Los Ninos is a fabulous, friendly & relaxed place to stay.
The hotel is delightfully picturesque designed around a central courtyard and fountain. The rooms are large, functional and spotlessly clean . Though they are quite basic and simple they do have private bathrooms and are excellent value for money. The on-site cafe serves delicious breakfasts and the staff are wonderful - a lot of them are former street kids helped by Los Ninos and its founder Jolanda. They are all extremely friendly, knowledgable and helpful. We had a very warm welcome here and were made to feel really at home.
The hotel's location is close to the town centre: the Plaza de Armas, just a short walk to lots of restaurants, bars, shops, travel agents etc. There are also quite a few restaurants and local convenience style shops nearby too. It is also on one of the flatter parts of Cusco (- not absolutely flat, this is Cusco after all!) but it isn't a hike to get to like some of the areas are such as San Blas.
We stayed here after our Inca Trail trip and didn't want to leave. Added to this the fact that the first place we stayed in Cusco was an awful dump it makes Ninos seems even more special!
I recommend it heartily and would stay there again in a shot, especially as you're helping a good cause by staying here too!
- Also Known As:
- Ninos Hotel Cusco