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Hotel y Restaurante El Molino

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed there for two nights with family (two children under 10). Had a great time in the area with lots of activities such as quad biking and white water rafting). The hotel was better than expected. Only about 10 rooms but with all the amenities you would want. Hot water, in room fridge, pool, and the river just a few steps away. The food at the restaurant was delicious; we ate there probably 6 times. During the evening, we played billiards and sapo. Great stay and would be back if we returned to the area.

We enjoyed our brief stay the El Molino. The view of the river and easy access to town was great. The staff was welcoming and the rooms and common rooms were all very comfortable. The town of Lunahuana was a find and wished we had more time to exlore there.

We were a group of seven adults and two small children... we had a great stay at the El Molino Hotel/restaurant. There is a private parking space, two very clean swimming pools, a private access to the river, very good food and great rooms with private terraces, and lots of space, especially for the children. There is also gym, which we did not use. Everything is very, very clean. The staff were all very helpful, friendly and above served us with great smiles. The hotel is a five minute walk to the square, and church of Lunahuana.

This is a lovely hotel in a gorgeous location. It's right on the river with the rooms built into a hillside so they all have a view and little deck area. There are upper and lower rooms, but all seem equally well situated. There's a large pool and kiddie pool with loungers and umbrellas, an outdoor eating area with wood-stove for pizzas, and small gym with treadmill, bike, and stairmaster facing the river. Alongside the pool there's a billiards table, foozball, and some other games. You can ring the bell and get drinks by the pool. The restaurant also offers room service. In addition to its perfect setting (beautiful and close to town) I was impressed with the staff. They never stopped working! The place is absolutely spotless and everyone was very friendly. The rooms are small but well equipped for a short stay. The bathroom was huge and with a crisp modern feel. For the shower, you activate the hot water about 10 minutes ahead of time. This worked fine and I like any little attempts by a hotel to make things more "eco-friendly". We ate at the restaurant for most meals. The breakfast (included in the room price) was hearty and delicious. You can choose from three options or get the "campesino" for an extra 7 soles which was sweet potatoes, tamale, and fried pork. We loved the tamale, so we'd pay a bit extra for one on the side with our eggs. The fresh juices were great, too. I'd also highly recommend the salads: there's one with chicken and caramelized pecans and another one with lots of fresh veggies and chicken, both come with a homemade dressing that's delicious. There are lots of classic Peruvian choices for dinner. I didn't care for the camerones (shrimp) dishes because they are river shrimp so they had a strange taste, but maybe I'm just not used to that type of shrimp. My kids loved the lomo saltado and chicken milanese (like a schnitzel). Another bonus is that the hotel will arrange any of the adventures you want to try ahead of time. We did the rafting (so fun) and the 4-wheeling (kind of underwhelming) with the Lunahuana Rafting company. They came right to the hotel to pick us up and the rafting ended right at the hotel's bank on the river (very convenient since you come back soaking wet). I'd recommend this hotel as the first choice to anyone visiting Lunahana. It was a beautiful place and I thought it was a very good value, overall.

Great hotel with great staff and exellent service! 5 minutes away from town quality is great and area very well maintained. Definetly would recomend for anyone who would like to relax by the river

The hotel was excellent. The rooms were clean and the staff were friendly. They went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. As a plus, the restaurant is very nice and the included breakfast was a great way to start the day. Pro Tip: On Saturdays they cook pizza on a traditional oven. If you're there on the weekend, you shouldn't miss it!

Lunahuana is more of a tourist spot for Limans than for foreigners with every other shop offering rafting trips. El Molino is a refuge from the craziness on the street above. A pool, restaurant, workout and game area set on the left bank of the river. The grounds are very well maintained and while rooms are small, they are beautifully done, very light and airy. Expect to communicate primarily in Spanish at El Molino and Lunahuana more generally.

We stayed here with a group of friends from Lima. The property ist very well kept and rooms are clean. The hotel is located directly at the river. Food is great, too even though we almost didn't get any camarones anymore since it's almost fence time for them. Think fence time starts the beginning of January. But that's of course nothing the hotel can change :-). Would def. go back.

Excellent service. Staff is smiling. Very very clean and confortable. Peaceful, nice view and deliciouschilcanos and local food!! Excellent view to the river. They also have family games and pool table. They also have a gym!!!

A beautiful paradise in the desert mountains. Most beautiful place in Lunahuana. Our room was right in the river with a beautiful view. The service was amazing as well. Klein the manager consistently checked on us to make sure we had everything we wanted. He also makes the most wonderful drinks. The food was delicious. Everything was perfect.

Malecon Araoz S/N, Lote El Molino Lunahuana Cañete

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a 5-minute walk of Lunahuana Plaza de Armas, Hotel y Restaurante El Molino is within a 15-minute stroll of Church of Lunahuana. This 17-room, 3.5-star hotel has free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Other standard amenities include a furnished balcony, a minibar, and a ceiling fan.

Property features

Hotel y Restaurante El Molino features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with securing valuables, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Panoramic Suite, Corner

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room, Garden View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room, River View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 209 reviews

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.