When you have lived a week in budget hotels where warm water isn’t available, arriving in a nice hotel might cloud my judgment a little too optimist. A review nevertheless:
I had been traveling for a week in Peru. Mosquitos had made my legs into red dotted itching extensions. The showers I had in the past days were cold at best. On top of that I had slept a night in a bus between Arequipa and Cusco. So when I walked into the door of the Tierra Viva Cusco Centro Hotel, it felt like walking into heaven. And arriving in my room, that feeling only got better. Carpet on the floor instead of that paint that didn’t stick in Aguas Calientes, and REAL WARM WATER!
Tierra Viva Cusco Centro Hotel
The hotel is located in a very nicely renovated building. The rooms are accessed via some patio. Unfortunately, when people leave early in the morning, they take their luggage over the cobblestones in these areas, waking up all people (or at least, me!).
The breakfast buffet is, like most hotels in Peru, complete. Rolls, bread, fruits, eggs, ham, and cheese. Coffee in Peru comes very black.
The hotel is located in the center of Cusco. There’s a pharmacy around the block, so you don’t have to run that far to get your bite-calming product. The Avenida del Sol hosts most of the banks. It is 5 minutes walk from the hotel. The main square (Plaza de Armas) is a block away.
Koen Blanquart is a strategy consultant, journalist, and author.
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