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Hotel Arqueologo Exclusive Selection

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My friends and I greatly enjoyed our stay here. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the grounds were well kept and charming. The location is ideal - close enough to the main plaza to easily walk, but far enough to be quiet. I would stay here again without question if ever in Cusco again.

For our visit to Cusco, we were so looking forward to hanging out at what appeared to be a funky hotel with a lot of character. Unfortunately, Hotel Arqueologo did not deliver. There were a few positives, so I will start there. The location is good (4 blocks from the main Plaza and within walking distance of all main attractions). I will not fault the hotel for the uphill walk back from town, as this seems to be the way in hilly Cusco. That said, if you have any mobility issues, I highly suggest centralizing yourself even more than this 4 block radius. The altitude warning is legit. 10-15 minute taxi ride from he airport- easy peasy. Additionally, the breakfast room advertised was indeed quite charming. City views over coffee were a lovely way to wake up. Finally, the staff was all pleasant. Not necessarily efficient, but nice. The reason I rank this hotel poorly is for a number of issues, individually not so bad, but all added up, super frustrating and disappointing. First, the hotel was under construction. This happens. However, I believe it is only fair to let your guests know ahead if your restaurant and bar are going to be shut down for the duration (this impacts that easy room service and night cap that I look forward to when travelling). Next, they were unable to give us a second key... this made for some logistical issues on our end. We worked it out, but we shouldn't have had to. We utilized their laundry service, and our order was completely forgotten about. It required our reminder and a panicked phone call to their laundry provider in order to recover our clothes (late). There was no hot water available in the afternoon... so no hot showers mid day after hiking around town. This should've been advertised. Also, maybe I missed something in the amenity description, but FYI, there is no air conditioning at this hotel (and no fans to give out on request). Not the end of the world, but again, things just starting to add up. Another frustration was their insistence of keeping the lights off at night. Both my husband and I nearly broke our necks trying to get into our room after coming home late one night. The outdoor courtyard vibe would be cooler if they kept their cute twinkle lights on for ambiance and practicality through the night. Not everybody goes to bed early. The place really felt deserted at all times. In the morning, while I mentioned the pretty breakfast room, I did not yet mention the unimpressive breakfast- non re-stocked bowls of fruit, cold waffles, just blah. I am usually just happy to have a little something to start my day, but this set up was lame enough to comment on. As far as the staff, every single interaction seemed to take light years. They were pleasant, but every process was excruciating. At the risk of just starting to sound like a big old complainer, I will finally add that the room and hotel overall just felt kind of dingy. Sort of a "rustic" Cusco vibe, but not really that charming. Hopefully all the construction and remodeling we saw will bring some new life to this place. I would certainly suggest finding a different hotel for now. I would not return. Thanks for reading my review, and happy travels! Drink some Pisco Sours while you are in Cusco!

Beautiful hotel that was very close to the main square in Cusco. Staff was very friendly, offering us coca tea upon arrival. Room was beautiful with a huge comfortable bed and fast wifi. Breakfast was good (fruits, eggs, toast).

We stayed here for three nights in the beginning of September and had a great experience. The atmosphere in the courtyard is charming and sets the mood for your visit to Cusco. The rooms are all unique and the host was accommodating.

This hotel is situated just a wee bit further from the noise and commotion of the central plaza which makes it a quiet place to stay. Rates are much cheaper in the off season (Jan- Feb) and there were very few other guests during my stay. I chose this one partly because of it's close proximity to Sacsayhuaman ( within walking distance, 20 scenic minutes up the hill). The hotel has outstanding architectural features- exposed stone, wood rafters and floors, antique touches here and there, and a really cool bar and lounge area. Very peaceful and intimate inside the doors as there is a courtyard with a small garden. Rooms are very clean with lots of hot water, and i liked the comfy warm bed very much. Breakfast is fine as well - eggs made to order in a back corner room upstairs with a pleasant view of one side of Cusco. I must deduct one star because the wi-fi was out for 3 days; not their fault but you know how we all need our internet sometimes...

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.

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 Inca Museum and Museum of Religious Art.


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 561 reviews