This hotel looks rather non descript from the street but inside it is very modern and clean. It has a great bar and restaurant, with a nice big lobby and free internet area. The room was comfortable with 2 twin beds and a sitting room. Not sure why we got a room with twin beds but they were pushed together so my wife and I still got to cuddle, (awwww)
The hotel picked up our luggage at the train station and delivered it there on the day we left. On the train you can only bring a small gym bag, but even carrying that around town would have been a pain. When we got to the train station at 10 Am we gave our luggage to the hotel (or it may have been the tour organizer Viajes Pacifico) and went to MP. From where the bus from MP drops you off, it is a quick 5 minute walk to El Mapi.
I've seen a lot of put downs about Aguas Caliente on this site, I'm not sure why. To me the vibe of the town was no different than Gatlinberg, Jackson Hole or West Yellowstone. Just a tourist town with lots of young people at the hostels, bucket listers at the hotels, lots of restaurants to choose from. I would reccomend everyone stay overnight as hedge against bad weather if you only go to MP once. We went from 10 Am to 3 PM on arrival day and from 6AM to 10 Am on the second day. We got lots of great photos in different light conditons etc. Had it rained or been foggy on day one we would have been doubly glad we had the chance to go up the second day.
- 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