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“Beautiful collonial style hotel”
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Hotel Casona Solar
Ranked #5 of 170 Arequipa B&B and Inns
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Beautiful collonial style hotel”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

We staid for two nights at the casona solar. The hotel is situated in a beautiful authentic spanish collonial building with two court yards, 3 minutes from plaza de armas. Rooms are big and comfortable, breakfast is good en the hotel staff is friendly and helpfull. Making it one of nicest hotels we staid in in Peru.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Reviewed April 2, 2012 via mobile

I was stunned when I saw our room in this old mansion from the colonial era. Everything about it was wonderful--very large, domed brick ceiling, comfy bed with good linens, very tasty breakfast with exotic fruit. The garden is large and perfectly tended--not a dead flower or leaf anywhere. I'd love to stay there again, and much longer this time. The staff are very helpful too. They bought our bus tickets for us when the bus web site wouldn't take our credit card.

Stayed March 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2011

Great location near the Plaza de armas, yet secluded and with beautiful garden, very nice breakfast included

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Montpellier, France
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

Very nice coloneal house, totally upgraded, beautiful rooms, nice staff, very good breakfast; it wouldn't be difficult to stay here a month!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Reviewed February 28, 2011

Chanced on this via airport problems (closed due to fog) and it was good decision to stay. My stay was lengthened due to above problem and Edith was very helpful in confirming and reconfirming my onwards plans. They provided me with a nice spacious room (was quiet when i stayed there) with view over courtyard (solar), and the owner (a Dutch man whos name I have forgotten) was very helpful too in advising on things in Arequipa. Breakfast good. Worth staying extra days in Arequipa even if it was unplanned. Would book here again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Paris, France
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Reviewed February 28, 2011

In February we have traveled with our two kids (6 and 7) to Peru. We stayed for 10 days in hostal casona solar. The hotel is very centrally located and after the main gates, you will find an oase of tranquility in the busy city center of Arequipa.
Very safe hostal for our children, as the gates are locked.
The hostal is managed by Gertso (a very experienced Peru 'connaiseur) and his wive Edith. They are very helpful in making your stay the best experience in Arequipa.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 28, 2010

We stayed here for six days while touring peru on a fairly modest budget. After a tiring nigght-time coach trip, we were able to book in early and made to feel very welcome. Our room was superb in a vast, brick-lined vaulted part of the building, and the hotel was quiet, depsite being in heart of Arequipa. The owners, Gertso and Edith, couldn't have been more helpful with good advice and contacts for our varipus activities. If we visit Arequipa again, we'll certainly stay there again.

Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Casona Solar
Address: Calle Consuelo 116 | Cercado, Arequipa 04002, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 170 B&Bs / Inns in Arequipa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Casona Solar 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A colonial hotel with 300 years of history.Hotel Casona Solar is a beautiful restored colonial gentleman’s house build in 1702 in the centre of the colonial city of Arequipa. Hotel Casona Solar has the atmosphere that Arequipa had in the 18th century. The thick walls are made out of the white volcanic stone Sillar and all rooms have the so typical high arched roofs and big doors that enter one of the two central courtyards. All rooms have modern bathrooms with toilet. In our bar we serve every morning between 6 AM and 10 AM a breakfast buffet.In our big garden you can enjoy the blue sky and the 320 days of sunshine that Arequipa offers year in year out. The average day temperature is 25 degrees Celsius and rain is rare. After a long day exploring Arequipa and the surroundings you can enjoy the cool mountain evenings at our fireplace while having a snack and a drink.On just a 2 minutes walking distance you will find the ‘Plaza de Armas’ one of the most beautiful main squares of Peru. Also the neoclassical cathedral, the monastery of Santa Catalina, the mummy Juanita and the typical colonial buildings in classical Spanish style are one step away. You can always see from every point in the city the perfect conic 5822 meter high volcano El Misti.In 1980 hotel Casona Solar recieved the title national momument by UNESCO and INC. ... more   less 
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