If you don’t want to stay in a lodge in the depths of the Peruvian Amazon, or merely just want to experience city life in the rainforest before your Amazon river cruise, the city of Iquitos in Peru’s Loreto department has much to offer visitors culturally and historically, but is rather limited when it comes to hotel options to consider. Here we take a look at the best hotels in Iquitos for the most enjoyable of overnight stays in this bustling jungle city.
La Casa Morey offers honeymooners or those looking for a romantic interlude a stylish and beautiful setting. In the spirit of the best bed-and-breakfast lodgings, La Casa Morey offers large, beautifully appointed rooms in one of Iquitos’ historic, converted mansions. All the rooms and suites have air-conditioning and comfortable bathrooms. The hotel has an elegant dining room and full bar. There is a pool outside in the romantic courtyard, for those who need to refresh after a day exploring the Amazon rainforest. The location of the hotel is perfect, too, adjacent to the Amazon river and close to restaurants and sightseeing. Couples, especially, will love a stay at La Casa Morey.
Website: Casa Morey
Located in the heart of Iquitos off the main plaza and within walking distance of all the main attractions, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel offers the most luxurious accommodations in Iquitos, each of the rooms contain a TV, mini-fridge, en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, desk and safe. The hotel offers a range of different amenities, including views out over the Amazon river and a gorgeous outdoor pool where guests can soak up some sunshine and relax. The hotel also has a poolside bar to keep you hydrated while you swim and an on-site wellness center where guests will be able to indulge in a spot of pampering.
Website: DoubleTree By Hilton Iquitos
The El Dorado Classic Hotel is located only half a block from the main square in Iquitos, and 15 minutes away from the airport and is a great option if you want to combine value for your money. Buffet breakfast is included, and all rooms and suites are very cozy and comfortable, providing guests with everything they might need for their stay in Iquitos. The hotel encourages guests to take the 25 minute trip to the touristic Quistococha Zoo, which houses amazonian animals: Jaguars, Pumas and Pink River Dolphins, just to name a few.
Phone: +51 6523 2574
Website: El Dorado Classic Hotel
The El Dorado Express is the third hotel from the El Dorado group in Iquitos. It is one of the newer hotels, and most economical out of the group. Rooms have a TV, internet access and hot water. There is also a restaurant located on the main floor. Staff here are multilingual, and are eager to assist you with your trip to Iquitos and the Amazon rainforest.
Phone: +51 6523 5718
Website: El Dorado Express
Located two blocks from the Malecon and lively Plaza 28 de Julio, this small hotel has comfy, air-conditioned rooms and gets great reviews from couples for its convenience to restaurants. Its standout feature is the focal bright inner courtyard with swimming pool which creates an oasis of calm in the bustle of the city and is great to dip in and cool off in the humidity of Iquitos. Some rooms can be a little noisy though if road facing.
Phone: +51 6523 1983
Website: Victoria Regia
It’s always nice to find accommodations that work just as well for couples as they do for families; and that description perfectly fits Nativa Apartments. Nativa Apartments is just what you will need regardless of whether you are visiting Iquitos for 1 week, or plan to say for several months. Each suite has a kitchenette, full bath, air-conditioning, and free internet. A central courtyard offers guests a quiet place to read or just relax, surrounded by tropical Amazonian plants. This lodging is only 7 minutes from the center of Iquitos and there are plenty of restaurants in the immediate vicinity. This is a safe, clean, and friendly lodging.
Phone: +51 6560 0270 or +51 6523 4208
Website: Nativa Apartments
This is a great hotel for those traveling to the Amazon rainforest and Iquitos on a budget. La Casona Iquitos has received great reviews on TripAdvisor, for its friendly/attentive staff, comfortable rooms and central location (located near the main square and river). There is WiFi and hot water available in all rooms. After a long day of exploring the Amazon jungle, guests of La Casona Iquitos enjoy mingling and relaxing in the hotel’s lovely courtyard. There is a lot of colourful Amazonian artwork all around the hotel, making the atmosphere very comfortable and enjoyable for all guests.
Phone: +51 65 23-4394
Website: Hotel La Casona
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