Excellent spot for most activities in and around Cusco. Hotel is located on a narrow street, with 1 block of uphill walking on polished cobblestones, but with a bit of practice, one learns to stay out of the way of cars, and not slip of the cobblestones. Practice makes perfect!
Staff is helpful, breakfasts are the same everyday but quite acceptable, rooms are quiet and adequate--not luxurious if that's what you want. Location is excellent--nearby to Plaza de Armas, restaurants, shops, galleries, and about a 25 min walk uphill to Inca ruins at the edge of town.
Bus stations are a short taxi ride away, and the airport is only 10 min taxi ride away. Multiple options for travelling to Machu Picchu from here, and hotel is willing to keep extra luggage if you're overnighting in Aguas Calientes.
Activities and taxis are significantly cheaper if organized on your own at agents outside of the hotel though, as is bottled water. Our room was a bit dark in July, and other rooms are sunnier, so one might request a room with adequate natural light.
Hot water worked with out fail, internet connectivity was a bit sketchy, and the in-room heater went on at 6pm nightly.
Overall, just right for us, as convenient location, good service, in house breakfast, and adequate room are our top priorities.
- 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