Hotel Rumi Punku
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Enormous beds - great as three of our family are 6ft, with really warm bedding. Simple but delicious breakfast with good fresh fruit selection and breads. Good hot showers. Reception man very helpful when our youngest was feeling the effects of the altitude - gave him several sessions of oxygen which really helped. Thoroughly recommended.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Rumi Punku Cusco
Must be the best place in Cusco
This B&B has character and offers excellent value for money. From the minute we were met (free) from the airport to the minute we left we felt thoroughly welcomed and spoilt.
Quiet, safe and central location, very clean and comfortable rooms (there are Norwegian thermal blankets for those who feel the cold and heaters can also be hired for 3 dollars / night if needed) and friendly staff. There are about 6 laundries along the street or the hotel can also do back same day laundry if required.
In particular must mention Antonia, Rumi Punku's tour agent, who arranged transport to Machu Picchu and accommodation in neighbouring Aguas Calientes, plus onward transport to Puno, plus took us to and collected us from station.
Wherever else you stay in Cusco, cannot imagine you could get better value thsn here.
We spent a total of 6 nights at the Rumi Punku, interspersed between outings to Macchu Picchu and the Manu Forest. This hostal was truly a home away from home.
Charming oasis of peace amidst our travels. Definitely not a bland cookie-cutter hotel chain !
Very pleasant conversations with fellow guests at breakfast.
Jorge at the front desk and all the staff went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. They made arrangements for hotels in Lima, dried out our wet clothes from the jungle trip, prepared breakfast extra early - all without an extra charge :)
Great value, clean but they may add tv's
Not much to add to the previous reviews. The place was very clean, wood floors, overlooking two small court yards, good light and plenty of hot water. Given the price an excellent deal. We had the two third floor rooms (301,302) -- see if you can get them as they have the best views. The staff was friendly and helpful, especially the morning shift manager, although the recommendations were a little too well attuned to gringo tastes (good value, but could be in a college town USA). They seem to have their own washing machines for washing your clothes (fee). The location was pretty close (10 minute walk) to the Plaza de Armas but far away enough (up the hill) to be quiet. However, if you keep heading further up the street it starts looking dodgy, but it is still safe at the hostal door. San Blas is definitely the gringo part of town, which is good and bad.
It looks like they will be putting in TVs (wall mounts/cable jacks) into the room (which runs against our tastes) and soon they will add a jacuzzi. I expect that what they will charge will go up. Also, there was a slight sewage type smell coming from one of the rooms. When we complained, the cleaning people put down an extra dose of cleaner which covered it for a while. Well, they tried.
This review is probably coming off a little harsher than it should, so we will give it 5 stars.
Great stay at Rumi Punku
We had a great experience with this hostal. The place is clean, rooms are not fancy but we didn't expect fancy for thirty something dollars a night. The staff was very helpful. They have arranged several guided tours for our stay and we were very satisfied. It is close to Plaza de Armas. It is quiet at night. We requested a heater for a few more bucks but it was worth it. Our room was somewhat cold since there is no central heating, but it is a standard with even more expensive places. It has an awesome terrace at the top of the building. The whole "compound" is very picturesque. We really enjoyed staying there and would love to come back to stay at Rumi Punku.
Very nice hotel
Hotel Rumi Punku is a very nice hotel close to the Plaza des Armes. The hotel has obviously been making an effort to add an extra star and it's worth it. The staff is very friendly and speaks a good amount of English. When I had to unexpectedly return from the Incan trail before expected, they were very nice about having my room ready. The beds are comfortable and the courtyard is very pretty. There are a couple of very good restaurants right down the street.
Lovely place to stay in Cusco at Rumi Punku
This must be one of the best hostels in Cusco, if not the best of all Peru.
The staff are very friendly and make us to fell confortable.
Each detail in this place is artistic and it is like to be inside of a historical monument. The rooms are ample and very clean, the hot showers are the best we tryet in our trip to Peru.
It's very safe, we highly recomendet this unforgetable place to stay.
Cute little hotel! Just a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas. No problems walking to and from the plaza at night. Comfortable room.
Amazingly hot shower. Great price--only $40 for a double room, per night. Also have laundry service for 4 soles per kilo. Beautiful courtyard. No TV in rooms, but TV room with satellite TV. We were able to watch CNN and catch up on the news. Small breakfast, but adequate. I would stay there again.
We had to leave Puno unexpectedly one evening because of road blockades scheduled for the next day. We arrived at RumiPunku at 1:30 AM. Needless to say, our reserved room wasn't ready but the staff graciously welcomed us and made us comfortable in their lounge until a room was vacated. The gentleman in charge built a fire for us in the fireplace and offered tea.
We stayed a total of 3 nights- 1 before doing the Inca Trail and 2 after. The hostal stored our luggage. Rooms are small but clean (no TV except in lounge). English-speaking staff extremely helpful in all matters. Charming courtyard. We saw all age groups staying here. Hostal is very centrally located- you can walk to just about everything.
Why stay anywhere else!
Stayed here 4 nights in May. Located between San Blas and the Plaza de Armas. Very friendly english speaking staff. Large clean room. Beautiful, flower filled courtyard. Also stored luggage while in Machu Picchu. The 2 rooms on 3rd floor have a balcony (actually the walkway) with views of Cusco. I understand a jacuzzi and sauna are to be added soon.
Felt at Home
Really enjoyed staying here. Hotel is very attractive with blooming plants and beautiful woodwork throughout the common areas. Welcomed us with a cup of coca tea (greatest remedy for altitude sickness ever!). Very friendly service. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Rented a heater for a nominal fee as I tend to feel cold at night. Bathroom was quite modern -- didn't have any trouble with water temperature. Hotel gladly secured some of our baggage when we went to Machu Picchu for a couple of days. Easy walk to main square and restaurants. Very nice tour operator named Carlos drove us to and from the train station. Also took us to the ruins outside of the city limits.
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