We stayed at the Garden house for 2 nights before doing the Inca Trail and then one night on return. All of the things the previous people have said are true. The gardens are lovely, the rooms are large and comfortable. But the thing that really makes the Garden House so lovely is that it feels like home. It's a feeling you can't fake. In fact, it has been sisters Ceci and Doris' home for many years. They are extremely gracious and knowledgeable hosts and are at the same time careful not to be intrusive. Not only was our room (really more of a suite) comfortable and beautifully appointed, but we felt comfortable in the whole place and sat in the sitting room to read and enjoy the decor several times.
Because we had a limited time to sight-see, we were grateful for Ceci's suggestions of what to see and what to miss. She took our specific interests into account and gave us a map with suggestions marked on it. We went to as many of those as we could and they were spot on. Although we never used the cell phone she gave us, it was a comfort to have it. They also called taxis for us whenever we wanted to go out with only 10 minute's notice.
The Garden house is about 15 minutes from downtown by taxi. If you want to be in the heart of things, this isn't the place. But the trip isn't bad at all and the quiet and comfort are well worth it. Especially if you're doing a difficult trek, it's really nice to have a place to come "home" to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful, quiet oasis in Cusco, with a very large garden and orchard to relax in. A refuge from the noise and bustle. You will find The Garden House an excellent base and a welcoming home to return to from your sightseeing of Machu Picchu and the Inca capital. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Garden House Hotel Cusco
- Garden Hotel Cusco
- The Garden Hotel