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Ninos Hotel Meloc
Ranked #25 of 173 Hotels in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 September 2012

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.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

The efforts at Ninos Hotel are good. We made an appointment six months ago as advised in every travel book read. We stayed in three rooms over a course of five nights due to the mold peppered in two of the bathrooms that we stayed in. The food is good even if you have to pay for all of it. It is very loud at night dues to the stone that echoes every sound in the courtyard and the floors are creaky. The second floor is advised. we finally left due to overall discust and annoyance in Ninos Hotel. We went else where and it saved our vacation. Be ready to be flexible. thank you for all of your efforts even if we moved three times. The intentions of this hostel are good, just disappointing.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

Liked the food in this place. We had good customer service. The hotel is basic, but clean. The only thing is that rooms balconies have access to the street. Across the road from it, there is a diary that has parties, the drunk people can be heard during the night singing, fighting, talking loudly, etc.
The floors in the room creek. The rooms have a sky light quite big, so you get to wake up very early even if you want to have a sleep in.
The courtyard is lovely, we had friends from other hotels over and felt very comfortable on this area with the kids. Good internet service.

Room Tip: Ask for your room not to be facing the street.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

I stayed here for a couple of nights and had a good experience. I had a room with a shared bathroom which I was a bit worried about given the price, however the shower area was very spacious and a pleasure to use. The courtyard is a welcome relaxing area when you've had a long day of sightseeing or hiking and they were very helpful looking after my luggage for a few days whilst I was doing the Inca trail.

Overall good value for money.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Jordan S
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stayed at Ninos Hotel on 3 different occasions in 3 different rooms. Overall we were very pleased with our stay - the hotel is adorable, with spacious comfortable rooms, good showers, and really good "restaurant" on site where we ate several times. Out of the three rooms that we were given, two on the second floor were very nice. One room on the first floor, called Alan, is the corner room and we really didn't care much for it. It's very dark and impossible to let more light in. All other rooms included good size space heater, while Alan had a tiny one that ended up overheating within 15 mins. Since we couldn't use it, the room was very cold after the sun set. My recommendation would be to stay on the 2nd floor as it seems those rooms are much nicer. It was very nice to be able to leave our suit cases during the Inca Trail hike and then for one week on our trip to the Amazon.

If you end up dining at the hotel, try Tres Leches cake - it's amazing! We also liked their sandwiches and pumpkin soup.

Room Tip: Do not stay in room "Alan". Recommend rooms on 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Staying at Ninos felt like being at home. We stayed in a room with it's own bathroom, with enough warm water (great after 4D inca trail). The great atmosphere, friendly people and amazing food made us want to stay for some more nights! I will definitely return to Ninos when ever in Cusco.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
Thank MdeWit
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Stayed at Ninos 2 for a few days before and after our Salkantay trek. It really made us feel at home. Very helpful staff, terrific food and clean, comfortable and practical rooms. The tre leche cake was delightful. We found it very satisfying to be contributing to a great project and could see the benefits. One of our best choices for accomadation during our 4 weeks in Peru.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Calle Meloc, 442 | 3 blocks from the Plaza de Armas, Cusco 051, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Cusco
#15 Romantic Hotel in Cusco
Price Range: £21 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ninos Hotel Meloc 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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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