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La Fuente Arequipena
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La Fuente Arequipena
Ranked #86 of 176 Arequipa B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 February 2012

La Fuente A, is opposite a park and on a low traffic road. To sit outside and have breakfast, look into the park and beyond the snow capped mountains was a treat. This is a truly professional business run by a family who care. One night in our stay the family had a birthday party, we could hear singing of Happy Birthday in Spanish, "my first time". A little while later a knock at our door with two pieces of cake, so Yummy.
Breakfast is great, a home blend of coffee and juice, local breads. Access to old town is dead easy and quiet safe coming home at night after a local meal. Wi Fi etc, it has all you need for a nice comfortable stay.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

Hassle-free, homely and very friendly is how I could describe Señora Milenka property. As others have noted, guests are their most important matter. Hostel is located in front of a big park where you can take a morning stroll. The main plaza and most of touristic attractions in the city itself are a few minutes away walking (literally, 10 min); or you can always take a taxi for under 1-2 dollars. Away from the noise of downtown hotels and the pollution of the city center, it's a big plus. While the hotel does not have a restaurant, they can fix you a sandwich and fruit juice easily. Most places to eat are in nearby downtown; but Milenka can also order a pizza, burger or pasta delivery for you. Don't forget to ask for a 'maracuya con leche', one of the best I've had. In talking to Señora Milenka, I learn that her family have been hoteliers for at least 2-3 generations and it shows. If you are traveling to Puno, she can recommend one of her sisters locales. One big example of her care is as follows: another traveler's sister was stomach sick in her room and this traveler was trying to figure out how to get something to eat for both, would have to be something special. Milenka immediately offered to prepare special sandwiches and juice such that it would provide the nutrition and yet be soft enough to the stomach that it would be fine.
They can also arrange for airport pickup, order you a safe taxi to go back to airport, bus terminal, etc.
Property has ample rooms (about double the size of a 3-star European property in a major city), clean, quiet. Private bathrooms are the norm in Peru, and these ones are good and clean, hot water all the time.
I only stayed one night as this visit to Arequipa was more on the business side; but I will be returning to Milenka's property next year with my wife, this time for several days.
I can easily say that this hotel is one of the best I've been in a 3-star category within Rome, Paris, Madrid, Krakow, Stockholm, etc. For a US comparison, think Holiday Inn but keep in mind this is not a hotel chain nor a motel, thus you will get a more personalized stay.

Room Tip: No elevator, if you have problems going up the stairs, request a 1st floor room from the beginning
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

We were traveling with a group of six and everything about this place was fantastic. The owners, Milenka and Joe, were very friendly and willing to accommodate any reasonable request with pleasure. It was obvious to us that their guests are extremely important to them. The location is great, located across from a park and relatively quiet from traffic, allowing the air to be clean and pleasant. It is also only a short walk or easy cab ride to the plaza, or square. The entire place is extremely clean. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: 2nd floor facing the park
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at La Fuente Arequipena for two nights. Over the course of a few weeks, we stayed at numerous hotels across Peru and La Fuente Arequipena was our favourite of all of these. The location is excellent, and the owners of the hotel went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay. They were kind, thoughtful, helpful, and pleasant at all times and we would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

We stayed at La fuente arequipa for one night during our trip in Peru. This is the 4th hotel we've been to and its hands down the best so far. It had everything we needed: WIFI internet, safe location and helpful staff. The rooms were clean (they replaced our towels even for a 1 night stay) the staff provided excellent trip and food recommendations within Arequipa, and even helped us order a taxi and bargain for a great rate to various arequipa attractions. We felt really cared for. I would definitely come back to this place.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 14 January 2011

We stayed in La Fuente Arequipena in July 2010.
My spouse got ill on the way to Arequipa, that's why we had to prolong our stay in this beautiful city (from two days to one whole week). We stayed one night at the Hotel Inkari, which wasn't at all what we were looking for. We relocated to La Fuente because of the good reviews here (Although it is a bit more expensive than the Inkari = 90 Soles). But it was the right choice! The owners cared for us as we were family members. We felt like home and real secure. They organised a very nice and capable doctor, who managed to heal my spouse before we got to leave South America. We've been able to visit Machu Picchu instead of returning back home. We are very grateful for this :)
Location of the hotel is a bit outside of town in a very quiet part of Arequipa, but still only 5 minutes to La Plaza Mayor by cab (2-3 Soles) or 12 minutes walking. To the Terrapuerto 6 Soles approx. 30 minutes.
Our room (# 203 for 55 USD) was spacious (20 m2), always hot water, a king-size bed, breakfast extensive (incl. also eggs and mate de coca), cable TV (even HBO = very important if you have fever).
We were highly satisfied with the service :)
Thank you La Fuente Arequipena! You saved our Peru trip!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2011

We just visited Arequipa during Christmas vacation. Stayed in La Fuente Arequipna for couple of nights. This is a family owned hotel. Milenka, the owner was very helpful. She arranged taxi for transportation. Also every morning we were served with fresh home made juice and breakfast of our choice. Rooms were nice and clean. It was like staying in our close family's home.

I would recommend this to anyone visiting Arequipa.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about La Fuente Arequipena

Address: Av. Mrcal Benavides 205 Urb.Selva Alegre(frente Parque Selva Alegre), Arequipa 01, Peru
Region: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #86 of 176 B&Bs / Inns in Arequipa
Price Range: £34 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Fuente Arequipena 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hostal is located 5 minutes from the center of the city, in front of the Selva Alegre Park; one of the few remaining green spaces in the city of AREQUIPA, and an opportunity for even greater relaxation, as we are away from the bustle of traffic and the movement and noise of Arequipa’s nightlife. Our location in front of the Selva Alegre Park also allows us to take advantage of opportunities for outdoor activities, such as; jogging, bicycling, and walking, among others ... more   less 
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