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“5 Star View of the Waterfall, 2 Star hotel with Problems” 2 of 5 stars
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Gocta Andes Lodge
Chachapoyas, Km 42, Chachapoyas, Peru   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Chachapoyas
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“5 Star View of the Waterfall, 2 Star hotel with Problems”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

There is no disputing that the hotel has one of the best vistas in Peru (the other being in the small town of Cachora, B&B Salacantay) but this place has some serious issues, that you need to be aware of, such as HOT clean water. Your bath water will be brown and tepid. After, working with a local worker on the small 40 gallon heater I gave up on having a hot bath or shower. The small water heater did not have enough umph to fill the tub with anything but warm water.... brown at that. I was the only person in the hotel but I cannot imagine what it would be like with all the rooms using the water heater. Then there was the service, which was handled by two young ladies that were well meaning but not professionally trained in either service or cooking, and since there are NO restaurants to speak off within 15 miles then you get what you get. Thus, if you are going to charge top $$$ for a place then hot (clean) water, good food and professional service is a no brainer. Best, go there for a beer and enjoy the vista then go on to Chachapoyas.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

This is a charming hotel, one wouldn't expect in the middle of nowhere. The rooms are comfortable, decorated in a simple and modern way with nice bathrooms. Nature is all around you and one can see the waterfalls from each room. The food is simple and good. The hotel is at the end of the village and one may hear dogs barking at night but let us not forget that we are in the country side. The village inhabitants run the access to the falls in an eco-friendly way. The walk to the falls is amazing.
An incredible stay.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

This hotel provides an unique view on the Gocta waterfalls. With 770 meters they are said to be the third highest in the world. The hike to the waterfalls takes 2 1/2 hours and leads through some patches of well preserved cloud forest. If you are lucky, you can even spot a cock-of-the-rock (Peru`s national bird). You have to pay a small entrance fee (5 Soles) to the local community. You can also hire a guide. I recommend to walk the trail on the opposite side of the creek. It provides great views on the falls.

The hotel is probably the best in the whole state of Amazonas. The rooms are large, and comfortable, but not luxurious. They all have a view on the waterfalls. The food at the restaurant is varied and good.

Although the features of the hotel are great, the best it has to offer is the view on the falls. You can see them from almost everywhere at the hotel. Whether you are sitting on the terrace for breakfast or lunch, lying on your bed, or at its small swimming pool.

To get here you must fly to Tarapoto or Cajamarca. From Tarapoto access is through Pedro Ruiz (~ 8 hrs). From there you take a 30 minutes taxi (~ 30 Soles) to Cocachimba, the tiny town where this place is located. They can help you with logistics at the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

Built in Sept. 2009, this lodge is furnished to a high standard. The bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms are beautiful with outstanding views of Gocta waterfall. Work in the grounds is still to be finished but will probably be to a similar standard. Lluis also owns Rio Shiclayo and Pumarini lodges near Tarapoto, equally beautiful.
Only criticism is the TV in the main dining/sitting room. This needs to be located elsewhere. Food was not very imaginative but was well cooked.
A walk/horseride to Gocta Waterfall is not to be missed. The local village is very visitor friendly and 100% behind tourism which is bringing an alternative means of income to the whole community. The local poplulation constructed and maintain the track to the waterfall. They also provide the guides. The orchids, birds and flowers en route are beautiful.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 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: Chachapoyas, Km 42, Chachapoyas, Peru
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Location: Peru > Amazonas Region > Chachapoyas
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Chachapoyas
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Number of rooms: 49
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