DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Iquitos, Peru
Iquitos is the heart of the Peruvian Amazon and is a hit with travelers looking for a unique, jungle experience during their vacation in Peru. Many travellers stay in Iquitos for a night or two before boarding their Amazon River cruise. Up until now, however, those who visited Iquitos didn't have too many hotel options, as most hotels in Iquitos are on the smaller side. The Hilton Hotel chain has officially opened a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Iquitos, giving travellers a wonderful option for their stay in Peru's jungle city.
As can be expected from the name of Hilton, no comfort will be spared on this hotel, allowing visitors to the Amazon rainforest enjoy their stay here in style. There is certainly a lot to be said for returning to a pristine, air-conditioned room for a shower and some down time after a full-day exploring the highlights of hot and humid Iquitos.
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.
Each of the rooms contain a TV, mini-fridge, en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, desk and safe. There will also be WiFi available throughout the property, but don’t expect the same service you might get at the city. You might be at the Hilton but you are still in the jungle and the Internet, if you can find it, can be painfully slow. You are better off disconnecting while you are in Iquitos. This will allow you to fully connect with your beautiful natural surroundings and will stop you from becoming frustrated with the slow service speeds.
When hunger strikes, guests can head down to the hotel’s restaurant where a range of authentic Peruvian and Amazonian dishes will be served. Expect local ingredients and recipes prepared and served with a classic Hilton flair. Then, head to the hotel’s cocktail bar for a drink or two to wash it all down.
The hotel is going to be located in the heart of Iquitos, within walking distance of all the main attractions. From your accommodation you will easily be able to access the main strip where the shops, markets and casinos are situated. You will also be able to walk to the famous Iron House, a striking example of civil architecture that is considered to be the best preserved of its kind.
If you want to learn more about Iquitos then spend some time taking in the exhibits in the local Museum of Indigenous Amazonian Cultures. You might also want to get familiar with the local fauna by taking a trip to Monkey Island or a guided tour through the jungle. During this tour, your guide will point out animals, birds and butterflies as well as giving you detailed information about how the eco-system works in this part of the world.
Travelers may also want to head to the butterfly farm or the local manatee rescue center for more information on these specific creatures. Whatever you choose to do, remember to be respectful of the nature that surrounds you and to do your part to help preserve the rainforest and its overwhelming natural beauty.
For more information about booking a stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Iquitos, please contact us or call 1-888-215-3555.