Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu Hotels

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Inkaterra hotel: An oasis in the town of Aguascalientes , Peru

Beautiful Eco friendly hotel surrounded by lucious vegetation, orchids , bromeliads, tropical fruits and beautiful birds. Not to mention the sound of the rushing river. Great food, superb breakfast buffet. Friendly staff . Stayed after a day in Machu Picchu , wished I could have stayed longer. Great home grown tea also. Loved it

Lucious vegetation, birds and rushing river sound, great Internet connection. Beautiful place.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Eco-Tourism, Backpacking, Hiking and Walking
  • Written June 27, 2011

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  • ValbyDK profile photo ValbyDK
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Presidente Hotel: Very good location

Presidente Hotel has a perfect location, right in the centre of town and close to the main square, the bus station, the tourist marked, the restaurants, and the train station (where a piccolo from the hotel will meet you if you arrive by train)... The hotel was OK for one night, the room was large and clean, but a bit dark. It was not equipped with ‘luxury’ like TV or mini-bar - but instead a nice view of a small river and the high mountains just outside the window... Breakfast was relatively simple, but served early in the morning; good if you want to take one of the early busses to Machu Picchu... The staff spoke good English, and was helpful and friendly, and they stored our luggage while we were visiting Machu Picchu.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written April 20, 2010
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  • paolgale profile photo paolgale
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Terrazas del Inca B&B: A very good option in Aguas Calientes

I was a bit discouraged after reading some hostel reviews in Aguas Calientes. My friends and I changed our minds at the last minute and decided to stay at Terrazas del Inca for two nights (we had previously booked another hotel, almost twice the price). I am happy to say that staying at Terrazas was a wise decision: For a budget hostel ($55 for a triple), it is clean and well located (you can hear the river at night), the staff are VERY friendly and helpful (and quite keen on Inca history). There are not many things to see in the town itself, but if you are staying overnight consider Terrazas.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written January 17, 2010
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  • paolgale profile photo paolgale
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Terrazas del Inca B&B: A very good option in Aguas Calientes

I was a bit discouraged after reading some hostel reviews in Aguas Calientes. My friends and I changed our minds at the last minute and decided to stay at Terrazas del Inca for two nights (we had previously booked another hotel, almost twice the price). I am happy to say that staying at Terrazas was a wise decision: For a budget hostel ($55 for a triple), it is clean and well located (you can hear the river at night), the staff are VERY friendly and helpful (and quite keen on Inca history). There are not many things to see in the town itself, but if you are staying overnight consider Terrazas.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written January 17, 2010

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  • plannersis profile photo plannersis
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Jardin Real Hotel: Aguas Calientes Hotel

We had reservations at another place and arrived to find only a small dribble of water in the bathroom so we inquired and found out they had a plumbing problem and a water line was broken....knowing this and thankful we had not paid for our stay in advance, we gave our regrets and walked next door - and found the Jardin Real, which was perfect for us. Reasonably priced, rooms available with working hot and cold water, and they were happy to accomodate us. Many lodgings in AC, but this one fit the bill for us.

Average facility with good firm bed; view was of rooftops and local huts....Sadly, a lot of noises in the night from dogs and cats and chickens who all seemed to go nuts and most windows in Peru are glass sitting against concrete with some kind of metal hinge and no insulation from noise at all.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Mountain Climbing, Photography, Historical Travel
  • Written November 28, 2009

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  • acoco profile photo acoco
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INKATERRA MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO HOTEL: Being an eco friend at Machu Picchu



Nothing less than a natural paradise will do — a paradise where one connects completely with the sacred energy of the mountain. In Inkaterra’s vacation paradise and luxury boutique hotel, a pueblo of luxurious whitewashed bungalow nestles into terraced hills. Spa services use sublime natural essences, and a first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Archeology, Mountain Climbing, Spa and Resort
  • Written September 20, 2009

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  • infomaven profile photo infomaven
  • Reviews: 2

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Macchu Picchu Inn: Aguas Calientes - in the shadow of macchu picchu

We stayed at the Macchu Picchu Inn, which turned out to be an excellent choice. Not only was it on the main street through Aguas Calientes, it had inspiring views and an excellent breakfast buffet.

Views, separate living room suite from sleeping quarters, location, location, location

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written July 24, 2009
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Santuario Machu Picchu Hotel: Decent place to stay

Pleasant hotel with friendly staff. Rooms were adequate. The rooms on the front overlook the river and have a balcony. You can sleep with the windows open if you like the soothing sound of running water. It is almost the last hotel in town on the road the busses take to machu Picchu. Because of this you need to walk uphill (a little on the steep side) to get to the main part of town where you can catch the bus or train and where all the restaurants and action are. There is no elevator so the stairs give you a little practice for what is coming at Machu Picchu. It is clean and well maintained.

Don't confuse this with the Santuario Lodge which is right at the gate to Machu Picchu - the price differential is quite amazing. Add a "0" onto the end of the Santuario Hotels prices if you want to stay at the Santuario Lodge.

Quiet and across from river (if you have a room in the front)

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written July 23, 2008

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  • risse73 profile photo risse73
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Rupa Wasi Ecolodge: A Back to Nature Lodge in Machu Picchu

Rupa Wasi Ecolodge is the only eco-lodge of its kind in the area. It is right in the heart of Aguas Calientes in Machu Picchu and offers a nice view from its hilltop location. Price is $50 for a double standard bedroom with private bathroom and $70 for a double suite bedroom.

I really enjoyed my stay at Rupa Wasi and will stay here if the opportunity presents itself again in the future. The top floor rooms/suites offer excellent views with hammocks in the balcony as well as a binocular. The room was wonderfully set-up with both natural elements & Peruvian art blended in. The patchwork of colors in the bathroom and the intricately designed
ceramic mosaic on its wall were FABULOUS. I found the high-pressure hot shower to be a warm
(no pun intended) welcome after an exhausting trek. This was definitely a wonderful treat and retreat after a strenuous Inca Trail trekking adventure.

I suggest you reserve well in advance as they do get a lot of bookings.

(Note: Above noted prices were effective in September 2007)

A wonderfully conceived ecolodge with a lovely setting. It offers breakfast from 7-9 a.m. along with practical advice & services.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Historical Travel, Hiking and Walking, Eco-Tourism
  • Written March 4, 2008
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  • Eish profile photo Eish
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Rupa Wasi ecolodge: Magnificent view, and warm hospitality

Our stay at Rupa Wasi was wonderful. The room we were allocated was downstairs, and was very dark. However, when we asked to be switched to a more airy room, they did so with pleasure, and our stay was fantastic. We ate breakfast there - tasty, and adequate. The juices were lovely. They are very aware of the impact of plastic water bottles. The room had a private balcony, and a private bathroom. They met us at the main plaza. We did not try any of their tours, but they offer some more esoteric outings like visiting Machu Pichu at full moon.

The view is magnificent from the top rooms. Here you can spend hours soaking up the scenery: a dramatic cliff face with a myriad of orchids and other plants and flowers growing from each crevice. The bottom rooms are dark, and feel closed in.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written January 12, 2008
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Oro Verde: Nice budget place

Situated between the river and the railroad tracks, this may not be the quietest place to stay. There was plenty of hot water, varying pressure. The bed was comfortable and warm. Breakfast included, consisting of, bread, butter, jam, coffee, tea, juice. The staff was friendly. Cost me $15 USD per night.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking, Adventure Travel
  • Written December 1, 2007

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  • FDAZA64 profile photo FDAZA64
  • Reviews: 21

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INKATERRA MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO HOTEL: Great Hotel!

Perteneciente a la cadena Small Luxury Hotel, hace gala de la misma: Las instalaciones, la comida, el personal, sus actividades de ecoturismo, la comodidad, sus productos de baño de origen vegetal, etc. Absolutamente delicioso!
This hotel is part of the Small Luxury Hotels and you can be sure that it is: the builidings, the architecture, the meals, the staff, the ecotourism, the bath products etc. Absolutly gorgeous.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Written June 29, 2007
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Hotel El Pueblo: An Oasis!!

We stayed at a lovely 5 star eco retreat called Hotel El Pueblo and I don’t know whether it was that we hadn’t seen a clean toilet or a shower in a week or not but we absolutely loved the place. It is set amongst 5 hectares of cloud forest garden and lies beside the Vilcanota River and the 86 bungalow rooms are set up to emulate a small Andean town. The rooms are surrounded by general relaxation areas with ponds and waterfalls and it’s truly the essence of relaxation.

The facilities are amazing as well, the rooms provide large comfortable beds, sitting area with fireplace and huge bathrooms with separate shower and bath. The hotel itself has two restaurants and a bar, a library and media room, reading room, swimming pool and spa and a gift shop.

The price includes your accommodation, dinner, breakfast and a 2 hour eco walk around the grounds. Pretty good value!! We didn’t do the walk though as after doing the Inca Trail we found it hard enough to walk up and down steps!!

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Eco-Tourism
  • Written September 13, 2006
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Aguas Calientes varios Hostals: Cheap Hotels in one of the Wonders of the World

There are many hostels, in the long avenue that conducts you to the Aguas Calientes pool. Aguas Calientes means Thermal waters. I do not remember the avenue but the whole avenue is full of hostals. most of them are little townhomes run by individual families with several rooms for rent. you get the commodities depending on the price you pay.

there are some with incredible view of the Huaynapichu mountain, those range in price from $15 usd and up. however there are many that provide you the basic bed and shower starting from $8 soles per person ( about 2.5 usd)

I will find my notes and put some names and phone numbers.

note that it helps to be able to speak spanish since most of the people there only speak spanish

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Road Trip, Singles
  • Written July 29, 2006
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  • forshy1 profile photo forshy1
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hotel presidente: staying in aguas calientes

this hotel was my destination after the feat of hiking the inka trail. some of the rooms have views of the urubamba/vilcanota river. you can request one of those rooms for an additional nominal fee. it was rated a 3 star hotel and i was perfectly happy with the accomodations. it had everything a typical hotel would have. minus a tv and radio in my room but the are so many other things to keep yourself entertained. checkout was a 10am but they have a luggage storage where you can store your stuff. a definite plus if you still planned on trekking round the town a bit and could do without the dead weight.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written July 6, 2006

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