Inti Punku is not a luxury option by any stretch, but it is well situated, clean and reasonably priced (compared to higher-end hotels in Aguas Calientes or the Sanctuary Lodge). We figured that 4 or 5 times as much for the room was silly to spend considering we'd only be there for such a short time and we didn't come for the hotel anyway.
Room rates would easily be about half - or less - the price if the hotel wasn't so close to Machu Picchu - but, Machu Picchu is a 25 minute bus ride away and the rates are what they are. That said, our river facing room was wonderfully noisy (we loved the sound of rushing water from outside) and slept better than almost anywhere else in Peru. The bathroom was big with a large tub and shower, there was a fireplace that we didn't use but that gave off a smokey smell, the air was also a bit damp from the river, the elevator smelled like wet mops because of damp air in the shaft and breakfast was just fine... nothing special.
One nice surprise was that dinner was included with the room at a next door restaurant which also had a live (and kitschy fun) show. All in all, I'd recommend Inti Punku not because it's a great hotel but because of price, we slept very well and we liked the ease of getting in and out - dinner was a nice touch too.
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