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“Sleepless in Ica” 3 of 5 stars
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Hostal Sol de Ica
Lima 265, Ica, Peru   |  
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Ranked #13 of 21 Hotels in Ica
Holbrook, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Sleepless in Ica”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

If you enjoy cold showers and sleepless nights then this is the place for you. Six people in our group, two of who are seniors. They placed us on the third floor and their elevator was out of service. When we requested a room change the said they couldn't accommodate us. The hotel was not at full capacity. At night the honking of cars and loud music did not allow a peaceful sleep. And to top it off, cold showers in the morning. I personally would not recommended or be returning back to this hotel!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This hotel boasts quite a number of rooms arranged around a central courtyard with a swimming pool and bar. The rooms are a decent size, all have en-suite bathrooms and are clean.
As this hotel is only about a 2min walk from the Plaza de Armas, which is the centre of Ica, it can be very noisy, as you can hear all the commotion coming from the street and nearby bars and clubs. Earplugs are recommended.
However, overall, staff were friendly, breakfast was fine, the price very acceptable and we were allowed to leave our luggage there for free all day until our night bus left.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lima, Peru
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The Hotel Sol de Ica is a nice hotel in the middle of Ica but since it is right in the city center (about 1 block from the Plaza de Armas) it is frequently noisy at all hours of the night. Many nights I heard car horns or music from the neighboring clubs on the same street. Besides this, the hotel was decent and rooms are basic. There is a beautiful courtyard and pool in the middle, which was a nice place for breakfast (again basic and the same everyday) and sitting and reading. The hotel isn't very expensive and I guess you get what you pay for. For Ica, I believe this is a decent hotel and unlike many others, it is conveniently located in the city.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cranford, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We had a family of 8 who traveled together from Lima to Ica. A family member who travels on business recommended this hotel and I decided to try it out. I arrived on a Friday night. We had 3 adult women and 5 children….we were exhausted and we were looking for a quiet restful night. Our plans were to hit the dunes the following day and do some sand boarding and sightseeing throughout Ica. I had made reservations online. As we approached the hotel, we heard loud pounding music coming from a Club next to the hotel. The hotel attendant assured me that the rooms in the back of the hotel were quiet. I checked them out….it was not as noisy in the back but it was still loud and we would not have been able to get a good rest. The hotel itself looks rustic with wood beams throughout the lobby and the rooms. It has a swimming pool in the back and the rooms looked comfortable and ordinary. We could not stay there because of the loud music which we were told would end at around 3:00 am. The hotel attendant seemed a little upset but he understood our predicament and we left. We were not charged a cancellation fee. We went to another hotel nearby in an area known as San Isidro, Ica…I believe it was called MC hotel and the rooms were a little cheaper than Hostal Sol De Ica with a great restaurant and comfortable beds.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

Great hotel with swimming pool and good service. The rooms are cleaned, nice and equiped with hot water. In the garden there are 2 big turtles ;-)
We had a double room in the garden but as a club is next to the hotel: impossible to sleep ;-(

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Venice,FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2009

Not bad. Seemed fairly clean. Streets are noisy, but that's probably everywhere in the city. They honk their horns constantly. The hot water was only on after 6. Without it, forget even trying. Cheap, too. I'd stay again. I wasn't on my honeymoon or anything, just looking for a clean place to sleep.

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008

When we arrived, myself and my girlfriend, we were put in a room at the front, it felt like the band from the disco across the road was on the edge of our bed. We did not sleep a wink.
We then insisted on being moved to a room at the back above the pool, this was much better.

Food and service were good, although "with a smile" clearly hadn't been heard of here.

That was a year ago, so maybe things have changed, also were in major construction, best to ask if that is over now.

Pool was nice, but didn't get the sun after about 5 o clock

  • Liked — Proximity to town square
  • Disliked — Noise from nearby night attractions
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lima 265, Ica, Peru
Location: Peru > Ica Region > Ica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #13 of 21 Hotels in Ica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 104
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