Hotel Rumi Punku
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.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Nice location in the middle of Aguas Calientes. Staff very helpful and food service was very good.CC, Bristol
Fantastic location, central but quiet. Felt very authentic for CuscoIA, London
"Another slightly quirky hotel, built on several levels behind a genuine Inca gateway. The rooms were comfortable and well appointed. All, however, were reached by steps. This posed no problems for me but might be a challenge for people with mobility problems. Breakfast was good, with a range of items from which to choose. The hotel does not have its own restaurant or bar. Given that it is only a short walk from the Plaza de Armas, however, this was not an issue. There are plentiful restaurants within a couple of minutes walk."DM, Nottingham
"On cold evenings the room and lounge area can be chilly. Take warm clothes!"PT, London
Favourite hotel. Lovely quirky layout, great location, good breakfasts, friendly staff. Not sure if it would cater for those with mobility issues.SL,
Well-placed for staying in Cuzco, in the older city streets looking up to San Blas. Nice character, with courtyards, terraces and balconies.BC, London
Really niceJPM, London
"Rumi Punku was great - very helpful with our son who had altitude sickness."SM, Bury St. Edmunds
This hotel was my favorite.KH,
"Interesting place to stay, well located, friendly staff, good breakfast."RD, Towcester
Good location, excellent breakfast.IC, Leigh-On-Sea
A stunningly interesting, beautifully appointed, well located and authentic hotel. Absolutely perfect for our short stay, although would happily have stayed there for much longer.MP, London
Fab hotel, great location and lovely helpful staff.CC, Bristol
A hotel in lovely setting close to town and provided a relaxed environment - good service and food.CG Strathcarron
"This is a dear little hotel in a great town. We did enjoy it here, and had the same room on our return after the Inca Trail. The front reception staff were not particularly helpful though."FR,Perth
"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
What a great welcome to Peru!JM, Minehead
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
"Brimming with character, perfect location, great staff."CC, Carnforth
Simple cool and v clean. Not grand. Quite nice to stay in a small hotel for a change.DS, London
"Super hotel - great rooms, lovely showers, good breakfast and overall a nice feel to the hotel - would definitely recommend!"ES, London
A marvellous hotel very conveniently situated in the centre of town. Excellent breakfasts in a dining room full of character. The ambience is very good. Staff were unfailingly helpful and pleasant.MH, Manchester
Great hotel - very convenientCM, Eastleight
Perfectly acceptable for a couple of nights as a base for visiting lake Titikaka.CC, Bristol
"Lovely hotel with lots of character, great location, great, friendly, helpful staff. Again, somewhere you could easily and happily stay for a very long time."SAG, Hythe
A great hotel that felt like home from home. The rooms were lovely and our luggage was looked after during our trip to Machu PicchuPP,Hope valley
Excellent hotel! So friendly and helpful, especially when my partner got altitude sickness. So calm and understanding. Breakfast was good and the rooms were lovely.JW, Swadlincote
"Could not have asked for a more authentic Spanish style accommodation with views over Cusco and the surrounding area. We were lucky to have the top floor room with an attached terrace affording cracking views."DB
"I LOVED this hotel and would recommend to anyone traveling in Cusco. Great open feel with the courtyards, very nice rooms and close proximity to the main plaza."AP, Bedford
enter via an Inca Doorway...can't fail. Certainly a superior tourist hotel. Very friendly and helpful.MS, London
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