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“An okay option, make sure you ask for a room with a window.....” 4 of 5 stars
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Pirwa B&B Machu Picchu
Winay Wayna M-22, Aguas Calientes, Peru   |  
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Ranked #17 of 33 Aguas Calientes B&B and Inns
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“An okay option, make sure you ask for a room with a window.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Most rooms do not have windows, combine that with rainy season and the room was really moist. the bedsheets were even moist. It was kind of cave like. The noise really traveled through the hotel. the breakfast included eggs, which was great. Also, the staff was great!

I can´t imagine there are a ton of great options, I would stay here again ' just making sure to get a room with a window.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Ok, no-one WANTS to stay in Aguas Calientes...it's horrible and overpriced. But we all want to see Macchu Picchu early in the morning before it gets too crowded (and it gets VERY crowded). So a night in Aguas Calientes is sadly unavoidable.

Once you've adjusted your expectations suitably low, this place is actually ok. It's a hotel rather than a hostel, but it's clean and the showers are hot. It's also totally soulless, the breakfast is lousy, and it's overpriced....but sadly, all of Aguas Calientes is like that.

Grit your teeth, remind yourself it's only for one night, and go stay in Ollantaytambo afterwards to make up for it!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at Pirwa B&B after hiking the Inca Trail.

Pros
- Large clean room
- Centrally located near shops and restaurants
- Hot shower worked well, heaven after 4 days without showering!
- Breakfast started at 4.30 am, great if you needed to head up early to Machu Picchu
- Helpful staff
- Economical, we paid $42.50 USD for 2 people for 1 night

Cons (fairly minor)
- We stayed on the 5th floor, there was no lift so getting the bag upstairs could be hard if it was large/heavy
- Wifi was free but we couldn't get the signal in our room
- Shampoo was not provided

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Pirwa B&B Machu Picchu is a pretty comfortable stay, tucked away from the main drag of Aquas Calientes. Perhaps slightly difficult to find for some. Rooms are tiled and clean, beds are quite comfortable, linen clean. Staff are quite helpful and provide a decent map of the immediate area (not that it really needs one due to the towns size). Breakfast is popular starting at 4:30am for those wanting to get the first bus out. Try and get to the bus stop at least half an hour early. i.e 5:00am to avoid massive queues.
Scrambled eggs is an option and in general the breakfast is quite good. As the facility is mostly tiles and concrete, we found that noise carries quite well. This wouldn't be a problem however the excitement of getting to the site early is difficult for some travelers to contain, so expect to be woken up early. Staff were very accommodating in allowing us to use the facilities, including WiFi (which is kind of sluggish) and bag storage whilst we waited for an afternoon train.
Recommended.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Staff was friendly, but not really helpful. There was no power in the morning, which the staff knew would happen, but did`t inform us of. We left around 5:30 am to catch the bus to Machu Picchu, but the promised breakfast, which started at 4:30 was not available. Room was basic and the shower was warm.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

It is near to the hot springs. Room and bathroom very clean but...not hot water!!! Pick up at the station and nice breakfast included

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

The location is good and close to the station, by the way aguas calientes is a very very small village so you have access to all the places by walking. The staff was very helpfull.The breakfast is just OK in our second day no one was there to prepare our eggs. The shower is excellent and they have cable TV with many channels. Great value for the price charged.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Winay Wayna M-22, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Aguas Calientes
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Ranked #17 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Aguas Calientes
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