This hotel was our "home" while in Cusco before and after a 9-day trek to Choquequirao and Machu Picchu. The hotel furnishings (in the lounge and in the room) are a bit tired, and, like the rest of Peru, there are no true 90-degree corners. However, the location was quite good (for access to Plaza del Armes) and the staff was awesome.
We took a "matrimonial" room (double bed) with a working fireplace and private bathroom. In addition to the fireplace, there was a small electric heater and loads of blankets. There was a phone and TV, neither of which we tried. There was no hot water the first night until we asked at the front desk. The fellow there said to give it 10 minutes and he hurried off to press a switch or turn a dial somewhere. Once the hot water started flowing, it stayed hot. (Actually, we found that using only the hot water in the shower was fine without having to turn on the cold water.)
The hotel held our bags during our 9 day trek. They were always helpful and friendly. We enjoyed breakfast, and always felt safe and secure at the hotel. Definitely recommend.
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