A perfect place to spend a few days while acclimatizing to altitude, & exploring Cuzco & the Sacred Valley. We stayed here before & after our trek. The hotel stored our luggage while we were trekking, & it felt very safe to leave our stuff. The hotel is in the interesting neighbourhood of San Blas, which is quiet, yet still close to the center of Cuzco, & one can easily walk to the ruins, the markets, & restaurants. We felt safe walking (to/from the hotel) as a group in the evenings. The streets in San Blas are VERY narrow, but the Alemana can be reached by taxi - so one does not need to drag luggage across cobblestones. The rooms were clean, bright, quiet, & had a space heater. The breakfast (included) room was bright, with a great view looking down on Cuzco. The best part though, was the staff. The front desk staff especially, were amazingly helpful - they made arrangements for us (train, duffel bag transfer, restaurants), offered local advice, spoke excellent English (yet tolerated my attempts to speak Espanol), & were very friendly. Special mention should be made of Catherine, who seemed to anticipate our needs, & made everything easy (my husband says: she was the best hotel clerk he has ever dealt with!!) .... sadly though, I believe she is leaving.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in picturesque San Blas, within the historic center of Cusco. Colonial style house complex, with 21 comfortable rooms, each with private bathroom (24 Hrs. hot and cold water) and radiator-heaters. Homely atmosphere, personalized service, great views, garden, terraces, natural and abundant breakfast, rooftop- cafeteria with great dishes and drinks, very clean and secure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Pension Alemana Hotel Cusco