We spent 4 nights at Casa Elena, with our initial intent being just the one night. The are hundreds of varying types of accommodations in this tourist town, however the $130 Sols (approx. .$50.00) per night was right for our budget and we were quite satisfied with the overall accommodations. You are really minutes away from restaurants, the principal Plaza (Armas), Inka museum plus several others in the area, ATM are scattered about this town and you won't have far to walk to find one, and shops catering exclusive to the tourist are in the 1000's. Needless to say you won't have walked very far before some with something to sell will approach you, however unlike in some countries they don't continue to hassle you. Best approach is either say No Thank You or just ignore their approach. You will find the local authorities see the importance and value of the tourist in that we have seen more regular and Tourist Police out and about the streets of Cusco than in any other place in our 3 months in Chile & Argentina. Just a 2 minute walk down the street from Casa Elena is one of the few, if not the ONLY restaurant in Cusco, where you will see at the front entrance, Please Wait To Be Seated. Jack's is very popular with tourist ranging from the backpacker to those of us now more accustomed to 3 star hotels / B&B. Food is great and beautifully presented. Our room in Casa Elena was #11, quiet, clean and aside from the absence of a closet just great. We opted for the two beds, one Queen and a single, the latter seving as our 'closet' as it were. Their breakfast was ample and given our 3 months experience with
'breakfast in South America' we place it at the top area of the list with a few others. We did use their laundry facilities and were satisfied with result and price. In late April it can be cool some nights at this altitude so we requested and received a portal electric heater which was quite adequate. We noted later a sign downstairs indicating this 'service 'cost $15 Sol per night of use. They will allow you to store/leave your luggage should you have time to spare well before flight time. Would return here should we have a 3rd occasion to visit Cusco.
- Also Known As:
- Hospedaje Casa Elena Hotel Cusco
- Hospedaje Casa Elena Cusco