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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Like many other reviewers I was here just prior to a bike tour. The hotel is in a compound so extra safe, it has decent sized rooms and is in a quiet location. The bathroom is a bit dated and the shower a bit average but was overall ok. Note there is no heating or cooling as people in Arequipa... More 

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St Christophe d'Arthabaska
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62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Stayed here before and after motorcycle trip organized by Peru Motors. Rooms are clean. Staff pleasant, good english, and helpful. Lovely backyard. Breakfast simple but good and fresh. Safe location with fully fenced and guided property. Place to park.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We felt welcome from the start and had a room with exit to the garden on the ground floor, good service provided although the breakfast could be a bit more expanded. Nice quiet area and reception will get you a taxi to the center at a decent price.

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Hamburg, Germany
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Having had some more or less comfortable experiences with hotels in Peru during the last weeks, La Gruta was by far the best one in all categories. A new hotel with large rooms, enclosed in a secure area with a nice small garden to sit after a visiting program and relax, with a nice and tasty breakfast, nice service, thats... More 

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Noosa Heads
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607 reviews
211 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

I only stayed here as part of a motorbike tour for one night so can't really comment too much in terms of a longer stay. It has comfy rooms, a nice atmosphere and good wifi and bathroom - what more do you need ? I thought it was a bit far from the main square for my liking - I... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This hotel is in a nice area of Arequipa with lots of security. It is only a short walk from the centre but not too far. The room is nice and the garden is lovely. The shower is excellent and the wifi fast. Breakfast is good but nothing special. We were able to leave our bags at reception for the... More 

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NY
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130 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Very pretty hotel in a very quiet neighborhood. Friendly staff. My room was large and very comfortable. Only downside was that it was just off the lobby and opened onto a courtyard that was a passage to other rooms so I needed to keep the drapes closed to have any privacy. Comfortable outside space and decent breakfast. It's a 10-15... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We have just finished a two week stay at La Gruta. We thoroughly enjoyed this hotel since the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and the shower is very good. We stayed in a suite and found the rate to be very reasonable, since it included transportation to and from the airport and also a... More 

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171 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here at the end of our motorcycle trip through Peru. Not a coincidence since the hotel owners also run PeruMotors for excellent motorcycle tours. The hotel is in a quiet residential neighborhood in easy walking distance from the main square. Makes for a nice combination of quiet sleeping and being close to the attractions of Arequipa in walking distance.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Set in a really quiet and safe neighbourhood, the price was fairly reasonable. Clean room with really good showers. Only downside was when I booked it, it said king and they gave us a double and single and didn't really understand what I meant when I questioned it but nonetheless they were extremely helpful.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This hotel with beautiful gardens is located in an elegant residential area, yet only a few minutes away from the colonial city and commercial area. La Gruta has a helpful and friendly atmosphere, with large clean and very comfortable carpeted rooms. Highly recommended by the Lonely Planet - Peru, in its fourth edition of March 2000 (p.199), among the top-end places to stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Gruta Hotel

Address: Calle La Gruta 304 | Selva Alegre, Arequipa, Peru
Region: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Price Range: $66 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Gruta Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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#14 Business Hotel in Arequipa
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“ask for view on the courtyard: lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles vajulie, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“choose rooms that are in front of teh hotel, not in the back of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles TimoteoA_13, 25 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Peruvians are short people. Therefore their beds are a little on the shorter side. My husband and I shared a double bed, but because we are so tall (and the bed so short) it was a little tight. No problem though - it was snuggly. There is no AC or heat, but it wasn't that big of a deal. I think that is typical for Peru anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles MichelleO455, 3 Sep 2012 | Read review
“All rooms are probably quite good.”
 of 5 bubbles jauntingbrisbane2, 2 Sep 2012 | Read review
“I know for sure that rooms 202 and 204 have a view of the garden!”
 of 5 bubbles KristinS957, 14 May 2012 | Read review
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