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Excellent Cusco location. Very quiet. Roomy for 2. Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable bed.
The apartment was cold, even though there was a space heater, but almost all accomodations in Cusco are cold.
The hot water did not work the last morning. The gas tank was full, and we tried changing the batteries in the water heater´s ignition system.
The property is actually managed by an outgoing friendly woman named Katherine.
We would probably return to this apartment.
This large studio apartment is a perfect base to explore Cusco, only a couple of minutes from the main Plaza. We ended up rebooking to come back here after visiting Machu Picchu.
The apartment was locally managed by Katherin, who was always available, charming and helpful.
- Katherin met us at the airport and organized a cab, for 25 soles (apparently 15-25 is normal).
- She helped plan our day trip around Sacred Valley, getting us a great driver/guide (Magnun) to pick us up in Ollantaytambo with a rental car for 180 soles.
- Helped with 'fast service' laundry on our last day.
Minor issues to be aware of:
- Cusco is *cold* at night, and the apartment is large. The gas heater is a fine idea in theory. Unfortunately it's unusable as it fills the place with headache-inducing gas 100% of the time. Like other tenants, we got Katherin to bring in an electric heater (no doubt at greater cost to the host). Maybe a new unit is required.
- The PS3 is a nice touch but the controller is broken making it unusable.
Special mention for the bed, which is huge, comfortable and extremely well insulated.
Overall a great place to stay - we'd come back in a second.
Staying in this apartment was the perfect end to our 3 weeks trip in Peru. It is a lovely apartment, spacious, has everything one needs to spend some time in Cuzco and feel home away from home. Nice shower, great big bed, good Wi-Fi, and fantastic view. If I would come back to Cuzco, it would be the first plave I would think of to rent again!
Response from Matthew:
Thank you for your recoments and I change the heather for other dont gas .
This apartment was just as pictured- spacious, great views, great location. All around, wonderful. One of the perks that might not be listed is that there is a faucet with filtered water located in the apartment= really convenient for travelers who aren't able to drink unfiltered water. The bed was extremely comfortable as well. The only slightly strange aspect was that the bathroom/toilet only has a curtain separating it from the rest of the room- this certainly was not a problem, but something to be aware of. Plus, dealing with Katherine was great- she was very helpful and even kept our bags for us while we were on a trek to Macchu Pichu. All around a great place to stay!!
Great place! Great reception! Great night out!!
This is an excellent spot from which to explore Cusco. The apartment is nice looking, spacious and minutes away from the Plaza de Armas, on the second floor of an old building with several apartments and an attractive courtyard. It also has a terrific view and is quiet. Katherine, the person who handles arrangements for the apartment, was extremely helpful, warm and took care of any difficulties promptly. She was able to provide a driver to pick us up at the airport (coming along herself) and for a day trip to the Sacred Valley.
Any Air BnB patron certainly knows that staying in people's apartments is not like staying in a hotel and so you do have to be ready for a more "real life" experience. In our case this meant a blocked shower drain that over flowed into the kitchen area, requiring some work on our part to dry everything out. Katherine took care of this problem promptly. Like many living places in Cusco, this apartment is a bit of a climb from the center of town, not far, but with the altitude of the city, it takes getting used to.
Our only gripe was with the propane heater provided. Cusco can be chilly at times and we would have liked to have heat on occasion. Unfortunately, the heater gave off fumes which seemed possibly dangerous, so we didn't use it.
Excelente anfitrión, el apartamento muy bonito y bien ubicado
We never met mathew but we were well cared for by katherine who not only met us at the bus station but took us to airport on way out.she also arranged our tours of lake titicaca,the tour bus from puno to cusco and machu pichu.she also responded promptly on a sunday night when we lost our apartment keys.
The flat itself is well located for walking to all main attractions and eateries.we fpund rosas little canteena litterally 30 seconds down the s
treet friendly in good food with 3 couses for $peru 12 each.yum.
Good views of plaza n city. Mighty king sized bed. Good sleep.
Good value for a couple who want a base to explore.
Great location and view of Plaza de Armas. The apartment was clean and spacious. We met Catherine but not Matthew. She was very friendly and helpful.
However there was no running water between 9pm and 9:30am when we stayed there. This was quite frustrating and delayed some of our planned activities.
The best thing about this apartment it's is location and view! The place is comfortable and certainly not as expensive as everything else you might find in Cusco. Katherine (the administrator) went out of her way to help us, supplying us with valuable information.
I've been staying in Cusco since 1995 conducting my archaeological research and it would be fair to stay that this is one of the best places I've stayed. The interior is tastefully modern with all the conveniances that a traveler would want. The location is perfect. Enough to say that right below the window tour groups congregate to take THE iconic pictures of Cusco.