Other that what I will explain, the hotel has a great location, good breakfast and great staff. My first room was rather small but on my second stay, I got a larger room.
One morning i exchanged a $50 USD bill for soles. Upon my return to the hotel in the evening, I was advised that the $50 USD bill I had given was counterfeit. I was embarrased and immediatly gave them another $50 in exchane for the counterfeit bill.
Upon return to the United States, I did research on counterfeit money, specifically $50 bills. I learned that Peru is one of the highest producers of counterfeit $50 bills. My bank assured me that it was impossible for me to have received a counterfeit bill from the ATM as they have the means to reject the bills before dispensing to its customers.
I cannot say that the exchange of the real bill for the counterfeit one was done at the hotel or at the money exchange to which the hotel says rejected the money. The money was not checked with a pen as they do here in the US in front of you to verify the bilss authenticity.
I do however feel based on the information received here in the USA, that I was scammed. An expensive lesson...just be cautious and maybe write down the serial numbers before exchanging the cash.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Costa del Sol Ramada is located in a colonial-era mansion that is considered part of the cultural heritage of the city of Cusco. The building dates back to the 17th century, when the Marquis de Picoaga arrived in the city and built himself a new home, employing stonework and murals. The hotel is divided between a colonial wing and a contemporary wing, combining stone archways, a beautiful patio, a fountain and original murals dating from the architecture of the 17th century with all the comforts of a modern, contemporary hotel. The rooms have been designed for the comfort of the guests and are spacious, peaceful and fully equipped. They have Wi-Fi internet connections, cable television, direct dial telephones, safe deposit boxes and a mini-bar. The hotel conserves all the beauty of an old colonial mansion and provides the welcoming service that will make you feel special during every day of your stay with us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Picoaga Hotel Cusco