Casa Andina Private collection
The lengthy restoration unearthed numerous surprises, including original frescoes, reliefs, and even a chapel long hidden from view. Five spectacularly large suites have been ingeniously adapted: a unique architectural skylight shields the main courtyard from Arequipa’s intense sun, and 36 new rooms occupy a sleek modern adjunct structure off a second interior patio.
Brilliantly illuminated at night, the hotel is in the heart of Arequipa’s historic quarter, just around the corner from the magnificent 16th-century Santa Catalina Convent and only 3 blocks from Arequipa Plaza de Armas.
The 41 rooms are made up of superior rooms, suites, Senior suites and Imperial Suites. The Imperial and senior suites are full of historic character and occupy the original colonial manor house, while Superior Rooms and Suites are located over 4 floors of a newly but sensitively designed modern wing of the hotel, off the second colonial patio and with easy access to the terrace.
Belmont House, 23 New Street, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2BP