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Amaru Hostal

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cuesta San Blas 541, Cusco 001, Peru
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Ranked #27 of 144 hotels in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful stay at the hotel, which was split into two visits. The name 'hostal' is rather misleading, it is definitely a hotel. When we arrived they sent us to their other hotel (Amaru 2) which was nice but we were please the next say to be transferred to the original booking. Every room is different but each... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was very happy with my stay at Amaru Hostal. It is located about three blocks from the Plaza des Armas on a very safe street, so I always felt safe walking back from dinner. The hotel has a lovely outdoor courtyard and the rooms are small, but cute and rustic and clean. It was a bit cold, but luckily... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent spot for most activities in and around Cusco. Hotel is located on a narrow street, with 1 block of uphill walking on polished cobblestones, but with a bit of practice, one learns to stay out of the way of cars, and not slip of the cobblestones. Practice makes perfect! Staff is helpful, breakfasts are the same everyday but quite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful. Amazing location, pretty and clean rooms, modern bathrooms with hot water 24/7 and picturesque courtyards with humming birds and free coca tea to help with the altitude sickness.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

this is a delightful hotel just up the hill from the main square. It is an old Spanish building with its rooms all looking into central courtyards. there is Coca tea on tap all day long for those suffering from altitude. It is an easy walk to all the sights and museums of Cusco and the Ruins of Sacsayhuaman are... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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 July 11, 2014

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 July 4, 2014

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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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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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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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