We arrived on the Movil Tours bus from Trujillo 7AM, but we were still allowed to check-in early for our 2 night reserved stay. There was a little confusion at the front desk at check-in due to the staff's lack of English and our lack of Spanish, but a woman speaking excellent English appeared and straightened everything out.
After showering and about to walk out the front door, the staff told us to go eat breakfast. Breakfast is served in the attached cafe and includes bread, eggs, fruit, juice, and hot beverage. On our last morning, after checking out, we sat down to eat breakfast and one of the front desk staff ran into the cafe and told us that we already ate both of our free breakfasts and that we would be charged for our 3rd. At this point, we could have left (and ate at Cafe Fusions down the streets), but we decided to stay. Again, I think some of the confusion was due to language barrier.
Our quiet room was on the 2nd floor and had hot showers and cable TV (several English channels). The hotel is a less than 5 minute walk from the square. Our last night, there was a giant party in the square due to Chachapoyas Day, but we could not hear it from our room (except the fireworks).
This is definitely an expensive option in Chachapoyas. We paid just as much for our room here as in Cusco.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dating back to the late 1800's, Casa Vieja is a hotel that offers all the conveniences a traveler could want while still preserving its historical charm. The house, which has been in the family for four generations, and during the 1970’s, was a residence for the monks of San Jose Obreo, offers our guests the chance to observe first hand the architecture that was made famous during this time period, from its graceful arches, to the beautiful courtyard, to even the walls which measure one meter thick The idea to convert the house into a hotel and open the doors for our guests was born from the desire to share the natural delight and simple beauty of the architecture of this old house and the remodeling of Casa Vieja has preserved the architectural and constructive scheme of her origins and ... ... more less