Arequipa is one of the more picturesque locales in Peru, thanks largely to its location right next to a volcano. The White City, as its known, is beloved for its stunning architecture, abundant wildlife and plenty of swanky places to stay. While Hotel Costa del Sol is certainly above average, it’s not exactly The Ritz-Carlton.
The rooms at Hotel Costa del Sol are average in size, though they offer a variety of suites to choose from that offer more space than your standard double. The structure itself is older so it doesn’t boast many luxuries, but the building is well kept. The surrounding gardens of the hotel are its greatest asset, and sitting outside by the pool is very much a relaxing experience. Don’t be surprised if a random alpaca stumbles by as you soak up some sun.
The breakfast is nothing special, but offers more than enough to fill you up and get you going in the morning. There’s also an on-site restaurant that offers room service 24/7, though the food is fairly mediocre. The bar here does offer a fun atmosphere and great drinks. Other amenities include a spa and fitness center, both of average size.
What I liked most about Hotel Costa del Sol is it’s only a 10-minute walk from most of the city’s biggest attractions, as well as dining and shopping. It’s a Wyndham hotel so you can expect a professional and courteous staff. It’s classified as a 5-star hotel, but I’m not sure it earns the rating.
The Hotel Costa del Sol is best described as serviceable. I’d stay here again, but wouldn’t purposely seek it out if I found a better deal somewhere else.
Hotel Costa del Sol Arequipa
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