Hotel Rumi Punku

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Cosy, well-located and amiable hotel with original Inca and Spanish colonial features: one of our favourite good-value options.

Cusco is choc a bloc with accommodation, but we think this little hotel not far from the centre is one of the best for its standard and price.

Just a few short blocks uphill from the Plaza de Armas, in arty San Blas, the amiable little Hotel Rumi Punka offers guests a cosy place to stay in a colonial-style environment. In common with most buildings of the era it has rooms facing central courtyards, but with the additional bonus of a peaceful garden at the back. Bits of original Inca wall and a genuine Inca doorway add to the historical flavour, and traditional Peruvian motifs appear throughout the décor. 

Guestrooms have polished wooden floors and spacious, contemporary bathrooms. The hotel also offers free internet access, safety deposit box, laundry facilities, a lounge with fireplace and a breakfast room where an excellent spread is served. Unusually for this grade of hotel there is also a sauna, Jacuzzi and gym, though there is an extra charge to use these facilities.

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What our clients say

  • "Super hotel - great rooms, lovely showers, good breakfast and overall a nice feel to the hotel - would definitely recommend!"

    ES, London
  • Perfectly acceptable for a couple of nights as a base for visiting lake Titikaka.

    CC, Bristol
  • The hotel is based on an old colonial house, but with Incan elements. Further more recent sections have been added (in keeping with the whole) but we found navigation around the site (like to our room and back) a bit confusing. More signage (e.g. signs to the Exit and to rooms) would help guests to navigate the corridors.  Location of the hotel close to the main square is good. The hotel has 3 floors and our room on the second floor was a good size, with an efficient radiator and Norwegian thermal blankets (it can get cold in Cusco). It was also quiet. The bed was large and comfortable. The bathroom was also a  good size, with very hot hot water continuously available. Staff were helpful and pleasant. Breakfast was a bit limited. Egg dishes were made to order, which was just as well as the scrambled egg in the buffet was cold and solid on our first morning. The TV had CNN & BBC World and the Wi-fi was good. 

    PR, Edinburgh
  • "Beautiful hotel, lots of atmosphere but noise can be a problem. We liked this hotel best of all, convenient to central Cusco and several beautiful courtyards."

    JFH, Lutterworth
  • enter via an Inca Doorway...can't fail. Certainly a superior tourist hotel. Very friendly and helpful.

    MS, London
  • Good location, excellent breakfast.

    IC, Leigh-On-Sea
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Our expert's view

Ben Line
Ben Line - Travel Expert

Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

When I arranged a stay in Cusco for my parents, I had no hesitation in booking the Rumi Punku. With an excellent central location, it’s a great value mid-priced hotel. The original grand Inca stonework entrance makes a striking first impression and the colonial interior is equally characterful. Rooms are very comfortable, although it’s always worth upgrading to the more spacious superior category.


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  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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