Mam (and Papa) picked us up in the airport in their pickup truck, gave us a quick tour of Cusco before arriving at their hotel, more reminiscent of a tree house than an inn. Each room is up a steep flight of steps, situated around an open air courtyard and a couple of large trees. We even had a tree trunk running through our shower stall! The top level is a rustic lounge (with a computer with internet) where Mama made us coca tea and made us promise to relax for one hour before heading into town. We had all taken precautions against altitude sickness, but she was adamant that we needed to take a nap. The rooms are more like rustic cabins, but they are clean, cozy and have amazing views of Cusco, both day and night. They each have a small kitchenette, refrigerator, microwave and table.
My first morning, I woke early to see the mists coming off the mountains, and laying over the town. Really beautiful. Nighttime brings the sounds of neighbors, their animals and woodsmoke drifting up from the town. The walk into the main square is all downhill and takes about 10 minutes. There are a couple of small stores at the bottom of the stairs leading up to Mama's, so if you need a snack or a drink, you don't have to go into town. Our final morning, I went to the nearest bodega, bought fresh rolls, butter, milk, sugar and coffee and made breakfast in the room.
Like a pension or hostel, the main door to Mama's locks at night, but your key will work and the area is very safe. There is always someone in the hotel to answer your questions and if they don't know, they will call Mama. She also has contacts for guides and taxis. We booked her friend, Eduardo, to take us in his taxi to the Pisac market and on to the Sacred Valley. He was fantastic and very patient with all of our questions.
Stay at Mama's if you want to feel the real Cusco. It was comfortable, clean, cozy, cheap and effortless.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Little house in the traditional quartier of San Blas, each room is a studio, equiped for your confort.Each rooms has a maarried bed, tv, refrigerator, microwelle, table, chairs, kitchenette, private bathroom, towels and linning, hair dryer and heater.The breakfast is included in the rate.Casa de Mama is located in a quiet pededstrian street, only 5 minutes far from the Central Plaza.We organize the tours in the region. ... more less
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