I was raised in Lima, Peru (but now live in the US) and had been to Cuzco about 13 years ago; a group of friends from the states and I decided to go to Cuzco; unfortunately not all of us stayed at the same place; but I wish they did.
La Posada del Abuelo is unassuming small front; it's easy to miss just walking by or driving by. I chose this place, cause the price was really reasonable; we booked the place for 3 nights, but only actually stayed 2 since we stayed in Ollantaytambo the night before going to Machu Picchu. Which was nice to have that room to leave most of our stuff, and just take the necessary to Machu Picchu.
The rooms were large, breakfast was decent - bread, fresh juice, butter, jams. Rosa Luz (the owner) and her staff can also make you eggs; as a matter of fact they ask you what you want. Breakfast is included in the price of the hotel which is really nice, and the window is pretty good; I believe it was from 6-9AM. When we got there the first morning, Rosa Luz was also very accomodating; she was able to check us in early as well as give us some coca tea (for the altitude sickness).
The place has free WiFi; which is always good.
As far as location goes, it is in a quiet and safe neighborhood (US Consulate is about a block and a half down from the hotel); walking distance from the Plaza de Armas which was our meeting point for a lot of our excursions and short car ride to the airport.
On the last night, my fiancee got sick and we had to take her to the clinic which was conveniently across the street from the hotel. Her staff even though it was late at night was able to help me coordinate multiple things, as we were not sure if we were going to be able to make the flight the next day. They even ordered food for us to the hotel late at night. The next morning Rosa Luz showed true concern for my fiancee and was able to give me some tips, not only that but she told me not to worry about the 8AM check-out (which would've been fine with no sickness) and she allowed us to keep the room until our ride to the airport showed up for no extra charge and was attentive to any need we had. I couldn't thank her enough.
Ultimately, this is obviously not the Ritz; but the rooms are large, the location is great and overall the staff and the owner makes this place. The personal attention and really great service and pride in what they do is what would make me definitely stay at this hotel again and I would recommend it to anybody that asks.
Sidenote; Myself and another buddy on the trip were the only Spanish speakers out of a group of 8; if we weren't there there might have been a language barrier; but sometimes that just makes the trip a bit more interesting and fun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Posada Del Abuelo it is Bed and Breakfast that offers 10 rooms with private bathroom with 24 hour hot water, TV Cable and we offer a complementary buffet breakfast every day in our cafeteria. We are located 10 minutes from the International Airport Alejandro Velasco Astete and 10 minutes waking distance to the Main Plaza. ... more less