La Casa de Melgar has hotel rooms inside an 18th century building. This means thick walls, curved ceilings, three patios and open hallways. The style also blends Spanish and indigenous. The rooms downstairs (around the patio, where you can eat you''re breakfast or plan the next part of your trip) are original, with highdomed ceilings. Further to the back are newer rooms, build in the old style. They are rather noisy, though.
The location is perfect. One block down is Santa Catalina, the famous must-see monestary. If you turn the second corner to the left, you''ll walk straight on to the Plaza de Armas, which in Arequipa is especially beautiful with lots of restaurants.