About this listing
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 went out of her way to accommodate a last minute request even though she was out of the country!
Her apartment was perfect to relax for the day with fast Internet, a washer/dryer, and full kitchen.
As previously stated the water shut off for a bit in the evening, but just shower during the day!
Perfect location to be in touristy areas in a few minute walk, or go the other direction, save some money and hang out with the locals.
Easy to communicate with Alicia and very grateful for a well furnished apartment in the middle of the city!
Well worth it and highly recommended!
Very cute apartment, close to Plaza des Armas, Qorikancha and amenities. Lots of little local shops to get what you need. We had a great time here and Alicia was very quick to respond to questions!
Lovely spacious place. Downstairs was for kitchens get and Alicia provided coca leaves for making mate de coca tea which helped with my altitude sickness.
Alicia responded to me in a timely manner. The place was quite chilly since I was there in the winter season, and the small space heater didn't do a ton.
Overall great place!
Good location to the main plaza de armas ( 5-7 min walk)
Location was amazing, Alicia was super helpful, and the apartment was clean. In typical Cusco fashion, the water went out at times (high * hotels take water priority), but overall it was a very pleasant stay. Neighbor noise was a bit high, both morning and night, but not a deal breaker.
We had a very pleasant stay in Alicia's apartment in a great location in Cusco! The place is nicely furnished as it appears in photos and well equipped - even with a washing machine/dryer in the bathroom. The bed was one of the most comfortable we've stayed in while traveling; and the internet connect the best we've had in South America! Alicia was responsive to our questions and was very helpful in giving us good directions to her apartment on a small side street.
While you can hear people speaking in the hostel next door and occasional music next door, I didn't find it particularly loud or bothersome as others had mentioned. Though as stated in previous reviews, the shower only really offers lukewarm water and the water flow will go out for a few hours at a time - but we hear you'll find this throughout Cusco.
Our only real complaint is that the first floor gets pretty cold during winter and the space heater doesn't do much to fix this. But when running upstairs, the heater keeps the bedroom warm and toasty! If you're going to be out of the house for most of the day, this probably won't bother you, but we work over the internet while traveling and needed to use the living space frequently.
The hostess Alicia was really sweet and pleasant to talk to. She had a nice apartment in a very convenient location to the historical area and shopping. There are great restaurants close by, especially The Green Point-a vegetarian eatery that was super yummy. We really liked having a washer/dryer in the apartment too. We would stay there again.
About the Host, Alicia
I've lived in Cusco for about 4 years - and can give you the inside scoop on where to go and what to do. If you are looking to book a trek or other tour activities, I can help you with that beforehand, as my close friends and partners have been running well established touring and trekking companies for many years. I am an engineer and educator, and President of Buen Power Peru. We bring personal solar lights to the 20% of the Peruvian population that have no access to electricity.