Chavín Turístico Hostal & Restaurante
The Chavín Turístico Hostal & Restaurant is a family-owned inn just 3 blocks from the town's famous pre-Inca archaeological site. This award-winning establishment offers comfortable accommodations, a full-service restaurant, property-wide Wi-Fi access and covered private parking.
The 8 guest rooms are equipped with either double or twin beds, and include bathrooms with ample hot water and plasma TVs with satellite programming. The on-site restaurant provides room service, while laundry and ironing services are available as well.
A large collage of local plants, animals and local attractions covers an entire wall in the dining area. Traditional brick archways open to a colorful plant- and flower-filled courtyard. The front desk can assist in arranging for transportation and tour excursions.
This area's main attraction is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Chavín de Huantar ruins. It served as a religious center for native civilization that existed long before the more well known Incas. The archeological site extends from an ancient temple.
Among the ruins area circular plaza where meetings and religious rituals were carried out. The main temple pyramid sits over a maze of underground passages that lead to a 15-foot granite obelisk which displays intricate animistic carvings representing the spiritual beliefs of the Chavín people.
Buildings and staircases constructed of black granite and white limestone can be seen as well. On the other side of the town is the Chavín National Museum. Many displays of intricate pottery, stone carvings, and even primitive tools help to bring the Chavín culture to life.
The Chavín Hot Spring (Banos Termales de Chavín) is close to here, and open from 8 am to 6 pm. It has five private baths that are cleaned and filled with hot water between every use. Peru Llama Trek leads many adventure tours throughout the surrounding countryside. There is a bus stop within a-five minute walk from the inn.
Food & Beverage
Locally grown bananas and avocados, fresh breads, and fried eggs are just some of the foods to be found in the complimentary breakfast buffet. The inn's restaurant has created an impressive menu of traditional Peruvian delicacies prepared with the freshest ingredients. Chavín's fish, chicken, and guinea pig dishes are popular among locals and tourists alike. Juices, soda, and alcoholic drinks can also be ordered.
How To Get There
The Chavín Turístico Hostal is located down a side-street, just off of Jr. 17 de Enero Sur, at number 439. From the Chavín de Huántar bus terminal, head south one block, then turn right. Take the next left. Continue along this road for seven blocks, then turn right. The next cross-street will be Jr. 17 de Enero Sur, where the hostel should be visible. The Huánuco Airport is roughly 125 miles east of here.
Amenities & Services
General:Meeting/Banquet Facilities, 24-Hour Front Desk, Café, Ground-Floor Terrace, Breakfast, Cable/Satellite TV, Lounge Area, Express Check-In/Check-Out, Bar, Welcome Drink, Garden, Patio, On-Site Parking (free), Restaurant, 24-Hour Security.
Services:Taxi Service, Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Tours and Excursions, Wake-Up Service, Room Service, Currency Exchange, Fax, Laundry Service, Medical Assistance, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Ironing Service.
On-Site Activities:Thermal Baths.
Nearby Attractions:Forest, Historic Site, Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, Gastronomy, Horseback Riding, Trekking, Archeological Site, 4x4 Driving, Mountaineering, Museum.
Pick-up and Drop-off
Room rates include transfer from the bus terminal to the hotel.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in time: 1pm
Check-out time: 12am
Smoking is permitted in the guest rooms, but not in the communal areas.
Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.
Children under 4 years of age can stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Extra beds for children under 18 years of age are available at a surcharge of USD 20.
Extra beds for adults are available at a surcharge of USD 23.
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