The Hoteles Benavides is a good hotel choice for tourists and business travelers coming to this city in the Andes. This attractive Arequipa hotel offers warm hospitality in a quiet residential area, just across the street from Selva Alegre Park. The Hoteles Benavides has received good reviews for its clean, comfortable rooms and its gracious service. Its restaurant prepares both international and Peruvian cuisine, and you can choose between a continental breakfast, an American breakfast, and a breakfast buffet in the coffee shop. In the Sky Room, you can play board games, watch TV, or sing karaoke while enjoying panoramic views of Arequipa and the 3 volcanic cones that surround it, called El Misti, Nevado Chachani, and Pichu Pichu. Among the hotel amenities are 24 hour room service, laundry service, an internet corner, and a parking garage. Located on a quiet side street, the Hoteles Benavides has an excellent location in close proximity to the historic centre of Arequipa, often called La Ciudad Blanca (The White City) for its beautiful colonial-era Spanish buildings constructed of white volcanic stone. The hotel is just across the street from the Juan de la Torre bus station and a short walk from San Pablo Catholic University ( Universidad Católica San Pablo ). Approx. 2 km/1.2 miles to the south are the Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa and other historic attractions around the main square, the Plaza de Armas.
Cons: We didn't have a minibar so I asked a couple of times for something to drink to be brought to my room and they did't had any. I had to go to the nearby store to get a bottle of water myself. ...
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: Problem with hot water system cold shower no big deal