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Room with a Killer View: Sonesta Peru

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  Site Where: Portal de Flores 116, Arequipa, Peru
June 29, 2006 at 9:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

We are suckers for a room with a killer view. We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.

The Sonesta Hotel in Arequipa, Peru may be a glorified motel mostly serving tour groups in and out for a night, but they,ve got a view that would make most five-star hotels green with envy.

Located right on the Plaza de Armas in the "White City" of Peru, the Sonesta's building is a prime piece of real estate, but with accommodations under $80 a night. Rooms on the street side face the plaza, albeit through half-moon windows. The real killer view is from the shared balcony, however, which serves as the restaurant terrace and a bar, depending on the time of day.

This picture was shot at night, with the cathedral all lit up. In the daytime, haze permitting, there are beautiful mountains as a backdrop. Do some whitewater rafting, see Colca Canyon, or check out the city's strangest attraction: a mummified young woman who had apparently been sacrificed to the gods on top a frozen mountain. Then settle in here for a pisco sour, soaking up the view.

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· Sonesta reviews [TripAdvisor]