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Hotel Katari

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- Extremely central Arequipa location
- Fabulous rooftop terrace
- Charming, characterful rooms
- Lovely spa and restaurant

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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.

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  • I would like to say a massive thank you for organising our Vietnam trip. The itinerary and execution were superb, as was the attention to detail. I would also like to thank the agent who was on the end of my whats app chat (I have no idea who they were!) – always available, always quick to respond, and kept me updated regarding times etc. Also, the guides Dan (north) and Tien (mid) were just excellent, and we really enjoyed their company. The lady (whose name I have forgotten) who was our additional guide for the DMZ day was exceedingly good and made that day very special.

    Missingfiona g reviewing Complete Vietnam For Families on 15 April 2024

  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

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