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Hostal Duque Inn
Ranked #8 of 91 Specialty Lodging in Puno
Certificate of Excellence
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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3 reviews
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“Great deal!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

This is not a five star resort, but it's a great place to stay for the cost. The accommodations are simple but adequate. Showers have hot water, bathrooms (shared) are clean, and clean linens. Great view from our room. Even better view from breakfast (5 soles) on the rooftop deck. Owner and staff were very helpful and friendly, despite our limited Spanish. A room with a queen was 40 soles a night.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alex F
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Heredia, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

I stayed in Duque Inn December 26-27th, 2012. When we arrived I wasn't feeling too well, but the owner, Ricardo, was more than happy to make and bring tea to the room for me. Ricardo was very friendly and helped us book our tour of Lake Titicaca. Breakfast on the terrace was nice, with a good view of the city and lake. I accidently left my USB with all my pictures from my Peru trip in the room, and didn't realize it until two days later when I was already in Lima. When I called Ricardo, he had found them and was more than happy to mail them right away. Amazing service!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chrissy N
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

This place is the only one from my South America trip that I feel compelled to review because of just how good it was.

The owner, an archaeologist, spent hours with us planning our activities and sharing in some laughs. His service alone was worth the price of the stay. He also booked our busses with no commission (unusual) and made calls around town to work out the best possible plan for us to enjoy the lake in the limited time we had.

The rooms were also fantastic - a big improvement over where we'd come from. I recommend extremely highly.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank _Anph_12
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nepal
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

booking promised an ensuite room with 24 hours hot water, TV, 180degree lake views from room, free wifi, kitchennette...

on arrival at night after all day journey from Cusco were told the only room they had was a tiny (and dirty) room with bunk beds, dark and no ensuite which we had to stay in for that night and then would be moved to our ensuite room with view the next day.
talking with other travellers, this seems to be a habit; everyone we talked to had been put into the tiny dirty dark room for their first night....
next day we were told we had to choose between view or ensuite that no rooms in the inn had both (which is fine if you don't advertise that the rooms have both!!)
our booking said Duque Inn has a restaurant, but it doesn't - only offers small breakfast and there are no restaurants or eating places around the inn; need to walk 10-15 minutes down very steep hill into the city to find anything.
there was no hot water for showers and weather was cold. no toilet paper in shared bathroom.
wifi very occasionally worked very slowly, usually couldn't connect
no kitchennette.
no common rooms to relax with other travellers
reception desk often unmanned, not helpful when asked to book trips or airport transfer - ended up walking into city and booking them there where people in shops were very helpful, friendly and pleasant.

pros - view from rooftop was great with panoramic view over city and lake.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nepalidocj
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Sydney
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18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Great little place, stunning view over puno and of the lake from the roof terrace. We stayed in a 2 bed room which was comfortable, with shared bathroom which was average. Wi fi in the rooms.
The owner was really helpful. Would recommend.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Willers80
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Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

The hostal is a nice place to stay over for a couple of days while visiting Puno. Especially the view from the window and from the terrace is great. It offers all the basic facilities for a reasonable price. 10 min. walk from the city centre. The owner is a very hospitable person.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view over the Titicaca lake
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John-Paul Z
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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

This hostel is a very nice one. It has the best view over Puno and lake Titicaca, and the owner is very nice and funny. He is helpfull too. It maybe not the newest accomodation (the beds are a bit old and hard, and sometimes the hot water is not there); but the view, the breakfast and the owner make it a very pleasant stay. I would definately recommened this to all backpackers.

Room Tip: Ask for a room a bit higher up with a view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Niek V
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Property: Hostal Duque Inn
Address: Jr. Ayaviri 152, Barrio Orkapata, Puno, Peru
Location: Peru > Puno Region > Puno
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Ranked #8 of 91 Specialty Lodging in Puno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostal Duque Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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