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“Great B&B in Cusco with amazing customer service”
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Second Home Cusco
Ranked #6 of 379 Cusco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 May 2013

This is a cute B&B with three suites, 2 in the front and 1 in the back so it's never too loud or crowded. It's run by a wonderful man named Carlos, who is an amazing host and will do everything possible to ensure you have a wonderful time in Cusco. Transport to/from the airport and breakfast are included with the price of the room, which are great benefits to staying here.

PROS: Large suites with plenty of space to relax, great hot water shower, comfortable bed with down comforter and plenty of pillows, plush towels, great radiator (Secret: push the button on the bottom to push out air and create white noise), great location (if you don't mind walking up hill a bit), nice breakfast (eggs, OJ, Fresh hot bread, granola, coffee, coca tea), good internet.

CONS: Not much privacy--it's rather noisy, but it seems that most places in Cusco have this problem. The rooms in the front deal with street noise and are above the kitchen. The balcony suite is in the back and much quieter, but has no bathtub.

Just one more note--Carlos absolutely saved our trip to Machu Pichu. We booked our trip through a company our friend recommended, and it was a disaster. They didn't know that the train wasn't fully operational and had set to pick us up at 6am, which would have made us miss the 5:30am bus transfer to the train. Luckily, Carlos knew about the train problems and helped us organize transport to the bus at 5:15am. He also let us use the phone so that we could call the tour manager to work out that issue and a few others we dealt with.

Room Tip: The two suites in the front can hear the street noise and have bathtubs. One is directly above the...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

We had the pleasure of staying with Carlos on two occasions and each time we were given a warm welcome. We stayed in two different suites (bedroom and lounge) and each one was comfortable and impeccably clean with good wi-fi and two bottles of water left each day. Whether it was 6 in the morning or later Carlos was there to give us a good breakfast, he wanted to make sure his guests were fed before their journeys.

The first and final transfers are in the hotel rates which we appreciated very much.

San Blas is only a short walk down the hill into town, a little longer coming back up as there are quite a few stairs but take your time and don't hurry at that altitude.

Carlos is the consummate host. He wants to make sure his guests enjoy Cusco and the surrounds and he is extremely helpful with advice. I unfortunately had altitude sickness and he made sure that a doctor came to see me and the right treatment given.

The city of Cusco is very attractive with a lovely main plaza and innumerable restaurants and cafes to visit. It is also possible to do day trips and we would particularly suggest going to the Sacred Valley and surrounds.

Do go and experience Cusco hospitality with Carlos.

Room Tip: We liked our room at the left of the front door, very airy and comfortable.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

As I say in the title. Look no further, this is your second home in Cusco.

Carlos, the host, is the dictionary definition of a good host: He just makes sure you feel at home, so just arrive and relax, he's got you covered.

Breakfast is perfect. And Carlos will prepare hot food on your request. Superb!

Rooms are comfortable, if quirky (because of the old house adaptation) but they feel so special: you want to spend time in your room, let's put it like that.

Location is perfect, just 5 minutes walk to the city centre. And the main good thing about the location: it is QUIET.

Wifi works perfectly.

Transfer to and from train station or airport is included in the fee.

Bottomline: look no further and just stay here, for 2 days or 2 weeks, it's simply perfect.

Room Tip: Any room is great.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

We stayed at My Second Home in Cusco for 3 nights in April 2013. The suite we had was great. Don't expect luxury but it's clean, roomy and convenient to central Cusco. The real story is the owner. You could not find a more gracious and helpful host than Carlos. From the moment we arrived he looked after us. He advised us on how to avoid altitude sickness then reviewed our planned itinerary and suggested a tour of the sacred valley and organized it for us with Eduardo, the same gentleman that picked us up at the airport. This was the best $120 we spent for a full day of touring. Eduardo speaks little English and we speak no Spanish but it didn't matter - somehow we communicated and had a memorable day. Carlos provided great breakfasts every morning, irrespective of the time we had to leave. Carlos is a true gentleman and a professional innkeeper. We recommend My Second Home to anyone and itr really is, as its name suggests, a home away from home. If you go to Peru, you have to visit Machu Picchu, truly a world class experience and when you are in Cusco stay with Carlos at his inn - you won't regret it.

Room Tip: There arew only 3 suites and I don't think you'll go wrong with any of them.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Loved the pickup at the airport, the breakfast in the morning and the help in planning our vacation. If I ever go back to Cusco, this is where I want to stay. Carlos assisted us in getting a private taxi to take us around cusco and visit the sites as well as made super delicious breakfasts each morning of our stay. Loved it! Carlos absolutely knows what a traveler wants in a place abroad!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

My second visit to Cusco and to the B&B. This time I traveled with my spouse on vacation. I loved this place the first time and was able to spend 3 relaxing days in Cusco. As expected Carlos was wonderful and our friendship was established once more. We arrived at 9:30 am and Carlos had our taxi waiting and our breakfast and room available immediately. It was like coming home again and we found ourselves in a comforting environment that allowed us rest and easy access to Cusco. Highly recommended! Enjoy the wonderful original Peruvian artist Delfine's art collection Carlos has around the building.

Room Tip: There are only 3, but my favorite is the one to the left as you enter.
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Could not have been happier with our stay at Second Home in Cusco. Carlos was a helpful host, and spoke English. The rooms are very nice and comfortable, although you have to be careful hitting your head in spots if you are a tall person (like over six foot). Great location in the heart of Cusco, with a wonderful selection of eating establishments and places to visit. This guest house is highly recommended. There are a block of steps you will need to climb to get to the guest house - we did not mind, but some people might mind this fact.

Room Tip: Cusco is a pricey town with above average prices for accommodations. That being said, this property...
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Atocsaycuchi 616 | San Blas, Cusco, Peru
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Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 379 B&Bs / Inns in Cusco
Price Range: £58 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Second Home Cusco 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Second Home Cusco is a Bed and breakfast in the historic district of San Blas. Second Home Cusco offers 21st-century comfort in a colonial house. Second Home Cusco feature three juniors suites furnished in an eclectic style. Each suite has a private bathroom with shower, Queen-size bed, cable TV, telephone, wireless internet access and other amenities to ensure an enjoyable stay. ... more   less 
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