History of one of the best hotels in Cuzco
B&B-Hotel Pension Alemana has an almost 25 years history. Starting to operate in 1994 with 6 guest rooms, it was one of the first family guest houses or B&Bs in the picturesque neighborhood of San Blas. Since then it has turned in to one of the best Hotels in Cuzco, of its kind. As you continue to read you will know a bit more about this history.
The original house of the B&B-Hotel was build from 1980 to 1982 as family home. According to the strong rules for the conservation of historical heritage the houses was carefully designed and build in the Cuzco colonial style. In the first ten years, from 1983 to 1993, the house served as home for German families, tenets, belonging to development organizations with projects in Cuzco. So the locals named it "Casa Alemana" (German House).
A Swiss lady, friend of the owners and tourism professional, started to manage in 1994 the house with 6 guest rooms as a "Pension" (German word for family guest house or B&B-Hotel). This is how the "Casa Aleman" becomes Hostal "Pension Alemana", as one of the first B&B-Hotels in Cusco's picturesque neighborhood of San Blas.
In its first 10 years of operation the hostal gradually makes itself known for its family atmosphere, friendliness, comfort and its favorable location in the idyllic San Blas neighborhood, so close to the main tourist attractions of Cusco's historic city center. Also many tourist guidebooks and several web pages start to mention Hostal "Pension Alemana" as "a B&B with Swiss - German management and style".
After 10 years with 6 rooms, in 2004 Hostal "Pension Alemana" finishes its first expansion with 6 additional rooms. At the same time the neighborhood of San Blas is embellished, enhancing its historic and idyllic pedestrian streets, offering ever more services with art shops, restaurants, cafes and small Hotels.
Thus San Blas has become the most attractive and touristic one of the colonial neighborhoods around to the core center of historic Cuzco. In mid-2009 the B&B-Hotel's physical projection reaches its end, concluding the construction and equipping of the second expansion (with 11 more rooms and service areas). This expansion was done with many enviornamental considerations and improvements.
The whole sober and friendly architectonic assembly in Cusco colonial style is harmoniously grouped around a beautiful blooming central patio-garden and achieves many views over the historic center of Cusco. One of the many favorable guest reviews about the B&B-Hotel, published in the frequently visited web of TRIPADVISOR, expresses what Pension Alemana is for many of its guests:
A perfect place to enjoy the tranquility or just to relax after visiting tourist attractions and doing physical activities (like the Inca Trail or being in the Rainforest). It's an oasis in lively and busy Cusco. Nowhere I felt better on my trip though South America. Heinzelfrau, Germany, January 31, 2010
From on 2014 a complete professional interior redesign and many constructional improvements where started. This made it possible, that based on the strict official rules for 3 Star Hotels and specially based on the opening of the new breakfast room and cafeteria-restaurant Siete & Siete, Pension Alemana turned 2015 from a Guesthouse into a 3 Star Hotel. Today it's recognized as one of the best hotels in Cuzco of its kind.