We enjoyed this hotel. It has a heater in the room plus they bring a hot water bottle at night. Breakfast was fine. It was just a 10 min walk from shopping around the main plaza (but remember it's uphill coming back, and there is a spiral staircase, not an elevator, to your room). The only downside: the toilet is set to water saving mode such that the tank only fills enough to flush about once every half hour. Normally that's fine but if there is more than one of you in the room and/or you get sick (which I did) that is not good, especially if you are losing it at both ends. You can imagine.
Coca tea is free in the lobby along with a basket of coca leaves in case you want to chew them straight. I noticed a tank of oxygen in the corner of the lobby for those who need extra help with the altitude. It's a 5 min walk to the Panchapapa restaurant on the lower side of the San Blas square so consider that for lunch or dinner if you stay in the Encantada. The area wasn't the cleanest or fanciest but felt authentic and safe. The hotel desk people were helpful and friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The City of Cusco is the perfect starting point to explore some of the most fabulous sites in South America like the Sanctuary of Machupicchu, the Amazon Rainforest and Lake Titikaka. In the bohemian, artisan district of San Blas in Cusco lies our jewel, the Casa Boutique Spa ENCANTADA. The tasteful, modern construction, offers a lot of comfort and is surrounded by fantastic, flower filled gardens where you can relax between your tours with great views of the surrounding red tiled roofs and the city center. Away from the noisy streets of the center but only a few blocks from the main square, overlooking the city, Encantada is located in a privileged area, where you are in walking distance of the city's many churches and museums and close by the archaeological park of Sacsayhuaman. An enchanted place in the archaeological capital of South America.Services:Breakfast buffet (5.30-9.00 A.M.)Bar/CafeteriaBeautiful social areas: Panoramic Terras, spacious salon with fireplace and flower filled garden areas Spa with Jacuzzi and MassageWi-Fi and free Internet service220V and 110V current Safe depositLaundry serviceMedical attention and oxygen upon requestFree lugagge storageTourist information ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Encantada Casa Botique Hotel Cusco