In general, I don't recommend many hotels outside city centers, since convenience is of the utmost importance to me and most travelers. However, this personalized boutique hotel in a quiet residential neighborhood (just 5 min. from downtown, and the hotel generously ferries its guests back and forth for free) is so exceptional that I can't overlook it. While not luxurious, the four-story, modern construction offers services and attention to detail that are nearly the equal of five-star hotels (but it's much friendlier doing it). It's a particularly good place to stay if you are concerned about safety, undisturbed about not being able to walk to and from the city, and perhaps uncertain about a trip to Cusco or lacking in Spanish skills. The staff goes out of its way to look out for guests and make their trips enjoyable and easygoing; I've never encountered anyone like Peggy and her family. Rooms are simple but very well outfitted and impeccable. The breakfast buffet, served in a top-floor dining room with great views, outclasses most luxury hotels.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010