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Casa de Avila - Tourist Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av San Martin 116 Vallecito, Arequipa 00001, Peru   |  
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Ranked #8 of 84 hotels in Arequipa
Ottawa, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Value, Amazing Staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Myself and 2 friends stayed at Casa De Avila for 8 nights in November. We stayed in one of the family rooms which was spacious, clean and comfortable. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the Plaza which was perfect for us since we found the Plaza quite busy and noisy so it was peaceful at the hotel. The garden is amazing, a great place to relax after breakfast before leaving to visit the City. Every morning we would go down to the garden to look for their pet turtle named Paka. The best part of our stay was the staff, so helpful and they would always greet us with a smile. They provided us with excellent information for tours to the Colca Canyon, City tours and El Misti. The breakfast was good but basic, bread with jams, cereal, cheese, delicious juice, coffee and tea. But you can order a la carte for a few soles (we loved the fried potatoes)! While my friends we're hiking in Colca Canyon, I enrolled in some spanish classes that I truly enjoyed. Our only regret is missing the cooking classes, I guess we'll have to go back!

We highly recommend this hotel in Arequipa! A huge thank you to the staff, particularly to Natalia, Raquel, Lucia and Milagros!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The hotel is certainly not a luxory hotel, but it is great for you money you paid.

The hotel location is reasonably close to the center. Rooms are clean and the garden is beautiful( with a turtle pet it is extra fun).

The best is the service. The staffs are very helpful. They speak good english and always offer honest advices. I joined the cooking class organized by the hotel and it was great fun.

During my stay in Arequiba I got serious diarrihea from a restaraunt in the center. The hotel staff (Lady, also our chef for the cooking class) tried her best to help me, she got me some pills and hot coca tea that was supposed to help. Although my stiuation was a bit too heavy for the the pill she gave, I truely appreciate her effort.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Armando E, Owner at Casa de Avila - Tourist Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Dear Guest, Thank you for your valuable opinion. I feel proud of my staff and think its the best value of the hotel. I see you gave us a great evaluation, but if you think we can improve, we will be pleased to receive your advise. Too bad to know about that stomach problem. I am reporting your case for statistical purposes, but will be good for you to publish the name of the place. Besides that, I hope your staying in Peru will be something to remember as a beautiful experience.
Thanks again and keep having a wonderful life!
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palo alto, calif
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I am so glad we choose Casa de Avila to stay in Arequipa. The staff was all so very kind, helpful, thoughtful...I can't say enough. The room was clean. The garden is lovely and gave the place such an international feel. It was peaceful. Filtered water is provided on the deck by the garden. Breakfast is a simple but good start to the day. They also offer a small menu for very little expense for those who want a bit more to eat. The whole place felt so safe...they lock the front gate come sundown and quickly let you in and out. The walk to the plaza is nothing. We walked our feet off. The staff arranged taxi's and even made us a small evening meal before we left to the bus station for an overnight bus to Huacachina. I found this to be a special place.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Armando E, Owner at Casa de Avila - Tourist Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Thank you very much for your opinion. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable, safe and to enjoy your staying with us. And all of our staff is devoted to that. If we did it, we are very happy.
Hope your experience in Peru is unforgettable and we share part of those memories. Have a wonderful life and maybe see you again!
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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Charming place with nice rooms. Staff was always helpful, i can wait to visit Arequipa again and visit this place. The place is a short walk away from the plaza de armas, where you can visit a market, some tourist spots and restaurants to eat some good food.

Can't remember if they offered a breakfast but i had some good time resting in the yard after some day trips I did in Arequipa.

i would definitely go there again. Unfortunately, the place is not the best for party people, cause is very quiet and peaceful, and besides that u can learn some good spanish there, as there's a language schoool based there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Queensland
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The rooms of Casa de Avila overlook the gorgeous courtyard garden which is also the home of Spanish School Arequipa where I was attending classes. All of the staff were amazing particularly the receptionists who actually took the time to get to know me and would often have a bit of a chat.
The place is kept exceptionally clean, breakfast is good quality with more than just the standard bread and jam and there is free wifi. It is only a short walk to Plaza de Armas. The hotel security is kept tight, especially at night.
The staff definitely made this place special for me!

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Incline Village, Nevada
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We were so happy to find this island of tranquility in downtown Arequipa. The hotel is well run by a group of charming young women who are friendly, helpful and efficient. The rooms may be small but they overlook a large garden which is a perfect place to relax or to take Spanish classes and cooking classes. We even spent a fun afternoon learning how to make a pisco sour. It is a safe, short walk to Plaza de Armas And when we return to Arequipa there is nowhere else we would want to stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Casa de Avila turned out to be a wonderful, homey, old fashioned, courtyard hotel bathed in lovely sunlight, the time we lodged there, my family and I. Coming in from cool cloudy Lima, Arequipa's warmth and dryness felt therapeutic to us and we didn't mind that the town's lovely central plaza was a 15 minute walk away.

Our room, painted in friendly yellow, faced the sunny courtyard where you can sit and enjoy the day and where cooking classes are held in a small open kitchen although we didn't take part in these. Clean sheets, restful beds, a clean functional bathroom equipped with plenty of hot water helped our stay along with a second floor breakfast room which served us just fine.

The staff and kitchen employees were friendly helpful and attentive, and the price seemed quite reasonable; safe as can be too.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Address: Av San Martin 116 Vallecito, Arequipa 00001, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 84 hotels in Arequipa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa de Avila - Tourist Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful central courtyard with all rooms surrounding it. Only two floors high. Silence, space and beauty. Staff always devoted to your needs. Internet for free. Casa de Avila Tourist Hotel is your best compliment to your visit in Arequipa. Enjoy it! ... more   less 
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