We welcome you to our Home stay in the historical center of Cusco at one block from the Plaza de Armas, close to the tourist places, restaurants, banks, markets, public tranportation and San Blas neighbourhood where is the plaza, church of San Blas and where you should find many galleries of famous artists Cusqueños craft.. We offer a pleasant environment, comfortable and familiar, in a house with formidable rooms of various sizes (singles or doubles). Completely independent. The bathrooms have hot water. We have a terrace with plenty of natural light so you can read or relax. The service includes wifi-internet and breakfast.
We can arrange traditional tourist package and adventure.
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IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NICE PLACE IN LIMA.. we have good news for you! We own another beautiful house there! Jackie my wife will treat you like family, give you the comfort you deserve and the safety you are looking for in a lovely neighborhood called Miraflores, we'll aid you to start planning your journey in Lima, I promise you won't be dissapointed!
MIRAFLORES DOWNTOWN COZY HOME STAY
Carlos´ place was perfect for me, because I needed some advise and guiding in the trek/activity/restaurant jungle that Cusco is, and Carlos was right on the money, with clear ideas on what one should do in Cusco. Also very nice to have fellow travellers around in the house to join for dinners, going out etc.
Localisation is great, three minutes from Plaza de armas, the house itself is nice and charming, and with charm also comes squeakyness I guess, so if you´re not into getting up at 7am I´d suggest earplugs, cause walls are thin and sound travel easily.
Highly recomendable place, and a big thanks to Carlos for all the help/guiding/conversations and general good vibes. Made my stay in Cusco very nice.
Carlos is a fantastic host and extremely helpful if you don't know Cusco or its sites at all.Carlos gave me a map of the town when I got there and told me all about the best sites (and provided me with even more info about the ones I'd specifically be interested in seeing). He also recommended the best areas for bargain shopping in Cusco (avoiding the heavily touristed and more expensive shops). I wasn't even planning to buy that much, but since I was shopping where the locals shop and the prices of the beautiful handmade textiles were so cheap, I ended up buying a few things - and I'm so glad I did! I had a mini-crisis while I was there and needed to modify some settings on my (website hidden) account that I wasn't able to do from my android phone.Carlos generously allowed me to use his personal computer to change the settings and even helped me to translate the spanish on his computer. He totally saved the day! The location of their beautiful home is SOOO convenient. It's just a few minutes from the main plaza and close to everything. I almost stayed at a place way up on the hill which I'd seen on airbnb (mainly for the view) but had I stayed there, it would have been much more of a pain to go back and forth to my room. At Carlos', I was able to go back to my room and drop things off/pick things up whenever I wanted. Also, for food recommendations, Carlos was amazing. He recommended a few restaurants in the immediate area and the first place I tried was so incredible (and I'm a foodie) and so cheap, that I ended up going back there every evening to try different dishes. The cost for their daily-changing, two-course (with beverage), prix fixe menu was only 12 soles! (about $4.30!!) . I had seen one reviewer on here who said that Carlos really pushes the tours in Cusco and he did inform me about them but in no way did I feel like he was pressuring me to take one.He merely wants people to learn as much as they can about Cusco and the Inka and the surrounding area - he's very proud of being from there - and he knows that for people on a limited visit time, it can be much easier for them to use a guided tour (and more cost effective if you're planning to see several of the sites).I told him I prefer to go at my own pace, and don't do well as a guided sheep :) and he instead told me the best places to visit on my own and what the entry fees would be for each. My bedroom was fantastic, too-super comfy bed.You share 2 full bathrooms with 4 rooms total, but I never once had to wait to use the bathroom. It felt like having my own.
Overall, I highly recommend Carlos's homestay!!
Carlos' house was for me the best hotel of Cusco. It is located near to the central place, Carlos is a wonderful host, always present, always helpful and always interested in exchange of experiences and knowledge with its guests. Since in the house is space for several guests, one has good chances to meet interesting people from different countries. For instance, we had a very pleasant New Years Eve cercle of German, Scotish, American, Spanish, Italian and Australian guests plus Carlos as Peruvian. I only can recommend to every body coming to Cusco taking accomodation in Carlos' house.
Susanne from Germany
We stayed with Carlos for a total of 6 nights, broken up by the 4 day Inka trail hike to Macchu Picchu. The location was great & the house was clean and tidy. Carlos himself was very accommodating. However, our expectations fell short with less comfortable bedding (& room on our second stay ), a very basic breakfast which was easy to pass up and an initial push on booking tours through Carlos - at a premium price! Overall a good (but not great) experience which may be better suited to single travellers rather than a family .
Unfortunately it is very hard to please every guest as in this case, the opinión of the other guests in reference to breakfast and rooms is completly different to yours, our breakfast consists on mermelade, cheese, butter, bread, fruit, juice, milk, coffee, eggs.. not basic at all. I never pushed anyone to purchase tours and always said that there are different kinds of prices in the market obviously it depends of the service quality, personally i don’t find a 30USD tour that includes guide, transport and lunch in one of the best restaurants in the zone, expensive, probably we need to improve some aspects as in every business but i find your criticism exagerated, I also have to comment that you forgot to pay for the laundry service.
Couldn't have asked for anything more. Had a great time at Carlos' place and the location is awesome. Thanks Carlos, I will be staying there any time I am in Cusco.
Carlos is VERY accomodating and an all around awesome guy. The house is dripping in history - including a collection of cool old hats. One note to those like me who are light sleepers - its a bit noisy - Hard wood flors and fogged glass windows don't provide much noise or light insulation. BUT I still opted to come back for a second stay! Oh - and HOT showers! Perfect for pre and post Machu Picchu. I'd definitely look Carlos up anytime I'm back in Cusco! And you really can't be the location!
I had a really wonderful time at Casa Carlos. Carlos is very welcoming, warm and extremely helpful. He gave me all the info I needed to explore Cusco and helped me out in so many ways. The place is authentic and beautiful, very comfortable and located in a great neighbourhood. I loved staying with him and hope to be back sometime.
Carlos is such a sweet man and he made me feel at home in his Cusco casa. The accommodations were perfect - great location, warm bed, clean and he had a nice breakfast waiting for me before my early morning flight. I will stay with him the next time I'm in town and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in Cusco.
I stayed at Carlos and Jackie's twice, really once, because I did an overnight in Aguas Calientes when I went to Machu Picchu. I was able to leave my things and they were secure. This is a great place to stay, homey and comfortable. Enjoyed my entire stay here, please refer to my first review :-)
I enjoyed my stay, Jackie was so sweet! Rooms are clean and the atmosphere is homey. I could easily walk to the main square (5 minutes) and Jackie had great suggestions for restaurants, things to do, laundry service, whatever you may need. I enjoyed chatting with her over breakfast in the morning. I stayed for 4 days while in Cusco, and left my bags overnight when I went to Machupicchu for 2 days. Shared bathrooms were cleaned daily and WiFi worked well. Very safe and secure, never felt concerned for my safety or my things.