I'm sitting writing this in the El Mapi bar supping hot chocolate (you get a jug (3 mugs) for 8 soles - ie about £2) with a shot of whisky for good measure and looking out the window people watching (girls can multitask you know!) Its raining so its a good spot and they have comfy settees to sit on.
The hotel is in a good location, very friendly staff who cannot do more to help you and clean and crisp so from this perspective I have given it a very good rating.
On the downside the actual construction - all tiled floors including hallways makes for an extremely noisy hotel. You can hear conversations echoing down the corridor, the hairdryer and shower going next door and due to the nature of the hotel and people who stay here - ie getting up extremely early in order to go to Machu Picchu ie 5am just like us this morning if you don't sleep like a log bring your earplugs.
Also, there is a set menu which is the same every night, this isn't a problem for most people because most only stay one night but there isn't a lot of choice if you are staying for two nights like we are. We are also hoping for a better evening meal as last night our soup was barely warm and both of our mains came out cold. We had to send one back 3 times to get some warm food, but the waiters were trying their hardest to get it warm - can't understand why it wasn't warm in the first place.
On the plus side you get two complimentary bottles of water in your room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the bustling village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), it satisfies the needs of many travelers in search of an easy going stay, a relaxed atmosphere, in a modern place, with a good and warm attention, comfortable facilities and healthy food. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Machu Picchu Inn