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Casa de Avila - For Travellers
Ranked #5 of 98 Hotels in Arequipa
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St Petersburg, Fl
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Simple, clean, a good value”
Reviewed December 29, 2010

Stayed here for three nights with friends. It is pleasant, clean, with a minimum of extras. For example, there were no glasses in the room so we brought two down from the breakfast area. However, the staff is very helpful, the courtyard a pleasant place to hang out and it is only a few minutes walk from the City plaza. Breakfast was simple but for a few sole you can augment with eggs, bacon, sausage, etc. The snack area is open into the evening so you can get food if you don't feel like going out to a restaurant. Considering the very reasonable price, you really get a lot of bang for your buck.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 26, 2010

I stayed in this hotel for a few days when I was in Arequipa. The rooms are big with comfortable beds and the staff are very helpful. It's in a quiet street about 10 mins walk from Plaza de las Armas - the centre of Arequipa. It's got a nice court yard which is good for chilling out.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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Greenville, South Carolina
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2010

My wife and I spent the last 10 days of our Peruvian trip at the Casa de Avila hotel. What a great experience!! The staff was friendly and attentive and the hotel offered Spanish lessons in which we gladly enrolled in. The teachers were bright and serious about their beloved language. We learned quite a lot. The hotel also gave us suggestions and opportunities to volunteer in the community. My wife volunteered at a hospital and I at a special education school. The hotel had a beautiful courtyard and landscapers enhanced the grounds with native flowers and plants. A continental breakfast is included or a 5 sole option to add eggs, pancakes, and other breakfast delights.

This hotel in Arequipa was a great find with a great location and close proximity to the town center. Both of us would definitely come back there to stay.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed November 14, 2010

I spent 2 weeks at Arequipa as part of the GVI program. The charming Casa de Avila was our HQ and we couldn't have asked for a better place. What a wonderful way to spend our evenings after a hard day at work, relaxing under the garden umbrellas with our Spanish lesson, while Paco the friendly neighborhood turtle nipped at the grass by our feet. The staff at the Casa are the friendliest I have met in all my travels and are the first folks to make you feel at home. I would highly recommend the Casa De Avila to anyone visiting Arequipa. It is also very well located - just a few minutes walk to the Plaza de Armis, the heart of the city and connected to just anyplace you would want to go to - even the internet :) The staff also suggest and help plan travel tours to Puno, the Salinas or even mountain biking on the Chachani! They get you great rates and listen eagerly to your stories when you get back :) You can even take Spanish classes at incredible rates, all organized by the staff. Go Casa de Avila!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2010

A lovely caring family run this excellent hostel. We were made to feel welcome by staff who spoke English and were most helpful. Central yet quiet location only a short walk from the Plaza des Armes. A large courtyard garden around which the rooms are situated was a welcome retreat to relax in on sunloungers after a day sightseeing. Clean rooms and good breakfast. When we had to change our plans they were most accommodating.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Regensburg
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

very nice Hostal, superkind people, one of the best hotels I ever seen! If You go to Arequipa, only in thiese Hotel. I was not dissapointed. The best adresse in Areyuipa. In 5-10 Minutes at Plaza pricipal. It was allowed till 16:00 with check out to wait (my flight was läter). Very good and delicious meals.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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London
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Reviewed September 28, 2010

Our stay here started with a very efficient taxi transfer from the airport which Casa de Avila organised for us. Our room was overlooking the courtyard and we could also see the mountains too. We were able to get laundry done for a reasonable cost and they have a tourist information point and person to help - who spoke excellent English. We were able to book our 2D 1N Colca Tour through them which saved trawling around the tour agents in town. One small word of warning if you do book this tour - check which hotel they book for you...if the Colca Inn in Chivay make sure they also book you a heater for the room as their rooms are v v cold! Other than that the tour they booked was great.
From Casa de Avila it's just a short 5-10min walk into central Arequipa down safe, mainly pedestrianised streets. We were happy to walk back in the evening too so no need for taxis. The breakfasts were excellent and there is free internet access too which is v handy. We didn't have any Spanish lessons but they looked fun with lots of groups and individuals sitting in the courtyard during the day. We didn't have any problems with noise and slept very well for our two night stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Casa de Avila - For Travellers
Address: Av San Martin 116 | Vallecito, Arequipa 00001, Peru
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Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 98 Hotels in Arequipa
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Hotel Class:3 star — Casa de Avila - For Travellers 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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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