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Casa Andina Private Collection, Arequipa

Casa Andina Private Collection, Arequipa

In the heart of Arequipa’s historic district, you will find the hotel on a quiet street, just around the corner from the renowned 16th Century Santa Catalina Convent. One a sillar (white volcanic rock) colonial mansion, it now holds the former 1794 Casa de la Moneda – Mint House, and acts almost like a museum.

Remodelled in 2008, the hotel now provides luxurious accommodation for its guests, using old frescoes and relics unearthed during the renovation to emphasise it character. There was even a chapel discovered which had been long buried away from sight. 

Featuring colonial courtyards and high vaulted ceilings as well as a gourmet restaurant, this is an elegant place to stay surrounded by amazing scenery.

Casa Andina Private Collection, Arequipa detail

Style

A renovated colonial mansion, now providing luxurious accommodation to guests ranging from Superior Rooms to the Imperial Suite.

Setting

Among the areas best shopping and restaurants, just 3 blocks from Arequipa’s Plaza de Armas. From the hotel there are great views of the snow capped volcanoes surrounding this wonderfully historic city.

Accommodation & Facilities

There are 30 superior rooms, 8 suites, 2 senior suites and 1 imperial suite. The suites are slightly larger than the superior rooms and offer a separate sitting area. The senior suites are larger still and are decorated with a more rustic theme, including some very valuable colonial paintings and period antiques. The Imperial suite is a full 54m² and features extraordinary views from the second floor as well as its very own private entrance. There is also a large living room, Jacuzzi with views over the principle interior patio and a long original colonial wooden balcony. The superior rooms and suites are located in the modern wing of the hotel whereas the senior suites and imperial suite are in the original colonial manner house and are steeped in character.

There is an excellent colonial style bar, elegant restaurant and a terrace deck on the 4th floor with views over the Cathedral and El Misti volcano. The front desk is available 24 hours a day; there is also room service from 6am to 11pm, a laundry service, medical assistance and free high speed Wi-Fi. The hotel also features corporate facilities for business meetings and conferences.

Dining

The restaurant is in the main, original manner house and takes up 2 rooms within its think sillar walls. The menu features the chefs own twist on Arequipa cuisine.

Activities

Arequipa is an elegant city and well worth exploring, there are manor houses, churches, cathedrals and a collection of buildings made from the native white volcanic stone (sillar). There are also the string of snow capped volcanoes encompassing the city to absorb and many outdoor activities to take advantage of such as biking, white water rafting and nature walks.

Child Policy

Children welcome.

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