After very long flights to Peru (we were stuck in airports for 2 days because of a blizzard) we needed some time to relax upon our arrival to Cusco. Luckily for us, the staff at Casa Andina PC Cusco was unbelievable and took care of us very well. We were met at the airport with smiles and a cup of tea. The hotel concierge helped us buy a local cell phone (and set it up) so we could arrange with the airline to have our bags delivered (Air Canada lost them for 4 days) to the hotel.
I really like to travel abroad, but I'm never really sure whether I should stay at an international 4-5 star hotel chain like the W or Westin, or at a regional 4-star hotel like Casa Andina. I can tell you now, that in Peru (in retrospect) it is an easy choice.
We got a good rate for a 1 bedroom suite ($140 per night), but unlike the 5 star hotel chains, we didn't get nickel and dimed on everything. The WiFi was free, tea/coffee was free, there was a coffee maker in the room, and breakfast was included (and the spread was huge). Had we stayed in the Luxury Collection Hotel (an SPG property) in Cusco, we would have paid for all of these things individually in addition to the higher room rate.
The room itself was big and clean. The bed was comfy and the flat screen TV was nice. The bathroom had plenty of room, a shower, and separate bathtub.
But the thing that set this hotel apart for me was the service. It seemed every employee went out of their way to make sure we were having a good time and we didn't need anything else. They made us a dinner reservation (at Chicha which was fantastic), made recommendations about free activities, and set us up with a private car to take us to Urubamba (with a price that was cheaper than I could negotiate on my own with street cabs). On the day we left they even gave us some little presents and packed us a lunch.
Pros: Excellent service, very nice/clean rooms, walkable to Plaza de Armas (5 min), free WiFi, very nice/filling breakfast, good price.
Cons: Not many. No rewards program, not part of a big hotel chain.
Bottom Line: If you are looking for a great place to stay in Cusco I would absolutely recommend staying at Casa Andina PC.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco Hotel Cusco
- Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco Hotel
- Cusco Casa Andina Private Collection
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, replete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. The hotel is distinguished by its 3 interior patios with wooden balconies and the romantic gourmet restaurant invites guests to dine by candlelight in one of 4 connected salons richly decorated with 18th-century Cusco School paintings. ... more less
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