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“Excellent location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Asturias
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Ugarte 211 | Cercado, Arequipa, Peru   |  
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Ranked #32 of 84 hotels in Arequipa
Brisbane, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stayed here are part of an organised tour. My large room overlooked the front street. I used earplugs at night and was therefore not disturbed by any noise. However, I did find the room to be on the cool side at night. The location was very convenient.

Staff were friendly and helpful and breakfast was a nice change as everything was prepared fresh for you, rather than a buffet.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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SF Bay Area
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Stayed here as part of a tour of Arequipa & Colca Canyon.
A few positives-the location, free wi-fi, good breakfast, good value. The rooms facing the street are indeed noisy ad the windows are single pane but we were here for two nights and it worked out for us.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lima Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

You will have two different experiences in this hotel depending on which side are you staying. The back rooms face a relatively quiet turnaround street and the most sophisticated restaurant in the city. The rooms located in the front face a very noisy street that is the center of (late) nightlife of the city that is turned on at 9pm and off at dawn. The best rooms in the 3rd and 4th floors are excellent value. The ones in the front are a nightmare.

Do not judge hotel by drab lobby. Once you pass that area you will find spacious rooms with service that is super prompt (3 minutes to bring an extra towel or pillow even at close to 100% capacity during a large event in town that filled up all hotels) and courteous. Bathrooms also spacious, water hot and plentiful. Beds comfortable to sleep, but uncomfortable to read unless with 2 pillows. Room artificial light bordering on the dim end. Small (some a bit noisy) refrigerator in room. Few and poorly located electrical outlets. Spacious closets and sufficient flat spaces.

Dining room adequate with fixed american breakfast and no options on juice or entree (petite fruit salad), except on eggs preparation. Parking available next to hotel.

Location is perfect, one block away from most sophisticated as well as second tier restaurants of Arequipa, cafes, fast food restaunrants, farmacies and bookstores, nightclubs (the ones that will not let you sleep), some of the main attractions of the city (main square and cathedral, Santa Catalina convent, Santa Teresa convent, San Francisco churches, etc).

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stayed here as part of an Intrepid group trip around Peru. This hotel like all others in Peru was noisy. The rooms and bathrooms were quite adequate for two nights and the breakfast was quite good with limited hot options. Coca tea and coffee were available and the staff were quite friendly. Only one block to the main square and adjacent to Santa catalina Monastery which is a must see sight if in Arequipa.

Room Tip: Ask for a very quiet room if you want to sleep.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I stayed at this hotel as part of an Intrepid group. This is a very well appointed hotel. My room (313) overlooked the main street at the front of the hotel so was very noisy at night, you will need ear plugs. The rooms have a flat screen TV with English language stations, a mini fridge, and free Wi-Fi. My room had a huge king sized bed The hotel will do laundry but they charge by the piece and its fairly expensive. The hotel is conveniently located right next to the Santa Catalina Monastery and walking distance from the Plaza Armas

Room Tip: Ask for a room that does not face the street
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Victoria, BC
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Stayed here as part of an Intrepd group and a few extra days as my husband was not well ... so left the group and rejoined them a few days later. Hotel staff were very helpful booking taxis, arranging restaurant reservations and helping with medical issues.

Location is the biggest plus with the hotel. One long block to the main square, across the street from the Monestario ... laundry around the corner. The main drawback is the rooms are inconsistent from great views, to a view of a brick wall. Ours was the brick wall view which didn't bother us much at all. Rooms were clean, hot water was plentiful and breakfast was made to order (eggs).

Would stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here as part on an Intrepid tour of Peru. Really liked this hotel. The location is brilliant, close to everything. Our room was overlooking the monastery which was lovely. Our room was warm but some others in the group said their rooms got cold at night so a room facing the street seems to be warmer as the sun shines on them during the day. We had no issue with noise- slept with the window open and wasn't woken once. The breakfast was quite good compared to other hotels in Peru- juice, tea/coffee, fried/scrambled eggs, bread , jam. The staff were very friendly. I would recommend this hotel for definite

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Ugarte 211 | Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Arequipa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Asturias 3*
Also Known As:
Asturias Hotel Arequipa

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