Broadbeach Waters, Australia
June 5, 2002
Their normal door rate was US$45 and at that time their starting price was $35. However most people, including ourselves, seemed to be paying $28 for a double.
The first room we stayed in we really liked; it had balcony in the traditional carved Cusco style that opened on to the street so we could watch all the action, including the endless trail of taxis and hawkers. This was number 109 but it would not be recommended if you liked peace and quiet because it was noisy and there was a street light directly outside that tended to shine in.
When we returned from a few days away, although we had held a reservation, we arrived off the afternoon train from Machu Picchu and it was quite late. We were allocated, from what we could see, the worst room in the house, number 111. It was small, boxy and a little claustrophobic. No windows and only a skylight in the ceiling that doubled as a wake up call as the light streamed straight onto the bed first thing in the morning.
At least our hosts were understanding and moved us then to 113 located looking over a small courtyard. This was probably the pick as it was roomy, comfortable, and quiet, and although it did not offer a passing parade, it offered a higher level of tranquility.
All the rooms offered steaming hot showers with good water pressure along with bar heaters to take the chill off the air in the night.
Breakfast was included in the rate with the choice of coffee or tea and flat rolls, served with a daily dose of cable news so that you weren't totally in the dark about the happenings of the world. They also offered a fairly reasonably priced laundry service.
It is good value for money.
From journal Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Inca's