I stayed at Niños I (room Oscar) for two nights, and then at Niños II (room Chabela) for three nights. The hotel is nice, clean, and full of charm. It reminded my boyfriend of his grandmother's house in Spain. You do hear when people wake up early to leave, but I did not find it a major inconvinience. There were a few home improvements that could have be fixed but nothing that would interfere with having a pleasant stay.
Niños I is located closer to Plaza de Armas, whereas Niños II is farther away, and you have to pass a shady street with a few drunks. I recommend both places, yet Niños I at Calle Meloc is a better location.
The staff is very friendly. We had booked the hotel for two nights before heading to Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu for two nights. We decided to book Niños for our remaining days when we returned from Machu Picchu. They only had available Niños II. Nevertheless, they stored our luggage at Niños II, so it would be there when we returned from our trip.
The best part is the cafeteria. The food was great. They even have half bottles and full bottles of Peruvian wine available. The pumpkin soup and home made bread were excellent. The atmosphere with the firewood burning was very cozy to play cards, read, or access internet.
In the end, Niños concept is about giving back to the community. Therefore, anyone complaining about the price or the children you might see coming in and out of the hotel have missed the point of staying at Niños. Furthermore, you will not spend much time in the hotel room (maybe in the courtyard or the cafeteria) because there are many things to do in Cuzco.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All profits generated by Ninos Hotel go the Ninos Unidos Peruanos Foundation that provides food and education to up to 600 underprivileged children of Cusco. As a guest of our hotel, you can visit the foundation premises everyday and make extra donation if you wish. Our hotel is situated close to the Main square, called Plaza de Armas. We offer you a great variety of meals and beverages that you can enjoy in our beautiful colonial patio. You can also enjoy the city center with it's museums, restaurants, bars and many touristic highlights. Our hotel will keep your luggage in a safe place during your trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu, etc. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ninos Hotel Cusco