This unassuming inn on a San Blas hill is pure old-school Cusco. This is how budget travelers used to stay here before youth hostels and backpacker dives. The colonial building has original Inca walls and exposed wood beams, but its most authentic feature is the brick fireplace in every room (though you’ll more likely just use the standing electric heaters). The furnishings and decorations in the wood-floor rooms are very basic, though the hot water is actually hot for 24 hours a day, and the views of the city are spectacular. Made-to-order eggs for breakfast will round out an all-around pleasant stay.
Orquidea Real Hostal
Alabado 520, San Blas, Cusco, PE
Our Rating Neighborhood San Blas Phone 084/221-662; for reservations in the U.S., 888/671-2852 Prices $58 doubles; $85 suites. Rates include continental breakfast and airport pickup. URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/pe/orquidea-real.html?aid=382845&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Units 11 units Amenities Cafeteria; Wi-Fi (free)
MapAlabado 520, San Blas, Cusco PE Cusco
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