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Orquidea Real Hostal
2.5 of 5 Inn   |   Alabado 520 | San Blas, Cusco, Peru   |  
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Ranked #52 of 236 Cusco B&B and Inns
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Close to the city square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Great little hotel. More like a small B&B then a real hotel. Very close to the city square and just down the hill from the San Blas area. We stayed in two different rooms at our stay there, once before our trip to Machu Picchu and again afterwards. The staff was very accommodating and alerted us to our scheduled activities the next day, including pickup time and wake up calls as well as what we would need. The only complaint that we had was that the pillows were a bit uncomfortable and probably need to be replaced in all the rooms

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This hotel was booked by my travel agent as part of a 4 day tour in Cusco, hence I wont be able to comment on the rate of the hostal.

I might say it was an enjoyable stay, and the staff there are wonderful! They provided me with suggestions on places to visit and how to get around, with special thanks to Darwin who helped me a great deal by saving so much money to make a solo trip to Moray. He was the one who taught me how to visit Moray and the Salt fields alone with the price less than half a tour agency would ask for on a half day trip to those places.

Room was clean and spacious, breakfast was simple and filling. The only small minuses I had was the climbing of the 45 steps from the main road to the hostal. Wouldn't sound like a difficult task but it really can be one especially in Cusco where its 3400 metres above sea level!

Other than that do be cautious of the bathroom cause I almost slipped twice, once within the shower cubicle and once outside. The tiles can be quite slippery and they only provided a small anti slip mat.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Eugene, Oregon
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6 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I just love this place. I was here 12 years ago and couldn't wait to get back. Built with an original Inca wall on one side, this place and it's ancient floors is very comforting. It is not fancy, but it is very well kept and you will sleep like a baby in the wonderful comfy beds and feather comforters. The breakfast has been improved to include eggs fried or scrambled, which filled out the breakfast nicely. The staff are great; most are bi-lingual and will do anything to assist you. A special shout out to the afternoon host, Darwin, who was like a second set of eyes and ears and went beyond his duty to make sure I enjoyed my stay. Thank you, Darwin!!
I have stayed here about 12 nights over the past twelve years; you can feel comfortable leaving your luggage in storage as you explore the Sacred Valley; it'll be in your new room when you return.
You're a mere 3 blocks from all the action at the Plaza, but the hotel is isolated enough that you don't have all the night time noise. You're gonna climb 53 steps every time you come or go, but the staff is happy to help you transport your luggage at departure and arrival. Each room is equipped with a lovely fireplace that is attended to by staff when it's needed. I just got home and I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in Orquidea Real. Very good hostel. Not the cheapest one but usefull and few block far from the city center. The breakfast is perfect to start the day. The staff is very friendly and they helped us to planify some activities. I will strongly recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

The staff were great, with a free pick-up from the bus station and then carried our heavy bags up the long steps to get to the hostel and gave us great tips of unknown places to shop, eat etc. The room was out of this world, with a heater (much needed at night) and the most humongous bed i've ever seen, and a really cute basket full of towels, soap etc. However I must say that the "American Breakfast" was a slight dissapointment, I hate it when people moan about breakfast, but at Orqedea's prices I feel they should put on a more impressive breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Hostels are generally not luxury or first class, but the room with bath was clean, safe, well furnished and very comfortable. Staff at the front desk were extremely helpful. It's a little difficult to locate this hostel on a map, but I assure you that it is only a block or two from the Cathedral, and very convenient. I would have no problem booking this again and only wish that other hostels in the world were like this one.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

We found this hotel to be of great value with hot water (difficult to find in Peru sometimes); excellent, friendly, helpful staff; great location (in San Blas, near Plaza de Armas and Qorikancha); clean; comfortable; spacious. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Alabado 520 | San Blas, Cusco, Peru
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Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 236 B&Bs / Inns in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Orquidea Real Hostal 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Orquidea Real Hostal come to life from the restoration of an old colonial house located in the historical heart of Cusco. Its architecture keeps to tradition and colonial style and thus blends beautifully with its surroundings. The hostal's original Inca walls , its exceptional views of Cusco , the ceilings with visible wooden beams, make it very cozy and unique . Hot and cold water supply is guaranteed day and night by means of an underground reserve of 400 liters per bathroom which complies with European standards. Orquidea Real Hostal Guests can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Qoricancha temple, The Catedral, Main Square, San Blas neighborhood, inka Musseum, etc The hotel features 10 appointed guest rooms each one with cable television, safety box, electric heater, hair dryer, also some of them with balcony/terrace. The facilities and services provided by Orquidea Real Hostal ensure a pleasant stay for guests. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, good location, bilingual staff, tours information , Wi-Fi in public areas and storage service for free.. Enjoy our unique friendly atmosphere! ... more   less 
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