As mentioned in a previous review, I spent 3 weeks studying Spanish at the Arequipa Spanish school housed here. We did a home stay for most of the time but stayed in the hotel a few nights and also worked closely with the hotel staff for school related things as well as travel planning for our time in Peru. The ladies at the front desk are seriously the sweetest and most helpful hotel staff you could ask for! They helped us so much with every little thing and made us feel like family. The hotel itself is great for what you pay, it's simple but comfy and cozy and the garden is excellent. Armando runs a great operation. The only thing I can say negatively is that the public bathrooms need help! They are cold, the sink water is icy and there are no towels or hand dryers so you just have to dry your hands on your pants. Overall, a wonderful place to stay and an easy 8 min walk to the Plaza de Armas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa de Avila is a beautiful yet affordable Mansion Hostel. With all private rooms circling the courtyard garden. An oasis of green and tranquility. A social room, book exchange library and cafeteria in the garden ar part of the facilities available. Our staff is always willing to help you with your needs. Friendly environment. Several kinds of rooms to fit your needs and budget. All with free WiFi, hot showers 24/7, linen and towels. Very clean. It s also headquarter of the famous Peruvian Cooking Experience, the best hands on activity in the city. We also host a Spanish School. And our tour operator sister company gives us the chance to offer you the best local tours with great prices and service. It’s a family owned business, which in Peru means we have a stronger compromise to serve as best as possible to our guests. Welcome, you are invited to our house! ... more less
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