When Dutch-born Jolanda van den Berg moved to Cusco in 1996, she took in 12 Peruvian street children. Soon after, she opened two homes for girls through her foundation Niños Unidos Peruanos. Her message of goodwill has not slowed one bit since then, and today the foundation cares for 600 disadvantaged children with the assistance of 80 helpers. Funding comes from the restaurants she runs, plus this lovely hotel in a restored colonial building about 10 min. from the Plaza de Armas. Each of the large rooms, which surround a pleasant courtyard, feature hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, comfy beds, and original artwork. The hotel has been so successful—reservations are a must as it sometimes fills up 6 months out—that another 20-room sister hotel has been added 2 blocks away on Calle Fierro.