Hotel Los Marqueses
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After 2 flights we arrived into Cusco mid afternoon. The flight from Lima was strange as we climbed but never really descended as we landed because we were so high. We headed to our hotel - very nice too - and just lounged about. It seemed like this even took effort as we were now at altitude....3400m! We were to spend a day & half in Cusco …
We woke up this morning and immediately blogged and checked out of our hostel. While it was very nice, the people there were way too cool for us. These are the people who book a one-way flight to Brazil with $100 and wander for months and months. FYI, they prefer to be called "travelers" not "tourists". We were definitely intimidated. Plus, we …
Although some of us were feeling the effects of the Olympics the night before, we woke up at 4 am to finally make our way to Machu Picchu. We had a quick breakfast (you canīt eat a lot at 4 am, particuarly after a night of drinking!), grabbed our sticks (we canīt go anywhere without them anymore), and took off! Or so we thought. Instead we ended …
Today upon my arrival to Cusco I was supposed to meet up with my group. Below
is a copy of my itinerary for the first of an 8 day 7 night Trek up to Machu
Day 1: Arrival to CUSCO
Arrival to CUSCO. Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to your Hotel in
Cusco , Rest and acclimatize as you are …
Up at the crack of dawn to finish our last minute packing before we headed down stairs to check out and await the taxi to take us to the bus terminal. All went relatively smoothly and we were at the Terminal by 6:40 to confirm our seats on the bus (the Inca Express service). The service is a little unique (or it was, a competitor has …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Los Marqueses Cusco
Its a beautiful hotel, its like a small Fortress. I would definitely stay there again. The personnel is very friendly, they had the Coca tea waiting for me when I got there. I'm only giving it 4 stars because there was no internet service in my room and I had to sit out in the cold to use my computer.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Los Marqueses Cusco
Clean rooms, warm staff, comfortable beds. One computer with internet for use by guests. Tea and water at a self-serve station in the courtyard. Like others mention, you must ask for a deluxe room with a skylight or your room will be very dark and also you will likely hear noise from people in rooms above you. As this is an old colonial mansion made into a hotel, the bathrooms can seem like a bit of an afterthought. Bathroom fixtures were fresh and of good quality. The ceilings are very high in the rooms but not in the bathrooms. High ceilings made it hard for a single heater to warm up the rooms (probably only a problem if you are feeling weak and a bit sick from the altitude). The biggest drawback for us (we have 2 young boys) was the creaky wooden floors both inside and out of the rooms. It's a strain to be always concerned about noise as you walk around. Also you can hear creaking every time someone walks past your door. The breakfast buffet was very good - fresh fruit platters, juices, cereals, breads, yogurt, etc and also eggs and crepes cooked to order. In Sept. 2006 we paid $80 USD for a double w/ skylight and $105 for a triple w/ skylight.
Loved it - but make sure you get a window or sky light.
My mother and I stayed a few nights in May of 2006. We loved the building and character of the hostal....the furniture and decorating just delightful. The breakfat was substantial and delicious and the staff helpful. The location was terrific...only a few minutes walk to the centre of Cusco. One complaint that we have - we had no window or skylight in our room - so hence - it was very closed in. Make sure you request it when reserving. Overall we thought the Marqueses was wonderful value for money - we paid $39 USD per night including breakfast and booked through SAS travel. Great value and highly recommend - with a window. (Maybe you pay more for a window?)
We stayed at the Los Marquesas in May 2006 and were quite satisfied with the facilities. The location is great, 2 blocks off Plaza de Armas so it was quiet, but in a very safe neighborhood. There was always a doorman so no strangers got in. The breakfasts were good, I wish they had fresh brewed coffee but we got instant. The employees were wonderful, always knew our names. Everything was very clean. Only big problems were plumbing issues. Our first room had water pour out of the wall next to the shower every time we turned the water on. They told us to be sure we don't cover the floor drain so it could drain out! Very uncomfortable standing in puddles though. Second room was perfect. Third room had a water seepage issue from the wall into the main room but just a little puddle this time. There were no exterior windows in any of our three rooms. The courtyards are beautiful, the buildings are very old and interesting. They did have 24 hour internet access on an antique computer. Also coca tea and hot water available at all hours.
THe staff was very nice. The location could not have been better. Our rooms were in the back part of this old "estate" . If I were to go back, I would request a room in the front part. It was really noisy early in the morning with the staff getting breakfast ready. I think the back rooms were the "staff" rooms for this old mansion. There was free internet and a big decanter of purified water available for the guests to "fill up" emply water bottles. The courtyard was very pretty and peaceful. I felt totally safe there. IT was clean, but our rooms had poor lighting (there was a funky little trap door type wiindow only) They supplied us with a portable heater and hair dryer and a TV with English channels. there was a nice buffet breakfast and you could order eggs made to order as well. the price included transportation to and from the airport. overall I think it was a good value... met my requirements of 1.) safe 2.) clean 3.) convenient location 4.) reasonable price
We stayed in the Marqueses after completing the Inca Trail with SAS Travel who, I believe, own the hotel. Although hotel / hostal prices are more expensive in Cusco than elsewhere in Peru, the Marqueses is well worth the USD 40 that it cost us to stay there.
We are use to staying at more expensive hotels but our tour company coonvinced us to try this recently renovated hotel. We were not disappointed. The fellow guests were all interesting and not trekker types (used to be one) but people from many countrys. The breakfast is good and atmosphere pleasant. The staff is freindly and attentive. We ended up staying 6 nights and never had a complaint. 6 days in town and I could only find a few Hotels that I would consider but cost was 8 times this. Even if you can afford Montasario give this place a try also. For the price differnce you cna donate too many needy local charities.
Absolutely beautiful place
Stayed at the hotel Marqueses which was just remodeled in 2004. Absolutely beautiful place and only two blocks from the main square. Reminded me of a "mini" version of the Hotel Monasterio, which we visited one day and had lunch. The staff were all very friendly and the place felt very safe and was a quiet retreat from the noisy streets. We paid $60 a night for a super clean utterly charming and spacious room with two queen beds. They also served coco tea upon check in and offered a nice complimentary breakfast. If you stay at this place you will not be disappointed. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Also, we booked our tour of the Inca Trail through SAS Travel and they were great as well.
I stayed at this hotel for about 5 days I think back in 2002.
Highly recommend Los Marqueses
Los Marqueses was recently renovated a few months ago and I would say that this place is much better than most hotels in Cusco for the price you pay. I paid ~ $60 for a double room with a clean private bathroom with bathtub. A bath was exactly what i craved after doing the inca trail.
The staff at Los Marqueses are also extremely helpful and pleasant. They took care of my sister and I when we got sick from altitude sickness. They made our stay in Peru very enjoyable.
Hotel Los Marqueses
This Hotel was the best hotel i ever stayed at.the service was wonderful and the people were very kind.i went there with my 4 kids and my daughter was lost and the Escobar family helped me find her.Now thats what i call service!