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Reviewed September 22, 2014

Were given the room at the top with views over the tree tops, an open air shower and no windows! Bliss! Full of visiting birds which they encourage by leaving fruit out for them. There is a noisy little paraket owned by the family living in a house below; more funny than annoying. The food is good, the staff are great and I love the fact that they do not sell bottled water but allow you to refill yours from their large dispenser. A nice relaxing haven before walking to Aguas Calientes. Unfortunately the hot springs were closed due to striking locals but we were more in support of the workers than not getting to visit.

  • Stayed: September 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank SoFo71
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Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very cool treehouse to stay before going to Machu Picchu. It is bit pricey for backpackers but the view is amazing and... TREEHOUSE ! That word by itself should sell it !

The staff is nice, there is free water and fruits (oranges and bananas mostly), some hammocks to relax and the baths are not too far (30 minutes walking).

The only problem is that it's a bit off the beaten tracks of the city but nothing too terrible.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Lucas P
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Reviewed September 19, 2014

The lodge is a bit outside of the city, built around trees, so you are literally sleeping in a tree house ! Very exciting, but also for us very cold. As there were no windows/walls, the wind caught us very soon in the evening. But the view, the staff, the breakfast and the open bathrooms (open on the outside of course!) made me forget the cold. Been there in July (winter).

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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2  Thank orifa
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Reviewed September 6, 2014

Short story: We liked this place. Rooms are very clean and tastefully decorated. Food is delicious, Location is is very convenient to explore MP and the area. Owners are very welcoming and accommodating.

Long story: Location, architecture, amenities - everything about this hotel is very unusual. One of the walls in our room was completely open to the jungle, so you go to bed listening rushing water and cicadas and wake up with the birds.

Kiké and Jeanette, the proprietors, are willing to make your stay pleasant and memorable. They welcome you personally and make introduction to the area and the hotel. They help you to plan your stay and facilitate your exploration of the area. We stayed three nights (two full days) at the lodge.
First day we spend at the Machu Picchu. Kiké arranged a cab ride to the railway station early morning for us. Breakfast was served personally for us very early. When we returned from Machu Picchu in the afternoon (4 hours there was enough for us), we went to the Colcomayo hot springs - very nice place to spend evening. We notified kitchen that we won't be having dinner at the hotel, as we wanted to see what Santa Teresa restaurants have to offer.

Unfortunately, that evening the whole city had a power outage, so we came back to the lodge hungry. Jeanette was very accommodating and quickly prepared a dinner for us. That is a big deal, because they do not waste any food and prepare exact amount of portions every day.
Next morning I asked Kiké if there is a mechanic in town, b/c my car start making strange noises. Not only he explained me where the mechanic is, but also went with me and helped to negotiate with him (my Spanish is below basic).

In the afternoon Kiké took us to the Coffee Farm tour. The road is very scenic, we had a short hike on the Inca trail, Kiké introduced us to many local people who's land the path went through, explained us what they do, how they build their houses. The coffee farm was a gem.
The owner, señora Santusa showed us the entire process of coffee production. We even were invited to roast the beans on the special skillet over coffee wood flame. After the beans were roasted and grounded on a manual grinder, I enjoyed the best cup of coffee in my life.

photos: http://real-estate.smugmug.com/Coffee/

The hotel serves coffee from this farm for breakfast. Also most of the food they serve is grown locally. Bananas, avocado and oranges grow right on the property. Honey and coffee they buy from local farmers.

We really enjoyed the stay and highly recommend Eco Quechua Lodge as the base for backdoor exploration of MP.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2014

I travel to meet people, learn about cultures and make friends. We accomplished all three while in Santa Teresa staying at Eco Quechua Lodge. When making plans for my trip with my friends, we decided not to try to see too much of Peru. Rather, we chose to spend about a week near Machu Picchu and explore. Renting a car in Cusco, we drove 6 hours to Santa Maria through the fabulous Andes. The stretch from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa is a 14km unpaved road that hugs the mountainside, with a steep drop to the river below. That stretch took about 1 1/2 hours (taxi might do it in 45 mins). Once in Santa Teresa a friendly taxi driver allowed us to, for 3 sol, to follow him to the lodge. Once there Kee-ke, the owner, and his wife greeted us and we settled in. Each of the 5 days we were there, Kee-ke helped us find a new adventure - zip lining, hiking the Llactapata Inca trail (with lunch at a farm overlooking MP), hot springs, and more. The lodge itself is very new. Kee-ke said that most of its construction was made from materials found on the property. The rooms were very clean and modern. Cold showers in-room, with outside showers having solar heated water, mid-day. the open-air lounge has a nicely stocked bar and is a comfortable place to meet other travelers.

Best part of it all were Kee-ke, his wife, family and help. They were terrific hosts the entire time and on our last night at the lodge, joined us for dinner and great conversation. If I go back to Santa Teresa or MP, I'll stay with them again.

Room Tip: River side rooms are better for sleeping. Roadside rooms awake daily to the neighborhood roosters.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Tom H
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