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Hotel Taypikala Cusco
Ranked #26 of 162 Hotels in Cusco
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47 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Noisy but friendly, a few problems...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Depending on where your room is, you may or may not get hot water in the morning. And if you're housed off the lobby, it's noisy. Other members of our group housed in the back of the hotel complained of barking dogs all night long. Toilets seem to clog easily here, many of our group had to call staff in with the plunger. I had a clogged toilet myself but no one was available to take care of it, the girl at the front desk was so apologetic I felt for her. And borrowed the plunger myself. Seems like its a chronic problem here, along with no hot water. The hotel is within walking distance to the Plaza des Armas, lots to see along the way, since the Qorikancha is right around the corner. And lots of little mercados for more bottled water!

  • Stayed November 2011
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

We stayed here in Dec 2011 as part of a three week tour. We were very dissapointed with the quality of the hotel and found it to be tired and needing a bit of tidying up. However the biggest issue by far was the noise from the street at the front and the noise in the hotel corridors. There is absolutely no noise insulation as the floors are finished in cheap timber laminate and every footstep, wheeled case and conversation can be heard in the poorly furnished rooms. Also at the front of hotel are the streetlights which shine through the thin curtains illuminating the room. We did ask for and where given an alternative room immediately. We feel that the hotel doesn't deserve it's 3* status in its current condition but with a lot of work could be a nice hotel. We also noted that when people where going out to visit the town etc they were leaving the room keys on the reception desk where the remained. This is very bad practice and the receptionist should have been putting the keys away for safe keeping.

  • Stayed December 2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2011

The Taypikala Cusco Hotel is right in the midst of the old city - next to the Koricancha Temple and a five minute walk from the Plaza de Aramas. You can't get a better location for the price. The interior is like a museum with antique weavings decorating the walls and rooms...a must see rare and beautiful collection. Staff is helpful.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

Interesting hotel...we stayed in 3 different Taypikala's on the trip, and each one was about the same. The bathroom fixtures had all been updated, but they didnt work. The faucets spun around over the beautiful glass bowl sink, the blow dryers (if they had them) didn't work for more than a couple of minutes, reading lights over the beds had fallen off or were broken, toilet paper holders had fallen off the walls, etc. You get the idea.
However, we loved the place each time. Great staff, etc.
To get to the rooms was a challenge...down stairs, outside, up stairs, down the hall and then maybe up more stairs? Very peculiar. They were all pretty large, and some had jacuzzi tubs which actually functioned.
If you don't mind quirks...it is a great place.
The food was adequate, but expensive. In Cusco, I'd walk a couple of blocks to Tartessos...lunch or dinner...out of this world if you are a foodie.

Room Tip: Get a room on the interior of the hotel...on the last night, I had a room on the exterior with sever...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Englewood, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

Overall this hotel was an alright place to stay. My favorite thing about the hotel was the location. It was close enough to the happening places but far enough away for a low noise level. Everything we wanted to do in the city was within walking distance.

My least favorite things was the lack of hot water, included breakfast, & service. I was really hoping for a hot shower or bath during at least one of my three nights there and never quite got that, only lukewarm. There was a shower with running water so I can't say it was a complete failure! Another note is that the included breakfast was not very good at all so you will probably want to chow down elsewhere. A note on the service, the front desk failed to deliver a time change message from our guide so he came all the way to meet us and we had not received his message so we never showed for his arranged meeting which was a bummer for him. It was also out honeymoon and this was in the paperwork and there was no mention of it or anything special done to recognize the event :-(

I'd say you can probably find a better place for the money but if you can't it's an average safe place to stay. There was nothing special about it.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Taypikala Cusco
Address: Calle Inticahuarina 620, Cusco, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 162 Hotels in Cusco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Taypikala Cusco 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 50 ft from the Temple of the Sun, Taypikala offers luxurious heated rooms with views of a central courtyard and picturesque Cusco. There is free Wi-Fi and massage sessions can be booked.Taypikala Hotel Cusco features a charming central courtyard with a small water fountain surrounded by flowers, plants and original Inca walls.Decorated with Andean themes, rooms come equipped with LED cable TVs. Some rooms include spa bathtubs and all of them have private bathrooms.There are floor-to-ceiling curtains and comforters in a matching palette of warm shades. Work desks, minibars and tea/coffee makers are included as well.Guests can wake up to a full buffet breakfast with tropical fruit and coffee. They can also treat themselves to local and international flavors at El Tambo restaurant, overlooking the fountain and offering international and Andean dishes.The front desk offers 24-hour front desk assistance and a handy currency exchange service.Taypikala is 3 blocks from Cusco’s main square and 6 blocks from Wanchaq train station. ... more   less 
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