Take yourself off to one of Peru’s cultural hotspots Arequipa, by resting up in one of the boutique Casa Andina’s 40 rooms, which is neatly positioned on the former, historic ‘Casa de la Moneda’ landmark. Classic, authentic Casa Andina uses colonial colours with warm orange against white and showcases typical Arequipa exposed white brick interiors for that inspiring step back in time. Set in the heart of the ‘White City’, this 1794 mansion-turned-hotel is excellently located for you culture nuts to explore the city’s every highlight.
Just over a 10 minutes’ private shuttle service from Arequipa’s International airport and nestled on a quiet street in the city centre, you’ll find the Casa Andina. No longer than 10 minutes’ walk to nearly all of Arequipa’s major sites, notably the beautiful Plaza de Armas, the Casa Andina is the ideal hub for you to discover every corner of this historic city. Right next to the hotel, be amazed by Arequipa’s huge and iconic, blue and orange Santa Catalina monastery or head out toward Colca Canyon and see the Andean condor in the wild.
Comfortable and very charming, rooms at the Casa Andina are the perfect place to return to after a day out visiting the numerous museums and squares. Up-to-date with all mod cons, rooms are spacious and either overlook the colonial courtyard or the striking cityscape. Showcasing age-old Arequipa character, some are adorned with various authentic features, such as antique wardrobes and desks.
Why we like it
Arequipa is bursting with cultural attractions and there simply isn’t a better location than the Casa Andina for soaking all this up. For a genuine taste of Arequipa cuisine, dine at the Alma Restaurante, which aims to showcase the quintessential flavours of age-old Arequipa, fused with some international and tasty twists – try the Peruvian-style huevos for breakfast.