My wife and I stayed at The Garden House twice as we stayed there both prior to and after our Inca Trail trek. It's truly an amazing place and you feel like you walk into an old English beautiful home with history surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Garden House is owned and run by two sisters, Cici and Doris, who turned their childhood home into this lovely B&B. They immediately make you feel welcome and give you a tour of the house which is absolutely beautiful. We particularly liked the living area which is divided into different areas for dining and relaxing. The place is full of books including travel books about Peru, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and you can spend hours sitting in one of the couches and just roaming through all the interesting books to choose from. You have traditional paintings on the wall and as well as Peruvian art effects spread around the rooms.
The outside garden was in full bloom and really beautiful when we were there which just made the place much more special. Our room was big and comfortable with separate rooms like an en-suite and all windows overlooking the garden area. The room also has a heater which is needed at night for much of the year. There is also plenty of space for your luggage and to hang your clothes in the cupboards.
Cici and Doris are absolutely wonderful, and we felt like we had two mothers looking after us during our stay. They are extremely helpful and thoughtful and we were even given a mobile with a local number which we could use in case of any issues when out and about town. We were also lucky to meet all their children who were visiting from near and far and they were all so warm and welcoming.
A favorite time was breakfast which was just wonderful and delicious. Fresh coffee, freshly squeezed juice, freshly made scrambled eggs and toast, delicious local cereal, avocado, fresh fruit and more. It was served in the dining area while calm and relaxing music where playing in the background. What a way to start your day!
Location wise it is a little away from the center of town and if you need to go anywhere you will need a taxi. But ultimately you are only 15-20 minutes from the center of Cuzco (10 soles) and having some peace and quite after walking around the city center was quite nice.
If we ever come back to Cuzco we would definitely come back to The Garden House again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful, quiet oasis in Cusco, with a very large garden and orchard to relax in. A refuge from the noise and bustle of the city. You will find The Garden House an excellent base and a welcoming home to return to from your sightseeing of Machu Picchu and the Inca capital. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Garden House Hotel Cusco
- Garden Hotel Cusco
- The Garden Hotel