The staff and restaurant are what makes this hotel special. Room choice is also critical. Room #5 seemed the best. We stayed in Room #4 for one night and it was perfect. Linens were nice and duvet was cozy. Room is sparsely decorated but I like that. The exposed wood made it rustic and appropriate for the area. There was natural light and plenty of hot water. The second night we stayed in Room #2. Totally different experience. Still adequate hot water, shower amenities, room linens. The down side to this room is that it is located lower on the mtn. and does not get natural light. Therefore, it is musty and damp. There was a dehumidifier in the room. It made some noise but didn't ruin our sleep in any way. I'd say it is worth the $ to pay for the upgraded room. Internet/WiFi didn't work in either room. Only place it worked was sitting on the porch outside. The breakfasts were good. The boxed lunch was perfect. The dinner was delicious. Carlo met us at the train station and walked us to the lodge. He was more than helpful our entire stay. Our guide, Fatima, met us the evening before our tour to give us details. She was awesome and knew her Machu Picchu history. Bottom line, it isn't a hostel, it isn't one of the high priced hotels, it is basic accomodations with a few added extras that are def worth the price. I didn't feel any area of town was sketchy or unsafe. It is a quaint little village with lovely people. Obviously, there could be a ramdom bad element but, the hotel is not located in a bad area. Lastly, they were excellent with email correspondence prior to our arrival. I was well pleased with the entire process.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rupa Wasi’s unique location provides for spectacular views of the mountains of Machu Picchu. Rooms boasting balconies allow our guests to take full advantage of these surroundings. This design marvel fits together magically with the green surrounding of Aguas Calientes to create a peaceful environment, an invitation to relax. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rupa Wasi Eco Hotel Aguas Calientes
- Hotel Rupa Wasi Eco