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Maison Fortaleza
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

This guest house is beautifully designed. We particularly liked the top-notch showers (great water pressure and hot water) and comfy beds. The rooms are spacious and very clean. Breakfast was good. We did have a few bumps during our stay here but the owners rectified things even from afar. It seems like Maison Foraleza is going through some growing pains and trying to work out their management. The owners are back in Switzerland and there was confusion about a few things with the woman who was running it when we were there. BUT, that said, Itala was very helpful on the phone and on our departure day she even sent an English speaking manager to help sort everything (some of the confusion was a result of miscommunication from us not speaking Spanish and the temporary caretaker not speaking English). This was handled very professionally in the end and we were happy to leave on a good note. Thank you!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

This was the best B&B we stayed during our travels in South America. The room was modern and spacious, and the house has a beautiful family feel. The bathroom and shower were also new and had consistent hot water. Breakfast was lovely, with fresh bread, cheese, avocado, fruits and jam. The hosts, Itala and Jean Claude have a wealth of knowledge of the area and helped us with our trip planning. Itala also runs her own tours, including hikes around Cusco and further. We initially had one night booked here, but after that night decided to extend our stay at this wonderful B&B and explore more of Cusco.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Emily1357
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Everyone going to Peru need to visit Macchu Picchu and pass through Cuzco. I travel quite a lot, and Cusco was kind of scary to find a nice and decent place to stay couple of days to do all there is to do in and around Cuzco. In the maze of hundreds and hundreds of lodging, between 5 stars and backpackers, you can find in Maison Fortaleza an oasis of peace, rest and valuable advises from the owner Itala Stuckly. The Swiss and Peruvian couple make the perfect pair of knowning the need of the foreigners combine with the knowledgeable wisdom of all the year of service as a tour Guide of Itala. What a pleasure to finally visit the ruins and meet the heart of the Incas empire with her counsel. Maison Fortaleza is great healty food, comfortable bed, heating (very rare at the price) and hot water, great location and good advises. I hgave to give a perfect score! Good luck Itala!

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Jean-Gandalf
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Staying at the Maison Fortaleza is staying with a friend who grew up in Cusco. Itala Stucky, the owner is also a guide and can help you with your entire Peruvian trip. Our April 2013 stay was beyond expectations. Ita and her family are warm and fun. Her rooms are clean and new, but with the feel of yesteryear and a few blocks away from the main plaza, so it's very quiet and in a residential neighborhood. Breakfast was lovely and at whatever time we needed, including when we had to leave at 5 a.m. for a Machu Picchu trek. Ita speaks Spanish, Quechua, French and English. We felt as though we were well taken care of in her home. We highly recommend this small, intimate B&B if you want to feel as though you're living the life rather than just staying in a hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Maison Fortaleza is my favorite place to stay in cusco near to the main square. It's a clean and comfortable, the breakfast it's with special ingredients is very pleasant and very original. All important places of Cusco are on hand. I love the fireplace because it gives me a feeling of warmth...

Room Tip: Please book in advance because Cusco is a city where there are many festivals and downtown hotels are full.
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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