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Hostal Samani
Ladrillos Street No 436, dpto. no 9, Cusco, Peru

Based on 1373 reviews
from Maryland
Submitted on 31-05-2016
My fiancee and I stayed at this hotel before and after hiking the Inca trail. The hotel itself was very easy to find, clean, comfortable, and the staff was friendly. The breakfast is very good and they'll even make eggs made to order if you ask! We love the balcony and garden area, it was a good place to relax with a beer. The staff was super accommodating... they handled our crazy arrival and departure times as well has stored our belongings for us while we hiked the trail. We personally l... Read more
from Walnut Creek, California
Submitted on 03-06-2016
We stayed at Rumi Punku twice during our recent tour of Peru with a group of 15. The rooms are clean and efficient, with ample hot water and reliable wifi (not to be taken for granted in Peru). And the hotel has oxygen for guests, which several of our group needed during our first 24 hours at 11,000 feet above sea level! The staff is patient, courteous, and knowledgeable. The hotel is conveniently located ~2 blocks from the Plaza de Armas and Cusco's splendid Cathedral. Breakfast was ample with ... Read more
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 04-06-2016
Overall, I was very impressed with the service at Rumi Punku in addition to the beautiful atmosphere of the hotel itself. We had no problems with transportation from/to the airport and no issues with our Inca Trek cutting our stay into two. We came back the the hike exhausted to find that they had already put our luggage in our new room, which was perfect. There is ample Coca tea available in the lounge and a great breakfast with eggs to order in addition to fruit, bread, cheese, yogurt, sausage... Read more
from St Peters
Submitted on 06-06-2016
My husband, our teenage son, and I stayed at Rumi Punku for 4 nights. When we initially started our search in Cusco for appropriate accommodations for the 3 of us, we found most hotels just offer 2 double beds in one room for 3 people. We prefer at least queen size beds since we are all 6ft tall+ and 2 separate sleeping areas if possible. Rumi Punki was perfect for us since they had 2 superior rooms with king size beds located next door to one another. We were also very happy with how reasonably... Read more
from East Yorkshire
Submitted on 29-06-2016
We loved this hotel. It was well located close to Cusco city centre, but not close to be noisy. There was a breakfast bar, and plenty of little places to sit and enjoy the sun. The rooms were small and basic but enough for a touring holiday in Peru.
Submitted on 02-07-2016
Rumi Punku is a lovely building, but disorganized. Here's just one example of the chaotic service... One day, when my wife and I got back to our room, we found all our things bagged up in an unsecured hallway. We were mystified and shocked. It turns that the Rumi Punku manager, confused about our changed reservation, thought that we'd abandoned our possessions and gone on a trek, without telling anyone. While the Rumi Punku staff returned our things to our room, the manager refused to apolog... Read more
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Beautiful hotel. Rooms are simple but nice. Hot water! We had other hotels in Peru that hot water situation was hit or miss. Typical breakfast offering of fruit eggs bread cereal coffee and tea. They provide bottled water to brush your teeth with. That is a very important detail. We had forgotten to get some on our way there. Great location. Would stay again for sure.
from West Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 08-07-2016
We have a mixed review. First night was good. Some deterioration of service for second & third nights. We were told not to drink the tap water, but bottled water was not re-stocked. At first we had lovely bathrobes, but they disappeared after day 1. Drapes & towels thin. Not enough heat in the room, or the dining room -- & it's winter there. Staff wears coats & scarves. Mostly cold breakfast. Hot (lukewarm) food not restocked after 8 a.m. Their recommended tour guide, David Choque, was n... Read more
from Texas
Submitted on 13-07-2016
To our surprise, we expected this hotel to be our favorite on our journey throughout Peru, but ended up being our only bad hotel experience. The hotel is beautiful and quirky, the staff is friendly, but the rooms are subpar. I paid for a superior double room, but what we got was room 116, which seemed small in size and nothing like the pictures they post online for a superior double. There was a one- to two-inch gap beneath the door that let in noise and cold air. The window faced the fountain p... Read more
Submitted on 14-07-2016
I stayed at Rumi Punku for a week. The staff was super helpfull and the location was within walking distance from most places in the historic part of cusco. My room was very clean and I am generally very satisfied with my stay at this hotel.
from Carolina, Puerto Rico
Submitted on 28-07-2016
The hotel is small in size but with all the necessary elements needed to feel comfortable, secure, taken cared of. We were two ladies and they did not fall short in attentions and help. Definitely I recommend this hotel for the lone travelers. It is walking distance from the main streets, shopping, restaurants, and the main square where all the night life action goes on. The whole city is magical and this hotel honors it. The breakfast was delicious daily and made to order. My friend felt sick t... Read more
from Wiltshire
Submitted on 03-08-2016
For a 3 star hotel, rumi punku exceeded expectations, even though on the downside our room is a very tight squeeze and nothing like the pictures on the website. However I did ask for a quieter room and it was at the end of a corridor away from the main terrace (room 206). It was even smaller as they had put a stand alone fridge in the room so there was nowhere to place the second case. However, they did remove the fridge from our room giving us slightly more room. The heating comes on at around ... Read more
Submitted on 04-08-2016
I think Rumi Punku greatest strength is its floral decoration. Walking inside the hotel to your room is so lovely. It was quite a contrast to the Hilton Inn where I slept the night before. ‚?¶but I missed a bit its elevator. Another great point is the delicious and varied unlimited breakfast buffet. The broom itself was very nice, comfy, roomy, somewhat elegant. A very nice experience.
from Durham, North Carolina
Submitted on 05-08-2016
The first thing that happened to us in Cuzco was upsetting. When we pulled up to the gracious and quaint Rumi Punku hotel, the taxi driver quickly unloaded our luggage from the trunk and took off. A few moments later, we realized that my bag (with my computer inside) was still in his trunk. We notified the manager and he informed us that the taxi driver was not affiliated with the hotel (as we assumed when we arranged the ride through them), but that he would try to find out who he was. The ... Read more
Submitted on 11-09-2016
This very charming hotel is highly recommended It has all the ingredients one needs when one is traveling with the family in the middle of the amazing Cusco. It is very clean, very beautiful patios and plants with a sense of religious tranquility the Rooms are spacious and comfortable , I recommend in particular the use of the sauna & jacuzzi which was great at that altitude !! Jesus the administrator was very helpful in attending our every need !!! Breakfast was fantastic and everyone in the h... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 13-09-2016
Good Hotel for the price but the breakfast was really lacking. Location was Ok was a little bit off the main street of Cusco but still in walking distance of key restaurants. Note many restaurants close early in Cusco. Room is very average but good for Cusco.
Submitted on 14-09-2016
Stayed for three days in Cusco to acclimate to the altitude before we began the Salkantay. Trek. Our stay at this hotel was just right. It's old and quaint while being very modern and updated with a business center and a good Wi-Fi signal. Our room was comfortable and well appointed. The staff were all courteous and friendly and gave us some great recommendations for meals out. They picked us up from the airport saving us having to navigate the sea of taxis. Highly recommended!
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 21-09-2016
This hotel is centrally located in Cusco around all the main attractions and some great restaurants. We used it as a base point between our visit to Machu Picchu and the Amazon. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. They offered to hold onto our bags when we were leaving for the amazon which didn't even occur to me. Our first night staying we arrived after a long hiking day up Machu Picchu mountain and we were just exhausted and could barely move. They offered to order us peruvian chick... Read more
from Boulder, Colorado
Submitted on 21-09-2016
What a lovely place. We loved our stay here and had a room on the higher floor (no elevators, just steps). We had a nice room and it was quiet. We also had a common sitting area outside which was great in the afternoon with a glass of wine. The neighborhood is close to everything as long as you like to walk a little. The breakfast was great and the staff was super nice and helpful. They also don't mark up the taxis they arrange for you so just ask them to do it if you need one! Overall, a... Read more
Submitted on 24-09-2016
We stayed three nights at the Rumi Punku, book-ending our trip to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, and couldn't have been happier. After a few long days and average hotels, we were excited to get back here. The grounds and courtyards are incredible, and the rooms are very spacious. Were were told by two differ the tour guides that this hotel is in an original Inka building, with a very cool Inka doorway. There was a common terrace outside our room on the first leg, but it seemed like our own... Read more
from Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-09-2016
My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights during our trip to Cusco. Located within a 5-10 minute walk from the main square it was ideally situated for us. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the breakfast was good, the laundry service was slick and the staff were always helpful and polite. My only minor irritation which stopped me giving it full marks were the lights positioned right outside the windows. All the windows I observed faced inwards towards the main courtyard and had a light right nex... Read more
from Woolacombe, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-09-2016
In our group we had 4 rooms we stayed here 3 nights before trail and 1 night after. We had different rooms on our return stay. There are 2 lovely courtyards to sit in & enjoy the sun. Busy hotel with people doing the inca trail. Only had breakfast here which was excellent. The breakfast room & lounge are together. In the lounge there's an urn with polystyrene cups so you can help yourself to a selection of teas. Lots of cocoa leaves. The rooms seem to have windows that look onto the court yards.
from Whitehorse, Canada
Submitted on 03-10-2016
Stayed here for a night once we finished the Inca trail and it was just the right percentage of luxury we needed. Rooms were a decent size and bed was very comfortable. Shower was AWESOME! Best pressure I saw in South America. Breakfast was extremely tasty with crispy bacon and eggs cooked to order. Good location to the main square.
Submitted on 05-10-2016
We stayed here a total of 4 nights both before and after the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu. Ideally located with a friendly staff and very comfortable room. The breakfasts were also great in a large room while conversing with fellow trekkers. Also want to shout out for Alexendro a taxi driver we befriended who provides service for the hotel quests. We enjoyed our stay, the hotel will store your luggage securely at no charge. Definitely shall stay here again if we once again visit Cuzco. Nelso... Read more
from Nanaimo
Submitted on 12-10-2016
We stayed here for a total of 7 nights, in and out on 3 different occasions. We had a lovely large room overlooking one of the many courtyards in the hotel, and with a view of the hills of Cusco in the distance. The hotel is ideally located in beautiful San Blas, and just a few blocks from Plaza de Armas. There is a great choice of restaurants within walking distance, and it is a do-able walk to Sacsayhuaman. The breakfast was the best we experienced in Peru, with a delicious selection of fr... Read more
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-10-2016
We stayed here before and after our visit to Machu Picchu so tried two rooms, one on the top floor and one off a courtyard on the ground floor. Both rooms were large and immaculately clean and has good facilities and comfortable beds. The top floor is quite a climb though but the ported is available to carry your bags up and down. Breakfast was good and you can order freshly cooked food if the selection on offer isn't to your taste. All the staff were helpful and could give advice on where to go... Read more
from soulfit
Submitted on 15-10-2016
I am so happy that I chose Rumi Punku as my home base for my Adventures in Peru. It is clean, safe, beautiful setting around fountains and little courtyards. The hotel is located on the outskirts of San Blas, walking distance to everything. I was in Peru for over 2 weeks and checked in and out of this hotel 3 times. They held my bags each time and had them waiting in my room when I returned. My room was perfect, on the second floor. The showers were hot with good water pressure. The sta... Read more
from Swansea, Illinois
Submitted on 18-10-2016
Our room was clean and the bed was comfortable. There were plenty of blankets and the heat worked fine. The staff are very nice and willing to answer questions. There is a business center available with computers and a printer. WiFi is included and works well. The breakfast is very nice. Custom made omelettes, scrambled eggs, breads, fruit, toast, juice and coffee. Coca tea and coffee is available 24 hours a day. A very nice touch. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the Plaza de Ar... Read more
from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Submitted on 20-10-2016
We wanted a place close to the Plaza de Armas without the noise and this was the perfect location. We were maybe a 5-10 minute stroll from the main center. Also close to San Blas which was a nice neighborhood to explore. Grounds were beautifully decorated. Staff was very helpful when we had a last minute schedule change that resulted in a 4 am arrival. It was also a pleasant surprise to have our bags delivered to our room when we returned from the Inca Trail
Submitted on 23-10-2016
Breakfast was simple but nothing was missing and everything tasted very fresh. It also runs from 5am to 10am so there's no way you can miss it. Staff were excellent, catering to our every whim from 5am airport transfers to early check ins to laundry to storing of bags while we do the inca trail. All this in the style and comfort of an old manor home. Can't recommend enough
from North Providence, Rhode Island
Submitted on 25-10-2016
We stayed here briefly for 1 night on our way back from Machu Picchu to Lima. The beds were very comfortable and clean, the water pressure was sufficient and the area was quiet enough. There are barking dogs in Cusco, this noise is a given if you stay anywhere near the city center. Other than the dogs, the hotel was very quiet. The concierge was nice and arranged a taxi for us to the airport the next morning.
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 26-10-2016
Can't say enough good things about this place. From the pleasant front desk, to our lovely room with a view (308), to the decor, to the spa which I didn't have time to use but will on my return trip, to the total quiet of the hotel at night ensuring a good sleep, Rumi Punku is a delight. They also have quick inexpensive laundry service (7 soles for 1 kg) and breakfast starts at 5 am so you can partake if you have an early departure. Looking forward to staying there on my way back.
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 28-10-2016
We stayed here 2 separate nights in July, as part of a trip to Machu Picchu. The hotel is just a quick and easy walk from the historic city center, on a narrow street. From the street, you can easily miss this hotel. It is just one narrow door in a wall. Inside it is very beautiful, with room arranged around two courtyards on three floors. We spend two nights in the Sacred Valley, with only very light luggage. We just left our regular luggage in our room, and the hotel stuff took care of storing... Read more
Submitted on 31-10-2016
Clean and big warm rooms, located in a not so big structure with cool common areas to join the wifi. Good Breakfast served from 5 to 10 a.m. (Perfect for any kind of travel). Recommended, but not for backpackers. 110usd 2 people one night.
from Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-11-2016
We stayed for 3 nights before doing the inca trail and the night of our return and what a place this is to stay at! It was all about our first stay really as the second was very short after a late arrival. First place was on top floor and far bigger than the 2 of us needed, had 3 double beds a great shower and jacuzzi bath! Incredible views over the rooftops and the wooden decor throughout fitted in with the Cusco vibe. You need 3 days to acclimatise to the altitude so going up the stairs fel... Read more
Submitted on 01-11-2016
This hotel was nestled in the heart of Cusco. Everything was in walking distance. The hotel was very clean, hot water, laundry available. They held our luggage while we were gone for 5 days for a trek. The breakfast is included and delicious. I would stay here again when I return to Cusco.
Submitted on 03-11-2016
Loved this hotel. We had a room on the top floor (3rd, I think!) which was lovely and peaceful, great views and a good size. The minibar is amazingly well priced, the shower pressure (and heat!) was perfect, and the beds are comfy. There's also a safe in the room and the breakfast is pretty good. The reception staff were very helpful, laundry was a good price and super quick, and they looked after our bags when we went away on our trek with no issues. Recommend using the spa - $15 per person ... Read more
Submitted on 06-11-2016
We stayed here for 4 nights and then another 3 following the Inca Trail. Was a great base to acclimatise and later convalesce. The superior rooms are very comfortable ensuring a good night's sleep. The walls are indeed thin but it didn't impact us. Also (after 4 subsequent weeks) by far the best breakfast we've had it south America. We also used the spa/sauna which was nice. Very friendly & well trained staff.
from Karlstad, Värmlands Län, Sweden
Submitted on 07-11-2016
First I stayed here two nights with the group I travelled with. Me and one friend stayed in Peru for one more week. We liked the hotel so after a few nights i Pisac we decided to go back. Its clean and the staff is nice. The hotel is nice with more than one place to sit and relax.We liked it and Im sure we will come back.
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 13-11-2016
The Rumi Punku was our last stop in the great Peruvian adventure. What a great property. It was a fun maze to get to our room which was large, clean and had a great view from the shared balcony. Yes, it you have read other reviews, they really do leave you ear plugs but we didn't need them. To help with city noise request the 3 or 4th floor. We stayed in 402 and loved it. Keep in mind there is no elevator or lift so luggage has to be carried by hand but they did help us get our luggage up ... Read more
from Labrador
Submitted on 18-11-2016
Excellent/ideal location for walking in and around town, very quiet for sleeping, the free breakfast was always fresh & tasty (eggs made to order), very friendly & helpful staff, very comfy beds, beautiful & historical hotel.
Submitted on 21-11-2016
The hotel was nice and clean. Rooms were small and simple, but very adequate. The staff was helpful and allowed us to check in early, after our overnight flight. The free breakfast in the morning was a nice plus. I would stay there again.
from Mumbai (Bombay), India
Submitted on 22-11-2016
Rumi Punku is pretty as a picture with an old world charm that is so pleasing to the eye and senses. An ideal place to be at leisure without the bustle of usual hotels, where travellers can rest in this centrally located hotel on a quiet lane before heading towards Machu Picchu or other places. The staff are very polite and helpful and it would be best to take advice at the reception when taking a trip on your own. Though a couple of young cheerful chatty women prepare a simple and sumptuous br... Read more
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-11-2016
Just a nice distance from the tourist centre not to stress the cardiorespiratory system but keep out of biz while near lots of wonderful restaurants. Great Breakfast. Comfortable room. Nice staff. Unlimited coca tea.