I stayed at the Don Bosco for 5 nights in early May and as much as I'd like to give this hotel a good review because of the kind staff and clean rooms it just cant happen.
As some of the reviews mention the hotel is up a step hill from the main plaza and while I walked up everytime you can take a taxi from the plaza for probably 3 soles ($1.25 US) so being up the hill should be a isssue and it does have a great view, but nowhere in the room can you sit and enjoy is if that was one of the draws. The room has very high ceiling and a small space heater and was clean and made every day, after running the water for about 5 to 10 minutes there was plenty of hot water, the morning breakfast was the standard Euro breakfast which was at times enough to get you going and out the door and the front desk staff was alway friendly and if need be helpfull.
So now for the not recommend part. The first thing you need from a hotel when traveling is a place to get a good nights rest and with the night street noise, the trafic noise from a cross street and being attached to a school where kids are droped off for two hours weekday mornings and then honked too for a goodbye and a traffic police outside blowing a whistle to keep things moving every morning, not to mention the echo of the hallway and as excpected lack of wall insulation makes it almost imposible to get any sleep at all. I also found the bed to be below even the stadard rock hard hotel bed by being lumpy and the pillow actually hurt my head (not sure that's why they were invented) but sleeping in this hotel is almost impossible and because I broke my own rule of staying at hotels that have less than 25 reviews I paid the price. I'm also now very sceptical of the reviews that were dated Feb 03 though Mar 12 as all where in spanish and all just mention great staff great hotel and gave 5 points.
As this hotel did have some good point is it was located on even a half quite location and they get some halfway decient bedding it would be fine. But as it isn't unless you can sleep on a lumpy brick with the noise of school kids and dumptrucks driving by I would recommend this hotel. Sorry Don Bosco!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Don Bosco Hotel is located in a restored colonial building at the edge of Cusco’s historical centre. It features rooms decorated with a traditional 18th-century floor, some offering panoramic city views.Guest rooms at the Don Bosco are equipped with flat-screen TVs with cable channels, radio and minibar. The private bathrooms include a hairdryer. ... more less
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