Short story: I want to live at Niños.
Long story: We are pretty strict budget travelers, and there are some real deals to be found in Cusco. However, I was playing around on the internet more than a year before we even booked our tickets to Peru, and I came across the Niños site. I knew that even though it was at the top end of our budget, when we went to Peru, we would stay there. The fact that the extra tiny bit of money that we were paying was going to go to an amazing cause, and that was even before we got there and saw this place in person. It is one of the most charming places I've ever been in my life. It is simple, stylish and ... well, it's just perfection. We stayed in a smaller room and used the shared bathroom, which I would recommend to anyone. The shared bathrooms are immaculate at all times, as is the rest of the hotel. Great hot water and water pressure, which wasn't always the case at other hotels we stayed at in Peru. The bed was comfortable and warm, with good linens and great pillows.
And the staff, oh, the staff. They are outstanding—easily the friendliest group we met anywhere. They were eager to help, always kind and friendly and accommodating. We ended up spending extra days in Cusco because we liked it so much. We're usually of the mindset of "a hotel is just a place to sleep," but Niños gave us a whole new perspective. Nights by the fire with a book, some tea and some cookies are an especially fond memory, as are the delicious breakfasts.
If you stay here, take the time to go visit the Niños Project—just ask at the front desk and it can be arranged. It's a touching experience and it gives you a great understanding of the difficulties that so many children in Peru face. It's an impression that will never fade.
I can't recommend Niños highly enough—I would actually make a trip back to Cusco specifically to spend more time at this hotel.
- 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