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Hostal El Santuario - Which website to book?

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Hostal El Santuario - Which website to book?

Can anyone help clarify where I should be booking the HOstal El Santuario?

On the TripAdvisor reviews, the Hostal El Santuario is ranked #2 with pretty good reviews. However, when I try to find the website for the hotel, I see two different ones that look different. There's this one:

http://www.santuariohotel.com

Av. Hermanos Ayar s/n. Machupicchu Pueblo

and this one:

http://hotelelsantuario.com/contact-us.html

Av. Hermanos Ayar s/n. Machupicchu Pueblo, Cusco, Peru

They have the same address, but the sites look different. Also, the sites call the hotel "El Santuario Restaurant Hotel" rather than Hostal El Santuario. Are either of these websites even referring to the right place?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Hostal El Santuario - Which website to book?

OK, here is what i think:

http://www.santuariohotel.com

This is the official website of the hotel. Look how nice the website is; it has a professional and modern design.

http://hotelelsantuario.com/reservation.html

This is a fake website, which appears to be created by a tour agency that wants to reserve rooms in the real hotel. In other words, they get paid a commission to reserve rooms, so they have created a copycat website to get people to reserve with them.

Same hotel.

Toronto, Canada
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2. Re: Hostal El Santuario - Which website to book?

Thanks! However, on the Trip Advisor reviews, there are two Santuario hotels (one listed under Aguas Calientes and the other listed under Machu Picchu), the latter with good reviews and the former with bad ones, so I still want to make sure that I'm booking the right one. Anyone have any ideas as to how I can figure out which is which?

Lima, Peru
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3. Re: Hostal El Santuario - Which website to book?

Have you tried contacting them? It is not uncommon to find one hotel with two different names, they are the same hotel, probably it was sold and changed names.

Also check out that both have only reviews from 2010 and not one from 2011.

Have you look into other hotels in the area? there are very nice ones with recent reviews.

Hope this helps you

Toronto, Canada
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4. Re: Hostal El Santuario - Which website to book?

I ended up booking another hotel (Rupawasi Lodge), but thanks for all the help, everyone!

Lima, Peru
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5. Re: Hostal El Santuario - Which website to book?

The Rupa Wasi looks very nice!

Toronto, Canada
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6. Re: Hostal El Santuario - Which website to book?

The reviews on TripAdvisor seemed generally good, so we're hoping that it'll live up to those expectations! =)

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7. Re: Hostal El Santuario - Which website to book?

The photos and the scenery looks great!

8. Re: Hostal El Santuario - Which website to book?

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