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Hotel Arqueologo Exclusive Selection

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Ticks all the boxes & more. The room was excellent with 2 floors and a very comfortable bed. Also a good selection for breakfast with a rather fabulous view! We stayed there to do a bit of exploring around Cusco before heading out on a 4 da Inca trail (also recommended). It was in a great location being a short walk to the city centre. We didn’t try and drinks or food there due to time constraints but it certainly looked good. The staff were friendly and have a 24 hour reception. They were great at helping us to our very early taxis and tours - thanks! There is a coca tea dispenser in reception which is very helpful for those suffering a little from the change in altitude like we did for the first days there. My only complaint would be that the very good idea of a filtered water fountain available for filling up water bottles... it would be faster to gather drops of rain in your bottle. However this shouldn’t at all overshadow a very pleasant and accommodating stay.

Unfortunately, the electricity in our room went out one evening, but luckily it was the evening before checkout so it didn't effect our stay. Ultimately though, our room was very comfortable, and staff was very nice. It was nice and quite with beautiful gardens and courtyard. Breakfast was nice each morning with a nice view of the hillside houses. I

Hotel Arqueologo was a great place to stay in the wonderful town of Cusco. Close to the historic center and near the Plaza de Armas, the hotel's location offers a variety of places to go and things to see within a convenient proximity, including Saqsaywaman and the town center! *TIP* The road in which the actual hotel lies is a bit difficult to get to by car or taxi and traffic can be a nightmare during peak hours (numerous 1-way ONLY roads lead to the hotel)... so if you do decide/need to take a taxi or car, it may be better to tell the driver to drop of you off at Plazoleta Las Nazarenas and walk less than a block to the hotel. As for the hotel itself, it's quite lovely and the foyer is quaint and pleasant. The staff were helpful, and the bar is quite unique. The rooms are clean, almost modern... but with a hint of Peruvian flair. A couple of things to note, however (not necessarily negative, just notes for future to-be guests). The hotel does shut off hot water during set hours of the day... so be cautious when planning trips that may bring you back late at night past midnight. Another thing to note is that the hotel does indeed have central heating, but they also shut this off at set hours... but the thick, warm blankets and a comfy bed (along with having the heater on during the on times) will be more than enough to keep you warm when need be. Overall, Hotel Arqueologo was a welcoming stay and I would gladly recommend it for any who are looking to score a welcoming, convenient place for a reasonable price (with planning ahead for the hotel regulations!).

Location is excellent, very close to Plaza de Armas and many restaurants. The hotel is located on an old mansion with a charming courtyard. Rooms are charming, large, cozy. Our room had a bath tub, bath robes, sound (nice!) and coffee machine. Breakfast is very good, with fresh eggs made to your taste, with a variety of fruits, yoghurt, breads, cake etc. Staff is nice and polite (specially the night guy!). We had a serious problem in the room in the first night which was elegantly solved by the team. Housekeeping could be better. Only one guy to do breakfast (he was amazing, but when the breakfast room was full you could tell he needed help). We had problems with our heater, which couldn't be turned off and the room was constantly too hot. We complained but nothing could be done about it. It's an ecological hotel, so hot water is available in the mornings and evenings only (it's not really a problem, just something for you to plan around).

After arriving to Cusco from Lima, we were so excited to see how beautiful this hotel was! The decor was charming, the staff very friendly, and the entire place was so clean and had beautiful views of the city! We enjoyed sitting in the bar after a day of walking and also ate one of our favorite meals in the hotel's restaurant. Daily breakfast had beautiful views from the glassed in dining area. Would definitely return again!

Great location. Authentic Peruvian hotel with modern touches. Delicious restaurant on the main floor with live music every night! The hotel will also hold your suitcase in the luggage room while you take trips to Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain etc. Staff was very friendly.

Hotel Arqueologo was recommended to us by our travel agency. Overall it was a very positive experience. It is a very charming hotel with beautiful a beautiful courtyard, garden and very nice staff. Our rooms were very quaint and always clean. Showers were hot which was very appreciated after days on the trail. They locked up our luggage while we were away which gave us great peace of mind when we were living out of our backpacks. The hotel was a short walk away from the City Square so it was nice to come and go as we pleased, and there was security after hours. Two hiccups: our first two nights we purchased the Duplex Room but were put in a Design room, and on our last night we were put in that same Design room when we were hoping to experience other rooms as we booked. The restaurant did not always have the food that was listed on the menu because they grow a lot of it themselves offsite (which is super amazing!), but that made it difficult to order sometimes when the waitstaff knew little English and we knew little Spanish. Those were two minor instances and our stay overall was quite amazing!

We had a lovely stay at the hotel, booked for 3 nights before setting off on the 4 day classic Inca trail. The building is amazing with the beautiful inner courtyards and garden. Our room had the handy feature of dual European and US plugs and a kettle in the room. There was also a filtered water fountain in the courtyard (a great feature in a country where tourists are advised against drinking from the tap/faucet) and a coca tea station. The breakfast lounge had a Fantastic view over Cusco roofs and breakfast was good, with a variety of fresh juices and teas, eggs cooked to your liking, cereals, fresh fruits, bread and spreads and jams, even waffles if you're lucky! Our "designer" bedroom was beautiful if oddly designed: the skylight that ensured it got plenty of daylight could not be curtained so while we could see the stars at night we were also woken up at dawn by the brightness (5:30am in May). No room for a separate bathroom so the sink was in the bedroom and a shower and toilet had been fitted in a sort of corridor with the partitions not going all the way to the ceiling so it was the equivalent of having a loo in your bedroom (though not directly in line of sight). We got used to it but for the price it seemed a little substandard. We had some minor issues with our stay. Firstly, the hotel had promised to prepare us a light packed breakfast on our last morning as we were being picked up at 4am. But that was not delivered as the kitchen had unexpectedly closed early the previous day. Second, we had left a bag of laundry to be washed while we were on the trail but when we returned 4 days later to pick up our bags the clean laundry was nowhere to be found... The clerk on duty Cesar, looked everywhere, even checked with a guest who had picked up laundry earlier but it was nowhere to be found. He promised to look into it and get back to us. So we checked into our new hotel which was thankfully around the corner and waited anxiously as we were leaving Cusco and Peru early the next morning. At about 22:30 Cesar personally delivered our laundry which he had gone and picked up after his shift as the laundry place seemed to have forgotten to hand it back. So, Cesar saved the day! For which we are very grateful. All in all a good place to stay, as long as you know what to expect!

Hotel Arqueologo is located in a perfect location. Although the narrow, stone covered street does make walking a bit difficult, it is manageable. It is about a 5 minute walk to many shops both indoor and outdoor. It is close to the beautiful town square. The hotel itself has a wonderful indoor courtyard where you can sit and sip cocoa tea (which is encouraged). The entrance to my room was on the outside on the first floor. I found the room to be a nice size and very comfortable. The hotel also has a great restaurant with awesome food. On certain evenings there are opera singers. I found the staff in the hotel and restaurant to be very polite and accommodating.

Overall we enjoyed our stay at Arqueologo though we had some minor issues. The communication wasn’t great - we had emailed our flight info for airport pick up (which is included) but didn’t get any response and ended up having to call to confirm. At the airport after arrival we waited 30-45m for our taxi. I called the hotel to ask about our taxi and said to keep waiting. It ended up coming and the driver was lovely but was a shame to have to wait that long. We arrived earlier than check in and were able to leave our bags while going out and exploring. The WiFi was great. The beds were so comfortable (our best sleep of the vacation) and showers nice and warm with good water pressure. The rooms were very clean, quiet and warm. We enjoyed our breakfast - eggs cooked to order, fresh fruit, plenty of breads and jams. They also had drinkable water to fill our water bottles and a nice courtyard to sit in. The location was central - 10m walk to main plaza and 5-10m to plenty of good restaurants/bars/cafes. Also walking distance to sacsay huaman (20-30m or so). The hotel arranged a taxi to drive us around sacred valley and had a lovely experience. The driver was so knowledgeable and nice! Cost was 220 soles for 2 passengers for the entire day of travel. He walked us through the sites and described the history (though primarily in Spanish).

Calle Pumacurco 408 Cusco Cusco

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Arqueologo Exclusive Selection places you next to Pre-Columbian Art Museum and Plaza de las Nazarenas. This 3.5-star hotel has 20 guestrooms and offers free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a conference center. It's in central Cusco and also a short walk from Museum of Religious Art and Inca Museum.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 9:30 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


The 20 rooms have phones and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Arqueologo Exclusive Selection enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a conference center. There's free parking, and a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) for PEN 28 per room. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a terrace.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 579 reviews