My 2 friends and I were brought here by our Inca trail tour guide. One of the first things we were told was to use the lights as little as possible. And then something about bugs. Only later did we realize how serious they were (about the lights, not as much the bugs).
We got up to our hut room, which had 3 walls, and a grass roof. It was raining at the time, but I didn't notice any leaking. Our beds had mosquito nets over them. There isn't really much else in the room. Backpacks go on the floor next to the bed. And yes, there are electric lights, but no power outlets in the rooms from what I recall. And instead of a 4th wall, the entrance to our room was a curtain. It really made the hut experience complete.
The bathrooms and showers are shared. One of the 2 showers has no ceiling, which makes it really interesting when you're showering and it starts to rain. I however took the one with the roof over it.
Before dinner, we had some beers in the lobby as we took in the beautiful scenery. The hotel is atop a small private hill in the middle of the valley. As we looked around, we saw gorgeous mountain scenery, and even the sun going down behind the mountains. The hotel is a 10-15 minute walk from the city. So the neighborhood is pretty rural and quiet.
By dinner time the sun had already set. The lobby was completely dark, except for a candle sitting at the Registration desk/bar/computer station. (Yes, there is a laptop available, but no internet, haha). We sat at a table already set with tableware, and they brought the single candle over to our table. It was still pretty dark. We joked about it a little, so they brought one more. Dinner was actually really good. I was pleasantly surprised.
After dinner, my buddy had to go into town to buy a pair of hiking shoes, as he had lost his that day. I hung out in the dark lobby reading my book. One of the workers brought me a new candle, and I sat alone in the dark, reading quietly.
We slept well. Woke up in time to see the sun rise over the mountains (because of the height of the mountains nearby, this is a good hour after actual sunrise). After breakfast, we packed out and took a taxi to the dam, then hiked our way to Aguas Calientes.
Some things I forgot:
- Free filtered water
- There's a "honeymoon" suite. I call it that, because I think it's the only room with a queen size bed, and its the only room with a view.
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