Fodor's Expert Review La Casa de Melgar

Melgar 108, Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru

In a beautiful tiled courtyard surrounded by fragrant blossoms and dotted with trees, this 18th-century home is believed to have been a one-time temporary residence of Mariano Melgar, Peru's most romantic 19th-century poet. Each room in this Spanish colonial has its own historic charm, such as towering, vaulted brick ceilings, and original walls, doors, windows, and some furnishings dating from colonial times. An Italian-style trattoria just off the lobby offers homemade pastas and pizzas.

PROS

  • high on the charm scale
  • garden is great for relaxing
  • close to shops and restaurants

CONS

  • rooms can get cold in rainy season
  • some rooms are small or have thin walls
  • front desk staff can be curt

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 054-222–459

HOTEL DETAILS

31 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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