Large, furnished room with balcony opening onto a quaint street in historic San Blas. Just a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas in the prime area of Cusco. Cable television/ wireless internet, kitchen, bathroom, living room, and laundry all included.
A fantastic location. This unit is located in the San Blas neighborhood of Cusco. You have a market across the street and countless restaurants within walking distance. It is up towards the top of the hill, though so not for the faint of heart (although you can always take a $1 taxi from the Town Center). Probably a 7 min walk to the Plaza Del Armas.
Rachel was responsive and helpful to my MANY inquiries prior to my arrival. She could not have been more helpful. As a bonus, Rachel's mom (Marcela) lives in the building and is quite possibly the nicest, most helpful woman i've ever met in my life. She provided coca tea as soon as we arrvied, and came by every morning to offer us coffee and see if we had any questions about the area.
Additionally, the room was exactly as advertised with two comfortable beds and a private, newly renovated bathroom. Hot water day and night! I highly recommend this location for your visit.
La maman d angela est vraiment très gentille et accueillante !
Elle nous a offert un thé de bienvenue.
La chambre est très grande et propre ainsi que la salle de bain .
The room was lovely. It was clean, spacious and had a good atmosphere. There is a small kitchen area which has some basic equipment. There is a nice bathroom attached to the main room with a good shower - when it worked. There were repairs happening to the water system while we were there which will hopefully improve the situation. There did not appear to be a water supply during the night. Whether this has been rectified by the repairs which were happening while we were there we do not know. We also found that the noise from the street was a bit of a nuisance at times.
We got a lovely warm welcome from Angela's mother who, although there was a bit of a language barrier, looked after us wonderfully, especially when we were unwell, bringing us delicious snacks and effective remedies.
El lugar es cómodo y bien ubicado, cerca del centro de la ciudad al que se puede llegar caminando. Es facil conseguir taxis a pocos metros para trasladarse a cualquier lugar (los taxis son muy baratos en Cusco). Hay restaurantes y pequeños markets muy cerca. Un buen lugar para pasar unos dias en Cusco.
The accommodation provided by Angela was nice and cozy. It was at walking distance from the city center and some nice restaurants. I faced some trouble with the internet but Angela ensured that it was addressed on a priority basis. Her mother was very helpful and even though I could not communicate with her, she prepared the breakfast and game me company for the breakfast. Also since it was close to the city center so you could get a feel of the city as well. All in all, it was a nice cosy apartment where your basic needs were taken care of.
Angela's house in San Blas is a quick walk away from plaza de armas. The apartment was very easy to find. Angela lives in the US but manages the listing online for her mother Marcela. Angela was very available over phone and email to answer any questions that couldn't be answered because of Marcelas limited English and my limited Spanish skills. Both ladies are very sweet and friendly.
This place is also very close to a gem of a market that boasts a lot of fresh local food.
The apartment has a small but functional kitchenette equipped with basic things such as a mini fridge and a kettle. The bathroom had ample hot water - and the water supply was uninterrupted all through the night - even if we were prepared for an outage. Angela and Marcela had advised about the probable outage well in advance.
Marcela also showed us how to lock and unlock all the Concerned doors in the house due to some problems mentioned in previous reviews. It was very straightforward to us and we had no issues.
Marcela is a very warm person and we enjoyed interacting with her using our translation apps. All in all, we enjoyed our stay at her house, which provided us with an authentic cusco experience.
Angela's room in her mom's house was lovely. Very "Cuzco". Quaint and comfortable. Her mom (Marcela) is so sweet and warm. She brought us coca tea on arrival and proudly showed us pictures of her family. Saturday just happened to be the night before we were to take a tour starting at 0500 am - who knew Cuzquenos liked to party so hard? The bar across the street had the music cranked up so loud that earplugs didn't touch the bass. I asked Marcela if she knew when the music usually stopped (it was 9pm ) she didn't seem to understand me so I texted Angela my question. Before Angela had a chance to answer, the music suddenly dropped about 50 decibals. Apparently, Marcela had walked across the street and told the bar to turn the music down. Nice. The room had a Private ensuite bathroom and fast WiFi. Small refrigerator in room and cooking area. Unfortunately, we were unaware that the water shuts off at 9pm. This prevent toilet flushing and showers but by this time we were too tired to care and were hopeful we would have water in the morning (and we did).