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La Casa Fitzcarraldo
Ranked #14 of 27 Hotels in Iquitos
Ballina, Australia
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“Very poor to terrible”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

This was a construction zone (July 2013). I had to close all curtains for any privacy from guests and workers passing by my windows in my ground floor room . Mahogany floors ? Mine were tiles with the so-called bathroom down a flight of stairs and no hot water to the hand-basin . The "dining room " was outside and consisted of two tables with bench seating and a jury-rigged light to eat by . The kitchen and bar were also outside and not very inviting although the food was quite good - the only saving grace !

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Were it not for the exotic connection with Werner Herzog, Mick Jagger and the 1982 film, this review would be less positive. The food was great and the staff very good, but the rooms are not well maintained - the floor was filthy and the bed sheets appeared not to have been changed between guests!! In addition, our pre-paid stay was added to the account in what looked like a clumsy attempt to double bill, which left a bad feeling all round.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

I stayed at the Casa Fitzcarraldo for one night in May 2013. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool and garden were very nice. They have a great treehouse in the garden, and when climbing in the treehouse I had a very close encounter with a sloth – fantastic! We stayed in the suite in the lower floor. It was comfortable, although a bit warm for sleeping – it would be nice to have air conditioning. The included breakfast was good. The location is a couple of kms from the center of Iquitos, but close to the port if you’re heading down the Amazon. The neighborhood around the hotel is quite poor. A moto taxi to the Plaza de Armas takes about 10 minutes and costs 3 soles. I also spent a night at a hotel in central Iquitos, which was less than half the price, had air conditioning, and was much more convenient for exploring. While I enjoyed the Casa Fitzcarraldo, especially the beautiful garden, I think I the next time I’m in Iquitos I will just stay in town.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lucerna, Luzern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Nice & quiet, with history & Fitz Carraldo Movie shown by the owner & producer Walter Saxer.

Unfortunatelly it looks like the casa has seen better days already - but still nice place, neat rooms and friendly staff.

Offered privat guided, 2-days 1 night jungle stay was - in my opinion - with about 300 US$ for 2 persons a little overpriced. I've seen better jungle by far.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

it's a little expensive, but the pool is clean and the hammocks and beautiful garden are great. unfortunately, the neighbors seem to burn a lot of trash, because a few times that i have been there, the smell of burning trash bothered me. this is probably not something that Fitzcarraldo can do anything about

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

La Casa Fitzcarraldo is probably the best place to stay in Iquitos. It is beautiful, filled with luscious plants and a few animals, an outdoor pool, lots of outdoor common areas, including a treehouse with wifi, and hammocks. It is beautifully decorated, the food is delicious (best "breakfast included" I've had in Peru, plus great menu items and a great bar), and the staff couldn't be kinder. They basically let us use our room for a whole extra day for free (instead of check out at 10am). Plus you can drink the tap water.
Slightly removed from the city (S/3 mototaxi from the plaza), but in my opinion that's a plus -- less noise and getting too and from the city is super easy.
Couldn't recommend it more! A great place to relax between jungle excursions, or just spend the day at the pool and eat here.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

We stayed at the blue room: spacious, with private bathroom, fan and views to the garden with swimming-pool. The outdoor area of the property definitely stands out and even those guests that do not sleep in, can enjoy the pool during the day for a reasonable fee. There are hammock areas and a very tall tree house, all surrounded by luscious Amazonic vegetation.

There is also a restaurant and bar by the pool, serving a variety of well-cooked and presented regional, national and international dishes. I'd recommend the charcoal grilled chicken or fish and the camu-camu juice (so refreshing!). Breakfast is served indoors in the dinning-room and consists of fruits, fresh fruit juice, eggs cooked to your liking, freshly brewed coffee, breads, pastries, spreads, cheese and cold cuts.

Although not in the very centre of Iquitos, Casa Fitzcarraldo is less than 10 minutes drive away, and moto-taxis are as available as they could be, during the day and night. We only used taxi from and to the airport, booked with the staff, at a reasonable fee.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Casa Fitzcarraldo
Address: Avenida La Marina 2153, Iquitos 16001, Peru
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Region: Peru > Loreto Region > Iquitos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #14 of 27 Hotels in Iquitos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — La Casa Fitzcarraldo 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LA CASA FITZCARRALDO, birthplace of the Werner Herzog films Fitzcarraldo & Aguirre, offers an unique and unrivaled housing and jungle oasis Whether you are coming to Iquitos for volunteer work, a jungle adventure, a medicinal Ayahuasca quest or just to get away from it all, we offer like-at-home accommodation , including the naturally cooled swimming pool without chlorine, thanks to ECOsmarte, the most advanced pool water treatment technology on the planet . If you are already in Iquitos, we are open from nine to six daily. Come enjoy our great food, drinks, & lounge about, even in our impressive four-level treehouse with panoramic views and great sunsets. A dense and diverse arrangement of indigenous plants and plenty of orchids highlight the property. Birdwatchers are often impressed with the species they come across, especially up top our tree house. At night you can hear our jungle chorus, unlike any hotel in Iquitos-Peru. ... more   less 
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