We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good Location, poor service” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel La Casa del Frances

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Iquitos
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Hotel La Casa del Frances
Save
You added Hotel La Casa del Frances to your Saves list
Jiron Raymondi 183, Iquitos 065, Peru   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #7 of 39 Iquitos B&B and Inns
Iquitos, Peru
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Good Location, poor service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed at Hotel La Casa del Frances in one of the rooms that does have a bathroom and a floor fan.
Hotel is dirty, musky smell. Service is terrible and have to ask for towels, ask for them to clean the room, and ask for toilet paper.
Location is excellent as it is in the tourist area of Iquitos only a block away from Plaza de Armas and a block away from the Boulevard overlooking the River.
There are no services, no TV, no air conditioning.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

32 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    7
    15
    2
    5
    3
See reviews for
1
5
13
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Scotland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed here for one night. We felt pretty uncomfortable here and found it a bit scary (we are probably a bit soft and we did arrive after dark to Iquitos with the taxi driver warning us we should be careful of getting robbed, so all combined maybe gave us a bad impression). If we had stayed here longer or at the end our trip to Iquitos we might have felt differently. It was extremely cheap – we paid about 12 Euros for an ensuite twin room. The place was clean enough but maybe because it was old or maybe because it was tropical it just seemed a bit grotty and worn (and we had a gecko in our room). They don’t speak English so if you don’t have good Spanish it can be difficult to communicate if there is something that you need or want to ask. We don’t speak good Spanish. The staff did try to help us but didn’t seem particularly friendly. We may have found them different if we had been better able to communicate though. The location is very good and convenient.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ljubljana, Slovenia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I stayed in Iquitos for two weeks on a very low budget that is why i am very grateful I found out about this amazing hostel. It has the best location you can imagine. Right next to Plaza de Armas, which has all the night life around it. It offers many different rooms, froom budget dormitory to fine rooms to be more private. It has a nice chillout terase with hammocks. It also has a kitchen to use. And a trip to the jungle can also be aranged with a very friendly native guide. The hostel isn't luxurious, it doesnt have a pool or a fitness center. It gets a little hot in the evening but there are fans to use. I had a very good time there with the friendly staff and all the interesting people I have met there. When I go back to Iquitos I will definetly stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Granada, Andalucia, Spain
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I was staying at La Casa del Francés in Iquitos for 10 days last August.... I really had a great time whilst I was there...met fabulous people ...experienced the jungle....discovered new sensations.... The hostel has a superb location close to the "malecón " with its amazing night life.
The family running this hostel is really friendly .. They help you everytime you need them to ! The hostel offers guided visits into the jungle and, for this matter, they count on the huge knowledge of a Amazonian jungle native....the experience is unforgetable !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really do recommend this hotel and , of course, I will repeat it next time I go to Iquitos !!

Room Tip: Rooms on ground floor
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cordoba, Spain
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I spent three and a half months in this hotel. Great ambient, nice moments, fabulous people, cheap and just in the center of the city. They gave us a very clear information about the city and they organized our trip to the jungle...everything was perfect!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Hotel La Casa del Frances? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel La Casa del Frances

Address: Jiron Raymondi 183, Iquitos 065, Peru
Location: Peru > Loreto Region > Iquitos
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Iquitos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right in the center of Iquitos, the La Casa del Francès Hotel is the ideal place to recharge and relax at the gates of the Peruvian Amazon. Our hotel has been declared part of national heritage and is a combination of brilliant traditional Peruvian architecture and charming, modern appeal.Our tastefully decorated and harmonious rooms will give you the warm, pleasant and unique feeling of a welcoming, down-to-earth hotel. You will love our garden with it's comfortable traditional hammocks and it's warm, soft colors. ... more   less 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel La Casa del Frances, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.