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CIRQA by Andean Experience

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Calle Sucre 104, Arequipa 04001 Peru
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#18 of 178 hotels in Arequipa
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Echoing 1540, CIRQA revives the soul of foregone Parador combining exceptional service with inimitable cuisine. This eleven-room property is located in the historic centre of Arequipa and lies within walking distance of many of the city’s architectural jewels. As part of Relais & Chateaux, CIRQA is a place of both rest and fine cuisine, combining world-class service with delectable gastronomy in an innovative ode to Arequipenean traditions. Honouring its ecclesiastical heritage, CIRQA’s astonishing design blends original sillar-stone architecture with contrasting contemporary details.
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Aidan K wrote a review Nov 2022
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Stayed here after a beautiful but tiring trek to Machu Picchu and wow, what a perfect place to unwind and relax. Quite possibly the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in. Arequipa is a beautiful city and Cirqa was the perfect place to enjoy it from. I highly recommend this place and will definitely be coming back. Already missing sunsets from the rooftop bar!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded Nov 29, 2022
Dear Aidank587, Thank you so much for staying with us at CIRQA and for taking the time to write this kind words. We are pleased to know that you had a wonderful stay with us and that you found a space for relaxation in our Parador. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our other properties, Atemporal in Lima and Titilaka at Lake Titicaca, both great destinations to discover Peru. We look forward to welcome you back soon!
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jarolson wrote a review Nov 2022
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We had an absolutely incredible experience at Cirqa. My partner and I had just gotten engaged before arriving and were so excited to have a pampered experience in Arequipa. The staff were super attentive, professional and very kind, helping us with anything we needed in the hotel as well as things to do in town. The food was divine! Fabrizio was super knowledgable about wine and suggested the most delicious drinks and bites during happy hour. The morning breakfast was absolutely delectable, including foods local to the area. The rooms are just wonderful - I don't think we've slept in more comfortable beds! The design was gorgeous, just like the rest of the hotel. We made a reservation at the pool in the late afternoon (you must make a reservation and the pool is private to your party at this time) and if was the perfect way to decompress after a day of exploring the city. My massage was AMAZING. We had just hiked Machu Piccu and my body was in need of a good deep tissue - and this was just what I needed. All of the details have been thought of at Cirqa to make the experience one of a kind. So excited to stay here again one day!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Nov 29, 2022
Dear Travel 600922, Thank you so much for staying with us at CIRQA and for taking the time to write this detailed review. Congratulations on your engagement. We are really happy to know that you had a wonderful stay with us and that our staff took great care of you. Thank you for your kind comments on our infrastructure, service and facilities, we are really compromised to deliver the best experience for our guests. We want to take this opportunity to invite you to our other properties, Titilaka at Lake Titicaca and Atemporal in Lima. Both great destinations to discover Peru. We hope that we can welcome you back soon!
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Thanes V wrote a review Sep 2022
Scottsdale, Arizona17 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed there after the Belmond Andean Explorer train. We love this hotel. The location is right in town you can step off the busy road and be in a sanctuary. It is an old monastery, renovated with an elegant modern style. The service is the best part. All the staff are very friendly and make you feel at home. Breakfast and dinner are included and the food is one of the best we have had in Peru.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Nov 4, 2022
Dear Thanes, Thank you so much for staying with us at our Parados and for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to know that you had a great stay and restaurant experience and that our staff took special care of you. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our other properties, Atemporal in Lima and Titilaka at Lake Titicaca, both great destinations to discover Peru. We hope to welcome you back in the near future!
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James H wrote a review Sep 2022
Belle Mead, New Jersey35 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed in an Aposento room for the last night of a two-week Peruvian adventure. What a great way to end our trip! The hotel has such a history, dating back to the 1500s which you can read about as you walk though the beautifully restored and updated hotel property. It is a small hotel but doesn't feel that way. The internal grounds exude calm and peacefulness even though it's located right in the center of beautiful bustling Arequipa. Our room was a spacious modern work of art inside the stone bones of the monastery. The restaurant where we had dinner an breakfast, and the rooftop sitting area where we had tea, were both wonderful. Food was exceptional and service was spectacular. Highly recommended when visiting the White City.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Our Aposento room was wonderful and located right next to the private pool.
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Response from Ignacio Masias, Owner at CIRQA by Andean Experience
Responded Nov 4, 2022
Dear JameshH8322IU, We greatly appreciate your kind comments about our service, facilities and food. We are glad that you had such a wonderful experience with us and that you enjoyed our unique architecture and design. Your comments are very much appreciated and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back in CIRQA. We will like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit our other properties: Titilaka at Lake Titicaca and Atemporal in Lima.
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Droopydrawrs52 wrote a review Sep 2022
Peterborough, United Kingdom1503 contributions663 helpful votes
Words can’t describe the experience of staying here It’s just stunning Our room 7 was large , warm, bed to die for and lovely furnishings The staff make your stay so special from front of desk to waiting staff and security all just so lovely The food is a wake up to your taste buds ,try local cray fish ! The menu is a journey of utter delights Roof top bar is also worth sitting and watching the world according to Arriquipa
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 7 is lovely
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Responded Nov 4, 2022
Dear Droopyrawrs52, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us at CIRQA. We are really glad to know that you had such a great time and that you enjoyed our architecture and food. It is our mision to deliver a great service to all our guests and are extremely happy to know that our staff took special care of you. We hope to welcome you back in the near future!
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AYF wrote a review Aug 2022
Geneva, Switzerland4 contributions1 helpful vote
CIRQA was fantastic in every way. My travel agent (Les Routes du Monde) insisted that we make CIRQA the very first booking of our trip and anchor the rest of our travel in Peru around that booking. He was absolutely right. It is not just the best place to stay in Arequipa (by far), but we would return to Arequipa just to stay at CIRQA. The hotel and the rooms are a stunning combination of old and new, of stone, steel and glass, incredibly atmospheric. The hotel is located in the very center of Arequipa, a block or two from the main plaza and all of the sights. Yet, inside you are completely insulated from the hustle and bustle of the city. And since it is not a large property, the atmosphere inside is relaxed and intimate. Best of all was the service. Camilo and his team were incredible. The staff are very friendly and provide a service that is personal and discreet. It had the feeling of a private club without the stuffiness. The staff were great with our three kids. We had a table waiting for us at breakfast each morning and at dinner every evening. The breakfast is a joy. Definitely choose the half-board and have dinner at the restaurant, the food was delicious. You should also have drinks at the rooftop bar where Fabrizio offers great cocktails and conversation. We really look forward to staying at CIRQA again and are eager to try out its sister hotels in Peru.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Nov 4, 2022
Dear yolob335, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review. We are extremely happy to know that you had such a wonderful time with us at CIRQA. It is our mision to deliver a personalized service to all our guests and to make their stay really special. We look forward to welcome you at CIRQA and would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our other properties, Atemporal our casa in Lima and Titilaka at Lake Titicaca. Both great options to discover Peru!
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Shun S wrote a review Aug 2022
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We had a wonderful 1 night stay at the property. The staff was so kind to arrange an early check-in despite us arriving extremely early! It was a holiday weekend so many excursions were booked out but they did everything to arrange us a really fun day. The daily breakfast is incredible and we also took advantage of their deep-tissue massage (which is so good!). Don't forget to soak in the sunset on the rooftop if you end up staying here because that's what we took advantage of the evening when we had to check out!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Nov 4, 2022
Dear 324shuns, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us at CIRQA. We are really comitted to deliver the best possible experience to our guests and are happy to know that you had such a wonderful stay. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our other properties, Atemporal our casa in Lima and Titilaka at Lake Titicaca. We Look forward to welcome you in the near future!
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Florence C wrote a review Jun 2022
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I stayed in CIRQA hotel for 2 nights with my boyfriend and I can't express enough that it was the best decision. The hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Arequipa from where you can walk to all the main attractions. The hotel staff were really helpful, courteous and looked after us in every possible way throughout our stay. Can't recommend this hotel more. We will definitely be visiting this hotel soon!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jul 18, 2022
Dear Florence, thank you so much for staying with us at our Parador. We greatly appreciate your kind comments about our service and our facilities. We truly hope that you can visit us again in the near future and would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to our other properties: Titilaka at Lake Titicaca and Atemporal in Lima. We look forward to welcoming you again!
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Vicki R wrote a review Jun 2022
San Juan Capistrano, California76 contributions19 helpful votes
My husband and I were staying at the Titilaka resort in Puno, the airport we were supposed to fly out of closed down for the week! The staff recommended we leave the resort 1 day early and take a 6 hour drive to stay at the sister property CIRQA in Arequipa (which is is where the next closest airport was located). We reluctantly agreed but wow.....are we glad we did!! The drive from Puno to Arequipa was spectacular and once we arrived at the CIRQA hotel we were blown away with the beauty of the hotel. My husband and I have traveled extensively all over the world and CIRQA was one of the most beautiful hotels we have stayed at. The staff was amazing, the food fantastic and the tour guide Leo was incredible. If you are visiting Peru I would highly recommend adding Arequipa to your list of places to visit and definitely stay at CIRQA!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jun 15, 2022
Dear Vicki, thank you so much for staying with us at CIRQA! We truly appreciate your kind words about our property, food and staff! We are really glad that you had a wonderful time and that we could turn the airport closure into an amazing memory and experience for your and your husband. We hope that you can visit us again in the near future!
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VeroForero wrote a review Apr 2022
Miami, Florida18 contributions4 helpful votes
Cirqa is a combination of luxury and history. Couldn’t think of a better place to stay in the heart of Arequipa. The entire design and details of this hotel left me in awe! The staff was super attentive and kind to our needs. The city center was very close by and so is the Convent of Santa Catalina. Elegance and beauty is all I can think of when looking back at my Cirqa memories.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Walking distance to the Plaza del Armas and major city sites. Must take a dip in their luxurious...
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Responded Jun 15, 2022
Dear Vero, thank you so much for staying with us and for your kind comments about our property. We always try to make our guests have a unique wonderful experience. Also, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our other properties: Titilaka at Lake Titicaca and Atemporal in Lima. Have a wonderful day and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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$411 - $499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CIRQA BY ANDEAN EXPERIENCE - Prices & Hotel Reviews (Arequipa, Peru)

Frequently Asked Questions about CIRQA by Andean Experience
Which popular attractions are close to CIRQA by Andean Experience?
Nearby attractions include SKY VIAJES Y TURISMO (0.3 miles), Monasterio de Santa Catalina (0.2 miles), and Plaza de Armas (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at CIRQA by Andean Experience?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at CIRQA by Andean Experience?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to CIRQA by Andean Experience?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mumis, Alma Bar Restaurante, and La Plaza Bar & Grill.
Does CIRQA by Andean Experience have airport transportation?
Yes, CIRQA by Andean Experience offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is CIRQA by Andean Experience located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Arequipa.
Are there any historical sites close to CIRQA by Andean Experience?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Historic Centre of Arequipa (0.09 miles), Molino de Sabandia (4.8 miles), and Iglesia Santo Domingo (0.3 miles).