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Calle Bolivar 405 Cercado, Arequipa 04001 Peru
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#26 of 178 hotels in Arequipa
Feature colonial house with rooms ashlar and vaulted ceilings with patios and sunrooms filled with color and sunshine. The lodge is at the heart of the historic center of Arequipa, in the center of the city very near to banks, shopping and restaurants in the city, opposite the convent of Santa Catalina, three blocks from the main square. About 20 minutes from the airport. The hotel has 16 rooms between superior and standard, ranging from 20 to 40 m2, these rooms are equipped with safe, cable TV, private bathroom and minibar. Guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet with cereals dairy, fruits, and juices. The property has a 24h reception, free Wi-Fi in public places as well as room service, parking and provides laundry services at additional cost. We have a Roman bath, spa and swimming pool, which is an additional cost, so you can relax and feel comfortable in our hotel stay. You can program the pick up and transfer from the airport with prior arrangement with the hotel. Tourist information is provided free, and you can schedule multiple and various tours. The rooms feature all the amenities to make your stay more enjoyable.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Rooftop terrace
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Breakfast buffet
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Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour check-in
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Bjørn wrote a review Apr 2022
Oslo, Norway7 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at La Hosteria for 1 night when in Arequipa with my wife, infant son and father. The Hotel has a rustic charm to it and the room we got was quite nice. The location is also very good in the historic center of Arequipa. However, there were multiple cats in the common areas in the hotel which triggered a strong reaction of cat allergy. If this wasn't enough we also got an unwanted wakeup call at 3 am from reception that woke up our infant son and totally ruined the night.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Adam O wrote a review Jan 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
If I could leave 0 stars, I would. La Hostería boutique hotel review One of the worst hotel experiences I have ever had. For the price we paid, everything was lack luster. From the staff’s friendliness,to the quality of the food, to the size of the room, the amenities. This hotel is a tourist trap, there is no better way to explain it. All the photos are obviously not in season or are photoshopped and have filters. They are completely misleading. Out of everything the only positive thing was the decor of the hotel which was very sheik. However almost everything wasn’t maintained as well as it should be. The garden was a disaster and so was the room, I had to kill 4 spiders within the first 2 minutes of checking into my room. The front desk agent kept rolling her eyes at me when I challenged the Peruvian national hotel tax, because I am from the USA. Her attitude was appalling. Breakfast is included, but don’t expect much. The eggs tasted of sulfur, the coffee tasted like it came from an American prison. The avocado was unripe, and hard. The sausage was decent, and they told us they were out of a specific kind of bread, when 10 minutes later, we saw a couple sit down after us, receive the bread we had asked for. They only offer one type of juice per day, and almost everyday I have been here, it’s been papaya, which I hate, and they give the minimum amount of food per request. 1/4 of an avocado, one egg, we ordered sausage, they brought us 1, and not even 1/4 of a link of chorizo. The tea was all bag tea, which is not what I’ve seen from all the other hotels in Peru. Also, the only server for breakfast was either walking around while texting or being on phone calls, we had to knock on the kitchen doors to get service repeatedly. The hot tub access is not included and they wanted to charge 17 dollars an hour per person for access to the hot tub. It’s completely over priced for the stay, compared to other hotels that will literally charge you 1/5 of the price with better amenities, a larger room and better service. The only reason why I didn’t cancel my reservation was because they were going to charge me half of the cost of the reservation. They did nothing to accommodate any of my complaints, and basically told me to deal with it. They charged me 3 times the cost for a bottle of wine and chocolates. Let me make this very clear, I have never been treated so poorly in a Peruvian hotel. The walls are hollow even though they are stone, and I could hear 3 different rooms having sex and all their conversations while we were trying to sleep, also there is no way to avoid the loud noise from the street. If you take the time to look over the walls of the common areas, all you see is garbage, scraps from construction that was never finished, and the smell of sewage and garbage everywhere you go. There is a serious bug problem in this hotel, walking through the common areas means you have to walk through clouds of mosquitos and flies. In the room I paid 80 dollars a night for, there wasn’t enough room to walk around without banging my knees or feet on the bed or surrounding furniture. I’ve stayed in hourly hotels for prostitutes which were more accommodating than this hotel. I literally had to go out and buy my own juices, and was about to go buy my avocado if they told me it wasn’t available again. Also, we requested room service because I notice stains on the sheets of the bed when we first checked in. Instead of changing it, they just kept the same sheets and made the bed. This stay has truly impacted my opinion of Arequipa and it’s left a sour taste in my mouth both literally and metaphorically. This hotel is truly awful and I pray that no one has the same experience I have had. DON’T EVEN RESERVE HERE, BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, AND WANT TO CANCEL, THEY WILL STILL CHARGE YOU HALF OF YOUR ORIGINAL RESERVATION COST. If you are looking for a positive note, the bell-hop from Columbia was the highlight of the stay because he was so genuinely kind. Update- after trying to go through the proper channels and asking to speak to the general manager, they finally scheduled a meeting for me at 10 am tomorrow morning. Forcing me to stay another night. Instead of being apologetic, she called me disrespectful for being honest about my experience and stay. They still charged me full price for the nights I stayed, and were not apologetic at all. To add, the safes in both rooms didn't work. There were no bath mats, or drains in the bathroom, it got so humid in our room, that mold literally grew on the outside of my shoes.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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DaRayman wrote a review Jan 2020
Cork, Ireland122 contributions12 helpful votes
Great hotel in perfect location. Set on different levels with internal court yard. Some rooms have balcony’s looking into the courtyard. Friendly staff, good breakfast only problem was no hot water for a shower when we arrived after a long journey and no one to fix the problem until the next morning. Pizza service in hotel closes at 23:00 , unfortunately we were not told this when checking in .
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Brian R wrote a review Jan 2020
Seattle, Washington161 contributions33 helpful votes
I stayed here over New Years 2020 and really enjoyed the visit. First, the hotel is beautiful, especially the courtyard. The rooms are very well sized and comfortable. The location is also very good right between a really nice walkable neighborhood and the Plaza de Arms. I think others have mentioned in the reviews about the Roman Bath, which is also really great. If you’re not booking a 2 hour session every day of your visit you’re just missing out. It will be the best $12 per person per hour you’ve ever spent. The staff is very friendly and even if the rate was twice the price it would still be a great value. Even the mini bar was reasonably priced! So why did I rate a 4 instead of 5? Well, I think there are some very minor things this place can do to become a phenomenal place. The hotel doesn’t have a laundry service, not a huge deal because there are several inexpensive nearby, but still. The hotel breakfast and breakfast service is a little underwhelming. I also don’t think they are utilizing the hotel services like the Roman Bath to the full potential, they really have an opportunity to put on an unforgettable show with an almost unique property feature. Also, outside of the hotel’s control there is some minor noise issues like barking dogs, which I found is not uncommon in Peru. With that being said, I will definitely be booking this hotel again on my next visit!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Casalena B wrote a review Dec 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota4 contributions
We absolutely loved this hotel. I would definitely recommend reserving the “Superior” room. The cost difference was minimal, but the rooms seem to be leagues different based on the reviews from others. The sheltered courtyard was a very nice, quiet, and relaxing reprieve from the hustle of Arequipa. We reserved the Roman Baths for 12 soles pp (4 USD) and it was the best use of our soles of the entire trip. The sauna was very refreshing, but please make sure to bring your own water to not get dehydrated. The staff was extremely helpful and had no issues with speaking English.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Yoyo wrote a review Nov 2019
Bangkok, Thailand201 contributions45 helpful votes
Good location, just a few blocks away from Plaza de Armas. The common area which is also the breakfast area is very cozy and relaxing while some parts of the hotel was under renovation. We had a room on the 3rd floor which is spacious with comfortable bed and a little balcony. The room was clean and cozy. However, the water pressure for shower was way too low and the water temperature was hard to control. There were limited choices for breakfast (e.g. toast, ham, cheese, cereals). We booked the body massage for an hour (usd 37) which come with one hour’s usage of the Roman bath facilities, including sauna, jacuzzi and a small swimming pool. The body massage was okay but the Roman bath’s facilities were a bit worn out. Some of the reception staff didn’t speak/understand English so we had to communicate by using Google translator.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mualuta wrote a review Oct 2019
Shelbyville, Kentucky201 contributions87 helpful votes
We really enjoyed this boutique hotel which is located across from the Monastery and within a few blocks from the main square. The hotel opens immediately into an open courtyard, and then has several different floors of places for intimate spaces inside and outside. When we wanted to include everyone in our group, we sat in the courtyard, when we wanted just a glass of wine and quieter conversations, we could find an alcove in a myriad of places. Our room was spacious and even included a bath which I loved! We loved being able to have mate de coca available to us throughout the day as we accustomed ourselves to the high altitude. Breakfast was continental with several different breads, spreads, cheese, deli meats, and eggs. For the times you are just hanging out, they even have ping pong! I throughly enjoyed myself and would have given it five stars except that our experience with the spa was not perfect and I agree with a former guest that there are needed repairs. We enjoyed ourselves and relaxed the entire hour in the wet sauna (with herbs) and whirl pool/pool - but we were never given a towel and never given a juice. When we asked the front desk about it, they acted like we should have known to come to the front desk for the towels -- and we never received our juice but still paid the $12. Our room had a blind on the glass door looking out of the hotel. The blind was shedding white paint all over the floor and really needs to be replaced. Otherwise, we loved our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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AJel J wrote a review Oct 2019
Bavaria, Germany93 contributions33 helpful votes
What a nice place and so friendly staff. The rooms are very clean. Nice to enjoy the courtyard or terrace. Nichtdeutsche near the monastery. Good size of room and free tea available. Good breakfast and a nice old building
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Brandon W wrote a review Oct 2019
Los Angeles, California44 contributions31 helpful votes
I'd like to start off by saying that this hotel is running a bait and switch. The room that I stayed in looked nothing like the photos on tripadvisor or on other booking sites. In fact it is much inferior. HOTEL The common areas in the hotel are actually pretty nice and well taken care of. However, in actuality, the hotel has many issues that are swept under the rug. I have attached many pictures to illustrate this point. For example, the hotel is undergoing renovations and the construction crew simply leaves their equipment out in the open. Also, please be aware that the hotel is located near the busiest bridge in Arequipa. You will hear cars honking and policeman blowing their whistles at all hours of the day. ROOM The room itself was tiny. There is barely enough room to get around the bed and the highly unnecessary bathtub that they decided to shove next to it. The walls were covered in mold and dirt. As you can see from the photos, in many places the ceiling does not meet the wall or one wall does not meet another, leaving gaps. The wall also has holes in many places that are simply covered by pieces of plastic. Most problematic was the fact that the door did not meet the door post! That's right, someone standing outside of your room has the ability to peak in through the cracks. Moreover, the entire door post area is poorly constructed and lets in a lot of excess noise from outside. I could easily and clearly hear conversations happening right outside my door and in the hallway. Of course I tried to switch rooms, but I was told that they were fully booked (more on that below). BATHROOM I've never been in a bathroom as small as the one in this room. It was clearly a tiny coat closet that they converted into a shower. It was particularly frustrating that the shower wasn't a uniform shape, so you had to stand in only one tiny area for the water to reach you. The faucet valves jutted out of holes in the hole. As bad as the shower was, it was even more frustrating that there was initially no hot water coming out of the shower - a problem that took the hotel nearly 40 mins to fix. SPA One of the main reasons that I booked this hotel was to use the spa, and indeed it's one of the hotel's main selling points, which is why they use it as their main picture. However, when I went to reserve it upon check in on, I was told that it was fully booked for the night. Instead, I opted to book it for the next morning around 10am (I was only spending one night in Arequipa). The charge for the hotel was $12 and it was a complete waste of money. I was collected at my room by one of the hotel staff that gave me an old, worn out, and crusty robe to wear to the shower. I was also similarly given an old, worn out, and crustyBoth of the pools in the spa were lukewarm and the steam room was completely ineffective as the temperature was turned far too low. I didn't bother the front desk with this point, because in the time it would take them to correct the problem, my reservation would have been over. About 5 mins in a drink was brought to me by one of the hotel staff and it tasted 'off', so I took only a few sips from it. At another point my spa session was interrupted by someone else trying to enter, realizing it was in use, and then trying to slam the door shut several times. What was most infuriating was the groundskeepers peeking in through the window and resting all of their cleaning equipment against the lone window. SERVICE The front desk responded to my complaints, not with sympathy or a remedy, but instead with attitude - as if I was being the unreasonable one. Lastly, I left my luggage with the front after checkout, when I returned later that day to collect my luggage, I was taken to small storage room by one of the groundskeepers. It took the two of us 10 mins to find one of my bags, which had been buried under a dozen other bags and was covered in dirt. Do yourself a favor and AVOID THIS HOTEL!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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ScaniaSwede wrote a review Oct 2019
Malmö, Sweden1233 contributions177 helpful votes
Location: Excellent, just by the Monastery and walking distance to Placa das Armas and other tourist attractions, shops, restaurants etc. The hotel is housed in an old hotel with a lovely courtyard which also serves as breakfast room and restaurant. It’s in several floors, corridors, terraces with flowers/ plants, sofa/lounge groups. It’s bigger than it appears due to all these ”hidden” spaces. Room: our room was high up and VERY hot. We tried to open the windows, but that didn’t work. We missed the little extra to raise the overall experience. For example did our toilet paper bin in the bathroom not have a lid. Not so nice when you shouldn’t flush it down the toilet (which were the same in all the places we stayed at in Peru). Breakfast: not the biggest choice we’ve come across in Peru and things ran out. Coffee machine was difficult to understand and the food was topped up a bit too late at times. Spa to rent for private use: NB. NO toiletries in so called spa, water in shower is COLD. In short, wash BEFORE you go down to the spa area and don’t expect to be able to wash your hair after in the spa.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Hosteria
Which popular attractions are close to La Hosteria?
Nearby attractions include Monasterio de Santa Catalina (0.1 miles), La Iberica (0.3 miles), and Mundo Alpaca Arequipa (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Hosteria?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at La Hosteria?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at La Hosteria?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to La Hosteria?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pasta Canteen, Alma Bar Restaurante, and Espacio Lagom.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Hosteria?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is La Hosteria located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Arequipa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Hosteria?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to La Hosteria?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Historic Centre of Arequipa (0.3 miles), Molino de Sabandia (5.0 miles), and Iglesia Santo Domingo (0.5 miles).
Does La Hosteria have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.