- Lovely rooftop pool
- Located right next to the Plaza de Armas
- Fitness centre, sauna, computer room
- Pristine, simple, good value for money
Casa Andina Select Arequipa is located in Arequipa's historic city centre and lies just opposite the Plaza de Armas, the city’s main square which is characterised by grand ex-colonial buildings. There are two other Casa Andina hotels in the city, and this one is a comparatively mid-range option. While the hotel is set in a historic building with its façade featuring two stories of pretty arched colonnades, the rooms have a simple, modern feel and offer plenty of creature comforts.
There are a total of 58 air conditioned rooms, some with terraces and some without. All rooms come with amenities such as a minibar, an LED TV, a hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms are generally arranged with two twin beds, though rooms without a terrace can be converted to a queen bed formation instead. Many of the rooms offer views of the Plaza de Armas and the immediate area’s many well preserved historic buildings.
The comprehensive facilities include a well equipped fitness centre, a rooftop pool and a computer room. Complimentary buffet breakfasts are served, with additional meals available for an extra cost. La Plaza Restaurant is the hotel’s one and only eatery; it’s a relaxed, casual restaurant serving an array of freshly prepared meals with a focus on local specialties and Peruvian cuisine. The restaurant has a fully stocked bar and offers open-air dining amidst the hotel’s colonnades.
The many attractions of Arequipa lie right on the hotel’s doorstep - there are scores of museums and magnificent, beautifully maintained churches to visit, along with bustling markets and diverse collections of restaurants, bars and cafes. Further afield is the spectacular Colca Canyon, one of the world’s deepest canyons, and there are several volcanoes that border the city, including the snow-capped El Misti.
Children are welcome at the hotel, and although there are no particular facilities for youngsters, there's plenty for all age groups to enjoy in Arequipa and beyond.
- Extremely central Arequipa location
- Fabulous rooftop terrace
- Charming, characterful rooms
- Lovely spa and restaurant
- 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.
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