Welcome to Cusco!
This is a newly renovated contemporary apartment. One bedroom with queen bed, Full size futon in living room for kids or extra adult. Located in the center of Cusco, 5 minute walk from the Plaza de Armas (main square.) In San Blas, very trendy tourist area. Many restaurants, cafes, shops in immediate area. Apartment has WiFi, Cable TV, full kitchen (microwave, refrigerator, oven/stove, full cooking and eating supplies), washer/dryer. Very large bedroom, totally renovated bathroom and kitchen, eating area and living room.
This apartment is the perfect find - first world conveniences in a great neighborhood, so close to the Plaza. The neighborhood has plenty of cafes, restaurants, art galleries and shops to browse. You will find all the amenities for tourists in this very safe neighborhood.
The city is surrounded by a number of ruins, the most impressive being Sacsayhuaman. The center of Cuzco is small enough to walk around.
The Cuzco area has some extremely good international food with tasty options for all budgets.
Alicia was very nice to wait for us as well as we were running a bit behind. The apartment is very close to the main drag (Plaza de Armas). She gave us some excellent suggestions for breakfast and dinner that were fantastic (Jacks and Museo del Pisco). Since the apartment wasn't immediately booked up after us, she was kind enough to let us leave a bag in the apartment while we went to Machi Picchu and we picked it up on the way back. Overall, great apartment with a great location.
Alicia was waiting patiently for us after being an hour late, no problem at all. We sat down and Alicia gave us a run down of the things to do in and around Cusco. The apartment itself was perfect for our needs of relaxing after the Salkantay trek. There was a bit of noise coming from the small courtyard/entrance hall which is shared by other apartments, but not to much of an annoyance. We asked if it'd be possible to check out at 10pm as we were getting a night bus to lake Titicaca, this was no problem at all and at no extra cost. Perfect location only a few minutes walk to the main square. Strongly recommend!!
We stayed here for a month and it was great. Alicia's place is located right downtown in San Blas a short walk from many highlights and Plaza de Armas. Alicia is a very nice and accommodating person. The water shuts off most nights and sometimes the electricity can shut off but that happens anywhere in San Blas. The kitchen is well equipped, the shower gets hot, the WiFi is 4mbps and there is a washer dryer. The only little complaint is that the restaurant next door uses the blender pretty much all night and there is noise from people coming and going from the hostel in the building. Overall a good place and worthwhile.
Alicia's apartment is amazing! It's very large and the bed was incredibly comfortable. The shower got very hot; however, the give and take with Cusco showers (I discovered with the few I used) is that with hot water comes little pressure. We didn't use the tv but Alicia showed us many channels available. The apartment is in a perfect location--in San Blas close to Plaza de Armas. Due to a late train and an early flight, we were only there for one night but I wish I could have stayed for longer. Alicia was very accommodating, and waited for us when our train arrived late from Machu Picchu. She also have us tips on getting a taxi to the airport the following morning. Stay here!
The reservation was canceled 20 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The reservation was canceled 15 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
My girlfriends and I had the pleasure of staying at Alicia's place in Cusco for a few days. There were 4 of us and we knew it would be a little tight but I it was manageable for a few days. Alicia was soooo nice-- from the beginning to the very last day we left. She welcomed us with a smile and yummy breakfast foods, juice, water and tea. She gave us great, valuable tips on Peru like what we should expect to pay for things--esp taxis that take advantage of foreigners (but even if they do you pay $7uSD from the airport to her place vs. $2.50. I got really sick from the altitude and my travel mates got somewhat sick. At times it was tough to walk up the stairs to the rest room (two level unit) and not feel dizzy and lightheaded. The apartment is in the San Blas part of town (on a very narrow oneway street) so be prepared for water cut off at 8pm (all residential and businesses have this)--that was a little inconvenient esp. If you had to do your "bidness" after hours but not impossible--just plan ahead. It was great to have a washer dryer though!! Please note the noise level around the unit can get a little loud as it is in the same building as a Hostel. One night the music was loud and people were in the hall way but the other nights things settled down at a decent hour. I recommend this little place but better for fewer than 4 adults to really be comfy. But Alicia us awesome!! And I'm not just saying that because she is a fellow NYer--she really is!
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