Casa Arequipa, Arequipa
|Av. Lima, 409 Vallecito, Arequipa, Arequipa Department, PERU.|
Description: Casa ArequipaThis outstanding property is set in a painstakingly restored mid-20th century mansion house, located in an exclusive, leafy neighbourhood on the corner of a tree-lined avenue. Casa Arequipa is a boutique bed and breakfast establishment, offering luxurious accommodation in an outstanding setting. Ideally situated for visiting this historic city, Casa Arequipa is within easy distance of many of Arequipa's most important sights, including the Plaza de Armas, the cathedral and the Goyaneche Palace.
Breakfast is served in the sumptuous upper floor dining room, which offers spectacular views of the Andes, while guests can enjoy beverages and cocktails in the spacious downstairs lobby. Casa Arequipa boutique bed and breakfast offers many services, including airport transfers, city and countryside tours, Colca canyon tours and private car and driver hire. Gourmet dinners and cocktails can be served by special order. There is also a rooftop bar and a shady garden.
Casa Arequipa's eleven rooms are all individually decorated, reflecting diverse aspects of this wonderful city and the region. The rooms feature luxurious traditional furnishings, wooden floors and en-suite bathrooms, many with separate bath tubs. All rooms have flat-screen televisions and luxurious complementary toiletries are also provided.
Type of rooms: Casa ArequipaThe Melgar Room:
This room is furnished with a full sized bed and armoire. It has a poetic spirit and is thus named after the well known 19th century Arequipeno poet, artist and warrior Mariano Melgar. Located in the annex in the back of the house, it's a quiet space and an excellent option for guests on a budget.
The Andean Room:
This room is furnished with a full-sized bed and an armoire. It is located on the second floor of the hotel. It is compactly sized and styled - perfect for a solo traveller or a couple who do not need that much space. On clear mornings, this lovely perch offers an enchanting view of Chachani, one of three active volcanoes that rise on the edge of Arequipa. The Indian red walls are decorated with prints and other handiwork by local artisans.
The Library Room:
The full-sized bed and delightful range of interesting books displayed on the shelves here - everything from photo collages of Venice to guidebooks about Patagonia - make this a wonderful choice for book lovers. It also has an easy chair and reading lamp - essentials for the avid reader.
The Cala Lily Room:
With its sage green walls and two full-sized beds, this room exudes the aura of cala lilies, among the most beloved flowers in South America. This room, located in the modern addition in the back of the house, sleeps up to three persons.
The Weaving Room:
This room has a full-sized bed, with colourful, locally made weavings and Andinos tapestries covering the walls. It's a great option for admirers of Peruvian craft work. The walls are coloured a soothing peach; the handsome bathroom amenities include a full-sized bathtub - a welcome feature after a day of sightseeing.
The Rose Room:
This room has an elegant and comfortable queen-sized bed. The walls are a soothing rose colour and are adorned with photographs of local flora. The second story location is calm and peaceful. This is just the room for travellers who want a relaxing escape from the hustle of planes, tours and sightseeing.
The Arequipa Room:
With two full-sized beds, this a good choice for travellers who want to share a room but still maintain separate sleeping arrangements. The splendour of Arequipa's colonial architecture - grand columns, ornate facades and intriguing courtyards - is captured in fine form in the photographs hanging on the sky-blue walls. This room sleeps a maximum of three persons.
The Balcony Room:
This room has a queen-sized bed, an elegant armoire and a comfortable sitting chair. The oversized windows make this the sunniest room in the house. The Indian red walls give way to a balcony covered with wonderful local flowers and plants. The balcony makes for an easily accessible open-air enclave.
The Sillar Room:
This room has two full-sized beds. Pottery and other precious art work crafted from sillar, the compacted ash from nearby volcanoes, complete the décor in this pretty lilac coloured haven. The bathroom is a perfect addition. This room sleeps up to three persons.
The Colonial Room:
The elegant king-sized bed of this room is perfect for travellers who value a great night's sleep. Spacious and airy, covered with wooden frames hand-carved by local craftsmen, this first story room is decorated in the grand style of Arequipa's colonial era. The regal purple walls and the tub in the bathroom enhance the room's courtly atmosphere.
The Honeymoon Room:
The bed, king-sized and ornately hand-carved from dark hardwood, is one of the many alluring features of this room. The purple walls - highlighted by white curtains and wall trimmings - and the roomy, tiled bathroom with a tub, all enhance the romantic aura. This is not just a room. It's a haven, truly worthy of a honeymoon, anniversary or a special escape.
Additional information: Casa Arequipa
Spa treatments available at a nearby deluxe spa. Reservations can be made at the front desk.
Number of rooms: 11
Official category: 3 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2002.
Languages spoken: Spanish, Italian, English, French.Smoking policy: Designated smoking area.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club.
GPS Coordinates: 16° 24' 18.94'' S 71° 32' 35.21'' W
Nearest airport: Rodriguez Ballón International Airport - 8,6 km