From the moment we arrived The Garden House, we felt like we were being taken care of by close friends and family. We were given cocao tea and advised to take a nap and relax to avoid altitude sickness. The house is a family home owned by Doris and Cecilia (our hosts). It has a beautiful inner central courtyard and surrounding the house is a pretty garden filled with a hundred types of roses. It felt like staying in an oasis in a desert.
Our room was very spacious with lots of closet space. It also had a separate seating room with TV and free WiFi. Both bathroom and the bedroom were big and clean. We were given two bottles of water everyday. There was good water pressure and we had no problem with the water temperature either.
Breakfast was included with our room. Breakfasts consisted of fresh fruits, bread from a local bakery, cheese, egg, bacon, cereal. coffee, tea and juice. I bought a local Peruvian fruit, maracuya, from Lima and I thought I could peel off the skin and eat it like an orange. Cecilia advised me that was not the way to eat the fruit and graciously offered to squeeze the juice of this fruit to add to our breakfast juice.
Cecilia and her staff were so friendly and made us feel right at home. The Garden House is about 20 minutes from downtown Cusco but this wasn't a problem as Cecilia called us a cab every morning and gave us a cell phone to call her whenever we needed a ride.
We received a free trip to The Sacred Valley as part of our stay which was arranged by Cecilia. This was a highlight of our trip. She also helped arrange a day trip to Machu Picchu (we paid for this trip). She helped us plan our day and advised us on which attraction to go visit.
At $125 CAD per night, we got great value for our money and we would stay here again. If you are looking for a comfortable, friendly place to stay, we highly recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful, quiet oasis in Cusco, with a very large garden and orchard to relax in. A refuge from the noise and bustle of the city. You will find The Garden House an excellent base and a welcoming home to return to from your sightseeing of Machu Picchu and the Inca capital. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Garden House Hotel Cusco
- Garden Hotel Cusco
- The Garden Hotel