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Casa San Blas

Cuzco, Peru

Casa San Blas is a restored 18th century colonial style house, converted into a small and laid back boutique hotel, located in colonial Cuzco's historic artisan's quarter, just two blocks from the main square and within easy reach of cultural attractions.

At a Glance

  • Located just two blocks from Cuzco's central square

  • In the artistic San Blas quarter and close to local artisan stalls

  • Charming little entrance way decorated in a bright blue and white

  • Offers excellent value with simple but comfortable rooms, many with lovely views of Cuzco

  • Occupies a historic 18th century adobe house

Culture,

Insider's View

Take advantage of the hotel's excellent location to do some shopping for antiques and art works in Cuzco's colorful San Blas district.

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Description

San Blas is a neighborhood of narrow, picturesque cobbled streets and whitewashed colonial-era houses, with red-tiled roofs and wooden balconies. Casa San Blas has been designed to harmonize with Cuzco’s colonial architecture around every corner one can see an example of local craftsmanship which mirrors the city’s Inca and Spanish past.

The hotel's accommodation comprises of comfortable rooms with single, double or queen-sized beds. Tika Bistro Gourmet is a unique dining option, which combines Thai and Vietnamese flavors and techniques with Peruvian ingredients, something which must be sampled. The hotel also has a piano bar for those who wish to relax amidst the sound of music.

Accommodation

Casa San Blas has standard single and double rooms located on the first and second floors of the hotel and larger Suite Apartments located on the third-floor terrace. The rooms are simply yet comfortably furnished, with double layered curtains, extra-length beds, handmade colonial-style furniture and heaters. The Suite Apartments also have their own kitchenette and living area.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Casa San Blas. Although there are no formal facilities for children, extra bedding can be provided in the rooms to accommodate them comfortably.

Facilities

Facilities at Casa San Blas include a piano bar and the Tika bistro restaurant, serving a fusion of Thai, Vietnamese and Peruvian cuisine. Massages can also be arranged on request.

Activities

Casa San Blas is ideally located for exploring Cuzco, undoubtedly on of the most beautiful colonial cities in the Americas, full of life and color and home to stunning churches, excellent museums, a wealth of handicraft and artisan shops and the spectacular Plaza de Armas with its impressive cathedral. Further afield visits can be made to the Incan archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman and to the Sacred Valley, known for its colorful markets.

Location & Directions

Cuzco, Peru

The Casa San Blas is located on Tocuyeros in the San Blas district of Cuzco, a location rich with Inca heritage. The Casa San Blas is located a short distance from the airport and public transportation.

When to go

Cuzco’s location and altitude result in only two seasons: rainy and dry. The rainy season typically lasts from November to March, with the heaviest rains arriving in January and February. The best time to visit Cuzco and the surrounding area is during April-October.

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