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

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

    MS, London
  • 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
  • "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…

    DM, Nottingham
  • 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
  • Nice location in the middle of Aguas Calientes. Staff very helpful and food service was very good.

    CC, Bristol
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Our Expert's Opinion

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.

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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