The house is now known as “Época”, which was built in 1902, during the peak of the rubber boom (1879-1912), is located in the historical town center, just 500 meters from the main square, on the boulevard with an excellent view to the Itaya and Amazon rivers. The rubber was the main raw material for manufacturing of tires, whose demand worldwide originated what became as “La Época del Caucho” (The Rubber Time). One of the industries with high demand was the automaker Henry Ford. The city of Iquitos, was the main point dedicated to the rubber activity in the Peruvian jungle and the first fluvial port on the Amazon River. With the rubber boom (also called “white gold”), the city began to expand and eventually grew to colonies of Portuguese, Spanish, Jewish, Chinese, and up to nine consulates. Our house was declared a monument that is part of the Cultural Heritage of Peru.
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It was very nice to have the staff waiting for us at the airport. We stayed here one night before heading out on a jungle excursion. Our stay was very comfortable and the staff was very nice. The room had a kitchenette. The bed was comfortable. The water in this city comes from the Amazon River. It was fine for bathing and brushing our teeth. They have bottles of water (or beer) you can purchase for a fair price. The Amazon River is directly across the street. You can walk to shops and restaurants easily. Internet in Iquitos is patchy. I would stay here again.
Our flight was supposed to land at 12am, and instead landed closer to 5am after many delays trying to get out of Lima. I was dreading trying to find transportation to our hotel, as I thought surely Epoca’s driver hadn’t waited on us, but he was there! My husband and I have only amazing things to say about this hotel. The prices are good, customer service was phenomenal. We’ll definitely be back the next time we visit Iquitos.
This converted mansion has a story to tell! Lots of historic pictures inside, very quaint hotel. Location was excellent, close to main square, markets and good restaurants. Staff were fantastic. Airport pickup included.
I had a wonderful stay at Epoca. The driver and car was excellent. The room was elegant, spacious and clean. Breakfast was good. The ceviche was the best I’ve had. Good location. Was incredible to look out over the Amazon as I enjoyed my meals.
The hotel has free pick up & drop off from the airport. Epoca is right across from the river on Calle Ramirez Hurtado. A safe and easy walk to restaurants, markets, banks, supermarket, the main squares. The rooms are large and clean with ample storage, a/c, TV (en Español), comfortable bed, good shower. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant, and it was our best meal in Iquitos. The food was excellent, as were the pisco sours. The staff is really what makes this hotel so special.
Booked this hotel to stay a few days in Iquitos after a tour of the Amazon and to meet up with a newly made acquaintance. We couldn’t have made a better choice. The hotel is charming, the rooms are clean and comfortable, very spacious and the breakfast served on the second floor was not buffet style. We had our choice of eggs, etc coffee, juice, toast. All served with a smile. The staff on reception Naiba and Manuel were extremely helpful and made us feel totally welcome. I cannot say enough about the hospitality we received. Mucho gracias to all the staff at Epoca!
Excellent stay in Iquitos. Very good service, many thanks to Manuel. Pick up from airport and allowed brief stay on return before flying out. Would revisit. Iquitos is a unique place. Parades on Independence Day.
Our family spent two nights here and loved it. We highly recommend it. Breakfast was good and the staff is just so helpful and kind. Rooms are large and comfortable. It is right on the walking area near the river.
Dans cet établissement familial, plein de charmes et de grandeur d’âmes on aime à se prélasser sur le balcon de la salle à manger, à jouir de son excellentissime emplacement à deux pas du célèbre marché d’Iquitos et donnant juste sur la promenade qui longe l’amazone (le fameux malecone), on ne se lasse pas de sa déco coloniale qui vous fait remonter le temps à l’époque de la grandeur commerciale d’Iquitos. De plus l’équipe est adorable et souriante à l’instar de la ville indolente et mystérieuse.
La cosa che più risalta in questo hotel è la gentilezza e disponibilità del personale. Sempre sorridenti e gentili con le nostre richieste. La sala della colazione è bella, con terrazino vista fiume.
Buen servicio en las habitaciones y servicios en general, camas y servicios limpios. Vista panorámica y silencia en las habitaciones, servicios de cuarto amable y puntual. Tuve una estadía placentera.
El Alojamiento en EPOCA de Iquitos es muy confortable con atención personalizada, pulcra, exquisita comida y servicios de calidad total. Nos contactaron con otros proveedores que facilitaron viajes al interior de la Amazonía para ver paisajes, flora y fauna natural: Lodges, Isla de los Monos, Zoológico natural de animales, aves, peces y paiches más grandes del mundo. Visitando el Malecón de Iquitos debo resaltar a la Policía de Turismo Srta. Vilchez quién nos invitó a visitar el Buque Museo AYAPUA de 1906, excelentemente guiada por la Guía Turista Anchell R.
La ubicación ya que nuestras reuniones de trabajo fueron en la prefectura. – seguridad (dejamos la llave con total confianza) y limpieza! – El balcón frente al rio. – El trato personalizado cuando un personal del hotel nos consiguió venditas para heridas y nos compró cigarros en la tienda. – Que tengan precios corporativos porque nos vamos con inmensas ganas de volver a hacer una convocatoria aún más grande y quién sabe si podamos escoger a Epoca como nuestro aliado