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“Great location” 4 of 5 stars
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El Virrey Boutique Hostal
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Portal Comercio 165 | Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru (Formerly Hostal El Virrey)   |  
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Ranked #53 of 257 Cusco B&B and Inns
belair
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This hotel is convenient and affordable. Central to everything. Comfortable beds, and helpful staff. Pretty good for the price or around $81US a night for two people. Breakfast is good, with a reasonable amount of variety

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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69 hotel reviews
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place is in the center of it all! Could not have a better location in Cusco if you tried! the hotel itself is more like a 3 star place not so much a boutique hotel. the bathrooms are a bit outdated, and the rooms are just ok. The staff is ok, didn't feel them going out of their way. BReakfast is quite good, many options compared to other hotels. Choose this place for the location!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great location/good value for money. The staff was very nice and helpful. Specially Darwin Jimenez that not only had multi language skills, he made a good effort to speak Portuguese . Also kindly did my online check in for my flight on the day after, as the internet went down at the time , and he did it for me during his night shift. Muchas Gracias Darwin.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Great location on the Plaza de Armas with various shops and restaurants within a stone's throw. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Room was adequate. Mattresses a touch hard.

We stayed two separate times with a visit to Machu Pichu in between. On first visit they provided bottles of water, nice. But on second stay they did not which seems just the opposite of what most hotels practice. The included breakfast buffet was centered around scrambled eggs (no other choice) that were probably cooked at 6:30 am and then not replenished. By 9 am the eggs were definitely dry. Last two days we skipped the hotel buffet for a pretty good breakfast sandwich, and much better coffee, at McDonald's across the Plaza.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Antigua, Guatemala
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Virrey several years ago. Originally was with a family but was so uncomfortable that I had to get a hotel for the duration of my stay in Cuzco. It was a bit pricey for the length of my stay so when I decided to relocate to another hotel the manager arranged for me to have a smaller room for the same price I'd have paid if I had moved.
The people at the hotel could not have been nicer. The room was comfortable /television and a private bath plus breakfast. I totally enjoyed my time in Cuzco and the hotel is centrally located at the town's center. All is walkable from this spot.
If I ever return to Peru, I will definitely stay at Virrey.......a.worthwhile and decent, safe place in beautiful Cuzco.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Florence, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The location of the hotel is superior. It’s very easy to find a couple of quality dining places and convenience stores next to us. Hotel staffs were warm and helpful. I asked the reception desk to book a taxi to the bus terminal, and it costed 10 sols (very reasonable). We went downstairs for breakfast in the ten minutes before it ended, and we found no meats or eggs left. However, the staff asked us and provided more just for us. When we left, the girl at the reception kindly helped us carry our luggage. There are only two rooms with the amazing view of the Plaza del Armas. So check with the hotel in advance if the view outside the room's window is the main attraction for you to book this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Regina, Canada
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We spent 3 nights here pre-Inca trail trek and then another night here after the Inca Trail. The staff here are very helpful and friendly, a special call out to Enrique at the front desk. Check in was a breeze. There is no elevator so you will be going up sometimes several flights of stairs, which can be a small challenge if you are not acclimatized yet to the altitude.

Our room was quite small with a small bathroom. The pillows ( they provide 2 per bed) were on the hard side. There is an in room safe and plug in radiator heating which we used and worked well. Bottles of water were supplied on arrival in the room but not replenished following the 1st night. The rooms were spotlessly clean and the hotel provides hair dryers upon request. Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel are provided. Hot water does take a while in the shower and the water pressure is a bit low, but it's still ok. Wifi is available but we found it patchy.

Breakfast was served from 6am-9:30am though by 9am pickings were very slim. There is a small selection of fruit, bread, and cereal (still available )as well as scrambled eggs and sausages , cheese and sandwich meat( these were gone when we arrived at 9am the 1st day). Also there was an assortment of teas and Orange juice. The morning we were heading to the Inca trail, they supplied us with a boxed breakfast as we were leaving before breakfast was being served, which was very nice of them.

Soundproofing isn't the greatest, aka, if anyone is talking in the hallway, they might as well be in your room. This is in part due to the fact that our room had no window to the outside, but had a window facing a tiny central corridor to the hallway. It's hard to explain, just take it that hallway noise can be present, but we heard no street noise from our room!

The biggest bonus of this hotel is the location.. splat dab in front of the central plaza, it really can't be beat.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Portal Comercio 165 | Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru (Formerly Hostal El Virrey)
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Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 257 B&Bs / Inns in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Virrey Boutique Hostal 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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