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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEWvia 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just as lauded to the world by Lonely Planet, CSolar is excellent in all respects. Service exemplary, rooms clean, efficient and comfortable. We had a twin bed in the garden area. We sat in the shade resting from sightseeing and felt thoroughly at home. Trips arranged taxis called,advice given by friendly staff. Couldn't be much that this hotel could improve...

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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Huge room with a huge bed, safe, TV, nice bathroom etc Lovely courtyards/gardens - really great for a bit of breakfast in the sun. Breakfast was a good selection, staff were helpful, nice and peaceful.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Hotel Casona Solar was such a great place to stay that we stayed twice during our month long visit to Peru. The exterior entry is nice, but once you open the door and enter the courtyard, you've taken a step back in time to the grandeur of the days when this hotel was a prominent private residence. The structure and...

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Best place we stayed in Peru!! Great breakfast options that were all included! Very comfortable beds - especially needed after hiking inca trail and vinicunca mountain. Rooms opened to a beautiful, sunny courtyard with ample seating and heat lamps in the evening. Very pleasing staff. Can't say enough great things about staff member "Joshua". He was extremely helpful in booking...

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Ohio
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Years past this place used to be a rich guy's hacienda. It has since been converted to a hotel. The rooms are fairly large, at least mine was; and do to the original floor plan of the place, most most of them are all slightly different. I had a room facing the main street. There were 2 front windows that...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 1 September 2016

best place near the center of Arequipa. The room are spacious and cute. The internal garden is fantastic where you can relax and drinking. The service is careful the the customer requests. Try it, you'll be satisfied!

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is centrally located and very safe. Staff are helpful but have little English if you had a problem. There are two lovely courtyards with rooms adjoining them. We had a room in the entrance courtyard so people were passing by and you could be seen if the door/shutters were open. The room is impressive with a vaulted ceiling...

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I am baffled at the positive reviews. For the price paid and compared to other hotels in Arequipa it's a complete rip off. The food was terrible and the room was beyond noisy. I could hear everything and was woken up at 6.30 because of the noise in he reflection area. I changed plans and wanted to check out early...

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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: £41 - £82 (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”
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