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“Great location and very central” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Galaxia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jr. Juan de la Cruz Romero 638 | Huaraz, Huaraz 0051, Peru   |  
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Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Huaraz
San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great location and very central”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Clean rooms, reasonably priced, and great tourist information all under one roof.
The little old lady that runs the place is a sweetheart.
Wish the beds were a little more comfortable but everything was clean and we even had a tv in the room.

Stayed June 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

To be fair in my appraisal, I had just come off a long trek with beautiful vistas and quiet nights, arriving in Huaraz, with all its constant horn-honking and radios blaring was a bit of a shock. Having said that, I was expecting (from reading the other reviews), a quiet, but simple place. Unfortunately, while the room was away from traffic noise, the building itself is very echo-y. There were people in the lobby (or perhaps a lower room) who were chattering away until quite late, and the sound was carried into our room clear as could be. If noise bothers you, bring ear plugs. Additionally, the bed and pillows were hard as rocks (and I had been sleeping on rocks for two weeks - so it's a fair comparison!). The next time we stayed in Huaraz we stayed in a different (cheaper) hotel that was louder - so maybe by Huaraz standards the Galaxia is a quiet sanctuary.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I'm so glad to have found this place, and I can't give anything but a glowing review to this superb 3* hotel.
It's a big hotel (three or four-storeys high) with a roof terrace which offers amazing views of the snow-capped mountains in the distance.
The hotel is run by a charismatic lady and her young, energetic daughter. This guarantees a personal attention and service throughout your stay.
The lady doesn't speak English, which was a perfect opportunity for me to practice my Spanish. This would, sometimes, lead to comic situations, when I would misspel words, and both the owner and I would start laughing (she's got a great sense of humour!).
Needless to say, these situations wouldn't arise with the owner's daughter, who speaks good English, yet she's so pleasant and accommodating, that sometimes I'd be left speechless at how kind a person she is (she even waited for me, at 7:00am, to let me in into the hotel!).
I smirked when I read other people's reviews on Tripadvisor, who went to other, more expensive hotels in Huaraz, and then complained about poor service, or lack of hot water, or dishonest staff. Expensive hotel rates in Huaraz (even those claiming to have 4 stars!) do not, necessarily, translate into an impeccable service and top-grade accommodation. So, why pay 80 or even 100-120 soles to others, when you can get a decent accommodation with personal service, hot water, cable TV in your room (with BBC and CNN channels in English), and a working (!!!) Wi-Fi for 35 soles per night (if you are on your own), or 50 soles (if you're a couple).
The attention to guests at this hotel is so good that when, during the initial period, I failed to poke my nose out of the hotel room for quite a while (headaches due to altitude sickness), the owners, with genuine sympathy, enquired about my well-being, and then, for two days in a row, were bringing "coca mate" to my hotel room....gratis. It's small details like that that make the world of a difference between the commercial hotels, driven by profit, and a family-owned hotel like "Galaxia".
In terms of its location, its located next to some inconspicuous square, a few blocks away from the Plaza de Armas.
If you are in Huaraz - give this place a go (and if you get hungry, go and visit the best grill restaurant in Huaraz - "Ajo Picante" - conveniently located a few steps away on the right-handside, when you exit the hotel).

Room Tip: Ask for a room on one of the higher floors, if you want some bright room with sunshine.
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  • Stayed May 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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UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights and it was a good base for our visit to Huaraz. Very central location, and despite arriving at 7am after our overnight bus, we were shown straight to a room where we could catch up on some sleep.

The old lady who owns the place speaks no English and was a bit hit and miss in her moods, but her daughter was really helpful and arranged several tours for us.

The rooms can get a bit noisy and would really benefit from a lick of paint, but there is hot water 24 hours a day and wifi throughout. Overall it served us very well.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The innkeeper and her daughter were both friendly and helpful. We especially appreciate the fact that Hotel Galaxia is pet-friendly. They also arranged for our laundry to be done, at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This spot was a good find. We walked in with no reservation, but were given a great room with a reasonable rate. Excellent internet, hot water. Nice sunny patio on the roof. Staff/owners were very nice and helpful. Close to the bus stops and central plaza, lots of shops and restaurants all around.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Santiago, Chile
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Very good location- walking distance to Cruz del sur bus station. Large rooms with plenty of storage space. Powerful hot showers. Best Internet we had in peru.
Owners are very kind. Younger woman speaks good English. The hotel is a little old but kept very clean.
Booked through booking.com.
Only negative is no breakfast included.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jr. Juan de la Cruz Romero 638 | Huaraz, Huaraz 0051, Peru
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Location: Peru > Ancash Region > Huaraz
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Huaraz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Galaxia 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Galaxia is a pleasant hotel in Huaraz, a 30-minute drive from airport Anta. It has comfortable rooms with private bathroom, hot water 24 hours, cable TV, Wi-Fi and views of Cordillera blanca ... more   less 
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