Designed by the same exceptionally talented team behind Titilaka Hotel in Puno, the exquisite Cirqa is a new luxury boutique in the White City of Arequipa in southern Peru.
Celebrating the tradition of hospitality that defined the history of this historic building’s old ‘parador’ where monks would receive weary travellers, Cirqa Arequipa offers a cosy and authentically Andean experience with all the finesse of sophisticated modern luxury service.
Offering just 11 charming rooms set around two colonial-style outdoor patios, Cirqa Arequipa’s stylish accommodations occupy part of the former San Agustín Church and great care has been taken to renovate the property showing the utmost respect for the site’s immense architectural heritage. Showcasing the typical arched doorways, column-lined walkways and volcanic sillar rock typical of Arequipa’s most famous colonial edifices, the hotel allows guests to take a step into the history of this fascinating city.
Located just a 25-minute drive from the local airport and a block away from the city’s most iconic attractions, a stay at Cirqa Arequipa places you well for independent exploration of the historic city centre. Enjoy the 360-degree view of the city from the rooftop eatery (open also to the public) and admire the cathedral and Misti volcano peak from the comfort of your hotel with a glass of sumptuous wine in hand. Additional facilities at the hotel include an indulgent Spa room, a rooftop terrace, a dining room exclusive for guests’ use and a secluded patio with a heated plunge pool. Full-house booking is also possible for those looking for an exclusive retreat with family and friends.
Executive chef María Fe García, also responsible for the innovative cuisine at sister-hotel, Titilaka; offers a varied menu of forward-thinking dishes that celebrate the quality of local ingredients and southern Peru’s rich culinary traditions along with internationally appreciated classics. The kitchen serves delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner using produce typical of the region and ingredients sourced from the hotel’s own organic rooftop garden.
For a contemporary luxury experience accented with an abundance of authentic Peruvian character, Cirqa is the perfect choice in Arequipa.