El Refugio

Putuco s/n, Chivay, Arequipa, Peru
El Refugio
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Hotel Description

Hidden in the dramatic landscape of the Colca Canyon at more than 10000 feet above sea level, the El Refugio resort offers a wide range of sports and adventure activities, as well as on-site facilities including a restaurant specialized in Andean cuisine, health club with thermal baths, piano lounge, outdoor swimming pool and sun loungers.

Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and transportation to downtown Chivay, fishing spots, the caves of Mollepunko or other local destinations.

The bungalow-style guest rooms feature white and olive-green interiors, parquet flooring, rich woodwork, panoramic valley views, private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations, and modern amenities like wireless Internet access and cable TV. Each morning, a complimentary full buffet breakfast with croissants, homemade pastries and regional jellies is served.

Amenities & Services


Cable/Satellite TV, Piano Bar, Garden, Lounge Area, Coffee Shop, On-Site Parking (free), Breakfast, Restaurant, 24-Hour Front Desk, 24-Hour Security, Ground-Floor Terrace, Fireplace.


In-Room Breakfast Option, Room Service, Wake-Up Service, Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Computers with Internet Connection, Laundry Service, Tours and Excursions.

On-Site Activities:

Outdoor Swimming Pool, Thermal Baths, Indoor Swimming Pool, Picnic Area, Orchard, Hot Tub, Sun Loungers.

Nearby Attractions:

Crafts Market, Trekking, Archeological Site, Hiking, Sightseeing Tours, Fishing, Bird Watching, Gastronomy, Wildlife Observation, National Park, Hot Springs, Canyon, 4x4 Driving, Horseback Riding.


English, Spanish.

Pick-up and Drop-off

Road Travel

Room rates include transfer from the bus terminal to the hotel.

Hotel Policy

Check-in and Check-out Times

Check-in time: 12am
Check-out time: 11am


The hotel does not operate a non-smoking policy.


Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.

Extra Beds

Children under 5 years of age can stay free of charge when using existing beds.

Accepted Credit Cards

Visa, MasterCard.

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