• Luxurious furnishings & contemporary style
  • Volcanic stone walls and vaulted ceilings
  • Perfectly placed in the heart of charming Arequipa
  • A menu inspired by local picanterías
  • Adventure to nearby volcanoes, canyons and high-altitude plains

This remarkable Relais & Châteaux property is both a historic parador-style estate and a contemporary hotel, set amid the colonial charms and mountainous scenery of Arequipa. Its traditional volcanic stone architecture and vaulted ceilings create a sense of timelessness, brought up to date with clean linens, unique furnishings and stylised sculptures. Perfectly placed in the heart of Arequipa, you'll be poised to explore the Peruvian wilderness, from deep canyons to rugged peaks, as well as the city itself.

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This unique hotel is a peaceful retreat, with just eleven rooms and a grand, spacious design. At the end of busy days spent among the high plains of the national reserve or touring the city's pretty streets, you'll want to retire to the tranquility and comfort of your room. Divided into three levels – Claustro, Aposento and Bóvedo, all the rooms guarantee an airy feel and plenty of amenities – including indulgent organic toiletries and a complimentary hamper.

When it comes to food, gastronomy is a key part of life in Arequipa; around every corner you'll find someone selling queso helado from a stall or a busy picantería serving local delicacies. Its this culture that Cirqa have adopted in their own restaurant, taking the region's spices and flavours to a new level. The result is a menu of contemporary dishes that still celebrates the history and traditions of Arequipa. And, guests can enjoy their food inside the stylish salón or in the sunshine on the terraza. Soon, Cirqa's rooftop organic garden will transform into an eatery with panoramic views, offering another perspective on the city and its surrounds.

Of course, the best part of the property has to be its location. And with welcoming staff on-hand to help you plan excursions seeking flamingos on the plains or rafting in the valley, you'll experience the wilder side of Peru in spectacular style.


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