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“Excellent Hotel”
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Los Tambos
Ranked #2 of 104 Hotels in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 26, 2012

My husband and I had a great stay at Los Tambos. The hotel picked us up from the airport and we were given bottled water and a hand towel. The front desk was lovely and we were given a lovely room with a balcony. The room came with plenty of free bottled water and the shower was nice and hot.

The breakfact (inlcuded) was lovely and the freshly squeezed juices were fabulous. Upon departure our free taxi arrived prompty and we were given a snack box which was a nice touch.

The hotel is very centrally located and next to the Plaza de Armas

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

After reading all of the glorying reviews and coming across some special rate through an on-line agency (based in England, cant remember their name), we jumped on to make a booking. However, discovered a little later than the special rate, wasn't so special after all, as there were lots of extra charges added on to it, with very high booking fees, etc... and worked out to be much more than anticipated. Looked into cancelling our reservation but this was going to be too complicated and also involving again extra fees, so instead decided to stayput and pleased we did. It is certainly a very confortable and nicely located hotel right in the centre of town, next to the main plaza, so could walk everywhere. The welcome was also great right from our arrival at the airport where we got picked-up and driven right to the hotel by a very nice and enthusiastic driver (Carlos I think was his name).

Arequipa is a very lively town, specially at night and we felt safe there the all time. The reception staff were very helpful in indicating place to eat, visit and also advising us to ask them when needing a taxi (not recommended to get them off the street).

I would however, like to comment on the breakfast. On our last day there as we had booked a tour to the Colca Canyon with a 7am pick-up, we had asked the night before if we could have it earlier (as it is generally only available from 7am) and they said they would have something ready for us at 6h45am - however we didn't get served till about 10mns before 7am and had to pretty much gobble it down so we could be ready for our 7am pick-up, which was a bit frustrating.

Other than that really enjoyed our stay there and would highly recommend it.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We'll give the hotel an excellent rating for the reasons mentioned by everyone else, clean comfortable rooms, convenient location, enthusiastic and helpful staff with great language skills, plus our room locations were quiet. Two caveats: we booked through Expedia and found that the amount we paid for a room was at least $5 to $10 higher than the hotel rack rate. Its not a fortune, and it may be legal and ethical of Expedia (I haven't researched it), but has the feel of an undisclosed fee. We should have booked directly. Also, we were assigned a tiny room with a king size bed that made my wife and I feel like we were in a Max Sennett silent film comedy. We complained the next day when we discovered that there were better rooms, and the staff quickly and politely relented and put us in a better room. Of course, we would have been more pleased if we were put in the larger room in the first instance. But we'll give them the benefit of the doubt on the room assignment, given the overall excellence.

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Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We had what is considered the best room in the hotel on the 5th floor. It is the only room on the floor and is larger than most of the rooms. There is a rooftop patio on this level as well. The hotel is right off of the main square, so is close to all of the sights and good restaurants. The staff are eager to help with anything you need. By far, this hotel had the best free breakfast during our stay! Everything is made to order. My favorite was the omelets with onions, tomatoes, and cheese. They also had fresh juice, and cappuccinos!

Room Tip: 5th floor King bed- large room and the only one on the floor.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. Our room was clean and comfortable. The Hotel is just a few steps from the main square (Plaza de Armas). The staff is very helpfull and enthousiastic. Breakfast was delicious and prepared on the spot.

We really recommend this hotel for a stay in Arequipa.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Best hotel of our trip to Peru! Started with the charming driver that picked us up at the airport and just kept getting better. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Rooms small but so comfortable. Loved that quinoa pancake for breakfast! No other hotel we stayed at in Peru had such a great combination of value and comfort.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is located right beside the main square in town so really the perfect location. The manager on duty showed us to our room which looked out onto the main room which was noisy. He said the windows cut down in the sound dramatically and at night there would be little noise. However that night between traffic and road works starting at 430am, I slept little. It's also worth mentioning I'm not a light sleeper!

The breakfast is cooked to order and a real treat!

Where this hotel earns the excellent rating is with their staff! We had problems with our hotel in Lima and the staff in los tambos resolved this immediately without any stress! This kinda service is worth it's weight in gold.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Additional Information about Los Tambos

Address: Puente Bolognesi 129 | A half block from Plaza de Armas, Arequipa 04001, Peru
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Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Arequipa
#4 Business Hotel in Arequipa
#9 Best Value Hotel in Arequipa
Price Range: $59 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Los Tambos 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Let yourself be seduced by the colonial charm of Arequipa and experience unmatched hospitality at Los Tambos. Located in the heart of the city center amidst historic buildings, and world-class attractions, Los Tambos is right next to Plaza de Armas and 20 minutes away from Arequipa Airport. Los Tambos, a TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice award-winning hotel, promises excellent accommodation and extraordinary experiences. Revel in our modern and comfortable bedrooms, à la carte breakfast, wireless high-speed Internet access, private transfer to/from the airport (2-night minimum). All included in your rate, complete with panoramic views of the White City and our majestic volcanoes. ... more   less 
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