We were dirty and tired after our hike to Machu Picchu, and eagerly looking forward to a hot shower and comfortable bed. Fortunately we arrived in the late afternoon, so there was hot water in the shower. But the bed was not so comfortable, and the hot water was gone by the next morning (so no shower then).
Rupa Wasi was actually an upgrade choice provided by our trek provider. The hike and guide were fantastic, and we were quite happy with our trekking company (Apus Peru), though I'm not exactly sure why they considered Rupa Wasi to be an upgrade. And in retrospect, I would have rather not paid the extra money (for the upgrade) and simply stayed in a hostel or camp site (as Rupa Wasi was almost like camping).
My biggest complaint was that our room was overly damp. This is obviously a problem recognized by the hotel, because the room came equipped with a dehumidifier. We ran it constantly to try to remove some of the dampness.
Our room was also on the first floor, and footsteps from above and noise from outside were a bit annoying.
I imagine that most of the people staying at Rupa Wasi were trekkers like us, and so it would have been nice for the lodge to provide soap, shampoo & conditioner in the bathrooms (or at least offer travel size containers for sale in the reception area). And lastly, the bathrooms were a bit worn out.
On the other hand, the lodge's restaurant (the Tree House) was quite good. We ate two meals there (a breakfast and a dinner), and the food was very tasty!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rupa Wasi’s unique location provides for spectacular views of the mountains of Machu Picchu. Rooms boasting balconies allow our guests to take full advantage of these surroundings. This design marvel fits together magically with the green surrounding of Aguas Calientes to create a peaceful environment, an invitation to relax. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rupa Wasi Eco Hotel Aguas Calientes
- Hotel Rupa Wasi Eco