Good service, and excellent view over La Plaza de Armas if you manage to score a seat on the balcony. I ordered the fabled quinoa-crusted trout, and I expected more. Two things ruined the dish for me - first, the fish itself was put on top of the fries, which caused them to go completely soggy. Second - the fish had clearly been frozen judging by the taste and texture. Overall, I'd rate this dish 4/10. The alpaca steak with mushroom sauce however was excellent. The fries were to the side and retained their crisp long enough. The steak itself, as well as the sauce, were great. Overall an easy 7.5/10 The prices are a bit too high though, so keep that in mind.
I've fallen for Ayacucho. Staying a week, I am sorry to be leaving this tranquil place. And this hotel is amazing for the level of service and comfort, including hot showers, stable wifi, comfortable beds, and having a cafe and restaurant in the same building is so nice. But the best part for me is the staff. The front desk is open 24x7 so when I get up early I can take my melita to the front desk (at 3:30am) and he boils hot water for me! and they loan you a hair dryer upon request and converter plugs. This hotel is owned and managged by folks from Belgium and all the staff are Ayacuchans. I have totally enjoyed my stay here and will stay here again.
We had a double storey room for two. Bed was extremely comfortable.Restaurant and bar facilities good. Centrally located off main plaza but car parking options are limited. Recommended. WiFi reception can be sketchy but a little long cal roaming will sort this out.
Decent coffee and service, but by far the most expensive option in Ayacucho. Wifi works well. Go up on the balcony and have a coffee overlooking the plaza... watch the colours change as the sun goes down.
I spent 3 nights at ViaVia Peru Ayacucho in mid-May and found it a mix of wonderful and less than wonderful elements. I loved the location, right on Ayachucho’s charming main square. And I was very glad to enjoy a delicious and very generously portioned dinner at a table on the ViaVia’s square-side balcony –- a delcious cream of asparagus soup, followed by a truly wonderful entrée of alpaca. Wonderful! The ViaVia also has a pleasant courtyard café, which I enjoyed during the day. But it proved lively until well after midnight on the nights I was there, and by 4 or 5 a.m., there was sufficient noise to wake me. For me, that was a problem – maybe it wasn’t or won’t be a problem for others. Breakfasts, served on that wonderful balcony, were a bit disappointing – the supposedly hot foods (e.g., scrambled eggs) were almost cold and the array of options a bit more limited than I would have liked. Unexpectedly, my room had an “open” lay-out – the en suite bathroom was not fully walled off, instead having walls that reach only about 7 feet or so from the floor. I don’t like this kind of plan: When I step out of a shower, I want to step into steam, and there is no way to do that when the bathroom walls extend to the limits of the room. And unfortunately, I didn’t ever find enough hot water for my needs. That the room was COLD did not help…. So, so great elements, and some problematic ones. I hope this information helps you make a decision.…