Hotel Terra Andina

, Cusco, Peru
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Hotel Terra Andina

, Cusco
3 star

Rooms: 31

184 Calle Union - Cusco - Peru Hotel Website | | (51-1) 226-3845
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Good Value in Cusco

from jerrycAZ
This was our second trip to Cusco... the first time on a group tour and this time on our own. On the tour, we stayed at the Libertador Hotel, which is elegant but w-a-y overpriced if booking direct. So, checking with our trusted friends on TripAdvisor, we instead booked a two-night stay at the Terra Andina Hotel.

We found the Terra Andina to be an excellent value. It's actually an old mansion that has been converted into a small hotel... nice, clean and convienent. Since we were traveling to Cusco by train, it was especially nice to only need to walk a block and a half to the hotel.

It's also only a block from the big market where most locals buy their vegies, fruit, meat, etc. The market is a great place to see "real" locals. However, it's also one of the few places in Cusco where tourists are particularily vulenerable. So, go in a group if you can and be on guard. Also, when traveling around Cusco, make sure you only ride in official taxis.... look for the official gold sheild and red insurance stickers on the windshield. There are many "unofficial" taxis that can spell trouble for tourists.

WARNING: Although a visit to the Inca ruins at Sacsayhuman is a must while in Cusco, DO NOT go at night to see them illuminated. Very few people go. Unless you pay a taxi to wait for you, you might be walking, and rather unsavory characters wander the area at night. We found all this out the hard and scary way. Plus, the lights were not terribly impressive... definitely not worth the trouble or risk.

Otherwise, Cusco is a fun place to wander around, shop and take in the eceletic urban culture of Peru. Have fun!

Extremely gay friendly and accommodating

from jubly
We arrived and we were shown to the standard room that we had booked. The lady we met was extremely affable, spoke perfect english, and realized we were a gay couple almost immediately. She offered us a king size room, which are rare in Cusco. The hotel itself was very nice; not fab, but perfectly fine for a few days; we have travelled the world extensively; we're not 19 year olds and I spend a lot of research time before I book anything. SO, this was a great place without being wildly expensive, quiet, convenient for everything and the staff, who all spoke good english, just couldn't do enough for us. I couldn't recommend this hotel more highly.

Charming hotel, Super service

from LBCaliforniaTraveler
The courtyard of this quaint hotel is a refreshing break from the busy streets and plazas. The staff of waiters and porters is superb. They are friendly, courteous, very hard working, and eager to make your stay comfortable. (They are actually better than the front desk staff) My hat is off to Samuel, Antonio, Ivan and Henry!! Thanks guys!

Rooms are clean and comfortable. The street noise can create a little problem at night. Try to get an inside room. The food is good. Very nice breakfast buffet. The hotel is a nice, easy walking distance to the main square and shopping. The most outstanding features of Terra Andina are the atmosphere of the courtyard and the service of the young men who wait on you.

We spent 2 weeks in Peru and Bolivia and this was our favorite place.

A Pleasant Stay

from ppoint9
The Terra Andina Hotel was very hospitable and comfortable. We stayed for 3 nights. It was quiet, clean and close to the town center without being noisy. I would definitely recommend this chain of hotels.

Very Friendly Hotel

from 02bhappy
My daughter and I both found the hotel staff very accomodating and friendly. The hotel is located about 5 -10 minutes easy walk from the centre and only 200 metres from the railway station - very handy for the early train departure to Machu Pichu.
The hotel were happy for us to leave luggage in their store for the few days we went off to Machu Pichu.
Rooms are comfortable if fairly basic and the en-suite fully tiled bathrooms extremely clean with excellent showers and decent sized baths.
Breakfast/meals are in the covered internal 'courtyard' - light and airy with a very relaxed feel to it.

Overall I would recommend the hotel to anyone wanting a smallish, personal, mid-priced hotel whilst staying in Cusco.

Problem free place to stay in Cusco

from LongVoyageHome
Excellent in everyway. Good breakfast, nice room, HOT WATER.
Management Response from Cusco_Manager
On behalf of all of us at the Terra Andina hotel, I want to thank you for the
comments you have submitted. We are very committed to provide our best and these
comments encourage us to continue working hard to achieve our goal ….. “To Provide a
Superb Service.”

Sincerely

The Management

A great stay!

from gewraw
We usually do independent travel, but for this trip we used an agent, who used Fiesta Travel. They arranged our stay at Terra Andina. We couldn't have been happier with the staff and facilities. The rooms were clean and comforable and the food was very good. The computer in the lobby for use by patrons was a nice asset. The hotel is located only about three or four blocks from the Plaza de Armas, which is the center of activity in Cusco. But, what really stands out is the hotel staff. They were always friendly and helpful, always willing to go out of their way to please.

Glenn & Robin Wallace
Management Response from Cusco_Manager
On behalf of all of us at the Terra Andina hotel, I want to thank you for the
comments you have submitted. We are very committed to provide our best and these
comments encourage us to continue working hard to achieve our goal ….. “To Provide a
Superb Service.”

Sincerely

The Management

Terific Terra Andina Hotel

from perutreck07
I spent 10 days in Peru and although I was only in the hotel for 2 nights, it felt like home. After a 4 day treck to Machu Piccu, exhausted and depleted, I ran into some trouble with a cab not knowing where my parents were eating. I ended up walking back to the hotel and one of the front desk gentelmen called another cab, got in with me, and took me to my parents. He was so concerned that I get there and eat. I felt like he was part of the family. In fact everyone at the hotel makes you feel special and like you are the only guest in the hotel. The food was great, especially the Lomo Posada. And they got me breakfast even after the buffet was gone. I couldn't have asked for a better place to start my adventure. I highly reccomend it. Oh, and the free internet and the cocoa leave tea was a total perk. Stay and enjoy!
Management Response from Cusco_Manager
On behalf of all of us at the Terra Andina hotel, I want to thank you for the
comments you have submitted. We are very committed to provide our best and these
comments encourage us to continue working hard to achieve our goal ….. “To Provide a
Superb Service.”

Sincerely
The Management

Fantastic place

from Flemming_Copenhagen
We stayed at the Terra Andina Hotel 3 days, and we enjoyed it a lot.

A nice clean and cosy hotel in a good central location very close to the train station and the trains to Machu Picchu.
A good restaurant with a great menu-card and decent prices.

VERY, VERY helpful and kind staff.

Overall this hotel is worth to recommed to all travellers.

14.4.07
Flemming from Denmark
Management Response from Cusco_Manager
On behalf of all of us at the Terra Andina hotel, I want to thank you for the
comments you have submitted. We are very committed to provide our best and these
comments encourage us to continue working hard to achieve our goal ….. “To Provide a
Superb Service.”

Sincerely
The Management

Great Gourmet Food

from curundu
-The hotel has an excellent welcome ceremony for travelers--sitting you down in the lobby courtyard and giving you special tea to ease your adjustment to the 11,500ft altitude.
-The hotel is a conversion of an old mansion and the courtyard, lobby, dinning area is remarkable--great ambiance.
-The food my son and I ate tasted great--we commended the cook. And the service was also excellent.
-For travelers to Machu Pichu--the hotel is only 1 block away from the rail station and convenient to walk to. Basically across the nearby market park next to the church.
-Bathroom water pressure was great
Management Response from Cusco_Manager
On behalf of all of us at the Terra Andina hotel, I want to thank you for the
comments you have submitted. We are very committed to provide our best and these
comments encourage us to continue working hard to achieve our goal ….. “To Provide a
Superb Service.”

Sincerely
The Management

Top Local Tips for Cusco

Altitude Sickness As Cusco is almost 11,000 ft above sea level, you will feel very tired and sluggish from the altitude. Here is my recommended itinerary to make your trip more comfortable. Do not and I repeat do not try and run around and shop until you drop when you first arrive. The first day should be one of rest. When you arrive at your hotel take part in the Mate de Coca (Coca Tea) drink plenty of it and take a nap or just chill in your room for a few hours. This extra time is not wasted, as if you run around you will only feel the ill effects of altitude sickness and loose more time from your trip trying to recover. The second day I would take a driving tour of Cusco's outlying areas including the Sacred Valley (don't miss it). On the third or fourth day then venture to Machu Picchu. Getting ready for this "Grand Finale" is well worth it! You will be able to explore the area easier and enjoy your trip more comfortably by taking the time to get use to the altitude.

Train and tour of Machu Pichu and Sacred Valley ruins -Terra Andina hotel probably closest to station. First day you should rest--recommend an airport tour operator to arrange visit to MP. Train to MP is expensive ($110 each person)--but the vistadome is the way to go--fantastic scenery 4 hours each way. MP is awesome--my second trip after 30 years--still fantastic. Wanted my son to visit and experience this. Also rented a car for my 3rd day for about $40 for half day and toured all of the nearby ruins in the Sacred Valley. Be sure to buy the govt. pass for about $20 that allows you into all of the key ruins and many museums. The church museums all charge separately. Even though it was February and rainy season--we had great weather--only rained at night once and after we visited MP--briefly in Aguas Calientes where we sat in a restaurant by the torment in the river and drank a few beers to relax and marvel at what we saw, did and continued to see. Fantastic.

Inexpensive, but be careful Be careful with taxis. Drivers will tell you they know your destination, when, in fact, they don't. Best to have your hotel call for the taxi and determine if the driver knows where he is to go.

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  • Address: 184 Calle Union - Cusco - Peru
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