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Hotel Rio Shilcayo

Pasaje las Flores 224 | Banda de Shilcayo, Tarapoto, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013
jfroda Lima, Peru
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lima, Lima, Peru
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I stayed at Rio Shicayo two years ago with my family and had a good experience. Sure, the room was not great and the bedding made of polyester and the food was just OK but, hey this is a 3 star property in Peru and there isn't much to chose from unless you don't want to get ripped off by... More

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Lima, Peru
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This hotel may be above average by Tarapoto standards, but it is definitely not up to industry standards in some areas. Location: the location is on the outskirts of the town, but it can still be quite noisy at nights as loud music can be heard from nearby properties. The hotel grounds are pretty and well kept, and you can... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

If you are in Tarapoto and want something in the city, I think this is the place to stay. The hotel property is secluded apart from the city with landscaping, cottages, hamocks, a pool, outdoor bar and a restaurant. Rooms had working AC, a good bathroom and a good TV system as well as a nice outdoor porch. Pool was... More

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Lima, Peru
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We were told that the hotel changed ownership in July 2012, about four months before our stay. This might explain the numerous rough edges: testy staff and a run-down facility. Our room had clean sheets and lumpy pillows, a clean, remodeled bathroom and scuffed furniture. The exercise patio is a weight machine graveyard and bird and insect cages sit empty.... More

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Lima, Peru
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

That is in the city itself. Place is very big, calm and relaxing. Nothing fancy, terrible bungalow design, nothing to do beside laying down on the pool area or swimming. and still... probably the best you will get in Tarapoto.

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Wellington, NZ
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

I stayed twice at the Rio Shilcayo hotel in Tarapoto, plus their sister lodges at Pumarinri and the Gocta Lodge, as part of a birding trip in June 2012. Western tourists need to remember that this is Peru, and reset expectations accordingly. I will briefly share my experiences and do a comparison of the three lodges. Rio Shilcayo is a... More

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Salt Lake City
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

This hotel is a nightmare. All payment is by international bank transfer from the US, apprently they have never heard of credit cards like the rest of the world. Then after having to go through the hassle of tranfering money from the US to their bank before we arrived,they lost proof of our pre payment even though they previously acknowledged... More

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Lima, Peru
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We were 3 couples and the administration tried to give us only one bungalow for the six of us, in Pumarinri. We got the idea that the restaurant was not well supplied with goods as we were given rotten water mellon and no choice on the menu other then "tilapia". Very bad administration despite the place that was nice.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

Last month a job friend and i where traveling around Peru... we where looking for a fun and nice place... someone recomended tarapoto, i was a little surprise because i was not sure if it was a big city or an small town, so i decided to google it.... i found this hotel, rio shilcayo... pretty big hotel, nice gardens,... More

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Lima, Peru
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

My wife and her sister are both from Lima and we decided to visit Tarapoto for a few days. The flight from Lima was so easy and enjoyable - sometimes if there is a storm they have to circle before you land. We had a normal room down towards the middle of the property and we liked it. This property... More

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Address: Pasaje las Flores 224 | Banda de Shilcayo, Tarapoto, Peru
Location: Peru > San Martin Region > Tarapoto
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The Rio Shilcayo hotel is the best host in Tarapoto. With over 5 acres of gardens and green areas, in addition to swimming and sports facilities, this is the perfect place to rest and to see the lush Amazon rainforest. Enjoy our hospitality, the comfort of our rooms with air conditioning and rich local cuisine, which undoubtedly will be for you an unforgettable experience ... more   less 
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