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“More than expected!!”
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Hotel Rumi Punku
Ranked #18 of 167 Hotels in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
“More than expected!!”
Reviewed April 23, 2008

While we used to stay in 4-5 star hotels, with the peak season in April, we did not have many choices but Rumi Punku based on the previous travel reviews.

The naming "Hostel" concerned us prior arrival, however, it is indeed a lovely hotel with great European B&B touch in the traditional stone made quater, which surprised us. Great antique collections, warm deco and Peruvian garen in the hotel. Great location to Plaza de Armas in 5 mins walk yet quiet without disturbance. Very clean and bright rooms, strong hot shower available whole day. Hotel staffs are absolutely helpful and friendly.

I appreicate the 24 hours hot water and tea during the altitude sickness, order to cook eggs for breakfast are 5 star hotel service and the Peruvian breakfast was a special experience.

It is more than just a hostal, it is a great hotel to experience while in Cusco!

  • Liked — Atmasphere and the gardens
  • Disliked — No bath
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
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Maui, Hawaii, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2008

Very good value.
Clean, good location and secure.
Hotel will pick you up from airport.
Breakfast is included.

  • Liked — Location, value
  • Disliked — Internet service was sparatic
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank HawaiianStyle808
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Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2008

Wonderful staff. Pretty interior. Clean rooms with above average bathroom. Average breakfast included. Can get noisy at night. I heard some girl tell her mom about 20 times on the phone that she was safe while I was trying to sleep. I was ready to go assure her mom myself. I noticed the next morning that there was a sign up by the reception telling guests to be quiet during reasonable sleeping hours. The staff is really outstanding. They helped us with many small details without hesitation.There is a beautiful shared room that has a whirlpool (though it was empty while we were there) with a sauna and exercise bikes. Rumi Punku is the ideal location because it is slightly off the beaten path so probably more tranquil than places right on the main square. At the same time it is only a 5 minute walk to the main square.

  • Liked — Staff and beauty of shared spaces
  • Disliked — Noise at night
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank sarahalta
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new zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 7, 2008

A friend and i stayed in Cusco, for 3 days. We were suggested Rumi Punku by a friend, who had stayed there. It was such a nice experience. When we arrived, we stayed in the hotel for a whole day, adjusting to the altitude. it felt so cosy and comfortable to be there. Gorgeous archways and gardens, genuinely homely.

The staff were really friendly and helpful. they organised our machu pichu and city tours, making us feel all the more relaxed. its tucked away, nice and quiet, yet only 5 mins walk from the main square. Also yummy breakfast and fast internet We didnt want to leave!

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with friends
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1 Thank arlyce
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London
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2008

We stayed in the Rumi Punku for 3 nights before we walked the Inca Trail. The rooms are very comfortable. Shower room spacious, new .....and everything worked well! The hotel public areas are very attractive and well maintained, and the service would put any 5-star in the UK to shame. In particular, Javier couldn't do enough for us - whatever we asked for, the answer was always 'yes'. Add to this breakfast with eggs cooked to order, fruit juice squeezed to order and as much of it as you like and you have a really nice hotel, and a really memorable stay. They couldn't fit us in for the night we returned after completeing the Inca Trail, but booked us into the hotel opposite, and still took good care of our bags whilst we were on the Trail.

If you're thinking of staying here, stop thinking, and book it !!

  • Liked — Service
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed March 2008
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1 Thank ispid
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Atlanta
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2008

We stayed here 2 nights while in Cusco and were quite pleased. It's not at all like a hostal but more like a really nice small hotel. The courtyard is beautiful with lots of plants and decorative items. I had lots of questions becuase I was worried about the altitude and had difficulty making up my mind on which dates we wanted to reserve. The email replies were prompt and helped answer my concerns. The location made getting around easy and a nice breakfast is included in the reasonable room rate.

  • Liked — beautiful courtyard setting
  • Disliked — occasionally heard people talking outside room
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank MegQ
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Santa Clara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2008

We chose to stay at Hotel Rumi Punku on both sides of our trip to Machu Picchu based on recommendations on Trip Advisor & the Frommer's Peru book. Overall it was clean and had a convient location. But there were a few negatives. Here's our thoughts:

Good:
-Location is great, close to Plaza de Armas & restaurants
-Guys at the front desk were nice & very helpful
-They were there on time to pick us up at the Airport

Bad:
-Both rooms were like sleeping in the middle of the courtyard. We went to sleep with the sounds of a party in the main room & woke up with the sounds of screaming americans getting ready to leave the hotel at 5AM
-Rooms were kind of chilly & had no real windows (which allowed both cold air and noise to get in)
-Lumpy bed and miniature pillows
-Breakfast was not great and the fruit may have been the source of my "travel bug"
-Sergio the "hotel travel agent" erroneously advised us to pick up our perurail tickets at the Huanchac station which we had bought online (a half hour walk). The station was closed and it was unnecessary as the San Pedro Station we left from the next morning had no problems finding our reservation and our tickets

You may want to shop around before staying here.

  • Liked — People at the front desk
  • Disliked — Rooms - Noise
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Rumi Punku
Address: Choquechaca 339, Cusco, Peru
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Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Cusco
#13 Romantic Hotel in Cusco
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rumi Punku 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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