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Hostal Corihuasi
Ranked #22 of 530 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

A small friendly hotel in a quite part of Cusco about 5 minutes walk uphill from the Plaza de Armas.
the room I had was small but very clean with a comfortable bed, a small heater and a TV.
The breakfast provided was good and served in a dining room with a panoramic view over Cusco.

There was plenty of hot water and the shower pressure was good and a hairdryer was also provided. I thought it was very good value for money and would recommend it.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

This was a cute, cozy place, built into the hillside about a 5 minute walk uphill from the Plaza de Armas. It was good not to be right on the Plaza. We stayed with 2 kids, 2 grandparents, and 2 parents, and we had 2 cute rooms between us. The rooms were clean and both had street views (though not all rooms have a window, so if that is important, be sure to request one). The front desk was helpful and spoke English. Every morning, we were served a yummy breakfast by Raul, who remembered what we liked and was patient with our Spanish and loved our kids. I would recommend shopping around for tours rather than just going with the ones offered by Tourist Connections, which is the company that does the airport pick-ups for Hotel Corihuasi. Travel Connections is pricey and no better than others (we took one with them and one with another company, who was half the price, with a better guide). Overall, we recommend this hotel and hope you decide to stay there.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 8 days in Cusco. They were kind, helpful with storing our luggage while on the Inca Trail and while waiting for our return flight to Lima, and had refill water for sale for our metal water bottle. They also had a decent breakfast each morning. The rooms do have little space heaters, which is more than many hostals can boast in Cusco. The views are the best part of this hostal. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Choose number #1 or #20. These are the panoramic rooms. #1 is the better of the two.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

For the price we paid it's a great hotel. Staff were friendly, free wifi, breakfast was good (compared to other places I stayed they served hot bread, coffee/tea, jam, eggs and cereal - most places just have bread and coffee).

I was aware that the hotel was on a hill and the walk can be challenging - but the staff were really helpful. What I wasn't prepared for was that our taxi driver decided to drop us off in the main square (as there was some festival) and he said he couldn't drive us up on the street. With my parents suffering from altitude sickness this was not fun. We had left them in the square and my husband and I went up. On the way up one of the hotel staff members came down looking for us and helped us with our luggage.

The hotel is in a beautiful hostel ( I think it was colonial). Yes the floors can be creaky and rooms can be cold. But we had heaters in each of our rooms. Also had plenty of hot water!!

The staff store luggage for free when we left for aguas caliente.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

I am not sure why this place is listed under Specialty Lodging. Nothing special about it. Interesting layout of rooms spread all over an old Colonial House- not for the physically challenged ( as is most of Cuzco!) Rooms were comfortable and clean with great views of city. Price was reasonable by Cuzco's "Rip Off" standards. Location was a pain- 3 blocks steeply uphill from main square. Included breakfast was, again, par for the course- nice bread. Previous writers raving about coffee must not get out much- concentrated Nescafe diluted to a syrup is not coffee.
Rooms on lower levels tend to be noisy as floors creak and with people coming and going at all hours for early tours, sleep may be hard to come by.

Room Tip: It doesn't have a fitness centre, but the walk there makes up for it!!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

A renovated inn, it's not exactly a glamorous hotel. But, to be fair, it is a very good hostel. Average A-minus. Costing between US$45 - $65 per night, it's good value for its 3-star rating.

Pros: Its central location is excellent. Far from the maddening tourist crowd and yet its proximity to Cusco's main square Plaza de Armas is a very big plus. The hostel is strategically located a mere 3-minute hike up a hill so that we get accustomed to climbing up and down (No doubt to prepare you for the Inka Trail climb). A continental breakfast is included. Having free WiFi doesn't hurt either, although the signal strength can be spotty depending on your room. Desk service is excellent and accommodating. And, if you choose Rooms 1, 2 and 20, you'll get magnificent views of the city by day and of dreamy scenes at night, right from your own room. Other rooms have balconies.

Cons: Although not exactly their fault (after all, the hostel was built on a hill), getting to most of the rooms involves negotiating several up and down flights of stairs. After a long flight and the beginnings of altitude sickness, this is the last thing you want. So choose the topmost floors if you can. My room was at the bottom of the stairs -- no views, no windows, no luck.

Verdict: I'd say very good value for what you get. More than adequate for the few days you need to acclimate before heading up to Machu Picchu.

Room Tip: Pick #1, 2 or 20. And, rumour has it that, if you pay directly by cash, you'll get them if curr...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

If you want to stay on a quiet, less touristed stress, three seconds from the Plaza de Armas, this is the place for you. The hotel is BEAUTIFUL. The water is hot, the view is ridiculous. I cannot rave enough about it. Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hostal Corihuasi

Address: Calle Suecia 561, Cusco, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 530 Specialty Lodging in Cusco
Price Range: $40 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostal Corihuasi 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a renovated XVIII century colonial-style inn, Corihuasi features rooftop views of Cusco historic centre, just 2 blocks from the city’s main square. Wi-Fi is free.The inn features parquet floors and colonial-style furniture. There are colonial decorative details and scenic Spanish galleries with a seating area featuring a fireplace and overlooking the city. ... more   less 
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