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La Posada de Atahualpa
Ranked #68 of 413 Cusco B&B and Inns
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Were they paid off to pretend this place was better than it was? I'm thoroughly confused. Assuming my wife and I are unnaturally harsh critics, this place might be a point higher than we recognize - but under no reasonable circumstances is this a 5-point hotel. Allow me to describe.

The floorboards were warped and creaked.
The sheets on the bed were dirty, and the bed creaked.
There were terrifying, yowling carvings posted above each bed (see photo).
There were disturbing little figurines in the unnecessarily lighted display cabinets.
The décor could best be described as "Grandma's creepy extra room."
The room was cold. The heater did not work well.
The TV was full of static and lines.
The creepy man at the front desk with swollen gums was unhelpful.

On the good side:
We did not die.
There was breathable air in the room.
The breakfast in the morning looked quite nice (we did not partake, having ordered a taxi at first light to whisk us away to Casona les Pleiades, an excellent B&B that made us feel alive again).
The lady in the morning was pleasant.
It did not cost a fortune to suffer the evening in this house of horror.

Okay, I'm exaggerating a little. But it really is cold and creepy and slightly dirty. Three points at best, four if you're highly tolerant... but in no world 5. And my wife and I did NOT stay at a fancy, expensive place - we always stay at affordable little places with character. This one had character, alright. If character is a euphemism for YUCKY.

We literally bolted out of there first thing in the morning and settled in relief at our old hotel - our mistake for ever leaving. Take a look at the photos and decide for yourself if you think I'm exaggerating... I'm not saying the place will kill you or is ridden with roaches. But it isn't comfortable, it isn't warm (either in temperature nor in subjective feeling), and it isn't someplace I would stay again.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Really pleasent and helpful staff. There is hot water 24/7 and the rooms/bathrooms are clean, beds comfortable. For the price its an excellent place to rest and have a good night sleep. The distance is 15min walking from the center, with the taxi is 5min and they will charge you 3,4 soles.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

Excellent little hotel located a few blocks away from the main city plaza -plaza de armas- (10 minutes walking). Very clean, excellent rooms with cable tv. very good wifi reception. Hotel staff is very friendly. Only stayed there for one night, wish We had stayed longer!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Sbarona
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

I arrived late at night to this hotel and the staff was very accommodating. Ibette at the front desk was most helpful with the internet and any questions I had. She speaks very good english and when we got stuck we google translated. The room was on the second floor with an interior courtyard view. It was very clean and with a large bathroom. There is plenty of hot water. They serve a complimentary breakfast in the morning. Juice, bread, yogurt, ham and cheese. Jimmy was in the kitchen and he made me scrambled eggs that tasted like a little bit of heaven. He always made sure I had enough to eat or if I needed anything else. They have cable tv if you need to get a fix of what is happening at home. The hotel itself is about 20 minute walk from Plaza de Armas. There is a market on the corner to get drinks and snacks from. The published rate is $50 US for a single bed.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

La Posada was our home in Cuzco for severals days as we explored Cuzco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. The staff was extraordinary and constantly sought our comfort and the provided breakfast was a great start to the day. They allowed us to keep our belongings in our room while we spent a day up in Aguas Calientes and when we returned, we felt like we'd come back to our home away from home.
Wireless service was available and the rooms were clean, comfortable, and cozy. Never had to worry over hot water.
A little ways from the main plaza (7 minute walk) but that made it quieter.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank sjbenton
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Great neighborhood, internet available, sparkling bathrooms and lots of towels, heater to keep us comfy against the winter chill, residential location with a few shops and restaurants nearby. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about La Posada de Atahualpa

Address: Atahualpa 405 A, Cusco 51, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #68 of 413 B&Bs / Inns in Cusco
Price Range: £24 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Posada de Atahualpa 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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