Our original plan to stay here for 2 nights turned into 5 such was the comfort of the hotel and the good service. On arrival our standard double room was upgraded to a junior suite and we were given a complimentary free breakfast despite being several hours earlier than normal check in.
The hotel is run by two brothers who both speak excellent English, making communication around our needs regarding day trips etc very easy. They booked a half day city tour and a Colca Canyon tour for us. They regularly ordered pizza on our behalf due to our poor Spanish, and were brilliant sources for DVD entertainment with the several discs that they lent us. They also helped us to order taxis to try to make sure we weren't ripped off. They also helped us to get the correct medication to help address a health issue when we were unwell.
The room was very spacious, very clean and the beds were the most comfortable that we have slept in in South America so far after 2 months of travelling. There is a mini bar in the room, a huge flat screen tv, and a DVD player. Wifi is good and there is a pc in the lobby which we used to upload photos.
Breakfast is good with bread, jam, a choice of eggs, fresh juices, cereal and coffee each day.
The only downside is that it is located a little outside of the main city centre, and as a result we often had to go to several taxi drivers before one would bring us back. Having said that, we always managed to get a cab within 5 minutes and the cost back was £2 at worst (8 Soles). this apathy by the drivers is mainly due to the heavy traffic in the area and frankly for the price and service from the hotel it was worth this small inconvenience.
The hotel itself is quiet and an ideal base for a stay in Arequipa, and is extremely close to 2 very large modern shopping malls. We felt very safe and well looked after our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Casa Villa (R) is an exclusive small hotel located in Arequipa-Peru, we offer single, double and junior suite rooms all with LED TVs and private bathroom, hot water 24/7, luxurious rooms, water saving toilets with dual flush system, safe and quiet, affordable prices, located just a few steps from Arequipa's biggest malls and business centers and less that 12 minutes by taxi from the city's main square, perfect if you are either here for tourism or business. A special breakfast is served daily for and its included in our rates. We accept ALL international credit/debit cards. ... more less
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