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Amaru Hostal

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cuesta San Blas 541, Cusco 001, Peru
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Ranked #26 of 143 hotels in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alpharetta, Georgia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this place is purportedly a wonderful place to stay and even recommended by a friend who lived in cusco -- for it's location mostly. the reviews look terrific. i would love to be able to write a glowing review for what looks like such a charming place. instead, we were notified 2 days prior to our vacation that our reservations... More

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Berkeley CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed in the Amaru Hostal while traveling in and out of Cusco during our June trip (high season) to Cusco, the nearby Sacred alley, Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu. The hotel is in the colorful San Blas neighborhood, which is 4 blocks above the main Plaza del Armas. The streets leading to the hotel are narrow... More

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, room size and quality varies greatly. Stay one - double room had three beds and no closets/dresser, awkward. Stay two - single room had an enormous bed and changing room, luxurious! Some rooms have really nice bathrooms, some have simple shower stalls. Ground floor rooms can be a bit noisy. Views of the garden and mountains beyond are... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like originality, Amaru Hotel offers a beautiful setting and very close to the Plaza de Armas. The hotel is an old colonial home, so the rooms vary immensely. When our group stayed at the hotel, my husband and I accessed our room by climbing 10 steps and then arrived in a spacious bedroom that overlooked the mountains and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great stay, and it was very comfortable, but we were expecting a hostel, not a hotel! There was no sort of community kitchen or common room, really, but I guess that you can say that we were pleasantly surprised. We just wished that it had been advertised in a different way. The beds were very comfortable, there... More

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Northfield il
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I spent 4 nights at the hotel, spaced out by trip to Machu Picchu and the Manu Rain Forest. The hotel was wonderful, clean rooms, close to Plaza de Armes and some of the rooms have wonderful views of the city. We stayed in three different rooms, all very comfortable. Breakfast is included and very tasty. The... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Amaru Hostal in April 2014 for 3 nights before our 4 Day Inca Trail Trek, and then 1 additional night after the trek. This place is hands-down, no questions, the BEST place to stay in Cusco (and extremely reasonably priced place as well) !! First, let me start by saying that they offer a free shuttle service... More

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Duncan, Oklahoma
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

After doing a four day trek to Machu Picchu, the Amaru Hostal was total luxury. The rooms were great. Showers were hot. The hostal staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was handy and nice. The location was perfect for seeing the city. The views from the hostal were great too.

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Washington and Delaware, US
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed two nights before heading up the Sacred Valley. Desk staff were very helpful and were able to answer all of our questions and we were very happy with their recommendations and travel suggestions. Wifi is best in the public areas, but is available in closer rooms to the front of the hotel. The rooms in the back are... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

This place has it all: value, location, charm, yummy breakfast, cleanliness and an awesome staff. They helped us with dinner recommendations, held our bags while we trekked, and helped with airport transport. Highly recommended.

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Address: Cuesta San Blas 541, Cusco 001, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Amaru Hostal 3*
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Two blocks away from the main plaza in the hearth of the ancient district of San Blas. Colonial-style house with gardens and the best views of the city. Friendly and professional staff, confortable rooms and yummy included breakfast. ... more   less 
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