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Hotel Casona Solar

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived at Casona Solar Hotel and were immediately upgraded to a superior room. The room was large with high vaulted ceilings and thick stone walls, so we had a peaceful sleep which was much appreciated after a long bus journey. We were only due to stay 3 nights but ended up staying 5 nights due to the terrible rains...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small hotel in the downtown area of Arequipa providing excellent access to the city. The staff there were very accommodating about last minute date changes that we had to make due to a roadblock/general strike. The rooms are unique and the hotel grounds are lovely. We enjoyed our breakfasts there and found the service to be excellent and friendly.

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Thank JohnnyCanuk12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the BEST hotel I have ever booked in my life! The building is completely made in Sillar, big white nricks made of the white local stone. The rooms are big, perfectly clean and full of beautiful paintings. Refrigerator, safety box, complimentary water (a 5 liters box!!!), many towels, hair dryer and big LCD TV (never turned on so...

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Thank Fabrizio B
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Following the Lonely Planet the Casona... was "the" place to stay at Arequipa. It says (edition 2016): "Vivez comme un caballero de l'époque coloniale dans ce paisible 'jardin secret', à trois cuadras de la grand-place. Les chambres majestueuses du XVIIIème siècle, en pierre sillar, comportent parfois une mezzanine. Le service est tout aussi exceptionnel. La meilleure affaire de la ville,...

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Thank SylvieTravelling
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The hotel is in a heritage building that has been beautifully renovated - the curved brickwork inside the rooms was really cool. The room was spacious with comfortable beds, hot showers, and very clean. The wifi worked well. The staff were very friendly and helpful, breakfasts were great, the eating area was very pleasant and it was possible to interact...

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London
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

An historic house converted into an hotel. Rooms are large, but no window. The patio and gardens are lovely, but some of the rooms are on the street, though quiet, which does not give the best experience. Breakfast is very nice. Staff is pleasant. Early departure for canyon colla trek, and a picnic was provided in place of breakfast. Central...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had a five night stay at Hotel Casona Solar and received wonderful treatment by staff. Everyone has been polite and friendly and most certainly accommodating through our multi-timed breakfasts (everyone woke at their own pace), helped with the laundry service etc. A couple challenges are that the rear part of the facility (with the lovely garden) backs into a...

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New Westminster, Canada
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel gets high marks in every way but one and that can't be helped as it's a heritage building - the rooms don't have a window to open to the outside for fresh air. Rooms face out to two courtyards, with the one in the back being quieter and prettier with an impressive cactus garden and umbrella shaded seating....

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

The hotel is close to the main square - 5 minutes walk. From the street it doesn't look like much but when you get through the entrance door you find it goes back quite far. You go into a charming courtyard, with an equally pretty garden beyond. The rooms ar clad in the local sill ar stone and have wonderful...

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing setting, with beautiful rooms that have 1 metre walls that mean the temperature stays the same and is wonderfully quite. Located only a short distance from the Plaza de Arms you can easily walk to the main attractions. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A colonial hotel with 300 years of history.Hotel Casona Solar is a beautiful restored colonial gentleman’s house build in 1702 in the centre of the colonial city of Arequipa. Hotel Casona Solar has the atmosphere that Arequipa had in the 18th century. The thick walls are made out of the white volcanic stone Sillar and all rooms have the so typical high arched roofs and big doors that enter one of the two central courtyards. All rooms have modern bathrooms with toilet. In our bar we serve every morning between 6 AM and 10 AM a breakfast buffet.In our big garden you can enjoy the blue sky and the 320 days of sunshine that Arequipa offers year in year out. The average day temperature is 25 degrees Celsius and rain is rare. After a long day exploring Arequipa and the surroundings you can enjoy the cool mountain evenings at our fireplace while having a snack and a drink.On just a 2 minutes walking distance you will find the ‘Plaza de Armas’ one of the most beautiful main squares of Peru. Also the neoclassical cathedral, the monastery of Santa Catalina, the mummy Juanita and the typical colonial buildings in classical Spanish style are one step away. You can always see from every point in the city the perfect conic 5822 meter high volcano El Misti.In 1980 hotel Casona Solar recieved the title national momument by UNESCO and INC. ... more   less 

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Address: Calle Consuelo 116 | Cercado, Arequipa 04002, Peru
Region: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Price Range: $70 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Casona Solar 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Some of the rooms face onto the road and might be noisier Han the ones facing the courtyard and garden.”
 of 5 bubbles carolinebQ5654FK, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for inner garden courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles bobJ5472DS, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms opening to the garden area are quieter, but the courtyard was great too.”
 of 5 bubbles mckenyon2, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near the entrance are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles matchpoint-MMXIV, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try for a room as far away from the street as possible”
 of 5 bubbles SharonP417, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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