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El MaPi by Inkaterra
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Aguas Calientes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 11, 2013

We arrived at The El MaPi after 3 days on the Inca Trail.

Pros: 1. nice breakfast
2. Good location
3. Nice Bar, the free Pisco Sour was definitely not the best we had in Peru.
4. Free wireless.

Cons: 1. No tubs
2. jacuzzi was broken. We just wanted to soak our sore limbs!
3. Every time a door closes it sounds like a shotgun.
4. No sheets on bed, only a comforter.
5. Complimentary Dinner only available at 6 or 9pm. Did not eat there.
6. Walls are thin. I could hear someone blow drying there hair in the next room and was kept up by people talking outside the restaurant.

Overall, clean but could be much better.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

My fiancée and I stayed in this hotel for one night after spending the day exploring Machu Picchu and found it the perfect end to a wonderful day.
The hotel is owned and run by the Inkaterra group and has a 'green' focus, with internal courtyards filled with plants scattered around the main building that offer views of the surrounding area.
The food available was well priced, tasty and beautifully presented and the staff were young, enthusiastic and keen to help. We particularly enjoyed the variety available at breakfast and the custom omelettes prepared and cooked in the restaurant for us.
Our room was clean and well appointed without frills but with a large comfortable bed.
Overall a great place to stay overnight on the way to or from Machu Picchu.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Hotel is relatively modern, light and comfortable. Having a bathrobe was a nice touch. Location is convenient to the bus to Machu Picchu. Large selection of food items for breakfast - including made to order omlettes. It is a hotel used by groups - so meals can be chaotic - especially breakfast when all the tables are taken.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stayed one night at El Mapi during our visit to Machu Picchu and it exceded our expectation. The hotel is beyond 3 star standard in my opinion, our room was good size and clean. Our dinner was included and was very tasty. They have happy hour from 5:30pm to 7pm (2 cocktails for 21 soles) which is pretty good.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

I'm sitting writing this in the El Mapi bar supping hot chocolate (you get a jug (3 mugs) for 8 soles - ie about £2) with a shot of whisky for good measure and looking out the window people watching (girls can multitask you know!) Its raining so its a good spot and they have comfy settees to sit on.
The hotel is in a good location, very friendly staff who cannot do more to help you and clean and crisp so from this perspective I have given it a very good rating.
On the downside the actual construction - all tiled floors including hallways makes for an extremely noisy hotel. You can hear conversations echoing down the corridor, the hairdryer and shower going next door and due to the nature of the hotel and people who stay here - ie getting up extremely early in order to go to Machu Picchu ie 5am just like us this morning if you don't sleep like a log bring your earplugs.
Also, there is a set menu which is the same every night, this isn't a problem for most people because most only stay one night but there isn't a lot of choice if you are staying for two nights like we are. We are also hoping for a better evening meal as last night our soup was barely warm and both of our mains came out cold. We had to send one back 3 times to get some warm food, but the waiters were trying their hardest to get it warm - can't understand why it wasn't warm in the first place.
On the plus side you get two complimentary bottles of water in your room.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

The buffet was good but we were affected by it.
They take ages to get something new when it finished.
The potatoes are rare the meat is Ok and the herbal tees are good.
service a bit lacking too. The drinks came after ages

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Most of Aguas Calientes is a work in progress, but El MaPi is impressive with nice design elements. Centrally located and within walking distance to just about everything. Check in was simple. They key and the little bag attached to it were a bit bulky, but I always knew where my key is. Lobby is big and comfortable with plenty of comfortable seating, internet room, a nice gift store and bathrooms. On the way to our room we passed the dining area that we would use for dinner and breakfast. The room was modern, comfortable and clean. The provided robes were a nice touch. The shower didn't drain too well as water pooled a bit and almost overflowed into the bathroom. Not that big of a deal. Dinner was adequate, included in the room rate and scheduled. I think we were on the 7:30-9:00PM shift. Three choices of each - salad, entree and desert - you got to pick one of each. Probably the least friendly people I encountered in Peru were the waiters here. Not to say they were bad - just most Peruvians are extremely friendly. The bed was very comfortable. The next morning we awoke to no power in the town. The staff put candles everywhere so we could bring them in our room for light. Cold shower though. Breakfast was also by candlelight and impressive. Less than 5 minute walk to and from the Machu Picchu shuttle bus and about the same to the train station. Hotel staff brought our bags to the station for us and waited for us to arrive for our train to Cuzco while we were off at Machu Picchu. Nice touch and very professional. Very good stay and I would stay again.

Room Tip: No elevators so request a ground room if you have mobility issues
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about El MaPi by Inkaterra

Address: Av. Pachacutec 109 | Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu > Aguas Calientes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Aguas Calientes
#4 Spa Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Price Range: $188 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El MaPi by Inkaterra 3.5*
Number of rooms: 130
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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Machu Picchu Inn

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