We stayed here a couple of times on our holiday and had different rooms each time. The room on the second floor was quiet but overlooked a light well so we had to keep the curtains closed as others could have seen in as it was clear glass. The bed was large and comfortable.
The bathroom was long and thin with underfloor heating so was stifling and it had opaque glass bricks looking onto the stairwell so the light from this came through all night long so we had to keep the door closed or the bedroom was illuminated. People on the stairs would also have been able to see in. The shower was at one end of the room was formed by a brick wall so you had to climb into the shower through a gap in the wall two foot off the ground. It was like being in a submarine! The shampoo, soap and mineral water were not replaced on the second day. There is a useful line in the shower to hang up wet clothes - they dried quickly in the heat.
The hotel rooms were stifling and airless and there wasn't any adjustment in the room apart from opening the window. The small mini safe in the wardrobe was useful. The hotel could benefit from some upgrading.
The other room we had overlooked the lobby. This was a similar size to the first but significantly noisier particularly at 5 am when people were checking out.
We had trouble connecting to the internet but the helpful staff got us sorted out and even printed out our plane boarding cards at no charge. Bags can be left here for a few days which was useful.
There is free tea and coffee 24 hours in the lobby (when they remember to top up the provisions) but the sofas there look more comfortable than they are. The main reason for staying here is the central location - a block from all the action. It was full with tour groups rather than individuals.
Cusco feels like a safe place to walk around at night and there are lots of police on every corner. Restaurants are plentiful and cheap so don't eat at the hotel. The dining room was been squeezed in between two levels; hence it is very dark and airless. There is a buffet breakfast served between 5 and 10 am each day and seemed to be very busy at 5.30am - there were not enough seats for all the customers. Some of the dishes on the buffet were not topped up very quickly hence the cupboard was almost bare one day and it took 10 minutes to get juice and pancakes.
There are lots of steps and no lift so those of limited mobility would struggle here.
- Also Known As:
- Best Western Los Andes De America Hotel
- Best Western Los Andes De America Hotel Cusco
- Best Western Hotel Cusco
- Best Western Cusco
- Cusco Best Western
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Best Western Los Andes de America is a hotel located in the historic center of the city of Cusco in Peru. Develop and promote sustainable tourism, taking care of nature and minimizing the impact to the environment, promoting cultural interaction between our visitors and our community and helping to improve the welfare of the city of Cusco. We offer our visitors a comprehensive view of Andean culture integrated nature. ... more less
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