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Cusco Arrived at 6.30am took taxi to hotel and watched newcastle beat liverpool on keith's netbook. Fantastic result and performance from the lads must have been great atmosphere and seeing Carroll and Bellamy going off too, brilliant. Hotel is superb for the money and one of the guys who works here just looks like Nobby Solano. Did a wander round …
After a great sleep we got up, had breakfast and were off to buy our tourist pass. After realizing that all the things we were planning on doing today were closed we decided to walk the 2 km (uphill) to Sacsayhuaman, also known as "sexy woman" which is easier to pronounce. It was great, not much to say, just check out the photos!!! The Incas sure …
Was going to visit my friend Jolanda for about 4 days, ended up staying 9... :-)
After a rather unexpected direct flight from Arequipa we arrived at Cuzco an hour earlier than expected. Due to the protesting and the attack on the airport at Juliaca which killed 5 people only two days ago they have stopped any flights which divert there.
Unfortunately for Phil this meant the nap he was hoping to get was a lot shorter than …
We got up around 5:45am this morning with a plan to leave by taxi at 6:15am for the airport. At 5:50am the taxi driver called us and told us he was there. We scrambled around, Gabe wide awake as only he can be at that hour on a minutes notice while I stumbled around grateful I'd gotten all my bags in order the night before. When we got downstairs 5 …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNinos Hotel Cusco
What a great place to stay, basic rooms but clean. Hot water, heaters in room , delicious healthy food and a great courtyard to sit in.
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The best place to stay in Cusco, not only because all the profits go to their long term projects for undernourished and neglected Peruvian kids. It is also a very comfortable, pretty, safe hotel with a beautiful patio and nicely decorated rooms. The cafe is convenient for drinks and snacks. And another major plus in the chilly mountains of Peru: Hotel Niños has hot showers that are actually strong and hot! (Unlike most Peruvian hotels who offer lukewarm trickles at best.)
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ninos Hotel Cusco
Charming Spanish Mansion with Good Heart
Los Ninos is founded by a Dutch woman to help the kids you'll see begging on the streets of Cusco. The hotel looks like an amazing Colonial mansion. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. There's a cafe with great pancakes with honey and a book swap. The rooms are simple, safe and quirkily gorgeous. They have things like street balconies, wooden beams and stone walls, but plenty of hot water and even laundry service. Odd minature door lets you into the compound. You can google the hotel and email them and they do eventually respond and take reservations. We felt really lucky to have stayed there.
Los Ninos is a charming place not far from the centre of Cusco. The budget room I had was pretty tight as you'd expect and faced inwards to the walkway surrounding the inner courtyard. I also stayed in a slightly larger one with a bath which faced onto the street. Both were very well maintained and exceptional value.
A nice feature of this (and many other places in this region) is the inner courtyard which is a good place to hang out and meet other travellers. It is a shortish walk to the main square but feels longer coming back because of the sloping streets - not a problem normally but you feel it if you haven't adjusted to the altitude. No worry - there are inexpensive minicabs zipping around the city all day and night.
Staff were really friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Ninos is good
I agree with the other comments. We stayed at Ninos 2 and found it clean, comfortable, and friendly. We also walked back and forth--about 10 minutes to the plaza. The only caution I'd give is that the rooms facing the children's cafeteria can be a bit noisy.
We stayed in Los Ninos Dos for three nights -- one night in Janeth and two nights in Laura. The rooms were spotlessly clean and sparsely but beautifully decorated. The hot water was instant and scalding -- 24 hours a day. They will do your laundry and press it for about US$3.00 per kilo. It came back in 8 hours beautifully done. No meals are included but breakfast can be purchased for about US$3.00 per person. They served homemade bread, homemade blueberry jelly, fresh squeezed organge juice, fresh fruit, yogurt (fabulous) with fruit and granola with tea or coffee. They staff was very helpful -- reconfirmed our flights etc. Although, they said we should take a taxi back and forth to the center of town -- Plaza de Armas -- cost US$1.00 -- we always walked there and eventually walked back. We never had any problems. The hotel is also very secure and we left all our belongings -- expensive cameras -- in the room occassionally with no problems. The story of the hotel founding is so heartwarming you almost feel guilty only paying $30.00 per night for a double room. Worth every cent and more.
Excellent, warm place with cozy fireplace
We had such great service in this warm little hotel. I can't say enough wonderful things about this place.
Excellent Service and Hotel
We have just come back from peru, Stayed at Los Ninos for a total of 3 nights. Great hotel, the hotel staff are amazing, really nice and friendly. The rooms are basic but clean and comfy. Highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Any addtional info, email me at email@example.com.
We couldn't have asked for more!
We just came back from our Peru trip, where we spent three nights in Cuzco and at Los Niños Hotel I.
We researched quite a few hotels before choosing Los Niños, and we were very pleased with our choice; the rooms are very clean, there is plenty of hot water, the staff is incredibly nice and helpful, and the breakfasts (coffee/tea, bread, butter, home-made marmalade, yogurt with muesli, scrambled eggs, fruit salad, and freshly squeezed orange juice) was the highlight of each morning!
Their prices are very low considering their standard and compared to other hotels in Cuzco; we paid only $34 for a double room. Breakfast is not included but the price of $3 cannot be beaten!!
A highly recommended hotel, but since they only have 20 rooms, be sure to contact them early in advance!
Colby & Sofia
For the Children
We stayed two separate nights at Los Niños I - a very friendly, welcoming place, although we were told it was in a bad part of town (we got taxis so we didn't walk around there). There is a second Los Niños about a block away.
The rooms we had were "Oscar" upstairs and "Ramon" downstairs (the rooms are named after the local kids who have been adopted by the owners -see web site at ninoshotel for details). Both were small but clean, basic accommodations - hot water at both sink and shower, private toilet and shower (shared are available). No hand towels or washcloths, but towels and soap (and toilet paper) were provided.
Breakfast isn't included, but there's a little cafe on site, where you can get breakfast, sandwiches, coca tea, etc. at very reasonable prices (we paid $10 total for dinner and breakfast). The coca tea was free at first, then they charged 2 soles after the first morning.
All in all I would recommend it - we paid $34 a night and were pleased. The hotel is very secure - you must ring a bell for them to open the door to get inside. A peaceful courtyard with a fountain is the centerpiece of the interior, open to the sky above. The rooms are right off the courtyard, on two levels. The windows and doors of the room can open fully to the air, or be either completely locked and closed, or locked but open for light. The rooms have wooden floors, and extra blankets on the bed for cold nights.
Los Niños will store luggage for you if you're heading to Machu Picchu, free of charge. We locked our suitcase that we left but this was probably unnecessary.
This quaint hotel is very clean, comfortable and makes you leave with a smile on your face knowing you did something good for the street children of Cusco. Proceeds from guests help fund a "meals for kids" program...Room was comfy and decorated with children's artwork....Their breakfast was great, served in a sunny courtyard. Highly recommend.
A wonderful place to stay at!
We stayed at the hotel Los Ninos after a friend of ours recommended it. We weren't disappointed. The rooms are simple but provide everything that you would want to have: a good bed with clean sheets and a bathroom with a hot shower. The hotel itself is great: there is an inside court where you can sit next to a fountain and read or have breakfast. The hotel staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The location is perfect, - 3 min away from the main square. The hotel is run by a Dutch couple who uses the money that they earn with the hotel to provide shelter + food + medical help to kids who would otherwise be living on the streets. Definitely a great place to stay at!