We recently spent 4 nights at the Garden House and we had an absolutely wonderful time.
Ceci and Doris and their staff made sure that we were never short of anything, whether it was a car to the city centre, a table at a nice restaurant, a mobile phone (!!) so we could call them whenever we needed a taxi to pick us up again or hot and cold water in the room.
They worked tirelessly to make sure we enjoyed our stay to the fullest and that we managed to see as much of Cuzco and the surroundings as possible in a relatively short amount of time.
The Garden House offers an intensive program where you get a half day tour of Cuzco and the surrounding inca ruins, make a full day tour of the Sacred Valley and - of course - a full day tour to Machu Picchu. In addition you are likely to have a couple of half days to explore Cuzco on your own - we certainly did.
For us this was an absolutely brilliant way to visit Cuzco and see a lot of the main sights in a short amount of time. We loved staying at the Garden House, with its nice rooms, lovely living areas and courtyard, beautiful garden and incredibly friendly hosts.
If there is one single thing we would do differently it would be to try to have more time at Machu Picchu. The Vistadome train is a must and a hugely enjoyable experience, and the ruins themselves are positively magical, but we were not on site until 11am and we had to start the journey back at 2pm. Add to that a 1 year old who needs sleep and food at relatively regular intervals and you set yourself up for trouble. But that - of course - is not the fault of the Garden House!
Next time in Cuzco I am sure we will stay there again, however, we might consider squeezing in a night in Aguas Calientes to make sure we have a bit more time at Machu Picchu.
Thank you Doris and Ceci - for making our stay in Cuzco and Peru even more memorable!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful, quiet oasis in Cusco, with a very large garden and orchard to relax in. A refuge from the noise and bustle of the city. You will find The Garden House an excellent base and a welcoming home to return to from your sightseeing of Machu Picchu and the Inca capital. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Garden House Hotel Cusco
- Garden Hotel Cusco
- The Garden Hotel