About This Listing
the apartment has an excellent view, you can find cybers cafe retaurants , banks, gym and mini-buses for your transportations the address is located from main square to apartment at 20 minutes by bus.
the clean service for the apartmento + new towels+ sheet is $ 15( only if you need, is only an option)
the bus's price is 0,60 cent per person, the taxi's price is 7 soles (3 Dollars)
the apartment is competely EQUIPMENT
you can find in the apartment
Please make your reservation one or two weeks before , otherwise we won't consider your reservation. we will accept the reservation only one or two weeks before when you arrive here.
SI DESEA CALEFACCION UNA INCREMENTACION DE 5 DOLARES SE LE PEDIRA POR NOCHE SINO EL PRECIO ES COMO SE AFICHA SE LE PEDIRA Q RESPETEN EL NUMERO DE HUSPEDES NO SE ADMITEN GENTE DE LA CALLE EVITAR LA BULLA ESTA PROHIBIDO EL ALCOHOL DENTRO DEL DEPARTAMENTO
We arrived very early in Cusco, and Ramon picked us up from the bus station which we really appreciated. The apartment is not too close to town (about $15sole taxi and 15-20 minute drive), but its fairly strait forward to get there. The apartment was fine, but small. It was not overly comfortable to spend time in as their were no real couches, just small chairs, so we really only slept there. The toilet was not working for the first few days, and we had to flush with buckets of water. Also, we had sone trouble figuring out the shower as you had to pull the handle quite hard to get the water to come on, so we were taking bucket showers for the first few days. The hot water was on and off as well, but seemed to be fine towards the end. Also (most likely because the toilets were not working) the apartment smelled a little like urine. There was also a lot of construction directly outside the building, and work being done inside on our first day. We did get in touch with Karen regarding these issues, but we were out most of our days sightseeing. We were hoping the owners would just let themselves in and fix the issues or explain what was going on, but I think there was some miscommunication around language and although Karen came by and left us notes every day, we didn't really get things figured out until the last day. Overall, we didn't really enjoy our stay here and wished we had just gotten a hostel in town. It would have been cheaper and more convenient for us for sure.
Went with my boyfriend and got picked up by the owner's father who inadvertently introduced us to a great taxi driver that helped us out our entire stay. The apartment is a perfect size for any group between 1 and 4 people, single or family - it's small enough that you don't feel you're wasting space but large enough to be comfortable moving around with a few more people. Internet is through an ethernet cable, and was pretty reliable. There is a little stove and some basic cooking tools, plates, cups, etc. Free washing machine (which was amazing), and a clothesline on the roof (which dried our clothes within an hour and left them smelling amazing).
The apartment's location I felt was pretty relaxed, and at the end of the day I felt like I was coming home. It's located right behind a university, so meals in the immediate area are pretty varied, (between hip sandwich shops and more traditional food than what you might find in the plaza), tasty, and cheap. We ate dinner or lunch for pretty much 5 soles every day. It is a bit of a walks way from the plaza but taking the bus there which comes around every couple of minutes (for 0.70 soles a trip) isn't much of an inconvenience, the trip lasts maybe 30-40 min, and you get to see more of Cusco than just the historical center, which I liked. (Also during the month of June festivals staying in a hotel might not get you any sleep since music and fireworks are continuously going off in the Plaza de Armas).
Cusco in general is very safe, and the area behind the university is also pretty great since it's right on the main Avenue de la Cultura, and security guards watch over the school. I stayed by myself in Cusco for half of the 5 weeks stay, and couldn't feel safer.
The host was also really helpful without being burdening. She left us a booklet with emergency information, restaurant suggestions, etc. Most of the times we called she didn't pick up immediately (she is also a student and is in classes), but she would respond within an hour or two, usually even coming up to the apartment itself to help us with whatever we needed.
In response to what some of the other guests have posted, there were occasional water problems over my 5 weeks stay (no hot water or no water at all) but these didn't happen so often over my five weeks stay and would usually be resolved within an hour without bothering the host. Honestly, if you're heading to Cusco this is probably going to be an occasional problem anywhere you go anyways unless you're staying in a 5 star hotel (and even then it might happen - we stayed in an amazing hotel in Sicuani one night and the hot water ran out in a couple minutes).
Overall really great for pretty much any group.
I have been staying in apartment 401 in Larapa, a suburb of Cusco, for the last 15 day. Ada Patricia rents five apartments in this building. Bottom line: excellent value for money.
The apartment is great. There is a central living room with a small kitchen area. Around the central room are a bathroom and three small bedrooms, one of which is used as a dining room. If you open the curtains in the morning, the apartment can be very warm. The kitchen is very basic with minimal equipment and supplies. There is no WIFI in 401 and 501 but the ethernet cable (supplied) in the living room is perfectly fine for a small apartment. The Internet connection is very fast and reliable.
There are many small restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and internet cafés nearby. There is a supermarket a 5-8 min. walk away on Av. Cultura and a modern hospital is about three blocks away.
The apartment is located on the fourth floor (no elevator) in a quiet, secure area immediately behind the Universidad Andina del Cusco located on the main boulevard (Avenida de la Cultura). This location is very useful: all public transportation stops here (bus stop ‘Andina’, one block south of the apartment). There is also bus and combi service right next to the apartment by two companies: Batman and Rapido (cash fare 70 cèntimos); they leave you 1-3 blocks away from the central Plaza. You can return from Plaza San Francisco until 10 pm. The front gate is not locked but bring a small flashlight; there is no light over the front door.
You must understand that the city center is about 45 min. away by public transportation. Occasionally it can take 30 min. but 40 min is more common (you can’t believe everything you read in reviews). You should also understand that Cusco city center is becoming very expensive for tourists.
Ada Patricia is in Paris; her father, sister and brother have looked after me very well. Ada warned me that there have been occasional problems recently with the water supply; I have not had problems with the water except that, after two weeks of very hot water, the hot water was absent one day and then only lukewarm. I told Ada’s sister and the problem was resolved within 24 hr. The water is heated mainly by solar panels on the roof supplemented by electric heat.
There are two construction sites right next door. The university is adding a 10-storey building which unfortunately will block the view from the sixth floor terrace somewhat; the view from the apartment should not be affected too much. During the day there is some construction noise but after 6 pm it is quiet. There are also frequent airplanes – all incoming and outgoing planes fly over Larapa, but again only during the day. (The terminal is far, so no saving in taxi fares.) I am not bothered by the planes; I enjoy watching them land from the terrace.
Très agréable séjour dans un barrio excentré de Cusco. On y trouve un supermarché et plein de petits restaus étudiants. Les transports collectifs passent toutes les minutes et montent au centre en 20 minutes environ. Pour le marché andin de Vinocanchon, fruits et légumes frais, seulement 10 minutes dans l'autre sens! Le père de Ada Patricia nous a aidé en tout, est venu nous chercher à l'aéroport et nous a aidé avec les bagages, il nous a trouvé un taxi de nuit pour aller au terminal de bus, très aimable. Cela nous a bien aidé avec un enfant de 3 ans et un bébé! En bref, un excellent rapport qualité prix pour les petits budgets avec le confort en plus pour une famille. A recommander!
The apartment was comfortable, safe, and came with all necessary amenities - internet, cable TV, hot water, equipped kitchen. It was perfect for my needs as a scholar, near the Universidad Andino in a residential area away from the tourist center.
I had a great experience staying here during my 2 weeks in Cusco. The apartment was very clean and well furnished with everything I needed, including kitchen utensils, plates, cutlety, etc. It is in a pretty, safe suburb of Cusco called Larapa, a block away from the main street, and also from many local restaurants, a laundromat, bakeries, grocery stores, and anything else you might need. Larapa is about 15 min away from downtown Cusco (Plaza de Armas) by car, but easily accessible through taxis and collectivos. I did not get to meet Patricia (but she was very accessible via email), but her father met me at the airport and took me to the apartment. He also stopped by a few times to make sure everything was okay at the apartment. Overall, a great deal for the money spent!
Ada's sister, Karen was waiting for me at the airport as promised, and upon entering the apartment I was immediately pleased! The unit is extremely modern and cute and I felt really comfortable and "at home" there. They even had a little "welcome" kit with soap, coffee, coca tea and crackers. The internet is really fast and the view is amazing. I locked the keys inside the apartment one night and Karen came right away to let me back in, so that was really nice of her.
The reason I give my experience 4 stars and not 5 is because the hot water was cold over half of the time, and there was a bad smell that would seep into the unit for a few hours a day. I have no idea where it came from, but that was definitely less than ideal. Also, the place is kind of far from Plaza de Armaz. it would cost me about 7 or 8 soles each way, which kind of adds up because in my opinion there really isn't anything else to do in Cusco BUT go to Plaza de Armaz. So I went there each of 4 days, and spent probably 45 soles on transportation plus 12 each way to the airport. Nearly $30, which isn't awful, but it changes the way I felt I had a huge "deal" on renting the flat for so cheap.
The place is really nice and if I were traveling with my boyfriend or one other person, it would have made more sense because the cab fare would have been split. I did feel safe though. I liked the place and the area was fine. Would I stay here again? Yes, but not alone. It's just too far.
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About the Host, Ada Patricia
SOY UNA PERSONA SERIA Y SINCERIA NO ME GUSTA LA FALSEDAD
HEMOS TENIDO ANTERIORMENTE PROBLEMA DE AGUA CALIENTE PERO ESE PROBLEMA YA SE SOLUCIONO
TODOS LOS DEPARTAMENTOS QUE MUESTRO SE ENCUENTRAN EN EL MISMO LUGAR EN LARAPA
LARAPA ES UNA ZONA RECIDECIAL MUY TRANQUILA SIN RUIDOS YA QUE SE ENCUENTRA AL EXTERIOR DEL CENTRO HISTORICO
LARAPA ES UNA ZONA A DESCUBRIR AQUI MUESTRO TODOS LOS ALREDEDORES DE LA ZONA Y EL PANORAMA QUE NOS OFRECE ESTA ZONA
LOS DEPARTAMENTOS SON BASTANTE ILUMINADOS
AQUI ENCONTRARA PRIVASIDAD YA QUE LE OFRESCO DEPARTAMENTOS
EL TRASPORTE NO ES UN PROBLEMA YA QUE PASA POR NUESTRA PUERTA BUS O TAXI QUE SE DIRIJEN AL CENTRO HISTORICO SOLO CON 20 MINUTOS DE TRAYECTO