The Ica desert is one of Peru's most arid regions, where rivers descending from the Andes are devoured by the sand before reaching the sea. These rivers give rise to subterranean streams that break the surface in certain areas, producing palm and huarango tree oases.
One of the most famous examples of these is the Huacachina oasis, located just minutes outside the city of Ica and an ideal spot for relaxing, engaging in ecological tourism and playing sports. In this unique place surrounded by sand dunes lies the Hostería Suiza, a hotel that stands out from the rest for its proven quality and personalized service.
The 30 guest rooms come in singles, doubles, twins, triples and quads which are appointed with private bathrooms, comfortable beds, chairs, wardrobes and large windows that let in plenty of natural light.
There's no better way to relax after a busy day of sand boarding and dune buggying than taking a refreshing dip in the pool surrounded by beautiful gardens. Attentive and friendly, the hotel staff are happy to assist guests at all times with tourist information, tour arrangements, transfers, luggage storage, safety deposit and 24-hour reception service.
The hotel is situated on the edge of the Huacachina lagoon in the city of Ica, just minutes from the city center. There is a good selection of quality restaurants around the lagoon and in the city center you'll find important shopping centers, stores, cafés and banks.
Food & Beverage
Each morning a complimentary American-style breakfast is served to all guests. The large restaurant has a lovely terrace next to the pool and offers a varied lunch and dinner menu consisting of excellent local, Peruvian and international cuisine. The bar serves the best pisco sour around as well as a comprehensive selection of other alcoholic drinks. Room service is available.
How To Get There
To get to the hotel from Ica's Plaza de Armas head west along José Matías Manzanilla Ave. and when you reach the rotary take Los Maestros Ave. south. Soon you'll reach another rotary, this time taking the first exit onto Ayabaca Ave. Head west along Ayabaca and take your first left onto Huacachina Ave. Follow Huacachina Ave. to the end and it will take you directly to the oasis. The hotel is located at the western end of the lagoon.
Amenities & Services
General:Family Friendly, Patio, 24-Hour Front Desk, 24-Hour Security, Ground-Floor Terrace, Cable/Satellite TV, Lounge Area, Breakfast, Restaurant, On-Site Parking (free), Bar, Express Check-In/Check-Out, Garden.
Services:Room Service, Fax, Computers with Internet Connection, Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Ironing Service, Tours and Excursions, Luggage Storage, Wake-Up Service, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Currency Exchange, Laundry Service, Taxi Service.
On-Site Activities:Sun Loungers, Outdoor Swimming Pool, BBQ Facilities, Sun Deck.
Nearby Attractions:Hiking, Vineyards and Wineries, 4x4 Driving, Historic Site, Wildlife Observation, Museum, Gastronomy, Canoeing/Kayaking, Camel-Back Riding, Lagoon, Sandboarding, Dune Buggies, Swimming, Sightseeing Tours, ATV Riding, Boating.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in time: 1pm
Check-out time: 12am
The hotel operates a non-smoking policy, but smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas.
Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.
Children under 5 years of age can stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Cribs for children under 2 years of age are available for free.
Accepted Credit Cards
Visa, MasterCard, American Express.
Traveler Reviews (7)
The guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at the Hostería Suiza. Below are opinions of guests that reflected their own experiences.
Only 2 gripes -- lots of mosquitoes inside of the room, and someone who looked like the owner refused to give us change for a bill.
Very well situated
Very Very nice and caring personels and staffs
Con : Almost no hot water
personel dont speak english
I will go back to this hotel
There's no AC, just a fan. Our room (12) was a bit warm, but with the fan we managed. We had a great view of the Laguna from our balcony, no noise or light problems whatsoever.
Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was served in the pool/garden area, very good. Great fresh coffee, fresh bread and eggs made to order.
No wifi, but we saw two computers around the lobby. Perhaps during high season they are up and running for use.
Overall we were very happy with this choice. Not cheap (for Peru standards), but probably the best around town (certainly our best option, since we wanted to be away from the noise and didn't want to stay at Mossoni).
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