Tupac Yupanqui Hotel
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Tupac Yupanqui Hotel

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3.5
#138 of 262 hotels in Cusco
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
Stay in the heart of Cusco – Excellent location. Featuring free WiFi access and located only a 2-minute walk from the Main Square, Hotel Tupac Yupanqui offers accommodations in Cusco. Rooms here are all fitted with a private bathroom with shower, bed linen and towels. A breakfast including yogurt, natural juices, corn flakes and homemade pastries is included. The beautiful colonial house offers a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, a terrace and a bar. Other facilities offered at the property include massage service, a tour desk, luggage storage and laundry facilities. The hotel enjoys a privileged location in the centre of Cusco. It is only a 2-minute walk from Qoricancha Archeological Site, 1 km from Wanchaq Train Station and a 10-minute drive from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. Cusco City Centre is a great choice for travellers interested in food, history and culture.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Safe
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Calle San Agustin # 236, Cusco 08002 Peru
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 100 out of 100
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Velazco Astete Airport
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tjw30 wrote a review July 2016
Columbus, Ohio62 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want a charming little hotel, check out Tupac Yupanqui Hotel. The location is situated a short walk away from Plaza de las Armas in Cusco. It's front wall is part of an original Inca wall as are several other buildings. It is just far enough out to be relaxing. The pricing is excellent for the location and quality amenities. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The courtyard is very pretty and comfortable. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable of the surrounding area. They do not have their own service but are also helpful if you require transportation around town or away. For first time visitors to Cusco or even repeat visitors, the staff will prove to be helpful. Well worth putting on your list of options for a comfortable, affordable stay in Cusco.
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Date of stay: July 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bring slippers or sandals. The floors here (like everywhere in Cusco) are tile.
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David S wrote a review Oct 2015
Killin, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here either side of a trek. I found the hotel clean, bed fine and there was a heater in the room (although I didn't find it cold) Breakfast was good with plenty of food and endless coffee. Staff very friendly and helpful throughout. Five minutes walk to the central Plaza de Armas and plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.
OK, it's not the Ritz but for the price it's fine
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Date of stay: October 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Ask for a room upstairs at the rear (off the San Augustin street which is busy
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appetite4trvl wrote a review Jan 2013
Chicago, IL1,944 contribution297 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I was part of a group and this was our Cusco accommodation for several nights. Was I impressed? Not really. Was the hotel offensive? Not really. Would I stay there again? Maybe if I couldn't find any other options.

Here are a few of my pointers: #1 I was fortunate enough to have a second floor room on the interior of the courtyard, so there was no outside noise. #2 The ceiling was very high and they had nothing more than a portable accordion heater. That's important to know should you want the room to be ultra warm at night. Hot air rises and cold air sinks, so you're much more likely to find your room cool while the heater does anything negligible. #3 My roommate and I noticed that it took a LOOOONG time for the water to get hot. How long? We both kept the shower running for five minutes prior to getting in. I found that the water didn't get hot until I was literally just about done with my shower. #4 I recommend you don't even bother turning on the "cold" faucet because the "hot" faucet alone is all you need to get anything that won't shock your body. #5 One of my biggest complaints was the fact that there was a small plastic square that was supposed to be the bath mat. How a plastic mat helps you when you get out of the shower is beyond my comprehension. #6 In my bathroom they had one of those old-fashioned showers with the sliding doors. I hated it because the toilet was large and it was very difficult to maneuver out of the shower between the door opening and the toilet. Coupled with the plastic bath mat, there were a couple of times where I almost slipped. #7 During the day there are glass doors that open from the street into the hotel. At night there are large wooden blue doors that they close in front of the glass doors. That's important to know because if you're a person who uses landmarks, it's very easy to walk right past the hotel in the dark. My group went out salsa dancing and had a few drinks before heading back to the hotel. At first no one recognized the fact that the hotel had closed wooden doors, so we literally walked up and down the street, arguing with each other where the hotel was located. Someone at the front desk finally heard us in a state of confusion and opened the door to let us know where we were. #8 There is free wi-fi, but it is only available in the check-in area at the front of the hotel, not in your room. There were more than six of us huddled in the front, trying to pick up as much of the wi-fi signal as we could to check email or Facebook. #9 To be fair, the hotel staff were very nice and helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper who likes it warm and toasty at night, request a first-floor room...
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Mr_Dracia wrote a review Jan 2020
Madrid, Spain842 contributions79 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
if you’ve landed in Cuzco for a visit to Machu Pichu and chose Tupac to spend your night, you can forget about resting. a lot of noise on the hallways, no hot water in the morning and crappy rooms. this is not a 3 stars hotel. Breakfast? A joke. Spend your money elsewhere.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Douglas S wrote a review Jan 2020
Terrace10 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
They are currently renovating the hotel, great if you like jack hammers. Breakfast was good and great location but a little noisy. When we checked out they wanted to change the price as we were paying credit card. Know where do they show extra charges for non cash. Tried to work this out employee got agitated. I would not stay here.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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dandaak wrote a review Feb 2020
Prague, Czech Republic38 contributions12 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This eas the worst hotel we have been in Peru and we spend in this beautiful country one month. For the same price you can find much better hotel in the same location. Hotel was underconstruction and nobody told us before. Breakfast is joke. Staff is not really friendly and they dont speak english at all. Hotel is outdated, mold in thr bathroom, no wifi in the room. Dont want to have this experience again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ivan D wrote a review Feb 2020
Hostivice, Czech Republic26 contributions3 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Terrible experience. So far every accommodation in Peru was great. This was absolutely horrible. Receptionist could bearly speak English. He took us to small smelly room on the ground floor. It's three of us traveling together. Room was small and old. No internet in the room. Only cold water in disgusting bathroom. Room was very loud due to complete reconstruction in the hotel. 3 stars? It's a joke.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mountainbiker_9 wrote a review June 2014
Scotland21 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In terms of 3* hotels in Cusco you can't get much better value for money. It's got a great courtyard fantastic for chilling out in the sun, awesome Inca walls, the staff are great, very family friendly. It's only 3 blocks from the plaza, yes the rooms are basic but clean, a wee bit cold but you have a heater. Not for those who want a bland international hotel which could be anywhere but if you want character, architecture, history, value for money and friendliness you can't beat it.
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Date of stay: March 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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SeamasterPro wrote a review Jan 2012
Des Plaines, Illinois141 contributions75 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I was here as part of a tour. Mixed feelings about this place.

We were in room 202. Don't get this room. It was on the street side and VERY noisy. Like you were standing on the street trying to sleep noisy. The heater in the room was inadequate. They gave a heater you might find under someone's desk for a large vaulted room with no insulation. The blanket on the bed was one size too small. No way to get more than one person under it comfortably. The water in our sink smelled of sulpher. Breakfast was typical continental stuff. Nothing special.

There were good points too. Its built on the foundations of an Inca palace. The hotel is pretty. The staff was nice. Its right around the corner from the plaza de armas. Close to everything and that's important at nearly 11k ft. If I had an interior room with a good heater I would have been a lot happier with the place.
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Date of stay: January 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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soakie wrote a review Dec 2008
chicago suburbs, IL 19 contributions28 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at this hotel for a total of 4 nights while on a GAP Adventures trip. Got a gd first impression from the lobby with the pretty courtyard but my room wasn't so great... the bedding and furnishings were very old and the sink in the bathroom had cracks around it. I was rather wary of bed bugs as an earlier reviewer stated but luckily didn't have any problems. Overall this is not a place u look forward to coming back to at the end of the day, but I suppose u get what u pay for. Hotel front desk staff was friendly and helpful though. Free internet, and I didn't have problems getting on.
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Date of stay: November 2008
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
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Answer from baj2300
Newcastle, Australia207 contributions98 helpful votes
I am fairly sure being from Australia I had to us the two round prongs adaptor. This was the same in Lima and Ollayantambo but differed from Argentina, the only country same as Australia.
tjw30 wrote a tip July 2016
Columbus, Ohio62 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring slippers or sandals. The floors here (like everywhere in Cusco) are tile."
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David S wrote a tip Oct 2015
Killin, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room upstairs at the rear (off the San Augustin street which is busy"
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Aidan L wrote a tip Oct 2015
Pembroke, Canada329 contributions64 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The 2nd floor is quieter and more comfortable."
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Meagan S wrote a tip Oct 2015
Brisbane, Australia135 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room on the far side (not the road side)"
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pgrwrx wrote a tip Sept 2015
Eltham, Melbourne122 contributions62 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try and get a room off the laneway to avoid the traffic noise."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$103 - AU$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tupac Yupanqui Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Tupac Yupanqui Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Centro Historico De Cusco (0.3 km), free walking inka cusco (0.4 km), and Ekekos - Arte & Colores (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tupac Yupanqui Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Tupac Yupanqui Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Tupac Yupanqui Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Jardin - Healthy Food And Coffee, Rucula Cusco, and Local.
Is Tupac Yupanqui Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Cusco.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tupac Yupanqui Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Tupac Yupanqui Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sacsayhuaman (1.0 km), Waliki Tours Peru (0.2 km), and Choquequirao (7.3 km).
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