Female spent last three nights of amazing solo trip at the Cusco Marriott in May 2013.
Everyone was very attentive to my questions and were helpful. There is a scheduled tour of the property at 6:00 PM. I was the only person to show up that night and Kevi was awesome sharing the history of the area and the construction of the hotel. Lobby assisted me in printing boarding pass. Room was cleaned promptly.
Did not have an appetite while in SV/Cusco and did not eat in the hotel. There is cocoa tea/coffee/hot water/apples in the lobby. I brought breakfast bars with me and had to force myself to eat them and keep hydrated.
After spending a few days in the Sacred Valley it was nice to have a tub to soak my aching body. No complaints about the room which was located on second floor with a roof review. My trip to the area was to explore the surrounding areas and not spend much time in the room/hotel. Standard JW Marriott room with comfortable bed. Slept like a log. Free bottled water/coffee maker/frig/robe/slippers/bath salts.
Toured the area but never went back. It was very hot in this area and I chose to soak in my private room tub. Did not bring a bathing suit for this trip.
Had no problems with noise and the hotel was in a perfect location for me. There are several nice restaurants within a 5 minute walk from the hotel and I felt safe walking by myself during the day and early evening. There is a Scotiabank ATM around the corner...maybe a 3 minute walk. Laundries are numerous/reasonable but did not use any. Did not use hotel tour services. There are numerous tour agencies so no worries to wait until you arrive to book something and also see how you feel. I chose an agency left of KFC on plaza but some others paid less off the plaza. Walk around and check out a few.
On my arrival to the Cusco airport I prearranged a driver with my SV hotel for $45 US. The driver stopped once for a beautiful photo op on the way to Ollanta and did not speak English but we managed to communicate. On the return from Ollanta/Cusco I took a motorcar for 1 sole to combi pickup near Ollanta train station, the combi for 12 soles and shared a cab with a couple from the combi for 2 soles for drop off at Marriott. Return trip was a total of 15 soles. I enjoyed the company of others on the combi and would not hesitate to use. Cabs are reasonable in Cusco. Cab back to airport was 8 soles.
It was suggested that I not go to the market by myself. Met up with a couple on the train ride from AC/Ollanta at Starbucks and walked to the market. Did not purchase anything and avoided street food. Pretty much see the same stuff everywhere.
The Marriott Cusco met my needs and expectations. Would stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the city's historical center, the JW Marriott Hotel Cusco combines the needs of today's luxury traveler with the design elements of an architecturally stunning archaeological site. History-seekers will find Peruvian cultural artifacts in the hotel's two exhibition halls. Accommodations are equipped with the latest technology including Wi-Fi, LCD cable TVs, and oxygen systems for a fee. Designed around a colonial convent, this hotel in Peru features resort-like amenities including a Cusco restaurant with excellent Peruvian cuisine, a bar and a full-service spa offering a relaxation heated pool, sauna, steam room and treatments inspired by ancient techniques. The JW Marriott Hotel Cusco also offers 1,442sq.Ft. Of meeting space and professional planners to assist in creating your perfect event in Cusco. ... more less
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