This stately Arequipa hotel is housed in the former Mint (Casa de la Moneda), a national historical monument built in 1794 and one of city’s most beautiful and traditional buildings. The original manor house was meticulously restored in 2008 and is located in the heart of Arequipa’s historic center, only three blocks away from the Main Square behind the famous Santa Catalina Convent.
Colonial Charm at the Casa Andina Premium Arequipa
The luxury hotel features high-vaulted ceilings, two wide colonial style courtyards, and a gourmet restaurant. The elegant decor and restored frescoes and murals are abound with colonial charm, yet the hotel features many modern conveniences like LCD TV’s and Wifi. Guests can enjoy excellent views of the magnificent El Misti volcano from the hotel’s fourth floor terrace.
The Casa Andina Premium Arequipa has 40 spacious and comfortable rooms, 5 of which are located in the original house while all the others are housed in an attached and newer 4 story building.
The Superior Rooms
Casa Andina Premium Arequipa has 29 superior rooms, which are all located at the back of the building the new modern block. The rooms are comfortable, and decorated in a classic, clean style with white walls and beds.
The hotel’s strength are its 5 luxury colonial suites. These accommodations bring guests back in time with traditional sillar (volcanic stone) walls, high ceilings, colonial style decorations and wrought iron windows.
There are 2 standard colonial suites, which are beautifully furnished as well as 2 larger senior colonial suites, which have a separate sitting area, generous bedrooms, and are designed in the style of a traditional colonial home.
The most luxurious room is the spacious imperial suite, fully equipped with a separate living room, an original wooden balcony, and views of beautiful Arequipa. Unlike any other hotel room, a stay in the imperial suite is something that guests never forget.
The hotel also has 6 standard suites in the back, modern building which are decorated similarly to the superior rooms, with a classic and clean style. The rooms are larger than their superior room neighbors, and have a sitting area as well as a king bed.