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Hotel Arqueologo Exclusive Selection

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Generally, you get what you pay for; however, my husband and I were extremely pleased with our visit to this very affordable hotel. The gentleman who checked us in gave us welcome-drink tickets for free Pisco Sours at the bar (this might have been a tripadvisor promotion so don't blame the hotel if you don't get them) in addition to a map of Cusco and instructions on how to walk to the Plaza de Armas. We asked him details about arranging taxis to the airport and he remembered our conversation the following day, found us, and confirmed whether we still wanted the hotel to arrange our taxi to the airport! The hotel is about a 5 minute walk to the action (down hill one way, up hill the other which didn't bother us). It was close enough to the center of things to walk there but far enough to be in a quiet neighborhood. The complementary breakfast was substantial for whatever the day's activities and the eating area has a top-notch view (They had Belgian waffles, too!). The decor in the common areas of the hotel has been carefully and thoughtfully selected. We had some time to kill before heading to the airport, so Kathy, the bartender gave us a workshop on how to make our own Pisco sours! Ask for her! She is extremely delightful, and entertained me by allowing me to speak to her in broken Spanish, even though her English was great. The tapas menu at the bar is perfect if you need a pick-me-up. The menu at the restaurant is okay, but the best part about dinner was the live pianist and opera singers that would perform every 30 minutes (only certain days of the week). A unique dining experience, to say the least! This was the perfect place to stay just before flying home. The room was clean and comfortable, but we spent more time outside of the room yet still in the hotel and had a wonderful experience because of it. Stay here.

In one word: fantastic! Clean, comfortable rooms, great restaurant, fresh and full breakfast buffet, good location and staff helpful and friendly! Highly recommended. Airport transfer free of charge was punctional and safe.

We stayed here for 4 nights at this unique boutique hotel. Our room was loft style suite with 3 single beds. The antique furnishings and exposed wood ceilings made the experience unique and authentic for this historic Inca city. Some highlights: - Very quaint and peaceful court yard, where you can spend hours enjoying the sun and sky (not that we did it, as our trip was packed with activities) - Free welcome drink & pisco sour lesson. - Divine Comedy Restaurant attached: meals were delicious. Alpaca steak was succulent. We ate there several times as hotel guests get 20% off. During dinner, there were live performances by female and male opera singers and pianist. - Free breakfast buffet was fantastic: lots of selections, and eggs made to order - Amenities: Stable wifi, clean rooms, comfortable beds. - Staff: Extremely courteous and helpful. Caesar (I believe he’s the manager), spoke perfect English and was very accommodating when we needed packed breakfast (when we needed to leave at 5am for our trek), or store our luggage at the hotel. Also arranged taxi tour to ruins for us. - Great location: steps to Cusco’s main tourist attraction, Plaza de Armas.

At first glance a nice hotel, but after a few days stay things got worse and worse... * room had large roof window, which did not have a blind. Meant everyone in our group woke up early (5am each day due to the light) * rude / unhelpful staff - check out was at 10 am, and got a call to the room at 10 am to tell us to leave (we had bags packed and were leaving door) * standard of rooms were varied. Our group were there with friends who had just got married, and the reception put them in a tiny room in corner of hotel, even though they paid same as everyone else. Staff were unwilling to change there room during the stay, even when it was explained to them it was there honeymoon

Wonderful hotel, large rooms, helpful and friendly staff, great breakfast, excellent restaurant and great location that is very near central plaza. Easy to get around Cusco from there and near great restaurants.

We stayed here twice during our Peru trip. The hotel is just blocks away from museums, top restaurants and Plaza de Armas, which is important given the high altitude. The hotel is a lovely, quiet place, with a nice courtyard with chairs, quirky art, plants, and free coca tea, water and teas. Good Wi-Fi. Staff was very helpful. Breakfast is in a sunlit dining area overlooking the city, with good hours, eggs made to order and other healthy choices. Our rooms were very comfortable with a nice big shower, free bottled water, a safe, and good beds. We received an upgrade to a superior room which had a nice view of the city and mountains. The classic room was also fine. Alfredo (with excellent English) was especially helpful in arranging transportation for us and a private tour from Ollantaytambo to Cusco when we returned from Machu Picchu. This place is a great value and I don’t see any reason to stay at a more expensive place!

After returning to Cusco 12 years after my initial visit, I was pleased to find the authentic warm Peruvian hospitality was just as strong as I remembered it. This was particularly true at Hotel Arqueologo where we were immediately warmly welcomed and enjoyed terrific staff throughout our stay. The hotel is in an optimal location to walk around Cusco, and the ambience is magical- a perfect match for the Cusco and the Valle Sagrado de los Incas. The bar also has a terrific ambience and the food is stellar. I highly recommend Hotel Arqueologo!

We recently spent five days in Cusco and stayed at the Hotel Arqueologo Exclisive Selection. We could not have made a better choice. From being welcomed into the hotel until the day we checked out, the staff made every effort to ensure our stay was perfect. If we asked for something, it was delivered immediately and with a smile. We loved the fact the hotel was originally a colonial mansion and had only 22 rooms. In addition, the hotel has one of the best restaurants and bars in town. We had some of our best meals of our vacation at the hotel and that is coming from someone that normally will not eat in a hotel restaurant. House keeping was great. We never saw them in the room but our room was always spotlessly clean at the end of the day. The front desk staff was a pleasure. I highly recommend this hotel for it's great service and excellent location.

Rooms were as advertised. We enjoyed lounge and restaurant - excellent food and service. Staff was especially attentive. Location was great- walking distance to many attractions and shopping. The complimentary breakfast was delicious.

I had such a great experience at this hotel. After a long flight, we were warmly greeted at this hotel, located in the historical district of Cusco. Someone I thought was a hotel manager provided us with an upgrade for the evening since our pick-up at the airport was not there. We stayed in two different rooms at this hotel and they were both great and comfortable – the upgraded one was definitely amazing with much more modern features and a larger space. The breakfast is fairly simple, but definitely adequate for getting your day started. You can order eggs and waffles so you can leave satisfied. We received two vouchers for pisco sours at the bar, which is a nice treat. The customer service was very friendly and genuine. They held our bags while we went to Machu Picchu and it was easy to get them upon our return. I really recommend this hotel – the location and ease of checking-in/checking-out and how we were warmly treated made all the difference. *Helpful hint, you can easily take Uber from the airport to the hotel and vice versa – it was quite easy!

Calle Pumacurco 408 Cusco Cusco

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Cusco Historic Center, Hotel Arqueologo Exclusive Selection is adjacent to Pre-Columbian Art Museum and within a 5-minute walk of Inca Museum. 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 Hatunrumiyoc.


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, a conference center, and a business 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 coffee/tea in a common area, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options


King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Design Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3


King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 556 reviews