Loved this quaint little place close to the main Plaza. I had a room at the very back near the garden, so no wifi, but it did have a kettle & tea bags plus mini bar (well stocked), safe & peacefully quiet from the constant car horns that are Peru. The sillar walls are lovely. The large shower was almost instantly hot with great water pressure. All amenities were pristinely clean & the blue\white tiles with blue grout in the bathroom gave it an almost mediteranian feel. The beds had basic but warm coverings with cable tv offering a variety of channels in both English & Spanish if you wished.
The staff were extremely helpful with my flights, taxi & holding my luggage after I checked out. Very friendly, especially given I speak almost no Spanish.
Cant comment on breakfast as I didnt eat it, but the bar which also serves as Reception is quite welcoming.
- 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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