Casa San Blas
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Historical Traveler Reviews Casa San Blas Cusco
Stay more than one night!
The Casa San Blas is tucked into ancient inca walls in the heart of Cuzco. The shops around offer the best handicrafts in all Peru and cultural attractions are just a few blocks away. The views from the balcony are outstanding. Beware, though, the train to Machu Picchu leaves just after 6 in the morning, so if you want to enjoy this hotel, make sure to book more than one night!
We stayed seven nights at the Casa San Blas hotel in Cuzco the last week in May, chosing one of their suite apartments. Ours had a loft bedroom with a view over Cuzco's rooftops. It is a small hotel in the San Blas district with its narrow streets, and is a three block walk to the central square - one of the streets has some of the finest Inca stone work in Cuzco. They have a lovely terrace where we enjoyed having our take-out lunch. It is, however, a pretty stiff hike up a hill (think of it as great training for Machu Picchu), but perhaps is not for everyone. Once you get to the hotel, there is no elevator. The hotel is built inside a very old building, has a pleasant staff, coca and other tea or coffee in the lobby, wireless internet throughout, and a nice breakfast with eggs to order, rolls, fruit, yogurt, cereals, and freshly squeezed juice. Comfortable and charming and we really enjoyed coming back after a busy day.
Excellent Choice in Cusco
Carlos and the rest of the staff at Casa San Blas were wonderful. We stayed in a junior suite apartment with a fantastic view of the main plaza - incredibly lit at night. Though the hotel is a short walk up the hill from the plaza, if you've chosen to stay in Cusco after traveling to the Sacred Valley and MP, you'll do just fine. Enjoyed the full breakfasts that were included in the stay. It's great to stay in the San Blas area away from the main plaza. Casa San Blas is a great choice for Cusco!
Agree with the other reviews: this is an excellent hotel. Clean, nice rooms, decent staff & very good breakfast.
We have just returned from a week at Casa San Blas in Cuzco, Peru. Our daughter has been living and working in Cuzco for the past seven months and has been looking for a hotel for us to stay in on our visit. She knows our expectations and when she went to Casa San Blas and met Carlos and the rest of the staff, and toured the rooms and the restaurant, she knew this was the one. Casa San Blas is down a side street in San Blas. That is one of the things that makes it even more more charming than it already is. It is very quiet at night, which in Cuzco is unusual. It is lovely, it is extremely clean and well-maintained, and the staff is the best we have ever met. They have a marketing slogan that says, "we part as friends", and it couldn't be truer. We really felt like we had made several new friends. The bathrooms are large and wonderful, the beds are so comfortable, and the breakfast each morning was fabulous....we absolutely loved everything about it. Every morning as we sat out on the patio, adjacent to the finest music school in Cuzco, as we watched the students arriving, we would see tourists ambling up the street and we would have to resist the urge to say, "Do you know that this tucked away hotel is the best in Cuzco?"
This was a great, clean, well run hotel with a great location. Right on San Blas, a street with lots of artisan shops and a few blocks from the main plaza. Our room had a great view of the city, was very clean, comfortable beds and helpful English speaking staff. Free internet and beverages too!
Small, beautiful, very professionally run hotel
Delightful little hotel - beautifully restored old building with lots of white walls, Peruvian textiles and wood floors. We had an ordinary room which was great- nicely furnished, scrupulously clean and with great bath goodies and super soft towels. Just make sure you get one on the 2nd floor because some of the ground floor ones look into air wells.
Very good small -7 or 8 tables - restauraunt for breakfast and dinner is good too.
Staff are super and couldn't do enough to help
All this and its located in San Blas which is absolutely the best area for artisans shops and some of Cusco's best restaurants
Loved Casa San Blas
We stayed in the junior suite apartment for almost a week during March 2006 and we can't say enough good things about this beautiful place. Carlos and Tania at the reception desk were always right suggesting best places in/out of town for us. The view of our room was magnificent, and breakfast was free and delicious. You can walk to Plaza the Armas easily and you are surrounded by excellent restaurants.
Great Boutique in San Blas
This a great new boutique hotel. Rooms are new and comfortable. Staff is exceptional! Highly recommend, great location in San Blas as well. -joe & taryn from california.
Great little place to stay
Great little place to stay in Cusco. Very clean, great service and close to the Plaza de Armas.