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Tambo de Montero 222, Cusco 00000 Peru
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#7 of 549 B&Bs / Inns in Cusco
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Located only three blocks from the Plaza de Armas in the city of Cusco, El Balcon has a commanding view of the entire city, cathedrals, churches, mountains and the Ausangate glacier. El Balcon is a renovated colonial Casona that dates back to the 1630s built atop the preceding Inca terraces. Inca stone work and colonial balustrades mesh harmoniously around terraced gardens creating an atmosphere that is beautiful, historic and authentically Peruvian. Some of our amenities and services include free airport transportation, complimentary hot breakfast and buffet and laundry. We are happy to help with any travel arrangements so that our guests can experience the best that Cusco and the Sacred Valley have to offer. At El Balcon we strive to provide our guests with the highest level of hospitality so that they have all they need to feel comfortable at our family establishment. All room rates include 2 guests, additional guests will be an added charge.
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Free internet
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
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24-hour front desk
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
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Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
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Bottled water
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Lucie M wrote a review Feb 2020
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El Balcon is not right in the centre, which makes it a lot quieter. We loved the rooms around a central garden. Comfortable but not luxurious. Very clean, well decorated and with good bed and bathroom. Perhaps a little small - but manageable. Breakfast in the ground floor dining room is excellent. We also had dinner there one night to stay out of the rain, the the offerings were basic but very good. It's only a 10 minute walk to the Plaza de Armas - so within reach of Cusco's many attractions. And the price is very reasonable. Very helpful staff as well - who can help organize excursions (with very good drivers) into the Sacred Valley.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: If you need a bit more space, there are some rooms that are more spacious, though the price could...
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Jenny J wrote a review Feb 2020
Ottawa, Canada10 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a rustic, clean, lovely, great value for money place to stay at while in Cusco. The rooms are small but comfortable and nicely decorated. We really emjoyed the included breakfast which is a huge step up from pre-cooked breakfast available at most hotels. They provide a small is menu but it freshly cooked to order and there is a selction of fresh fruits, yoghurt, house-made granola(very good) and jams to select from. Laundry is great price and service is good. Great location, few minutes from the central plaza. Things to Note - it is a bit of an uphill climb to the hotel from the plaza. ALso wifi is poor in the rooms but works fine in cafetria. No TV in the rooms. Great to disconnect and enjoy nature.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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phoebeandpaul wrote a review Nov 2019
Lismore, Australia10 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely place to stay within walking distance off main Plaza and just about everything else. Staff super helpful and friendly. Lovely small gardens. Top rooms have a great view of parts of Cusco to the mountains.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from WendyWeeksHotels, Guest Relations Manager at El Balcon
Responded Dec 8, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our team was able to make your stay a memorable one. We hope you had a wonderful time in Cusco and that you will keep us in mind for future visits to the area. Saludos and safe travels!
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MontereyMom wrote a review Oct 2019
Monterey13 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is off a one way street in the hill above the historical district. We could walk everywhere. The hotel staff were very helpful and gave us recommendations for restaurants and transportation options for the Sacred Valley. The room was modest but very clean, comfortable (even a cozy baby alpaca blanket) and charming. The breakfast was delicious and the dinner menu looked very good. They offer to provide a box lunch for excursions too. We visited their sister hotel in Ollantaytambo (El Aubergine) and their restaurant there (Chuncho) which were very high end.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from WendyWeeksHotels, Guest Relations Manager at El Balcon
Responded Dec 8, 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are overjoyed to hear of your great experience at El Balcón and our sister hotel El Albergue in Ollantaytambo. We love that we are able to contribute to our guests’ travels in such a positive way. We will share your compliments with our team. We hope you had a wonderful time exploring Cusco and the Sacred Valley and that you will share your experience with any friends or family that may be visiting our area in the future. Saludos and safe travels!
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Harry P wrote a review Sep 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We staying at El Balcon four nights over an 11-day trip to Peru. The service was highly attentive and the rooms have lots of charm. We especially loved the breakfast each morning and the excellent service and sweet personalies of Juanita and Rolando. They go up above and beyond to ensure your enjoyment.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from WendyWeeksHotels, Guest Relations Manager at El Balcon
Responded Dec 8, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast. We will be sure to share your kind words with Juanita, Rolando and the rest of the team at El Balcón. We hope you had a wonderful time in Cusco and that you will keep us in mind when planning future trips to the area. Saludos and safe travels!
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Balcon
Which popular attractions are close to El Balcon?
Nearby attractions include Sacsayhuaman (0.3 miles), exploor (0.2 miles), and Winay Wayna (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Balcon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at El Balcon?
Top room amenities include a fireplace, a view of a nearby landmark, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at El Balcon?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to El Balcon?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yaku, Organika, and Indigo Bar Restaurant.
Does El Balcon have an airport shuttle?
Yes, El Balcon offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Balcon?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to El Balcon?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sacsayhuaman (0.3 miles), Sacred Valley of the Incas (0.3 miles), and Plaza de Armas (0.3 miles).
Does El Balcon have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.