The Garden House Hotel was a most excellent find on my behalf through Trip Advisor . I stayed here for 4 nights in April 2007 .Booking and Correspondence is through Paul a family member (www.cuscohouse.com ) in the UK where you are guaranteed to have all your questions about Cusco and the Bed and Breakfast Hotel answered before you arrive .This is a family operated business where I was treated like a member of the family that had just come back to visit . The owner is Doris who is one of the most delightful and caring people that I have met on my worldly travels .She has a genuine humanitarian involvement with the needy people of Cusco . Her volunteer work is of paramount importance to her . If you want advice on what to see and what to do in Cusco /Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley she will become your encyclopedia of local knowledge . I used her location as my base to explore the Sacred Valley below which is just a 45 min drive away . My room was huge with a commanding view of her immaculate garden thus the name Garden House. Her house is located within a walled garden enclosure . This is a security controlled entrance property located not far from the airport .I was happy that I chose the Garden House for its location quality because most of the other hotels are located within downtown Cusco where the noise level is incredible at times.I This is an excellent location if you want peace and quiet after a full day of touring the area .Doris will arrange honest and safe taxi service for you to where ever you want to go . Taxi service is incredibly inexpensive in Cusco if you know the right ones to choose .Paul will arrange airport transfers for you prior to your arrival .Doris is good friends with a wonderful young taxi owner named Estoban .He took me down to the Sacred Valley for a private all day tour in his new car .We went to all the major sites that we could within a six hour period with my Cusco Tourist Card ...(buy this upon arrival at the airport to save a bundle of money as it gives you discounted admission to a large number of top attractions) He only charged me $40US but I paid him $50US because I had such a great time. with him .. he was worth every dollar as he accompanies you into the sites and becomes your personal tour guide Gasoline is very expensive in Cusco so please consider this as an incredible bargain . He was a true Peruvian family man with a wonderful sense of humor .I considered my day with him as one of the highlights of my 3 week trip .I learned so much from him in one day which no guide book can surpass .Thank You Doris for making me aquainted with this fine honest hard working Gentleman.
Your stay at the Garden House will become another Highlight of your trip ..I guarantee that ..The home is immaculate and spotlessly clean . The decor of the house is of a Spanish flavor speckeled with wonderful hand carved wooden furniture The interior tiled courtyard has a vast assortment of potted plant species .My room was comparable to a US 4 star hotel in size and ammenities .Doris will prepare you a breakfast fit for champions .My bed was a cloud to sleep on with all the luxury linens included as mentioned by a previous reviewer .The daily maid service was excellent .I spent 3 nights at the Miraflores Park in Lima at $600US per night prior to arriving at the Garden House and to me staying at the Garden House would of been worth the same rate . I would never stay at any other place other than at the Garden House when I return to Cusco ..I am one of the family now and I will return someday to visit . The Garden House is my extended home in Cusco . I miss my " family" there already . Thank you Doris and Paul for making my trip to Cusco an experience of a lifetime .
- 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