I wanted to give La Mansion a good review, I really did. I mean, they have a swimming pool. I just really can't because the staff was so incredibly rude. Seriously. We've been in South American for a few months now and we've definitely stumbled upon "locals" only hotels. La Mansion is no exception. If you are traveling from North America or Europe, it's best to avoid this place.
Tarapoto is HOT. Even though the hotel was empty when we checked in, we were given a room that someday will be outfitted with A/C... only what that mean for now is, a concrete room with no window for ventilation. Other, local guests, were offered rooms with windows with screens.
However, for 65 soles a night, it was worth it for the pool.