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Hotel Rumi Punku
Ranked #18 of 168 Hotels in Cusco
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay in Cusco”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Recently spent three nights at the Hotel Rumi Punku in Cusco, bracketing the trek to Machu Picchu. It was a great experience. Rumi Punku (RP) is a lovely smallish hotel, with very nice rooms, modern baths, charming small courtyards and a handsome dining room. We ate breakfast there each morning ... a very elegant extensive buffet ... and used it as base of operation while in Cusco. Staff was friendly and helpful. They stored our extra stuff while we were on the trek. Free wifi, and generally everything works well. Good location, walkable to the main plaza, two blocks to the wonderful Jack's Place. I highly recommend staying here ... a good value, and a very nice way to acclimate to Cusco pre-trek, if that's why you are there.

Room Tip: only negative to being on the main courtyard is that voices, and early morning people traffic going...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Singapore
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

This is the first hotel stay of our SA adventure and it more than meets our expectations. The hotel offers a free pick up and we were met at the airport by Karina who also helped us with the check-in and provided us with some useful tips about the city and the hotel (that oxygen is available at the reception area should we ever need it given the city's high altitude at 3400m). The place has a cosy feel and location is great with close proximity to nice restaurants and the Plaza. Breakfast scores high with a good variety of very fresh fruits, fresh juices, yoghurt, made to order eggs, few hot dishes and bread/pastries. What impressed me most is the service level with highly initiated staff. We vacate the rooms for a night to Machu Picchu and the hotel staff very kindly took care of our luggage (just need to leave them in the room before checking out) and when we returned for a second check-in, the luggage were already in each of the newly assigned rooms. The only downside I can think of is it can be a tad noisy in the morning when you have hotel guests who start their day very early but this is not an issue especially when compared to the many pros. Besides, the hotel provides free ear plugs in the rooms on top of the standard amenities. What more can one ask?

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We found the Rumi Punku to be everything we had read on trip advisor and more. It became our comfy cosy home away from home instantly. We were met at the airport as promised, checked in courteously and promptly in the morning after arrival. The rooms were perfect. The staff was not intrusive but completely helpful. When we returned from our trek, exhausted and beat, they had our luggage already installed in our new rooms so we were home again without missing a beat. There are great restaurants right across the street. It's close to the Plaza de Armes. I can't think of a negative.

Room Tip: We were in two different locations and both were extremely quiet and nice.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We just recently returned from a way too short eight day trip to Cusco and the Inca trail with three other couples. Rumi Punku served as our base as we became familiar with the Peruvian culture and acclimatized to the altitude before our Inca trail hike. From the moment we set foot into the hotel and were warmly ushered into the sitting room and offered Coca tea by the staff we were continually impressed. We arrived well before check in time, but we were almost immediately sent to our room; what a treat after twelve hours of travel. The room was spacious and clean with an excellent shower with a lot of water pressure and a high mounted shower head. The bellman turned on our heater as he entered the room. The room looked out over an open courtyard with a fountain and flowers. The staff made some excellent suggestions for eating and entertainment that gave us a truly local and non touristed feel for the city. Breakfasts were amazing with omelets, yogurts, fresh fruit, breads, croissants, and cereals. The hotel's location was excellent for exploring the city by foot. We had a couple of early mornings, and the staff was very accommodating to have have coffee waiting and taxis ordered for the eight of us.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is an expensive hotel for Peru and whilst it is gorgeous, well located and the breakfast is good it is let down by a few things.
1st the spa facilities cost $15 per person to use.
The rooms are cold- the heating didn't work and the gap under the door let the cold air in. It also let the smoke in from the area adjacent to my room that was frequented by smokers. (this would be easily fixed!). The yellow decor is dated and the bathroom really basic and small.
On the plus the area is quiet and the setting beautiful with lots of lovely touches.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 29 April 2014

My sister and I stayed here on our vacation to Peru! It was such a lovely hotel with amazing accommodations! They held our luggage, free of charge, while we visited Machu Picchu which was so convenient! They exchanged money for us, always offered free tea, and kept the hotel spotless! The location was great too! Less than a 5 minute walk to the Plaza and less than 1 minute from restaurants and shops to purchase water and snacks. Probably one of the best hotel I've ever stayed at while traveling abroad anywhere! Highly recommend them!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Ashland, OR
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

I loved this hotel walking in. It's close enough to the Plaza de Armas and it's classic and set in a sweet garden type setting. The breakfast buffet was good enough with a nice selection of fruits, cheeses and meats and eggs to order. My room on the other hand left quite a bit to be desired.

The room itself was small and not very well appointed at all. The bed and pillows were comfortable but the bathroom while functional, was very small and cheaply finished. I travel in South America, Asia and Europe quite a lot so I am use to small rooms and baths, but the ones here were just done cheaply.

I also stayed at Casa Andina during this trip and for $20-25 per day more, you get a lot more hotel and services. If I could give it a 3.5 star rating I would but I will err on the nice side.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Rumi Punku
Address: Choquechaca 339, Cusco, Peru
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Region: 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rumi Punku 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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