I stayed at El Balcon for one night prior to departing Cuzco. The rooms were simple, but roomy and tastefully decorated. There was a small space heater available in the room, but it wasn't needed with the heavy and warm blankets. The bathroom was large, as was the shower, and had lots of hot water. There was one flight of stairs to reach the rooms, but the front desk was more than happy to assist with the luggage. Breakfast of eggs, bread, cereal, fruit, and juice/tea was included in the room rate. The hotel is located only 2-3 blocks from Plaza D'Arms, and has a magnificent view of the Plaza from the upper balcony. There are warnings regarding personal safety when walking around the area at night. Taxis are recommended for getting to/from the hotel after dark. But once I was in the hotel, I just wanted a good night's sleep, which I got!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located only three blocks from the Plaza de Armas in the city of Cusco, El Balcon has a commanding view of the entire city, cathedrals, churches, mountains and the Ausangate glacier. El Balcon is a renovated colonial Casona that dates back to the 1630s built atop the preceding Inca terraces. Inca stone work and colonial balustrades mesh harmoniously around terraced gardens creating an atmosphere that is beautiful, historic and authentically Peruvian. Some of our amenities and services include free airport transportation, complimentary hot breakfast and buffet, laundry, and free yoga classes. We are happy to help with any travel arrangements so that our guests can experience the best that Cusco and the Sacred Valley has to offer. At El Balcon we strive to provide our guests with the highest level of hospitality so that they have all they need to feel comfortable at our family establishment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Balcon Hotel Cusco