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Maison Fortaleza, family guesthouse
Maison Fortaleza, family guesthouse

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1.5 baths

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1.5 baths

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About this listing

This Swiss-Peruvian guesthouse is located close to the main square of Cusco providing all the services needed. A stay at Maison Fortaleza will leave you an unforgettable approach of South America`s cultural centre. The rooms are heated with radiators and have 24/7 hot showers.


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 14%


The space

Charming colonial 2 floors house with a patio, dinning room and cosy rooms (individual radiators and bathroom). There is also a living room with a fireplace to share moments with other guests or with the hosts.

Guest access

Free Wi-Fi available covering all the rooms and if needed a pc with a printer. Guests will have access to the living room, a dining room for breakfasts and a sunny patio.

Interaction with guests

Best of both Swiss and Peruvian cultures combined in an amazing guesthouse.The guests will have the opportunity to embrace the 25 years experience traveling in Peru of the hosts.

The neighborhood

The house looks down on the city offering to the guest an amazing view. The way to the main square is safe and short. Although situated in the centre of the city close to all the cultural and touristic interests the neighborhood is quiet.

Getting around

It's so close to the city centre that walking is the best way during you stay. For people whose legs are tired after doing the Machu Picchu trek, taxi's are always available costing around 1.50 $US

House Rules
Not suitable for pets

Feel like home



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

45 Reviews

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Lara User Profile
March 2017
This was the perfect spot to come back to after our four day hike in the Andes. The room was clean and quiet, but most importantly had a hot shower! I was so thankful to be away from the noise of the city, but we were still only a five minute walk from the main square. Itala went above and beyond for us and even held our luggage for us during our hike. Such a lovely and welcoming lady! I highly recommend staying here.

Robert User Profile
March 2017
Clean, quiet, conviently located. Really nice place with great bed, shower, nice healthy breakfast, etc. Best it was the host, Itala, who went way beyond to be helpful. Super nice lady who really knows Cuzco & Machu Pichu & how to maximize your visit. Thank you again for all your help.

Donny User Profile
February 2017
Very nice eight-room guesthouse up the hill from the main square. Very nice family proprietors. Modern bathrooms, appropriate furnishings, and comfortable beds and rooms. The only potential issue is street noise in the neighborhood but that is subjective.
Jean & Itala User Profile
Response from Jean & Itala:
Thanks for your review. I'm very sorry for the street noise, it is not often.
February 2017

Janka User Profile
January 2017
Maison Fortaleza was probably the best value accommodation I've ever booked. The building is lovely and the rooms are spotless and tastefully decorated. We were received by Itala's sister, Gilda, who was extremely kind and helpful. She ordered taxi for us and got up earlier to make up breakfast (although breakfast officially started later). She even spotted that we did not like the papaya juice and made orange juice the next time :) We were travelling around, so stayed at Maison Fortaleza 3 separate nigh and we always looked forward to returning there for its friendly atmosphere and home-like comfort. Thank you very much for having us! Simon and Janka

Lena User Profile
January 2017
The guesthouse was beautiful with lots of natural light. The bed was so comfortable and the shower was amazing. We felt very relaxed and comfortable here. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to travel. It was only a few minutes walk to the center of everything!

Sheldon User Profile
December 2016
The hosts were extremely helpful both before and during our stay. Wonderful breakfast!
Jean & Itala User Profile
Response from Jean & Itala:
It was a pleasure to host you and your brother. Came back any time! and happy new year!!! Maison fortaleza
December 2016

Ben User Profile
December 2016
This was our favorite place we stayed in a week in Peru. Excellent rooms, everything felt new and spacious, avocado and a dozen other things at breakfast, and an extremely accommodating staff. We loved it and wished we had spent more time here.

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Cusco, Peru · Joined in July 2013
Jean & Itala User Profile

My name is Itala, I'm a peruvian, originally from Cusco and I've been working as a tour guide for 25 years. With my swiss husband Jean we make a multicultural couple and we have 2 children.
We love to welcome our friends in our house so our Airbnb guests will be treated like friends and we also like them to feel at home. We can also advise them about what to do in the Cusco region (arts, archeology, restaurants, music, local market). We speak spanish, french and english...

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