During our visit to the Puno area, the Sonesta Posada del Inca (Lake Titicaca) was our home. We landed at this hotel because it was booked for us by smartours (we took one of their tours) therefore I can’t come about the reservation process.
The check in/out process was very good even though we were 26 people on our group the ladies at the front desk had everything ready for us. The hotel is a two floor building with no elevators. Our room was room 213 and we had a view of the parking lot. Personally, we did not care about the view because we spent most of the time outside of the hotel. So, the lack of having a nice view was not a big deal for us.
The room was big; it had two double beds, a desk with a chair, a TV with English channels, minibar and a safety box which was not electronic. The safety box had a peculiar key and if you misplaced or lose the key the hotel will charge a fee of $60 dollars.
The only thing that I did not like of this room was the lack of available electrical outlets. The only available outlet was in the bathroom. BTW, you MUST request a converter at the front desk if your electronics are not 220V. Electricity over there is 220V and not 110V.
The bathroom was big, unfortunately the sink’s countertop was small so it was very tricky for us to have our toiletries and at the same time have the converter with our electronics in there. The shower was a regular shower with good water pressure.
One thing that I really like of this hotel was that their Wi-Fi connection was THE BEST off all the connections that we had during our entire trip in Peru. We were expecting a very slow and almost non existing connection in our room but I was wrong. The connection speed in the public areas and in our room was very fast. I couldn’t believe that.
The service at the restaurant was good but a little bit slow. The food was good but not like it was to die for. The presentation of the dishes on the other hand was pretty good but something was missing flavor wise. The service at the bar was kind of decent, their drinks were a little too pricey and they did not have happy hours like the other hotels were we stayed. One thing that called my attention was that the bartender did not like the fact that people tried to charge to their rooms their drinks. He was like pushing us to pay in cash. That was strange.
One thing that I want to mention is that there are no ATM machines in this hotel and the closes ATM was located on the other hotel in this town. Our tour Director recommended us to get money in Cusco because he said that in Puno there are not too many ATM machines.
In general, I liked this hotel it has great views of the lake and the service was good. So, if you are planning in visiting this area you should book a room at this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the shores of Lake Titicaca, you can enjoy traditional Peruvian hospitality at the Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno. The hotel offers a location surrounded by beauty and tranquility and easy access to all tourist activities. Admire the beautiful landscape offered by the highest navigable lake in the world, surrounded by mountains and snowy peaks. The hotel has a beautiful view of Lake Titicaca from the guestrooms, Restaurant and Bar, as well as from the terrace. Visit the fascinating floating islands of the Uros people and their communities built of cana de totora, Sillustani Chullpas, Taquile and Amantani islands. Also visit the Yavari ship, built in England in 1862, carried in parts by mules to get to Lake Titicaca, now shown as a museum. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sonesta Posadas Del Inca Lake Titicaca Puno Hotel Puno
- Sonesta Puno
- Puno Sonesta