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“Make Do for One Night” 3 of 5 stars
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El MaPi Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Av. Pachacutec 109 | Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Peru   |  
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Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Aguas Calientes
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31 hotel reviews
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“Make Do for One Night”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This hotel was one of several booked for us by an excellent travel company as part of a private tour. Accommodation in this town is at a premium with so many visitors to Machu Picchu. This is a budget, no frills, hotel but backpackers probably think it's luxury. It is clean and simple and will do for one night if you're used to a better class of accommodation. It's very convenient for the round day trip up to Machu Picchu.The noise from other guests in the corridors can be very loud due to all the hard surfaces. The staff are very helpful and looked after our bags on arrival and after check out to avoid us having too much to carry round while we did our sightseeing. Breakfast & dinner were included (a good ploy to stop clients going out to dinner and to make it look good value) but the dining room arrangements are noisy and canteen style. Breakfast was very good but the dinner was not great. We turned up 10 minutes before our dinner table reservation time and were told to wait despite there being at least ten newly laid up tables. It seems the staff are geared up to mass set reservation times, but, once started, service worked efficiently, even if the food was mediocre.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

After 4 days hiking along the Inca Trail, it was great to settle into a day and night of relative luxury and comfort at El Mapi. Good food, polite and welcoming service in this very well-placed smart hotel was much appreciated after our tough few days. It is expensive, catering to wealthier westerners, but it was exactly what we needed. Would do as a good base to explore Machupicchu for those arriving by train - just a few minutes walk from the station.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Stayed on e night on a Machu Picchu visit. Had our best nights sleep in two weeks in Peru. Maybe because we had had a long day but although the room is not high class it has all you want and very good beds. Restaurant was fine but nothing exceptional although we were on a deal arrangement. This was part of a big tour so hard to comment on the real value aspect. Thoroughly recommend this place.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Disappointed after reading reviews of El Mapi. I was in room 526, in the last block which faces the other way from the other blocks, this means view of walls and roof rather than gardens. The room itself was pleasant enough and a long hot shower very welcome after Machu Picchu. A bathrobe was provided but only one towel. The position of the wc is inconvenient, (sorry), too close to the wall for people with long and achy legs, a hand rail would be useful. The staff were friendly but very busy at reception. The free Pisco sour was very welcome but took ages to arrive. The main problem for me wasn't discovered until I was in it - the bedding was definitely damp. I ended up wrapped in a blanket and discarding the duvet, which was very thick and hot. The food was good and luggage transfer efficient.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The pros: great location in the centre of town and 5 minutes walk to the train station. Clean rooms, good beds, good bedside lighting, dinner, breakfast and a pisco sour all included in the price. I had read about the noise but I had a room next to the stairs and did not hear anything. Beautiful common areas and some juice available at reception.
The cons: hotel has a slight Eco feel to it. This means a deliberate policy to provide just enough toilet paper for one night, one towel per person (no hand towels), shower only no bath and the skimpiest of amenities (bath gel/ shampoo and lotion). Shower curtain is a loud admonition in five languages to re-use your towel. The other big con is the design, as it is on a slope there are stairs everywhere, which is fine, however they are open to the elements so if traveling during the wet season get very slippery. Staff don't seem to be too bothered to mop up, instead relying on warning signs.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

A very well located hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo. 5 minute walk to the train station.
Busses to and from Machu Picchu are 10 minutes away.
Comfortable and very clean rooms,
Decoration all arround is beautiful and special.
Free wifi, excellent food and the staff is very warm and helpful.
Value for money-very good.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Virginia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This was an excellent hotel with great service. There was someone at the train station to pick up your luggage and also to return it to the train when you leave. The rooms were comfortable, well decorated and quiet. They provide welcome pisco sours in the bar and the included dinner was very good with several choices. The breakfast buffet was extensive and delicious. My only complaint was that there was only two seating's for dinner, one at 6:00 and one at 9:00. Your choice, too early or too late.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av. Pachacutec 109 | Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Aguas Calientes
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El MaPi Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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

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