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Amaru Hostal
Ranked #34 of 170 Hotels in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 20, 2013

The hostal was very comfortable, beautifully decorated with local flair and well situated near the town center. Also the staff was veryhelpfull and friendly ! Cannot say enough good things about it, I highly suggest it... thanks you!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Stayed for two nights and came back for two more after aguas clientas. Good rooms round a central quiet courtyard with hummingbirds and good hot showers. Would recommend this hotel. Sometimes gets a bit cold and they turn on the heating so it gets too hot but that was the only thing not to like

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Clean and nice place to stay $65US, includes free breakfast. Free luggage storage for trips to Macchu Piccu. Very pleasant bilingual staff. Beautiful courtyards and view. Pictures accurately depict where you are staying!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stayed at Amaru 3-4 days, they have a really nice garden. We had two rooms during our stay and both where really nice. The personnel where great and always helpfull.

The breakfast where really nice and the lady in the kitchen where so nice and helpfull.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

This hostel (in name only) is very close to the main square where you'll be most of the time while in Cusco. Rooms are clean, breakfast is good, fast wifi, nice layout of rooms.

My only complaint is that there is another Amaru Hostal and our taxi driver took us to that one by mistake. But that's not really a fault of this hotel, just the taxi driver.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

The location is in the old town a 5 minute walk from the Plaza de Armas, and the hostal itself is a lovely old house that has been well maintained. Entering it was quite a treat. I particularly liked all the polished wood floors, balconies and railings. The two courtyards are very inviting and good places to sit and warm in the sun. From the upper balcony you have a splendid view of part of the city and the hills. The staff are friendly and efficient, the rooms spacious and very clean, the bed very comfortable. My only complaint was that the hot water in the shower (there is none in the basin) was intermittent, making taking a shower more exciting than usual. Seems to be a pressure problem. With that caveat, there is no reason not to stay here - you certainly wouldn't want to spoil the Cuzco experience in a "branded" hotel, would you?

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We stayed here one night only. We had a "matrimonial room with private bathroom". The rooms is quite small but has pretty much everything needed. The only thing lacking is an inroom safe. The bathroom in turn was huge :) It feels like a cave with all the stone walls around you.

The location is nice. San Blas is a nice area and the center is just a short walk away. Breakfast was good and the reception staff helpful. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Cuesta San Blas 541, Cusco 001, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Cusco
#23 Business Hotel in Cusco
#24 Family Hotel in Cusco
#28 Romantic Hotel in Cusco
Price Range: $57 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Amaru Hostal 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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