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Reviewed 1 week ago

Originally planned to stay two nights, extended to three. Loved that it was a small, quiet hotel with a beautiful garden. Welcoming and helpful staff. Great breakfast to start a full day of adventuring in Cusco. Luggage can be stored in hotel if you do overnight trips outside of Cusco.

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San Francisco
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a room with a balcony on New years Eve overlooking the city. The view of the city at night exploding in fireworks was unlike anything I've ever seen. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and the price was fair. It's just a cool little place!

Thank bohemeSanFrancisco
Belleville, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We transferred to El Balcon after spending our first night in Cusco at a noisy hotel close by. For just a few dollars more, it was like night and day difference, and after staying at El Albergue in Ollantaytambo, we knew this would be a good choice. We were given a very large room, the family room, with 2 separate...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Balcon is a really nice, clean and welcoming hotel in Cusco, with comfortable beds and rooms at really affordable prices (we've travelled a lot in South America and you sometimes pay the same price for a less than satisfactory room, with no service, no breakfast or dirty beddings (or a combination of those)... Here the sheets are clean and...

1Thank Mnicox
Riga, Latvia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It took us a while to choose hotel in Cusco as there are place to stay almost in every second house and therefor we where happy to realize that El Balcon is amazing place to stay. Close to Plaza de Armas, with delicious food and helpful staff.

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North Vancouver
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely, caring, multilingual staff. Great attention to detail in 'rustic lodge' style. Superbly comfortable beds, quiet location, soft towels, great WiFi, spotlessly clean, organic and 'green' focus, excellent food around cozy fireplaces. Breathtaking views from balconies. Note: Requires some physical agility as multilevel with open, cobblestone stairways.

Thank 977pennyc
Carmel, Indiana
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The location was fabulous and we could easily walk to all sites and many restaurants. Lovely garden and grounds welcomed you after a long day taking in the city. Loved the local weaving used as wall decor!

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Clifton Springs, New York
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very accommodating staff. Beautiful rooms with a lovely view high up overlooking Cuzco. El Balcon is within walking distance to the main plaza, shopping, and restaurants. We spent our first two nights at El Balcon, then traveled to Puno, and returned to Cuzco and El Balcon before heading to Lima. The staff helped us with all travel arrangements. We absolutely...

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place to stay in Cusco. Beautiful gardens to view and sit in. Comfortable dining room that is available for gathering any time. Delicious breakfasts and dinners. A special thank you to Juanita for her cooking and hospitality.

Thank BPM_Cambridge
Lima, Peru
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This boutique hotel in Cusco is the best deal around. It is cosy and friendly and excellent in all ways. We love the view from the balcony, the comfy beds, the hot showers and fresh towels and wash cloths. They provide a hair dryer, too. The rooms have wi-fi and large bottles of filtered water. They seem to have thought...

Thank PollyCM

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located only three blocks from the Plaza de Armas in the city of Cusco, El Balcon has a commanding view of the entire city, cathedrals, churches, mountains and the Ausangate glacier. El Balcon is a renovated colonial Casona that dates back to the 1630s built atop the preceding Inca terraces. Inca stone work and colonial balustrades mesh harmoniously around terraced gardens creating an atmosphere that is beautiful, historic and authentically Peruvian. Some of our amenities and services include free airport transportation, complimentary hot breakfast and buffet, laundry, and free yoga classes. We are happy to help with any travel arrangements so that our guests can experience the best that Cusco and the Sacred Valley has to offer. At El Balcon we strive to provide our guests with the highest level of hospitality so that they have all they need to feel comfortable at our family establishment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Balcon

Address: Tambo de Montero 222, Cusco 00000, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Price Range: £32 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Balcon 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“I like the balcony rooms more than the garden rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles PollyCM, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor! I stayed in Room 5. I loved it!”
 of 5 bubbles 245kyleb, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think a room on the first floor would be better than ground floor (we had)”
 of 5 bubbles 97erikv, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best view is of the city! Gets amazing sunsets.”
 of 5 bubbles anniemdaly, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 : Superb!”
 of 5 bubbles Gus11373, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
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