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“El Amigo - truly a friendly place!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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El Amigo
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Ventura, California
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“El Amigo - truly a friendly place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

This is a clean, nice place. The stand-out is that the owner is genuinely friendly, helpful and kind. He was great at helping arrange a couple of tours for us as well as transfer to our next location. Plus, was curious about our travels. Felt safe and well treated here.
We were given info on the favorite local places to eat.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank tannerland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

Very friendly staff member who gave us a lot of advice (n.b. if going onto Huacachina, make sure to ask him where to get the tickets so you don't get ripped off like we did). The rooms were clean, a tad on the small side. Unfortunately we were in a room that looked over the park and was incredibly noisy till the early morning - if you close the window the room is unbearably hot as there are no fans/ac.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Kelli131
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Herts
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

Met as promised at the bus station and driven less than a kilometre to the hotel. The receptionist was very helpful and suggested we change our onward bus tickets to a more convenient time. He organised it all for us, plus a morning boat trip to the Balletas Islands. The room was comfy for one night, although it was our first introduction to the fact that most (mid-range) places to not have hot water in the wash basin, only the shower. They do not serve meals, but a juice-bar round the corner was open early so no problem getting breakfast before a stroll down to the jetty for the boat trip.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DeeHerts
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Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2010

The owners were very nice and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The rooms were ordinary but clean which is exactly what we wanted since we were traveling on a budget. The water is reliably hot.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank doctorrich
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Kenya
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170 reviews
116 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2008

The hostel was clean. Rooms are basic and have cable tv but are dimly lit. There was 24 hrs hot water. No internet and no breakfast included. For the price (50 soles for a private double) you can get a hostel which offers internet with similar rooms.

Its probably better to stay in paracas than in pisco for 2 reasons:

1. The ballestas cruises leave from paracas so you would have to take an early morning bus / taxi into paracas anyways.

2. Pisco has been flattened by an earthqauke. There is not much happening there and its still being reconstructed.

  • Stayed November 2008
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ashah_008
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Additional Information about El Amigo

Property: El Amigo
Address: Av. Paracas s/n | Playa el Chaco, Paracas 11550, Peru
Location: Peru > Ica Region > Paracas
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Paracas
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
El Amigo Hotel Paracas

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