see is the river, making you feel like you're in the countryside. The rooms were nice, had everything basic that we needed. The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous, and the food we had there was amazing. The breakfast is also beautiful (and the included breakfast is a la carte, which was nice!). The location is also great, as you're only a short walk away from the main plaza. It would be worth going to Arequipa just to stay in this place!

Room Tip: Rooms that open into the garden are beautiful.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Posada del Puente

Address: Esq. Puente Grau/Av. Bolognesi 101, Arequipa, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Arequipa
#10 Business Hotel in Arequipa
Also Known As:
La Posada Del Puente Arequipa

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