I was pleased to stay in this hotel next to the center of Cusco: the room was nice (but not water after midnight) and had personalized sheets and towels, the breakfast very good and the staff nice.
This hotel also provides a tour operator service which was recommended to me by a friend who did the Choquequirao trek. I therefore decided with my friends to choose the same. Unfortunately you have to note that you should choose Casa Elena’s agency only if Yves Chemin is the guide. Otherwise – as he did for us – he outsources the service to another company (KB Adventures, www.kbtourstravel.net) which is expensive (nearly twice the price as most agencies in Cusco – the difference is that private transport is provided) and not professional. We walked the Choquequirao trek with this agency for 4D/3N, we were 4 customers with a guide, a cook, a horseman and 3 horses. The cook was excellent but the guide a disaster: no security (was not walking with us most of the time, did not have a flashlight when we walked in the dark and did not help one of us who was very sick), told us it was a punishment for him to walk this trek, gave us very basic and unprofessional information when we reached the site (2nd biggest after Machu Picchu) and forgot to show us the most important attraction on the site (llamas del sol – cf Inka museum). The only positive point: he could speak good English and was quite friendly! So go with Yves (Elena’s husband) or find another agency on your own!
- Also Known As:
- Hospedaje Casa Elena Hotel Cusco
- Hospedaje Casa Elena Cusco