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Hostal Solar
Calle Ayacucho 108 Cercado, Arequipa, Peru   |  
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Ranked #9 of 111 Arequipa B&B and Inns
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“terrible place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2009

Stayed here in January 2009. We had planned to stay three nights but left after one. Despite numerous emails to the owner confirming that we were coming, when we arrived nobody knew about our reservation. The room that we were given was on the ground floor and whilst very comfortable was very noisy because it was so close to reception. The worst thing was that some money was taken from my partner's bag when we went for a walk after arriving.

Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2007

Hi, name is Jordan Dew. I was travelling in Peru For 6 weeks in April and May of 2007. I had a fabulous time there ans saw many beautiful places like Macchu Picchu, Colca canyon, and the Nazca lines. But I must say one of the highlights was staying in the Hostal Solar. It definitely was the nicest place I stayed. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I felt like the showers were the best I experienced in Peru. They have endless hot water and comes out with powerful force. Sufficient to cleanse the desert grime from my weary body. The staff were efficient and helpful. While they aren’t a travel agency, they were able to point me in the right direction to get my trip started to the Colca canyon. They also had extremely valuable information regarding the sights to see in Arequipa, which restaurants were good and which are bad, and with whom to book my adventures both daily and nightly. But definetly a huge highlight was the Saturday evening barbecue. They serve an amazing mix of meats all cooked to perfection and the salads are to die for. This came with a free glass of wine but make sure you ask for the “Magic Inca” pisco sour. It is unforgettable.

Chao, Jordan

  • Liked — bathroom - bbq
  • Disliked — no
  • Stayed May 2007
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Calle Ayacucho 108 Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Arequipa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best place in town to meet people with great atmosphere. We characterize for a great service, security and fair price. We are a Colonial house endowed with maximum comfort located four blocks from the main square. Our room have private bathroom with 24 hours hot water, cable TV, telephone and internet WiFi. Come and enjoy our roof terrace BBQ every weekend. ... more   less 
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