San Agustin El Dorado Hotel Cusco
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Warm cosy stay May 20, 2012
San Agustan El Dorado Hotel Cusco Peru.
A twenty minute taxi ride from the airport delivered us to the San Agustan El Dorado Hotel in Cusco Peru.
A porter met the taxi directly outside the door and grabbed our luggage, delivering them to the front desk. The staff at the counter were expecting us and soon we were in the lift with a porter and our luggage. Check in was quick and painless.
The room was adequate, clean and well serviced. The bed was a large King and was very warm and comfortable, with clean sheets and pillowcases. The bathroom was spacious and clean with a good supply of towels and face-cloths, shampoos and soaps. The shower flow was a bit weak but constant and there was enough hot water throughout our stay. There was a small safe for storing valuables, the type where you set your own combination. I’m still undecided about whether to trust this type of arrangement.
The Hotel is well situated near the centre of Cusco, or the square, where most people both local and visitors tend to congregate during the day and later in the evenings. There are plenty of the usual street vendors selling barbequed food, kebabs, drinks and little snacks, as well as clothing and apparel. The thing that I couldn’t get used to when arriving in Cusco, was the veiled effects of high altitude, and also how hot the sun was, yet, the air was crisp and almost a frostiness evidenced by the vapour emitting from every breath. Hot, and cold at the same time.
The Hotel has a well lit area beside the bar where you can use desktop computers to access the internet and get those all important messages back to family and friends. In the time I was there, I had difficulty in uploading my photos, to the point I gave up, so whether that was a PC problem or a server issue was not known. The bar is smallish but perfectly adequate, serving an assortment of local and international beers and wine.
The restaurant is spacious and clean and we enjoyed having breakfast beside the windows, looking straight out onto the street and watching Cusco awaken each morning. You are encouraged to drink the local tea brewed with Cocoa leaves known locally as ‘‘Mate’ to ward off the effects of altitude sickness which can affect both fit and not so fit people. We were going to do one of the Inca trail hikes to the peak of Machu Picchu, so we were advised to rest up and not to do anything too stressful in a physical sense while we acclimatised to the altitude prior to hiking to Machu Picchu. I found this somewhat odd as Cusco is actually at a higher altitude than Machu Picchu. Anyway, we heeded the advice and took it easy, and drank the mate tea as advised. The breakfast menu was good with lots of variety and both continental type breakfast and fresh fruit and array of fresh fruit juice in plentiful supply, washed down with some great strong Peruvian coffee.
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San Agustin El Dorado Hotel Cusco Overview
The San Agustin El Dorado Hotel Cusco is a Cusco accommodation located right in the center of town. It is just five minutes of walking distance from Plaza de Armas. It is also nearby the Plaza Mayor and the Temple of the Sun. The San Agustin El Dorado Hotel Cusco is located at Av El Sol 395 in Cusco, Peru. This hotel is just five kilometers from the nearest airport. It is close to public transportation, being right in the heart of the city center.
Guests staying at the San Agustin El Dorado Hotel Cusco can expect air-conditioned guestrooms as well as standard amenities for a high class hotel. Guests can enjoy air conditioning as well as modern comforts like cable television and IDD telephones. There are 70 rooms for rent at this hotel. Rooms are spacious and modernly decorated. There is also 24-hour room service available.
Amenities at the San Agustin El Dorado Hotel Cusco include an on-site restaurant as well as a bar. At the restaurant, Andean "Nouvelle" cuisine is served.
San Agustin El Dorado Hotel Amenities