- Extremely central Arequipa location
- Fabulous rooftop terrace
- Charming, characterful rooms
- Lovely spa and restaurant
Hotel Katari is a well-presented, historic property with some quirky Spanish Colonial features and a fabulous rooftop terrace situated right in the centre of the delightful, historic town of Arequipa, Peru. This characterful hotel occupies a privileged location in the Plaza de Armas, the city’s main square and a local hotspot replete with restaurants, cafes and an impressive collection of Spanish Colonial buildings.
Rooms range from the budget-friendly Superior Rooms right through to the more expensive Presidential Suite. The eye-catching décor pays homage to local culture and history and the rooms have a comfortable, colourful and welcoming feel. Amenities include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, complimentary toiletries, a fan and a minibar.
Ascai 360 is the hotel’s well-respected restaurant, open daily for buffet breakfasts, light lunches and sumptuous dinners. There’s also a full-service bar and a terrace for al fresco dining, with its menu featuring a delectable array of Peruvian-style dishes. Last but not least, the lovely on-site spa is certainly worth a visit.
Hotel Katari is an excellent base from which to explore Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru, known for its rich history and fascinating culture and now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are plenty of bars and eateries along with many places of historical religious interest scattered across the city. El Mistic volcano is one of three to dominate the city’s skyline and many of Arequipa’s buildings were constructed from its white rock. Away from the city, it’s possible to explore the volcanoes and the rugged, undisturbed scenery that surrounds them.
- Lovely rooftop pool
- Located right next to the Plaza de Armas
- Fitness centre, sauna, computer room
- Pristine, simple, good value for money
- Characterful hotel set in a former mint house
- Central Arequipa location near monastery
- Great restaurant
- Cultural and adventure activities nearby
- Next to Cathedral
- Exceptional views from the restaurant
- Outdoor swimming pool
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
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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
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