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Hotel Costa del Sol Arequipa

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The luxury hotel originating from the

Hotel Costa del Sol Arequipa

The luxury hotel originating from the 'white city of Peru still has an attractive hacienda atmosphere and welcomes families traveling.
 
Arequipa, nicknamed the 'white city' because many of the original buildings were made of white stone, is the second-largest city in Peru and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by volcanoes and near the Colca Canyon, it has a beautiful square, rich colonial history, and a fantastic museum where the most famous mummies of the country reside. It is also a city of literature (Peruvian writer and politician Mario Vargas Llosa was born in Arequipa) and food (beloved Peruvian dishes like rocoto filler were created here).
 
Despite all that, it is easier to find a local craft beer in Arequipa than a hotel with more than three stars. However, walking about 15 minutes from the center of Arequipa to the lush and peaceful neighborhood of Selva Alegre and you will find what you are looking for.

 Hotel Costa del Sol Arequipa

Libertador Arequipa hotel reception
 
Built as a wealthy family's mansion, the property was transformed into a hotel by a Swiss company in the forties. The Libertador group bought that hotel in 1995 and began a top-down renovation and improved space. Now it has a small but useful gym with free weights and a wide range of machines, a spa with sauna and steam room (all free for guests), a fireplace
 
in the lobby that is lit in the cold winter months and almost 90 rooms in nine different categories.
 
The most recent renovation of the hotel occurred in 2013 when two million dollars were spent refreshing all areas and introducing the latest technology. For example, there is no dedicated business center, but MACs and PCs are provided for guest use in a desk-like area in the lobby.

 Hotel Costa del Sol Arequipa

Moments of elegance, such as intense colors, diffused light, a massive floral arrangement in the lobby, and carved wood and leather furniture in the rooms, give the hotel a real hacienda feel just minutes from the city center. Black and white photos of the natural and architectural beauty of the area, taken by a local photographer, add a local artistic touch to the hallways and rooms.
 
All rooms are carpeted and include IDocks and small refrigerators. Three of the suites — Libertador, Arequipa, and Misti — are worth the price for their amount of space. The Arequipa suite is the only room in the hotel with a private jacuzzi.
 
Liberator Arequipa suite
 
The hotel restaurant is called Los Robles in honor of the exceptional oaks of the ceiling. Chef Eduardo Sernaque is known in Arequipa for his commitment to regional and traditional food, he and his team take advantage of a small vegetable garden. Like all hotels in the Libertador group, it offers a large breakfast buffet, although the soundtrack of the country and western musak versions played every morning was a bit confusing.
 
There is an element of the hotel that has remained unchanged for decades. In 1947, the Ecuadorian government brought a Galapagos turtle as a gift to the then Peruvian president José Luis Bustamante y Rivero, who decided that the turtle, which was called Juanita, should live in the best hotel in his hometown, Arequipa. When the Liberator bought the property, Juanita came with her and the giant tortoise still walks around the five two hectares of the hotel. On weekends children have the opportunity to feed Juanita along with an alpaca named Marcelino.

  Hotel Costa del Sol Arequipa

Other family-friendly elements include a large playground on the hotel grounds, a pool with large shallow areas (and volcano views), and, in 2018, a new children's activity program called Juanita's Kids Club.

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Bolivar S / N, Alto Selva Alegre 04001, Arequipa

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