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Expert Review: Tariq Boutique Hotel in Cusco

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This February my family and I had the pleasure of staying at the very nice and recently opened boutique hotel Tariq in Cusco, Peru. The hotel is situated in the San Blas neighborhood a mere 5 minutes’ walk from the main Plaza de Armas of Cusco city’s center. The San Blas neighborhood houses myriad of artisans, workshops and craft shops and its steep and narrow streets makes it one of the most picturesque sites in the city. A must for any visit to the former capital of the Inca empire.

Tariq Hotel Cusco

The hotel Tariq, which name means “to find” in Quechua, the native language of the South American Andes, is itself located in a restored 15th century building. The hotel prides itself to be an eco-friendly hotel, with dispensers for shampoo and soap, a zero-plastic policy, water management, degradable cleaning products and the use of only local and organic foods.

We enjoyed a breakfast of organic and homemade products which included fresh juices, homemade bread, cereals, yogurt, a choice of eggs or pancakes, coffee and tea while overlooking the old city center of Cusco. In case you are interested the hotel offers a la carte lunch and dinner, as well. The 17 rooms of the hotel are spacious and stylishly decorated and include all amenities you’ll need for a comfortable stay.

Cusco Peru Tour

The hotel is nicely decorated with old photos and beautiful handicrafts which you will be able to find in the small artisan’s shops around the hotel. The staff will be able to point you in the right direction. We have been to Cusco before and know our way around, but if you need any help with tours or information of what to do in and around Cusco, the hotel is connected to an agency that has 20 years of experience in offering and organizing tours for those who visit Cusco Peru. They will be happy to assist you with this.

We for instance visited the amazing Incan site of Sacsayhuaman after having checked into the hotel. These impressive ruins are situated right above the hotel. Still, I would suggest taking a taxi up, as it is a steep climb. However, going back down to the hotel is easy and for most will only be a 5 to 10 minutes’ walk. Although we only spent one night, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel, especially because the staff are very friendly and welcoming and made us feel right at home.

Expert Review Tariq Hotel

If you are looking for a small boutique style hotel, I can recommend staying at the Tariq hotel. Tip: let the hotel know when around you will be arriving as the street on which it is located does not allow vehicles and you will need to walk around 75 meters from your taxi to the door of the hotel.

For more information about booking the Tariq Hotel or a Cusco Tour, please contact us or call 1-888-215-3555.

This Expert Review was written by our Travel Specialist, Remi.

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