Ratings based on 56 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Costa Rica

Great experience!

Posted Jul 26, 2017
We stayed three nights at Casona Solar. Two were planned, the third one was not, as we found our bus to our next destination was cancelled. We had a great experience in Casona Solar, the rooms are clean, spacious, always have hot water and the WIFI works without any issues. The location of the hotel is about three blocks from the main square, and it is safe. What made the experience great though is the staff, with a special shout out to Joshua who literally commands the place. He is on top of everything, and is the most helpful person I have ever met. While in Peru we stayed in a total of 8 hotels and our entire family agrees that Casona Solar was by far the best one!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from new jersey

Close to square

Posted Jun 27, 2017
Pros: Very nice outdoor setting
Cons: Bathroom.
Bathroom need upgrade. Ref. Making noise. Door is not closing right.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 29, 2017 by Nataly Zárate Farfán., Hotel Management
Dear Guest: Team Casona Solar thank you for your comments you are sure to work on improving our facilities and services. We thank you for visiting our city and getting to know our culture.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from new jersey

Bathroom need upgrade. No heat in room . Cute

Posted Jun 27, 2017
Pros: Very nice location with cute arrangement .
Cons: Bathroom
Location: Square
Manager is very nice. Bathroom need upgrade. Heating will require as night get cold.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 29, 2017 by Nataly Zárate Farfán., Hotel Management
Dear Guest: Team Casona Solar thank you for your comments you are sure to work on improving our facilities and services. We thank you for visiting our city and getting to know our culture.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Okanagan Valley Canada

Lovely restored 1702 mansion close to city center!

Posted May 5, 2017
Outstanding hotel experience at the end of our Peru trip. This restored 300 year old former President of Peru "gentleman's home' is quiet and offers many beautiful areas to sit in one of two courtyards, join other guests for breakfast or a drink after touring Arequipa, or just retreat to a well appointed room with a great shower! The staff, especially Joshua, are polite and truly wanting you to have the best experience possible in their hotel and their magnificent city. The hotel is close to the Plaza de Armas, one of the most beautiful squares in Peru, with many amazing restaurants and cafes.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 29, 2017 by Nataly Zárate Farfán., Hotel Management
Dear Lori: Team casona solar are graateful for your coments and staying with us and enjoy our culture. Greetings from arequipa
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 2, 2017
The hotel manager was excellent: Always ahead of every desire we might have. The breakfasts were great. All was great
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Lima

Beautiful Colonial Building

Posted Jan 11, 2016
Pros: Rooms, courtyards and decor all lovely. Staff were helpful and attentive. Laundry service was very helpful.
Cons: Breakfast could be better managed.
Location: Central location with only a 5 minute walk to the Plaza de Armas. Monasterio de Santa Catalina is well worth a visit.
This hotel is a converted colonial mansion, with two central courtyards immediately off the bedrooms. The rooms are very nicely decorated with comfortable bedding and the volcanic stone (sillar) used for construction keeps the rooms cool and quite throughout the day, despite the heat in Arequipa. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful, attending to any request made with expedience. The hotel is in a central location, only a five minute walk from the main square - Plaza de Armas. Yet, despite the business of the streets outside the hotel, the heavy entrance doors gave the hotel a feeling of peaceful seclusion when needed. At times, the staff struggled to keep up with the demands of breakfast, but always endeavoured to meet the guests needs as quickly as possible. The hotel is reasonably priced, and I would happily stay there again, or recommend the hotel to any visiting Arequipa.
5 out of 5
by Anna from Manjimup

Amazing hotel in a private area.

Posted Aug 31, 2015 on Hotels
Lovely hotel in a nice quiet spot. Huge rooms just like the photos but not cold like other hotels we stayed in. Gorgeous courtyards and outdoor area. Friendly staff. Nice breakfast. Walking distance to everything but quiet and tucked away. Comfy beds and hot showers. Stay here!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Grand Rapids, MI

Colonial charm in a great location

Posted Jul 26, 2015
Pros: Friendly staff, location, and general ambiance.
Location: Close to the Plaza d'Armas. Wonderful authentic cevicheria one block away, "Foray Fay". The best we had in Peru. Also close to the Central Market.
We initially had a problem at check in as I had requested two beds (travelling with my teen aged son) through Expedia but was booked into a "matrimonial". There were no more rooms with two beds however the manager had one moved from another location to the hotel in order to accommodate us. I was very impressed by their willingness to resolve the problem and with good humor. The hotel itself is gorgeous with beautiful gardens and spotless rooms. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast included a lot of variety. Beds comfortable, hot water reliable. The hotel is a short walk from the main plaza, shops, restaurants, and major tourist sights.
5 out of 5
by Tatyana from NJ

Great place

Posted Jun 22, 2015 on Hotels
We had a very relaxing stay at this hotel. Instead of the triple room for the three of us, we were given a room with four beds. Two of the beds were on the ground level and there was a staircase to the second floor with two additional beds. It was the most spacious room! The WiFi works only outside of the room, but we didn't mind as the grounds of the hotel are very beautiful with comfortable chairs to relax outside. The shower was amazing, very strong with plenty of hot water. There was no hair dryer in the room, but when I asked for one, the hotel employee brought it to me immediately. It was very pleasant to relax at Casona Solar at the end of our travels in Peru.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Barrington, Australia

Water situation

Posted Jun 13, 2015 on Wotif
Pros: The hotel has a nice courtyard in which you can soak up the sun. WiFi is only available in the courtyards and hotel lobby and restaurant.
Cons: WiFi could be extended for the use in guests rooms.
Location: The hotel is within walking distance to the Plaza de Armas.
Unfortunately when we arrived Arequipa had been without water for 2 days. The hotel tried their best to make up for this shortcoming by supplying large containers of bottled water.