Hotel Casona Solar

Top choice hotel in Arequipa
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This gorgeous ‘secret garden’ is situated – incredibly given its tranquility – only three blocks from Arequipa's main square. Grand 18th-century rooms are crafted from huge sillar (white volcanic rock) stones, some with mezzanine bedrooms. The service (same-day laundry, bus reservations, free airline check-in) is equally dazzling. One of the city's best places to stay.

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Quick description

Set in a refurbished colonial house dating from 1702, Casona Solar has rooms with chic décor. There is a picturesque Spanish courtyard and free WiFi. The hotel is situated in the heart of Arequipa, 250 metres off the main square nearby the museum district and commercial area. In addition the hotel has special trekking and Colca tours. Hotel Casona Solar has rooms with flat-screen cable TV and private bathrooms with showers. Some of them feature city or patio views and are styled with fireplaces and exposed antique bricks made of volcanic stone. Studio apartments and suites include kitchen facilities. La Merced Church is a 2-minute walk and the tour desk is happy to provide advise for visiting the highlights of the city. Shuttle services, including to Rodriguez Ballon International Airport, located 7 km away, are possible for an extra fee.

Important information

Please note shuttle services are available for an extra fee. Based on local tax laws, Peruvian citizens (and foreigners staying more than 59 days in Peru) must pay an additional fee of 18%. To be exempt from this 18% additional fee (IVA), a copy of the immigration card and passport must be presented. Please note both documents are required for fee exemption. Guests who are not able to present both documents will be required to pay the fee. Foreign business travellers who require a printed invoice, will also be charged the additional 18% regardless of the length of their stay in Peru. This fee is not automatically calculated in the total costs for the reservation.


  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Newspapers


  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Snack bar
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Cashless payment available
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Sun terrace
  • Family rooms
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Children television networks
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Garden
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Designated smoking area
  • Bridal suite
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Terrace
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Solarium
  • Security alarm
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Trouser press
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Library
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Soundproof rooms
  • First aid kit available
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Tour desk
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Cctv outside property
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Internet services
  • Walking tours
  • Smoke alarms
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Wifi
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Breakfast takeaway containers
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Free WiFi available


  • Massage


  • Room service
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Concierge service
  • 24-hour front desk