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“Location is convenient- but noisy at night”
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Qelqatani Hotel
Ranked #21 of 66 Hotels in Puno
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Location is convenient- but noisy at night”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

I stayed on a Saturday night during low season but Puno seems to be a party town all year. The hotel was very conveniently located near a cute pedestrian promenade with restaurants and near the main city square. The staff was efficient and helpful, but not overly friendly. I was able to check-in in under 2 minutes and they were able to accommodate a special scheduling need that I had. The Room was sizable, the bathroom was very clean but the room had a strong smell of maybe a deodorizing carpet cleaner, which made me wonder what had happened prior to my arrival. The bed was nicely made but a bit too soft. The tour guides, like to Uros Islands, were able to pick me up easily from this hotel.The Only negative that I had was that there are nightclubs that have opened a few blocks away. Taxi horns blaring and drunkards fighting or declaring their love for one another could be heard as the passed down the streets four stories below. There is not much that the hotel can do, except change out all of its windows, but that would change the price point of all of the rooms. The hotel can't control the street noise, so I do highly recommend asking them for ear plugs until the City learns how to deal with this problem.

Room Tip: Noise from the street was really unbearable, ask the front desk staff for an off street room or some...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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QELQATANI, Director Comercial at Qelqatani Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Dear guest, thanks for take a time to write about your experience with us. We really appreciate your comments. Please for all our guest ask for earplugs if feel noise in their rooms.The earplugs are free.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

This hotel was a bit of a godsend when we first arrived - we had booked a suite and we were very happy! Very large bedroom, comfortable bed, big jacuzzi bath, even a small living room :) We had travelled on an overnight bus from Cusco (which was horrendous) so coming to this room was just what we needed. However, since we did arrive before check in we were asked to pay half the normal room rate, but the hotel did knock a bit off as well. Breakfast was good, fresh juice, fruit, bread, eggs could be ordered. The location of the hotel is good - close to the main plaza and all the restaurants. The staff were ok, but we've met friendlier people during our journey. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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QELQATANI, Director Comercial at Qelqatani Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear guest, thanks to take some minutes of your a time to write about your experience with us. Some guest are arriving too early to our hotel (4 a.m to 5 a.m.) so they have to make a reservation one night before to use the room as soon as they arrives to our hotel or in some cases pay a day use with 50% of a night rate only if is possible to us. Please always revise the check in and check out time to avoid any objection with your reservations.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed in a private double ensuite for one night, having checked out of a very basic hostel and looking for a nicer place. We definitely found it at Qelqatani Hotel!

The hotel is in a good location, less than 3 minutes walk from the main street and square of Puno, it even had a lift, which I have not seen for several months in South America. Our room was great, with a big comfy bed, carpet, heater (essential as it gets very cold at night in Puno) and plenty of room for our bags.

The bathroom was modern, and although the shower was in a weird enclosed bathtub, and took a few minutes of fiddling to get the right mix, it was great - hot and powerful. All a shower should be.

The staff were helpful in giving us information on places to go, fixing the heater when it wouldn't work, calling taxis etc.

The buffet breakfast was pretty good, decent eggs, a good range of bread, jam, cakes, fruit, juices etc.

The hotel is probably one of the more expensive in Puno (3 star), but definitely still worth it and great value, especially if you can manage to find a deal online. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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QELQATANI, Director Comercial at Qelqatani Hotel, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thanks for your comments and for recommending our hotel to other guests staying.
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a small but great value hotel 5 mins from the main square in Puno.
The rooms are very spacious and comfortable.The staff friendly and helpful.
We asked the hote to book our local tours as well as bus to La Paz. They were very efficient and the bookings they made for us were excellent.
Puno is amazing, the boat trip on Lake and visiting the Islands was something very special. We took the Inka Express from Cusco to Puno, a fantastic experience. The bus journey from Puno to La Paz was very comfortable and a great fun.
This hotel is a little gem and very good value!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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QELQATANI, Director Comercial at Qelqatani Hotel, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thanks alot for all your comments, we really appreciate your time to write about our property, services, city and attractions.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Close to the main square, this hotel is the perfect place to stay when visiting the Puno region. The staff are extremely helpful. The room we stayed was large and comfortable. The hotel booked our Lake Titi Caca tour and our bus to La Paz. They en paid for our taxi to the bus station.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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QELQATANI, Director Comercial at Qelqatani Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Thanks for your comments. It is a happiness for our staff to know that their efforts are recognized. We will continue working to satisfy all our guest. Thanks again.
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

We got a great deal for this place. Location was very good . The staff was friendly and even changed our room to a room with better Wifi reception. The only issue is if you are facing the street expect noise and honking which goes on all night. Again a great deal for the price we paid :) They also arranged for our cab ride to Juliaca airport.

Room Tip: Avoid street facing rooms if you can. Also if wifi doesnt work in your room ask the reception for a...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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QELQATANI, Director Comercial at Qelqatani Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear guest, thanks for your comments. We really appreciate that you take your time to write about us.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Very good location, near to pedestrian streets where shopping and restaurants were. The room was chilly but had a heater. The staff were pleasant and the breakfast was good. We only overnighted but would have been fine there for longer.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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QELQATANI, Director Comercial at Qelqatani Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Dear guest, thank you for your time to send us your comments and for choosing us as the hotel to stay in the city of Puno.
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Property: Qelqatani Hotel
Address: Jiron Tarapaca 355, Puno, Peru
Location: Peru > Puno Region > Puno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 66 Hotels in Puno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Qelqatani Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOCATION: Located in the heart of Puno city, within easy walking distance of tourist attractions such as museums, colonial churches, commercial centers, banks, restaurants, night life, and other places of interest for our guests.ACCOMMODATION: The Hotel has 42 rooms, 14 are Single or Matrimonial rooms, 18 are Doble rooms, 7 Triples, 2 Suites “Double Junior” and 1 Suite “Single or Matrimonial Junior”, each room is furnished with carpet, TV / Cable, Telephone (IDD/NDD), Heating, Bathroom with tub and Hot / Cold Water 24 hrs, Safe, Hair Dryer and Energy Transformer from 220V to 110V.SERVICES: Restaurant, Bar and Cafeteria, Laundry, Telephone (IDD/NDD), Fax and Wireles Internet, Room Service, Conference Room, Mail Service, Souvenirs Shop, Tourist Information, Travel Agency, Medical Assistance, Reservation and Flight Confirmation, Transfers to the Airport, Money Exchange, Credit Cards, Baggage Storage and Taxi Service.Our Conference Room offers great benefits to our current and future clients, including our Dinner & Shows offer. During the day, it is also available for conferences, seminars, shops and any other activity that require a wide, elegant and welcoming atmosphere. ... more   less 
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