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El MaPi by Inkaterra
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Aguas Calientes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 12, 2010

Pros - amazing bedding, good clean bathroom, modern style, good breakfast choice

cons - food bland

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Reviewed November 7, 2010

I enjoyed the night stay at EL Mapi. The beds were comfy. The hotel is nice. (They are currently doing work on the water system but only during the day no noise at night). Great location! Definitely targeted towards young US travelers (this was the only hotel I stayed in during my trip that had a computer with a US keyboard). Free wifi and a restaurant also.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 3, 2010

Stayed overnight on a 2 night trip to MP. Its pretty sad coming down the hill from Machu Picchu and we weren't sure what to expect in the ramshackle town of Aguas.
El MaPi is a modern, clean and fun hotel in the centre of town. On arrival the staff were brilliant, really polite and welcoming. There is free interent in reception and the bar and restaurant areas are really clean and nicely designed. We were upgraded to a suite, not sure why, but it had a basic living room area, lovely bathroom and massive bed in a separate room - and the amzing views of the surrounding mountains. Breakfast was delicious, the nicest in Peru, with eggs prepared to order. Aguas is so small you can get around from anywhere, but this hotel is on the main street and there are tons of bars and restaurants to choose from. Its also really close to the bus and mid way down the hill in town if you're braving the 2 hr hike to the site. If you're staying over on a trip to MP, and I'd recommend it so you can spend 2 days exploring and taking everything in, wherever you stay will not take away from the experience, but here made it extra special.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2010

although this hotel is in the middle of town, it was very clean, quiet and friendly. They have internet area with laptops( less archaic than the rest of Peru). Very comfortable beds. Only a 2 storey building it really doesn't have a view but let's face it, you're really not in the room that much. Breakfast (included) was very sufficient. Best sleep we had the whole vacation!!

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Reviewed October 19, 2010

My son and stayed at the El Mapi September 19, 2010. This hotel was selected by our tour guide, Lima Tours. The main objection was noise from nearby construction and a nearby bar with loud disco music with the staff unwilling or unable to us to change to a quieter location. The breakfast buffet was not appetizing and if you eat that meal prior to going into Machu Picchu to trek you must take extra food that you know what it is and how it was prepared! Do not rely on the El Mapi buffet for sustenance or for a good nights sleep. Stay elsewhere and ask your travel agent to verify if there is nearby construction or a bar. I would not recommend the El Mapi or Lima Tours for selecting the accommodations. It appears Lima Tours was not aware of the potential noise problem. Of course, once you are there and trying to rest it is very stressful to have to alter and correct these mistakes when you want to concentrate on your experience in Machu Picchu.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Ecommerce_manager, ECommerce at El MaPi by Inkaterra, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2010

Dear 1Scooter,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your comments on your stay with Inkaterra.

We are sorry to learn that your stay at El MaPi was not as expected and we hope you accept our most sincere apologies.

Even though we are located close to some restaurants in Aguas Calientes, loud noise is not common and it usually ends around 11pm, when most of the restaurants close. It might have been particularly noisy due to some celebration and the construction mentioned. We are sorry we were not able to accommodate you in another room but it was out of our possibilities since the hotel was full that date.

We have brought the matter to the management’s attention and have taken some additional measures so as to reduce discomfort in these very particular cases.

Our goal is to continue to enhance the quality of our business standards and we want to make sure every guest at our hotels has a memorable stay. Your comments are very much appreciated.

Thank you again for taking the time to write. We hope that you will give us another chance to serve you.

ECommerce Team - Inkaterra

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Reviewed October 12, 2010

We received a lovely warm welcome on arrival at el MaPi, reception staff were great. The hotel is on several levels, we had a great view of the mountains over the buildings opposite. The hotel isn't bad for a mid-price hotel. Beds comfortable and clean, room rather over-heated making it difficult to sleep. Bathroom rather basic, shower was more like a hot tap and something leaked as the floor was always damp. Breakfast wasn't too good; unripe fruit and the bread tasted stale. I was told that everything is fresh, I think slicing the bread and putting it out at 4.30 means it's not so fresh by 6.30am.

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Reviewed October 10, 2010

We were staying here one night to go to Machu Picchu. The lobby has couches where you can relax and wait if needed. Check-in was fairly quick and easy. The bell service was exceptional. Room amenities were explained. The room (a double) was large enough. Bathroom was clean and large also. The room had no AC that we could find but the windows opened with a breeze. The hotel is billed as "reduce your carbon footprint" so there may be some electrical savings in mind to not have AC. Dinner was provided free and it was excellent. Free drink on arrival, and free breakfast the next morning. This is definitely one of the best hotels in MP but not exactly posh. Still, they make up for it by excellent service in the bar, dining room, and in the lobby.

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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 Spa Hotel in Aguas Calientes
#4 Romantic Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Price Range: $195 - $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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