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“Charming small bed and breakfast type place with an even more charming proprietor, Carlos Delfin.”
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Second Home Cusco
Ranked #7 of 365 Cusco B&B and Inns
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Kelso, Washington
1 review
“Charming small bed and breakfast type place with an even more charming proprietor, Carlos Delfin.”
Reviewed 2 October 2010

We enjoyed this even more than the fancier and more expensive Andina Hotel in Cusco. The owner, Carlos, son of the great artist Victor Delfin, was a joy to talk to; and his hotel is a very nice retreat in the artist district of Cusco, in close walking distance down to the main square.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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columbus, OH
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Reviewed 11 September 2010

We stayed at Second Home Cusco for 2 nights before we hiked the Inca Trail, and 2 nights afterwards.
The staff were very friendly, helpful and welcoming. They are also very accommodating. We left our luggage at Second Home while we hiked the Inca Trail and it was waiting in our room when we returned from the trail. We ordered a wake-up call for 5:30 AM on the morning we were to leave for the trail, and we got a personal knock on the door to wake us up, and breakfast was made for us, despite the fact that it was nearly 2 hours before the breakfast service was to begin. They arranged for us to be picked up and taken to the airport, and the cost was covered by the B&B.
One evening, we thought our ATM card had been stolen and we rushed back to the hotel. In our hurry, we broke the key in the door when we arrived back at the hotel. It was no problem for the staff at all - they promptly gave us another key, and helped us call the bank to resolve our issues.
We also forgot to bring our own toilet paper for the Inca Trail, and they gladly gave us a roll to take with us. They provided us with coca tea upon arrival and whenever we felt we needed it, and gave us extra bottled water when we were thirsty.
We stayed in two rooms while there - the upstairs balcony room was wonderful - big, and very nicely decorated. The owner's father is an artist, and many of his pieces are displayed throughout the B&B. It is beautiful and chic. As others have stated, you can hear people early in the morning, but it didn't bother us at all because we wanted to explore as much as possible.
And - it is up a hill from the main square. We were winded nearly every time we climbed the hill. But, it was a quick walk to the attractions in Plaza de Armas, and I always felt safe on my walks to and from the B&B. We needed to use the internet a lot, and it was never an issue for us to use the computer to read/send an email.
If you want a clean, safe place to stay, personalized service, a chance to chat with another couple over breakfast, and a staff that will go out of their way to make you feel welcome, this is the place. If you want a buffet dinner, views that overlook the city, a door that opens up to all the action and a gym - don't stay here.
Highly recommended. Will stay here again if we return to Cusco.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Lagos, Nigeria
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Reviewed 5 September 2010

I cannot rave about this place enough. I actually spent a week here after staying at second home peru (which was also gorgeous!). The staff are amazing, Carlos who runs it, was amazingly helpful, from phonecalls to recommendations and even helping me get some money back from a tour agent that had overcharged me! The rooms are spacious, filled with light and modern but with personality. Location is not in the middle of the plaza which means you will actually get some sleep. What else can I say but stay here?! I certainly will again when I come back next year.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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Alameda, California
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Reviewed 28 August 2010

I was traveling by myself and Carlos made it so easy coming into Cusco....complimentary taxi pickup from the airport, coca tea to ease the altitude changes when I arrived, assistance with meeting up with my trekking office........and the place is beautiful, decorated in art by his father. So comfortable, clean...really felt like I was coming home when I came back to the place at the end of the day. The rest of the staff was always helpful, as well. And fresh, hot breakfast every morning, complimentary of course. Don't stay anywhere else in Cusco!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

The Second Home is very quaint. It is a quick cab ride from the airport and then a short walk up from the cobble stone road. The walk can be challenging for some because is it uphill though you can stop and rest and take in the views along the way. The scenery is stunning-fabulous colonial architecture. Many of the streets are lined with perfect Inca stonework. Carlos was our host at the Second Home. He was delightful as were his staff. They all make you feel like you are staying with friends or family.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Syosset, New York
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Reviewed 1 August 2010

my friend and i stayed in the second home cusco at the end of may 2010. the room was very clean and the staff is super helpful. we were picked up at the airport and served coca tea when we arrived at the bed and breakfast. a home-cooked breakfast was included every morning (even at 4 in the morning the day we went to machu picchu). the place is only a few blocks from the main plaza but far enough from the main street that it is quiet at night. great experience, far more personal than staying at a hotel.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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San Ramon, California
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

We enjoyed how quaint and historic the property was while offering the best of modern comfort, including great hot water! The only small drawback was no shade on the skylight in our room, which meant waking up early.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Second Home Cusco
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 #7 of 365 B&Bs / Inns in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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