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Samay Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. San Martin 206, Cusco, Peru
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Ranked #85 of 139 hotels in Cusco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed at Samay for 4 nights in late Aug 2013. Firstly the plus points: It's really close to the main square, about a 15 minutes up, there is a really good restaurant 1 min. from the hotel The textile market is right across the street which makes shopping easy The rooms were nice and big, there was hot water... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Samay Hotel in Cusco, Peru was located in an ideal location even though the building itself was somewhat dated. Some of the hallways were dark and some of the heaters did not work well. The food was good and plentiful and the staff was helpful and friendly.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I have stayed at this place twice. Once in 2007 and another time in 2008. We had been staying previously in a little village named Salkantay. Maybe it was the switch from a dirt house to a real bed, but I really loved this place. We got to know one of the waiters very well, and we have written him... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The hotel was basic but worked perfectly for what we needed. It was a nice, clean hotel in a great location. The shower water did vary a great deal. It got very hot then cooler, but it was easy enough to adjust without getting burnt. I am not sure why other reviewers didn’t like the location. The hotel was only... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Myself and five others in my group stayed at the Samay before and after going to Machu Picchu - a total of 3 nights. This hotel was in a travel package. The hotel was about a 20 minute uphill walk to the Plaza del Armes (challenging when you just arrive in Cusco and are suffering from the altitude). The hotel... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed for 4 night during march and I liked. Position is not the best: 20 minute walk to the Plaza del Armes, but the area is safe and not far is a supermarket. Rooms are small but nice and clean. Unfortunately we had no view, just another wall. Staff is friendly even few of them speaks English. Breakfast is... More

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San Francisco, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The hotel is a modern construction offering the bases for you stay. The location is good, you can walk easy to the indigenous market and even find near stores to find water and some biscuits. Optional restaurants around and for the price you pay in a historic city is good enough. If there is any complain for the location, then... More

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Tustin, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a tour package...definitely NOT recommended. The hotel is about 15-20 minute walking distance from Cusco's main plaza, right on Avenida El Sol. There's not much nearby at night to do except a couple of restaurants packed with tourists. I'd recommend spending a little more money to stay closer to downtown. We stayed... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the Samay for 7 days, we have nothing bad to say about the breakfast which was great, the rooms were clean and comfortable, and the location was manageable! HOWEVER, what would not make us come back to this hotel would be: The staff were unhelpful and unprofessional!- during our stay staff walked into our room 3 times... More

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Tampa, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stayed here for four nights total while in Peru. The staff were friendly, the food in the restaurant was good also. However, our room was a bit on the small side. If you're looking for a decent hotel in Cusco, this is definitely one to consider.

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Also Known As:
Samay Hotel Cusco
Address: Av. San Martin 206, Cusco, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
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Ranked #85 of 139 hotels in Cusco
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Hotel Class:3 star — Samay Hotel 3*
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