Due to scheduling problems, my husband and I ended up staying at three different hotels in Cusco, all in the San Blas neighborhood, and all in the same price range $55-60 per night. Of the three, the rooms in Amaru were definitely our favorite. Monastery-style furnishings provided plenty of places to stow our stuff, and the bed was definitely the most comfortable we had in Cusco, with extra pillows provided upon request. The bathroom was also the best by far, recently remodeled with new fixtures and a large shower, for which my 6'5" husband was extra-grateful.
The only downsides for us were the additional $3 per night for a space heater, an amenity that was included in most of our other accommodations throughout Peru, and the less-than-friendly service at the front desk. Service was still good and competent, but in a country where the friendliness of the people was the most memorable aspect, Amaru staff didn't quite live up to the rest.
Overall, a highly recommended accommodation in the heart of Cusco.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two blocks away from the main plaza in the hearth of the ancient district of San Blas. Colonial-style house with gardens and the best views of the city. Friendly and professional staff, confortable rooms and yummy included breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amaru Hostal Cusco
- Amaru Hostal Hotel Cusco