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Hostal la Casona Monsante

Hostal la Casona Monsante

Modest but very spacious hotel in a carefully restored 19th century building peppered with antiques and colonial-style paintings.

The simple, typically Peruvian Hostel la Casona Monsante is one of the few decent accommodation options in off-the-beaten-track Chachapoyas. The high-ceilinged guestrooms are very spacious and quiet, and the bathrooms are modern with reliable hot water.

The hotel is housed within a 19th century former residence, which has been restored with care. Antiques and colonial-style paintings adorn the common areas, while white walls and tiled floors keep the overall aesthetic clean and unfussy. There is an attractive orchid garden in the courtyard.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • "We were so thrilled to have the 3 nights in Cusco - a) we all LOVED La Casona so much (the amazing bathrooms, the fireplaces (lit) in the bedrooms, the staff, the ambience, etc, and b) we SO enjoyed all the amazing restaurants in Cusco (we are food and wine lovers, so had a great time!). Machu Picchu was absolutely AMAZING too - something to remember forever. We did love Hotel B in Lima too, but of course we were jet-lagged and only there for 1 night....We had an amazing time in Peru - the highlight being Machu Picchu. I would strongly suggest that people should stay at the Sanctuary Lodge at the site to get the best from the experience. We loved Peru - and really loved Cusco."

    JH, London
  • Most Memorable Moments?: Seeing a forest of Puyas de Raimondi near Huarez The trek from Ascobamba to Pillcocancha particularly the hospitality of the campesinos and watching cows being milked by hand. The visit to Tarmatambo visiting the ruins and being approached by a small boy called Kevin who persuaded his mother to give us lunch. Having a small face carved for me at Molinos near Jauja by a woodcarver. He wouldn't take any money.

    RM, London
  • Highlights?: White water rafting on the Urabamba river, Pirahna fishing and the lake titicaca tour.

    MH, London
  • Highlights: So many . Cuzco ,explora stay in Sacred Valley ( including amazing hikes) , Macchu Picchu , lunch at AStrid y Gaston in LIma.

    MO, London
  • Most Memorable Moment?: Every step of the way was amazing... But Machu Picchu was undeniably the crown jewel of the trip

    JB,
  • Peru is one of those countries that becomes memorable on so many levels. Each place I visited made my heart miss a beat I simply loved it all( I also loved my visit to the taquile and eat with the local people, the food was amazing and people simply beautiful.)

    DC, London
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