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Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We stayed with Lily and Lyle for 2 weeks. Their accommodation is a home from home and they make you feel part of their family. They offer you a good old fashioned service where what you want is their priority. We ate our evening meals with Lily and Lyle as well as breakfast. The evening meals are mainly Peruvian in...

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GringoWasi_BnB, Owner at GringoWasi Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks guys, we really enjoyed having you here with us and are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope your flights back home all go smooth and that you enjoyed your time in Lima as well.

Ayr, Canada
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Lyle was amazingly helpful both during our stay and many months prior to. He helped with our planning and arranged tours but unfortunately due to a strike the roads were impassable so we had to forfeit our tour with him but he did everything possible to ensure we were safe. Finally he was able to pick us up and take...

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GringoWasi_BnB, Owner at GringoWasi Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks guys, I was happy to help with the planning and sad that all did not go as planned. While not common we do tend to get 3 or 4 strikes a year here in the region and you just happened to be here for one of them which can really mess up travel. The biggest down side of the...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed August 9, 2016

I recently visited Lima, Peru. A friend there helped me book my trip to Machu Picchu and GringoWasi stood out. I was looking just for a place to stay where it was convenient to catch the train to Machu Picchu. Before I flew in, Lyle from GringoWasi, sent me a detailed email on where to go when I land in...

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GringoWasi_BnB, Owner at GringoWasi Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we were happy to help with your plans and transportation, we enjoy spending time with all of our guests.

Union City, CA
Reviewed August 7, 2016

My family had an amazing 5 night stay at GringoWasi in July (2016). Our group included myself, my adult son and his wife and my 2 grandchildren ages 6 and 8. I selected this B&B because I wanted a smaller place with fewer guest to be potentially impacted by 2 energy filled children. This place was perfect. Lyle and Lilly...

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GringoWasi_BnB, Owner at GringoWasi Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Glad that you and the family enjoyed the stay as well as the pancakes, and yes I do still owe someone a game of Jenga, maybe next trip. Good to hear that you enjoyed the rooms as well and you may not remember but we do offer dinner here, I know you were not feeling well and did not eat...

Walla Walla, Washington
Reviewed July 24, 2016

I just spent the weekend at Lyle and Lily's B&B and it was exactly what I was looking for...a quiet getaway from busy Cusco and the tourist scene. Lyle and Lily were wonderful hosts and generous with suggestions of things to do in the area. The town is a small farming town. Wandering the streets you come across locals herding...

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GringoWasi_BnB, Owner at GringoWasi Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

You are welcome klawbaugh, we are glad that you enjoyed your weekend away and we hope that you enjoy your time with the family. One note for those reading this, the 1 hour travel time mentioned is by public transportation, travel time by private car or Taxi is about 45 minutes from the historic center of Cusco.

Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This was the most incredible trip we have ever taken and we have been on several! Lily and Lyle were wonderful to stay with and spend time with. The B & B is beautiful, warm, cozy and the food was so delicious we brought home their cookbook! Every detail of our trip was planned and organized for us...no worries or...

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GringoWasi_BnB, Owner at GringoWasi Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Linda, glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you enjoy the cook book as well.

Concord, California
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Found this place while reading tripadvisor reviews - and answers written by Lyle the Gringo. Lyle was very helpful in planning our limited time (5 days) in Cusco region - both before and during the trip. Like most, our primary purpose was Machu Picchu, but all the added sightseeing was great bonus - 5 day self guided tour. Lyle accompanied...

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GringoWasi_BnB, Owner at GringoWasi Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks Jayant, we enjoyed having you and your son here with us as well as showing you around. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our home comfortable.

Camarillo, California
Reviewed June 9, 2016

I again stayed at Gringo Wasi with Lyle and Lily for approximately 5 weeks. I came down in May by myself and started day hiking to prepare for the Choquequirao trek. I made myself at home from the start. I have grown very fond of the town and have made some friendships that will endure a lifetime. My youngest son...

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GringoWasi_BnB, Owner at GringoWasi Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks Pepe, you are always welcome here with us and we consider you part of our family now, we look forward to seeing you again and hope to have time to visit with you next year when we visit California.

Cajamarca, Peru
Reviewed June 7, 2016

We only had one night to stay here, while this place is ideal for more then one night, it was still a good stay, overall. Room was comfortable, and breakfast was good, the company was nice and the way they helped to get us connected to tours and know more about how to do things cost effectively was very helpful...

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GringoWasi_BnB, Owner at GringoWasi Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Josiah and we enjoyed having you and your parents here with us for the one night. I am sorry if you were not fully aware of our location and can only guess that you did not check the location tab of our website which does indicate that we are 30 minutes from the city of Cusco...

College Station, Texas
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Where do I even start? If I can give Lily and Lyle a 10 out of 5, I will. Like others said, it's nothing fancy but has everything you need. The bathrooms are updated, the beds comfy, and the blankets warm. The wifi speed is decent for a town in the middle of nowhere. We stayed in room 5. Every...

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GringoWasi_BnB, Owner at GringoWasi Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you and the family enjoyed your stay while here, as much as we enjoyed having you here with us. It was a pleasure showing you around and we are glad that you enjoyed all of the local food options as well. One note on the heat, we are actually in the process of installing a...

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GringoWasi is set in a truly typical Andean village, just 30 minutes outside of Cusco, which as yet, has not been influenced by tourism. In our town of Huarocondo life goes on much as it has for the last 100 years, family's take their animals out to the fields in the morning and bring them back in in the evening, many of the locals still cook over wood fires, and many of the fields are still plowed by pulling wooden plows with bulls, or even by hand. In the spring you will see fields being planted and in the fall it is harvest time, festivals are also common and are held to celebrate life and to pay respect to the various Saints and Virgins, and not to impress the tourists. The people of Huarocondo are also very friendly, being a small community everyone knows everyone else and even our guests are considered to be part of the community while they are here, on one occasion we even had a couple report that they were invited into a wedding reception and fed lunch, even though they were foreigners. We have had guests join locals in doing their daily duties like separating Quinoa from the chaff and we are still close enough to many of the archeological sites to be a convenient home base to explore the area. We work with a local tour agency and several drivers so we can easily arrange tours, either group or private and our area offers a variety of trails and roads to hike. Hikes in the area can range from easy and flat to all uphill, and there are even a few archeological sites you can hike to. So if you are looking for a truly unspoiled local town to use as a home base, as a place to acclimate before doing a trek, or just to relax and unwind after a trek, this is the place. You won't find any tourist items here, no souvenir stands or shops, just local stores and shops selling what the people of Huarocondo need. Currently we are the only lodging available in Huarocondo and with only 5 rooms, we have created little impact on the local community, as such everything you will experience here is truly authentic, add to this the picturesque scenery and the quiet evenings and it is the perfect place to call home while visiting the Cusco region. So book now, come and experience true local Andean life and join our ever expanding family, which currently encompasses 50 countries. We look forward to meeting you soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about GringoWasi Bed and Breakfast

Address: Calle Independencia F1 Lote 6, Huarocondo 08626, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Huarocondo
Price Range: $17 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — GringoWasi Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Room 4 with ensuite bathroom was great.”
 of 5 bubbles UC_queenie, Aug 7, 2016 | Read review
“View pictures for each of the five rooms and pick the one that suits your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles 778jayantk, Jun 11, 2016 | Read review
“The balcony rooms are great and offer a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles 838josiahh, Jun 7, 2016 | Read review
“It's worth paying that bit more for rooms 4 or 5”
 of 5 bubbles Godfreyzohn, Apr 3, 2016 | Read review
“This B & B is a great value. It offers a local experience instead of city life.”
 of 5 bubbles sfrew925, Mar 6, 2016 | Read review
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