I stayed here for a few days during my time in Arequipa.
- Location. Amazing location only a couple of blocks away from the Monastery and a short walk to the Plaza/other interesting places to visit.
- Breakfast. One of the best breakfasts I had during my time in Peru. Every day there is a different dish (fruit/pancakes etc.) and there is always a good selection of bread, juices, teas, ham/cheese.
- Room. I was fortunate to have a room with a window facing the courtyard during my stay. I could even see Misti from my window! The room had enough room to put out all my stuff and had a practical coat rack (it was the only coat rack I had in Peru and it was super useful!). The bathroom was a bit small, but manageable. It took me a while to get used to the water temperature for the shower which was frustrating but most likely due to my incompetence.
- Garden. I didn't spend much time out there, but it was nice and quiet and I frequently looked down at it from my window. The turtle is only out when it's hot (around 10-2), otherwise it is in it's little hut.
- Staff. The employees here are very friendly and professional. There is almost always one staff on hand who speaks excellent English and I always enjoyed coming back from my excursions and sharing the details of my day with them.
Things to think about:
- I had one issue where there was no hot water in the hotel for a period of time (from afternoon to late at night). It would have been appreciated if the hotel had notified everyone that during this period there would be no hot water due to the city's restrictions (I believe it is common of having the water shut down in various areas of the city). Instead, I wasn't able to shower until much later than I had planned which wasn't very fun after a full day of activities.
Side note - I had arranged an airport pick-up through the hotel, but the taxi driver was not quite on the up-and-up and charged me more. It should be s/20 from the airport. The driver acknowledged that yes, the hotel had quoted me s/20 but that is what he has to pay to go into the airport (at which point he conveniently goes through the airport gates which have the prices posted in Spanish and you can see that one of the prices is s/20). He said that it is actually s/27 which I agreed upon (because I was honestly too tired and lacking in Spanish speaking ability to argue). Then when he gave me change, because I was distracted by the hotel staff coming out to great me, he shortchanged me by a couple of extra soles. The taxi driver the hotel used for me to go back to the airport was honest. If this happens to you, I would be more adamant about the s/20 price or wait till you get to the hotel to have the staff help you.
Overall, I would recommend this to any traveller who wants to stay close to the sights!
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