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Casa Arequipa was a neo-colonial home built for a wealthy family in the mid-20th century. The best local and imported materials were used in the construction, including the following:
Sillar, or crushed volcanic ash, from the surrounding volcanos for the walls;
Marble and mahagony for the floors;
Hand-crafted wrought iron for the interior fixtures.
In 2002, the house was transformed into a boutique bed and breakfast. Painstaking efforts were put into maintaining the original features of the building. Some modern features were added. The result is an alluring mix of Old World grandeur and contemporary amenities.
The interior of the house is dominated by a handsome lobby. It is furnished especially for lounging, while sipping cocktails, coffee, or tea. Fresh flowers and candles complete the romantic atmosphere.
The spacious top level dining room, furnished in hand-made wooden tables and chairs, is where breakfast is served every morning. The room’s big picture windows and an adjoining open-air roof deck offer dramatic views of the surrounding Andes mountains. Cocktails and dinner are also served here by special request.