The second largest city in Peru, Arequipa boasts an incredible number of places to visit. When travelling with kids, it is necessary to find a place where you can sit back and relax and let the kids entertain themselves for a few hours. Viva Air has compiled a list of some of the best hotels in Arequipa to stay at when travelling with children.

Posada El Castillo

Posada El Castillo (©Booking.com/ Website)

Located in a colonial style mansion, Posada El Castillo is seven blocks from the centre of the city, the Plaza de Armas. The hotel is a wonderful place to stay in the city, when travelling with children. Rooms have private balconies, with large doors opening into them from the room. The balcony provides wonderful views of the city. There is a swimming pool for kids to play in, while the parents can relax and keep an eye on them from the recliners lining the pool. Wi- Fi is available free of charge in all areas of the hotel. All rooms come with cable TV connections and private bathrooms with hot water available 24/7. Breakfast is included in the package and served every morning buffet style in the restaurant in the hotel premise. The hotel also has a shared barbeque facility set in the garden where families can grill up some food for dinner, or walk to one of the many restaurants in the city centre. There is also a library on- site with book exchange facility, where you can pick up a bedtime story book for the kids. There is also a sun terrace where you can soak up some sun in the all- round perfect weather of Arequipa. The hotel provides free parking, 24- hour front desk, luggage storage, safety deposit box and currency exchange services.

Price Range: $$

Address: Campos 105, Arequipa, Peru

Phone: +51 54 201828

Website: http://posadaelcastillo.site/

Travel time to airport: 30 minutes

Google Ratings: 4.6

TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.5

Hotel San Agustin Posada Del Monasterio

Hotel San Agustin Posada Del Monasterio (©Hotel San Agustin Posada Del Monasterio/ Website)

Located in the heart of the city, in front of the Convent of Santa Catalina, Hotel San Agustin Posada Del Monasterio is a traditional sillar (white volcanic rock) house. This house dates back to the 18th century and has been completely restored. The restoration was done in such a way, so as to preserve the architectural heritage with modern updates. The hotel provides free Wi- Fi in all areas of the hotel and buffet breakfast in the morning. There is a restaurant on the premise, with the capacity to seat 65 people and serves a variety of local and international cuisines. The rooms are non- smoking and the hotel has 24- hour security, making it safer for families. They have room service and laundry facilities. The staff are bilingual, making communication easier. Transport services are provided on request. Every room comes with cable TV, so kids can be entertained, when inside. The rooms have a hair dryer, telephones with national and international dialling, safe deposit box and heater. Extra beds and/ or cribs are available on request.

Price Range: $$

Address: Santa Catalina Street, 300, 054, Arequipa

Phone: +51 54 206565

Website: http://www.hotelessanagustin.com.pe/en/hotels/posada-monasterio-arequipa/

Travel time to airport: 28 minutes

Google Ratings: 4.1

TripAdvisor Ratings: 3.5

Queen’s Villa Hotel Boutique

Queen’s Villa Hotel Boutique (©Queen’s Villa Hotel Boutique/ Website)

A colonial mansion turned hotel, Queen’s Villa Hotel Boutique is six blocks the city’s main square and 2km from the Santa Catalina Monastery. The hotel has a garden and a pool where children can play and enjoy and a shaded area from where parents can relax under and keep an eye on them. All areas in the hotel have free Wi- Fi access and free parking is available on prior reservation. All rooms come with cable TV and room service. The cafeteria provides great buffet breakfast in the mornings, with indoor and outdoor seating options. The on- site restaurant specialises in Arequipen and Peruvian dishes. The terrace provides a great place to relax and panoramic views of the city and the volcanoes surrounding it. You can pick up a book to read to the kids at night from the hotel library. The hotel provides non- smoking rooms, luggage storage, 24- hour front desk, safety deposit box and ironing services. Laundry and shuttle services are available on additional charge.

Price Range: $$

Address: Calle Luna Pizarro 512 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru

Phone: +51 54 283060 / +51 54 235233

Website: https://www.queensvillahotel.com/en/

Travel time to airport: 30 minutes

Google Ratings: 4.4

TripAdvisor Ratings: 4.0

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