Located in the southern highlands, the terrain surrounding Arequipa provides plenty of opportunity for hiking and mountain biking. Nearby Casa Andina, you can walk to many of the city’s main attractions. Be sure to visit the Catedral Arequipa, Arequipa’s most persistent monument. Originally built in 1544, earthquakes, erupting volcanoes, and fires have necessitated several reconstructions. There is a museum inside the cathedral where you can learn more about this building’s dramatic history.
Built in the 18th century to serve as Peru’s Mint, the Casa Andina building has been comfortably repurposed with 40 guest rooms. The hotel’s past is most visible in the lobby, with its stately columns and high ceilings. Unwind on the lobby’s comfortable furniture or in the hotel’s courtyard, which was designed to echo the colonial style that dominates Arequipa. For your convenience, an ATM is located in the lobby.
In the morning, you can help yourself to the breakfast buffet. Lunch and dinner are served a la carte at Alma, the hotel's cheerful and brightly-lit restaurant. Alma offers a variety of Peruvian and international cuisine, designed to please every palette. Avail yourself of the dry sauna for a little steamy comfort, or book a masseuse at the hotel to relieve any of the after-effects of your active adventures in the nearby mountains.
Rooms are decorated in bold hues of orange and red, broken up with white linens and floral arrangements. All rooms at Casa Andina are non-smoking, and each comes with its own safety deposit box. Air conditioning and heating keep rooms comfortable throughout the year. You’ll have access to an LED TV and Wi-Fi in the room. You can also surf the web at the Internet center, which is a nice spot to collect your thoughts at the end of the day.
Let the hotel take care of your laundry and dry cleaning needs with their same-day service. You can keep your clothes neat with the iron provided in your room.