Myself and my fiance, and 2 friends stayed at this hotel during our trip to see Machu Picchu. This hotel was good for our purposes, and judging from what I`ve read, given the lack of nice, reasonably priced options in the area. This hotel is situated up a steep step of stairs, which truthfully are not as bad as some people make them out to be. When we arrived we were met by a friendly gentlemen at the reception desk who promptly checked us into to our rooms. We had booked the standard rooms. POOR CHOICE! The rooms are dark, and dingy, and the room I was in had no curtain over the bathroom window so anyone could look in if they wanted to - and given the area, this has probably happened. My fiance (and I) were less than please, but were going to make due. We however asked if they had any of the nicer upstairs rooms available which they did. We discussed with our friends and we decided to pay the $40 upgrade. Well worth the money! The upstairs rooms were bigger, and much brighter with cleaner bathrooms. The soundproofing in this place is horrendous as we could basically yell to our friends through the floor downstairs to communicate. Their room was slightly better than our lower level room, but still not great.
The restaurant is very good, and we enjoyed the cooking class, although we wish it had to of been a little more hands on. The breakfast was ok, and at least was open early for us to be able to make the early bus ride up to the ruins.
All in all, we enjoyed our experience here. I would give the nice rooms 4 stars, and the lower rooms 2 stars. Stay here only if you can get the nicer rooms!
Also - Aguas Calientes isn't as bad as many people make it out to be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rupa Wasi’s unique location provides for spectacular views of the mountains of Machu Picchu. Rooms boasting balconies allow our guests to take full advantage of these surroundings. This design marvel fits together magically with the green surrounding of Aguas Calientes to create a peaceful environment, an invitation to relax. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rupa Wasi Eco Hotel Aguas Calientes
- Hotel Rupa Wasi Eco