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Casa Andina Premium Arequipa

Our rating

8/10

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Highlights

- Characterful hotel set in a former mint house
- Central Arequipa location near monastery
- Great restaurant
- Cultural and adventure activities nearby

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Overview

This beautifully preserved and well presented hotel is unique among those in Arequipa, Southern Peru. The building was originally a mint house and has been carefully repurposed to function as a full-service hotel, while keeping its many traditional features intact. While it's very much a building of heritage and history, exemplified by its two colonial-style courtyards, there are a fair few modern touches to it as well. Situated behind the fascinating Santa Catalina Convent and just a few blocks from the central Plaza de Armas, it’s very well located for those looking to explore Arequipa.

The hotel has a total of 40 air conditioned rooms that are available in three different categories: Superior, Suite and Senior Suite. All rooms are decorated in a tasteful and pleasant way that pays homage to local traditions. Rooms include a range of convenient amenities such as a mini bar, a kit for making coffee, an LED TV and a desk. Both of the suites come with a king size bed, while the Superior rooms offer either one king size bed or two doubles.

The Alma Restaurant is open daily for three meals. Breakfast is served buffet style, and for lunch and dinner there's an appetising array of local dishes, along with a number international and contemporary options. There’s also a bar out in one of the courtyards and the broad drinks menu covers everything from non-alcoholic beverages, to colourful cocktails, refreshing spirits and more.

There’s an abundance of sights and attractions in Arequipa, with scores of colonial buildings, important monuments, towering churches and fascinating museums to take in. While the city is known for its rich history, it’s also a great hub for outdoor pursuits, thanks in part to the snow-capped volcanoes that lie in the not-so-distant background. Some of the many adventure-based activities include biking, mountaineering and even white water rafting. At the end of a day's adventures, guests can head back to the hotel and relax in the spa which has both a sauna and a jacuzzi, and a tempting list of indulgent treatments on offer.

Children are welcome, and while there aren't any designated facilities or services for youngsters at the hotel, there's plenty for all age groups to do in and around Arequipa.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

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(5.00/5)

  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

    MissingJohn B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022

  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
    Carly

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