After wandering or touring, what a great place to return to! The garden is quiet and pleasant, with its resident tortoise who appears to be obsessed with sneakers. Fun to sit back as a group discovers the joys of Peruvian cooking in one of the Casa's classes - more fun to actually take a class. We took two and learned much, including the secrets of the Pisco Sour.
The hotel is within an easy walk of the center of town, but on a quiet street with several kinds of restaurants. The breakfast is basic, but for a few sols you can add waffles or eggs. The rooms are all around the garden. . Everyone at the Casa was unfailingly pleasant and seemed to enjoy being there.
They also offer language classes - which gives the garden a studious air, very quiet, which added to the pleasant sense of this sunny, calm oasis in busy Arequipa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa de Avila is a beautiful yet affordable Mansion Hostel. With all private rooms circling the courtyard garden. An oasis of green and tranquility. A social room, book exchange library and cafeteria in the garden ar part of the facilities available. Our staff is always willing to help you with your needs. Friendly environment. Several kinds of rooms to fit your needs and budget. All with free WiFi, hot showers 24/7, linen and towels. Very clean. It s also headquarter of the famous Peruvian Cooking Experience, the best hands on activity in the city. We also host a Spanish School. And our tour operator sister company gives us the chance to offer you the best local tours with great prices and service. It’s a family owned business, which in Peru means we have a stronger compromise to serve as best as possible to our guests. Welcome, you are invited to our house! ... more less
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