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El Andariego
Ranked #10 of 355 Cusco B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
St. Louis, MO
Level 6 Contributor
293 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Great location and super service”
Reviewed 8 November 2011

This hotel was our "home" while in Cusco before and after a 9-day trek to Choquequirao and Machu Picchu. The hotel furnishings (in the lounge and in the room) are a bit tired, and, like the rest of Peru, there are no true 90-degree corners. However, the location was quite good (for access to Plaza del Armes) and the staff was awesome.

We took a "matrimonial" room (double bed) with a working fireplace and private bathroom. In addition to the fireplace, there was a small electric heater and loads of blankets. There was a phone and TV, neither of which we tried. There was no hot water the first night until we asked at the front desk. The fellow there said to give it 10 minutes and he hurried off to press a switch or turn a dial somewhere. Once the hot water started flowing, it stayed hot. (Actually, we found that using only the hot water in the shower was fine without having to turn on the cold water.)

The hotel held our bags during our 9 day trek. They were always helpful and friendly. We enjoyed breakfast, and always felt safe and secure at the hotel. Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

Spent 3 nights in this hotel and found the staff to be very helpful, especially Carlos. The breakfast was outstanding with eggs any way you liked them. Rooms were clean and beds comfortable. Convenient to Place de Armes and shopping. Truly a great value for the money.
Diane

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2011

My review is in 2 parts: hotel and tour operator
1) The hotel's furnishings are very simple, however the service we received was 5 stars. The breakfast consisted of papaya/banana salad, eggs, bread, jam, fresh squeezed orange or papaya juice, tea/coffee. The water pressure was good and no significant problems with hot water. There was an electric heater that we used nightly because the room was colder inside than the outside. The thick duvet and the electric heater was plenty to keep us warm. The room was larger than the typical room and therefore easier to sort all the present we bought in Cuzco. The manager Carlos Harms was phenomenal: very hospitable and friendly and recommended our favorite Cuzco restaurant: Etopoy.

2) Upon our arrival at the airport, the tour operator associated with the hotel picked us up. His name is Carlos Sanchez Valencia with Inka Land Peru Adventures. We booked Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with him. We asked if the tour will be in english only and he said yes. He said that we will visit 3 places in Sacred Valley then go on train to Aquas Calientes and hotel + bus+ Machu Pichu guide.
What we ended up getting was not what he told us: We saw 1 place because he booked the train for an earlier time and the tour was english+ spanish (mostly spanish). The guide dropped us off as close to the train station as he could, but we still had to run for 1 mile because the train was leaving in 10 minutes. Once we got to Aquas Calientes, it was per plan. He cheated us and that left a very bad taste in our mouth.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2011

I stayed here for a few days in January 2011 and I was very satisfied with this place. It's location is very close to the Plaza de Armas, but at the same time it's very quiet at night given that's located off the main street. The night manager Carlos was always extremely helpful for any question or request we had. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. I stayed at 5 different hotels while in Peru and this one was by far the best choice.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Toronto
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Reviewed 3 December 2010

This hotel met our needs for 3 one night stays in November before/after the Inca trail hike and after a one week trip to Bolivia.

Luggage storage was provided with no problems.

Staff were very helpful and tried to do everything to make our stay comfortable. They even helped to order pizza for us on a rainy day. We requested a room with a fireplace and the staff was readily available to build a fire for us whenever we requested.

Breakfast was plentiful with yogurt, granola, coffee, tea, fresh juice, fruit, bread and eggs.

Airport transfers were messed up on two occasions with no one showing up to pick us up. The hotel uses an external company for this so they need to look at alternatives! However the staff was very apologetic and provided us with two free transfers from the hotel to the airport. Make sure not to pay more than 7 soles for a taxi to/from the airport to this hotel.

We did not like two things about the room. The shower pressure and hot water were mostly non existent. The room had a skylight which was great during the day but would light up the room way too early in the morning.

Overall this hotel met our needs.

  • Stayed November 2010
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 17 September 2010

Great Hotel, great CITY!!!!!!
Me and my wife have traveled around South America for the last 5 weeks, in Peru we visited Lima and Cuzco, and this hotel Andariego (Cuzco) is really great, good value!!!!, great location!!!
Our room was comfortable and very clean!!!!!
We recommend it!!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Melaka, Malaysia
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2010

It can get pretty noisy on the streets of Cusco but once you arrive at El Andariego, it's like a quiet respite away from it all. i stayed in 2 different rooms the time that I was there and both were lovely and huge. Bed was very comfy and everything was very clean. Breakfast was sufficient and I liked the fact you could have drinks/snacks/bananas any time of the day. Wifi access was good too. But more than that, the staff were wonderful and absolutely helpful, with a ready smile all the time...

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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Property: El Andariego
Address: Calle San Andres 270, Cusco Cusco01, Peru
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Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 355 B&Bs / Inns in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — El Andariego 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Andariego is a lodging that offers comfort located near the Main Square. It is the ideal place to relax after a day of sightseeing in Cusco and its environs. ... more   less 
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