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“Decent, reasonably priced hotel...shame about the service.”

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Hotel Taypikala Cusco
Ranked #27 of 167 Hotels in Cusco
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Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Decent, reasonably priced hotel...shame about the service.”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed at Taypikala Hotel for 4 nights prior to trekking the Inca Trail and for one night following. The hotel is well located and reasonably priced for what you get. Rooms are clean and serviced daily, breakfast is great (lots to choose from!), and you’re able to leave your bags there while you’re on the trail (happy to report nothing was missing when we got back). Unfortunately the service was pretty poor (although I’m sad to say this has been the case with many of the places we’ve stayed at in South America) i.e., when we asked, “Is there a laundry/somewhere to wash clothes?” in town, they unequivocally said “No. Nowhere”. An hour later we discovered there were two just down the end of the street. Fortunately we didn’t spend that much time dealing with hotel staff so it didn’t impact our trip too much, but be prepared to be very patient while going through the process of checking in/out, booking a taxi/wake up call etc. as service is the down point of this accommodation.

Room Tip: Request one of the newer rooms, not all have the same facilities and the newer rooms are quieter.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

The rooms were all comfortable and nicely furnished. The lobby was small but the free coco leaves, tea and oxygen were comforting for all of us coming from sea level Florida. The location is a side street and close to the city square and Palace of the Sun. One staff member was helpful but others were not. The breakfast was delicious.

Room Tip: There is not an elevator so if you are not a backpacker climber type, ask for a ground level floor.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Situated just off the main drag and close to the main square, the railway station and a number of the attractions. Breakfast was brilliant and runs from 5am until 9am which is good for those doing the early morning train to Macchu Pichu. Check out is also 9.00am which is a bit unusual although the hotel staff were happy to store bags for you. My room was spacious, immaculately clean and boasted a really nice bathroom. Heating was provided by a small oil heater that was more than adequate for the task. Free wifi in the lobby, helpful and friendly staff and close to the centre of town. A very comfortable place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Trujillo, Peru
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Taypikala is very near to Kori-Kancha, tipical inca-spanish construction:inca down & spanish over :(, and central part o Cuzco city. Near best museum in Cuzco: Museo de Arte Precolombino. The breakfast super, i.e. plenty of different Peru regions fresh fruits and all usual different aliments :). I did not like check-out time at 9 a.m. and only one PC for e-mail. I like Taypikala name not in Quechua but in Aymara.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Los Altos, CA
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

If you are looking for an elegant, European-style hotel in Cusco, this is it. The rooms are gorgeous and extremely clean, the staff are very professional, and the restaurant served some of the best food I ate on my entire trip to Peru. There is beautiful tile detail in every room, original Seminario artwork in the lobby, and antique Peruvian textiles throughout. My room had a full-sized jacuzzi tub and a very comfortable king-sized bed.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Good, central location and helpful, friendly staff in all departaments. Our room was cozy and clean with nice wooden floor and pleasant bathroom area. A litle bit noisy in the night. Breakfast was good and with nice choice of food. Nice hotel's garden. The only problem was quite ridiculus check-out time which was 9 a.m. (normally it's always 11-12 a.m.) however there is a free baggage storage for living guests.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

An average hotel for visiting Cusco,
Is not the best nor the romantic hotel in the world but it gives you good value for your money.
The rooms, the service, and the breakfast are ok.
The best of the hotel is its location in a hidden street near the Qoricancha and just 4 squares away from the "Plaza de Armas".
The breakfast includes very good fresh fruit.
I recommend it.

Room Tip: All rooms are good. No noise
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Taypikala Cusco
Address: Calle Inticahuarina 620, Cusco, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 167 Hotels in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Taypikala Cusco 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 50 ft from the Temple of the Sun, Taypikala offers luxurious heated rooms with views of a central courtyard and picturesque Cusco. There is free Wi-Fi and massage sessions can be booked.Taypikala Hotel Cusco features a charming central courtyard with a small water fountain surrounded by flowers, plants and original Inca walls.Decorated with Andean themes, rooms come equipped with LED cable TVs. Some rooms include spa bathtubs and all of them have private bathrooms.There are floor-to-ceiling curtains and comforters in a matching palette of warm shades. Work desks, minibars and tea/coffee makers are included as well.Guests can wake up to a full buffet breakfast with tropical fruit and coffee. They can also treat themselves to local and international flavors at El Tambo restaurant, overlooking the fountain and offering international and Andean dishes.The front desk offers 24-hour front desk assistance and a handy currency exchange service.Taypikala is 3 blocks from Cusco’s main square and 6 blocks from Wanchaq train station. ... more   less 
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