Located steps away from the Plaza de Armas Main Square, the Hotel is Balso is ideal for families who want to immerse themselves in the culture of Peru. Rustic family rooms can accommodate up to four guests and feature private granite bathrooms. All rooms offer flat screen televisions, minibars, storage, seating areas and heating. Traditional Peruvian meals are served at the onsite Totoras Restaurant, while folklore dancers entertain diners. A breakfast buffet featuring freshly baked breads and homemade jams is served daily. The front desk will be happy to help guests arrange fishing excursions, windsurfing lessons and boat tours of Lake Titicaca.
Our Editor Loves
- Family rooms
- Shuttle service
- Outdoor activities
- Family Room 5+
On the first night we were located in a room next to the Foyer, the lift and the public toilet. It was very noisy and we did not get a good night's sleep. The only ventilation was a window into the room next door. Therefore no ventilation if you wanted privacy.
The next night we were relocated to a better room on the First Floor. It was quieter and a better night's sleep was had.
Breakfast was ordinary.
One safety concern was that the Foyer was heated by an outdoor gas heater. This is a fire risk and also it can vent carbon monoxide into the hotel area. A definite no no.
WiFi was OK.
by Tim V
Positives: Nice warm and clean showers. The beds were comfortable and there was no noise to disturb us at night. Our room had a little TV screen with a desk and wardrobe. The location was good and central making it easy to walk everywhere. Staff were extremely polite and spoke English. The breakfast had a variety of food with options for everyone. This place is GREAT value for money, we highly recommend it.