We stayed at the Maytaq Wasin in Cusco twice, one night right after our 4-day Inca trek, and one night after a 5-day Amazon adventure. We were not expecting much, just a clean bed and a hot shower. We were very pleasantly surprised to find Maytaq to be a great little hotel with a very friendly and helpful staff. Our room was comfortable and spotlessly clean. At first, the shower did not have hot water, which was a disappointment after our 4-day hike, but after relaxing half an hour with some coca tea we were able to take our much-anticipated hot showers.
We had no problems with the street noise that others have described because we had a room that did not face the street. It did face another room, so we had to keep our curtains closed, which also meant that we had to keep the lights on. It was on the second floor, and one of the hotel staff helped carry the heavy luggage upstairs. During our Amazon trip the hotel stored our bags. We had the same room again when we returned. A nice touch was the “welcome back” card with the chocolates on our bed.
WiFi worked perfectly all the time, something we could not take for granted in the other hotels in Peru. The heater in the room must have been on a timer, because it only came on at night, and was off by early morning. This was too bad, as we were trying to dry some wool socks on the heater. The hair dryer blew a fuse, but worked again the next morning.
Breakfast was very nice and was held in a bright and modern restaurant space. Lots of fresh fruit, juice, bread and cereal, and eggs made to order. There was an extra charge for specialty coffees like cappuccinos, but regular coffee and tea were adequate and free.
The location can’t be beat. It is close to the main square (Plaza de Armas) AND to our favorite restaurant in Cusco, Greens. Right next door to Maytaq is the Machu Picchu museum, which is worth a visit after you’ve been in Machu Picchu. It features some of the artifacts that were taken to Yale after MP was discovered and recently returned.
I loved this boutique hotel and highly recommend it to people who are not looking for a Hilton or Marriott but want something more personal.
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