I booked this place but did not stay there at all. I met her brother when i arrived. He showed me how to open the gate door but in Spanish. It was real quickly and then he left. He doesn't speak English at all and I thought i would know how. When i tried later on it was difficult and i was unable to. I ended up having to book and stay at another place. Maybe it was my fault but it was difficult to unlock the door. Hopefully you will be lucky and meet Laly and not go through this.
We stayed in Laly's apartment for 4 weeks and I would say it's a good value. It's a great location just a few minutes walk from the market and 10 minutes to the Plaza. The place is spacious and the price is good. The view is good for people watching. There is laundry down the street. Laly is very nice and helpful.
There was a big downside for us that wouldn't be a problem for most people, but the internet only worked for 1 computer at a time, and since we were there for work (not vacation), we both needed internet. Of course it's understandable that there would only be 1 internet connection to begin with (although we've never seen this before), but the problem was that Laly took 9 days to get it fixed, which really messed up our schedule. This was unacceptable for us. Lucky for you there are now 2 cords for internet.
Other problems with the apartment are that it is very cold (Laly gave us a an electric heater for an extra charge that helped with that) and it is an older, dirtier apartment than most of the places we've stayed, and it is a busy street, so a bit noisy outside, not to mention the barking dogs. That being said, if you're used to staying in places like that, it may be worth it for you because the price is quite good. And the noise wasn't too bad at night, so we slept fine.
The toilet didn't have a seat, so we bought one (although it cracked within a couple of days). The shower heat lasts for a few minutes.
All in all, I would say this is a good choice for a budget traveller. It's nice to have your own kitchen even if it's not that well equipped.
Satisfaits des 11 jours passés dans cet appartement réellement proche du centre de Cusco. Laly nous attendait à l'aéroport (trés pratique) et a su répondre trés rapidement à toutes nos demandes.
Dirty apartment. The whole place had not been cleaned. The Bathroom was filthy. I did not even brush my teeth in the sink. The toilet had no seat. Did not have toilet paper. Did not change the sheets, dirty sheets and pillow cases. Noisy area, next to a bus stop and dogs barking all night in the back yard. I gave Lally a Chance to clean and change sheets since I checked in at 10am. Her answer was I could move to another place and not pay her. All via email since I never met her, It was too late to move and besides I already had paid. I decided to stay since it was only one night. I had a very early flight back to Lima. I know it was only $32 but all I expected was clean sheets and a clean bathroom.
Desde que llegue hasta que parti del Cusco Laly estuvo perfecta como anfitriona, siempre dispuesta a ayudar y atender en lo que sea necesario para que la estancia sea la mejor. El alojamiento esta cerca del centro de la ciudad a donde se llega caminando y al alcance de cualquier servicio necesario (o movilidad), siendo acojedora y segura.
Soy paisano de Laly asi que recomiendo a cualquier peruano dispuesto a hacer turismo interno (o como yo por motivos de trabajo) que puede alojarse con total seguridad con ella y usar los servicios de AIRBNB, los cuales son de lo mejor.
I spent two weeks at Laly's apartment in Cusco.....and Loved, loved,loved it! The apartment is warm and cosy. You will have everything you need. Laly is a beautiful and sincere person who made me feel like family.I can't wait to see her again.
(en ingles y español) My husband & I stayed 2 weeks in this wonderful apartment in the historic district of Cuzco. Laly was an excellent hostess, giving tips about things to see and do in the area and offering to help if there was anything we needed. The location is perfect - close to markets, churches, plazas and a large grocery store. Although the street is busy, the building has stone walls that are at least 1 meter thick & the bedroom is at the back of the apartment, so street noises do not disturb your sleep. We appreciated having internet access through an Ethernet connection. There are also several internet cafes on our street. The hot water & excellent water pressure of the shower was an added bonus. Staying at Laly’s apartment was a highlight of our time in Cuzco..
Mi esposo y yo nos quedamos 2 semanas en este apartamento maravilloso en el distrito historico de Cuzco. Laly era una anfitriona excelente, damante puntos al cosas mirar y hacer en la area y ofertante ayudanos si hay alguna que necesitamos. Es un sitio ideal – acerca de mercados, iglesias, plazas, restaurantes y un supermercado grande. Aunque es una calle con mucho tráfico, este edificio tiene murallas de piedra por lo menos 1 metro de grosor y el dormitorio es situado al fondo, así ruido de la calle no molestan su sueño. Valoramos que había internet con connección Ethernet. No hay WiFi porque las murallas son demasiado grosor, pero hay muchos cibercafés en la calle. La ducha está excelente, con agua caliente y fuerte. Cuzco es un ciudad muy hermoso y este apartamento para nosotros fué lo más destocado.
great location. Great townhouse. Nice people attending you. They were waiting for me at time of arriving. Very clean unit. Hot water 24 hours. Full kitchen.
toilet and shower working ok. Personal beds. Incredible views from the small balcony facing mountains and very busy street. Dennis
Laly est une hôtesse excellente, elle t'offre un appartement accueillanta à prix plus que juste.
En plus elle peut te renseigner à propos de Cusco et de ses environs ainsi que les petites astuces pour que tu puisses avoir un séjour inoubliable.