Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Mossone

Balneario de Huacachina s/n, Huacachina, Ica, Peru

Imagine life as it was in Huacachina's heyday in the original oasis hotel, with a picture-postcard location fronting the lagoon and gorgeous Spanish colonial–style architecture. Once dilapidated, and still a little rough around the edges, this 1920s mansion has regained some of its luster now that a Peruvian chain has taken it over, slapped on some paint, and renovated the rooms, retaining most of the original features. The internal courtyard is lined with tall ficus trees, and rooms look out onto gardens overflowing with flowers. The elegant English-style bar and restaurant have splendid lake views, and the restaurant serves better-than-average (though pricey) comida criolla (spicy regional cuisine).

PROS

  • fantastic lagoonside location
  • great pool
  • lounge bar is the best spot in town for watching the sun set over the dunes
  • bicycles and sandboards available

CONS

  • often full with tour groups

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
HistoricalViews
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 056-213–630 | 01-261–9605-in Lima

HOTEL DETAILS

32 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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