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Tree House Ecolodge

Calle Hunacaure 105, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Peru
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#16 of 53 hotels in Aguas Calientes
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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.
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Free internet
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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
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English, Spanish
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MoeFamily wrote a review Jan 2020
Santa Barbara, California73 contributions77 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently stayed in two rooms for two nights at the Rupa Wasi Lodge. The first and most important thing to note is that the staff are very friendly and try to be helpful. The gal in the afternoon even came and found me after I'd dropped 50 soles in the lobby! Super impressive. The kids stayed in the tree house room and loved it. We had the double room on top and it was nice, too. We'd just hiked 4 days to Machu Pichu so the climb up to the hotel and our rooms was tough, but worth it. The Treehouse Restaurant has delicious food, but small portions for us starving hikers. One star off because the breakfast is not vegan friendly. Strangely, the restaurant has several delicious vegan options, but the breakfast is eggs and yogurt and cereal. I asked if I could just have a big bowl of the delicious potatoes instead of eggs and bread, but was told "no". No soy milk for coffee either. Given that animal agriculture is a leading cause of our climate emergency and millions of people around the world are choosing the vegan lifestyle to help and/or for their health, having vegan options at breakfast should be available.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Claudia J wrote a review Feb 2020
Lima, Peru84 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The lady from Rupa Wasi picked us up from the train station and was very nice.It's located very well, like 1 block away from the main square and you do have to walk some stairs but it's totally worth it. The room we got was the honeymoon and it was perfectly packed! nice and big, beautiful bath, the shower was awesome, hot water! quite a nic experience of being safe combinaed with nature, big windows that help you see everything and if you wanna have a nice sleep, they als have black out curtains, bed was also very comfortable. We had to go early to machu picchu, so we went down to hav breakfast around 5 am and it was delicious. Great service!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Good idea to have a net with you if you don't want a full experience with some bugs (which...
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KatieA wrote a review Aug 2023
Bristol, United Kingdom74 contributions72 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Arguably one of the best looking hotels in the area. The service was fantastic in many ways. We were met at the train station and guided to the hotel. We were able to store our luggage for the day whilst we went up Machu Picchu. And anything they could do to help they did. We had rooms 3 & 4 which had a brilliant view of the mountains around from the balcony. The room was a lovely wooden feel. The only downsides to the rooms were there was a lot of windows with no curtains etc so the light came in. Also there was a lot of noise from the surrounding neighbours and animals. We took eye masks and earplugs so didn’t suffer much lack of sleep but definitely do go equipped. The breakfast was also great! It was a 3 courses including fruit, cereal & yoghurt and then eggs and bread along with a coffee. There was also a lot of steps to get to the hotel - which is how you get the views but just be aware with luggage and at altitude it is not fun.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Don K wrote a review Jan 2022
Atlanta, Georgia84 contributions48 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sadly this hotel is not what we expected. The photos, well staged and aimed, happily exclude that surrounding the hotel are half-finished buildings with farm animals, older buildings in disrepair, and not a square of forest. You also have to smell garbage as you walk to your room, but fortunately not inside the room. This was far from being a peaceful space.

No housekeeping came to empty our trash and refresh towels. This usually isn't so much a big deal, but in Peru where you toss your poop-covered TP into the trash can, you really want that tossed out daily.

A dog pooped in the center of the patio by the front gate in the first 30 minutes we were there. It stayed there for everyone to walk around for our entire two-day stay. No one at the hotel or restaurant bothered to pick it up despite walking past it dozens of times a day. It was strange, because the hotel host was fairly attentive when we asked for things.

On the positive side, the room was comfortable and so were the beds. One of our rooms had the most gorgeous view (room 5) that we had in all of Peru. The bathroom and bedroom were clean. Unfortunately, you hear families in nearby apartment living their lives all night long, and in the morning, roosters crowing in your ear.

The host was attentive to our needs, and we had a bunch: laundry, extra towels, extra pillows. But then we'd ask questions and be given wrong answers: e.g. we asked whether the hot springs provided towels, and the hosts said "Yes", but there were no towels at the hot springs.
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Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sally ❤️ Travel wrote a review Sept 2023
Sydney, Australia432 contributions122 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The cabins are rustic, cute, comfy, airy and clean with nice views of the mountains and town. Staff were friendly and helpful. When we were there the restaurant was only open for breakfast which was disappointing because one of the reasons I booked the place was that the restaurant looked so nice. There are quite a few stairs to climb to get to the lodge which is fine if you’re not affected by the altitude. Ask for an upper room for a better view if you don’t mind the extra stairs. Staff were nice and helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bryan K wrote a review Oct 2022
Tampa, Florida197 contributions108 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
First of all, make sure you know the way there before you leave the train station. Asking for directions on the streets won't help, and a wrong turn can cause you a lot of extra uphill hiking. It's on the edge of town and a bit of a way up the hill.

This is a comfortable lodge. Relatively new and well-kept. You'll have some noise from local neighbors as it's not secluded. While we were their, the neighbor's dog was sleeping in a cardboard box just outside of the entrance. The restaurant is convenient. Don't get their take-away lunch for your day of hiking. It's not really well-designed to handle the bumps of an adventure
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Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Know the way to get there before leaving home.
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Shawn W wrote a review Mar 2021
27 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Rupa Wasi for a night. The wooden bungalow like rooms are comfortable and cozy. The bed is a cloud to sleep on. The view from the balcony, rain, and birds chirping was fantastic. Do yourself a favor and stay here.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Anonymous wrote a review Jan 2023
Valdosta, Georgia66 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family of 9, including 4 kids, stayed one night while visiting Machu Picchu. We were delighted with this establishment. It is located on a street off the main square- not difficult to find but there are a lot of stairs to climb to get to the hotel. We reserved three rooms and each one was attractive, very clean, and comfortable. The bathroom was spacious and the towels were large. We also had dinner and breakfast at the restaurant- scrumptious.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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travelmad478 wrote a review Apr 2005
New Orleans, Louisiana57 contributions67 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Based on reviews we'd seen on other sites, we booked one night at this hostal via e-mail before our trip. It's in a decent and quiet location a little outside the main touristy heart of Aguas Calientes--the only downside being that you have to walk up a long, steep, and rather uneven flight of steps to get to the inn. When we arrived, there didn't seem to be anyone around except for a couple of dogs. A young man appeared after a while, and showed us two or three rooms we could have for various prices--the best and most expensive had a balcony with a nice view, but after trying for about ten minutes and failing to get any hot water to come out of the bathroom taps, we moved to a lower-down room that had less of a view, but adequate hot water. I think we paid about $22/person. The rooms were spacious and rustic, the towels pathetically inadequate, but the beds were reasonably comfortable. There appeared to be only one other room occupied, and we never saw those guests.

We asked about breakfast and were told that it was at 6 AM, which didn't sound too thrilling. Upon asking whether we could have breakfast somewhat later, we were told yes, anytime. So the next morning, I came down around 8 AM to find the kitchen and the whole place completely deserted. There didn't appear to be anything in the way of coffee, no milk, not much food to be seen except for some day-old rolls, jam, and some fruit. I sat down and ate some of this, heading into the kitchen to help myself. My travel companion came down after another 20 minutes or so and there was still no sign of any staff (although one of the dogs was still there). We sat around for a while, and finally, an older man we hadn't seen before walked in and asked if we wanted breakfast. By this time, I'd eaten bread and fruit and didn't need anything else, but my companion said she'd like an egg. He went out to buy one, then came back and cooked it for her. It took ages for the food to be ready.

Then another staff member, another young man, finally showed up. We just wanted to pay up and get out, but it wasn't going to be that easy. While my companion was eating, he went into our room to start cleaning, and noticed to his fury that she had actually tried to flush toilet paper down the toilet. As there was no sign that said not to do this, she had no idea it was apparently the crime of the century. The young man proceeded to berate us for about ten minutes, very angrily, in Spanish (which I speak just enough of to know what he was talking about and to tell him to stuff it after a while). We finally managed to get him to stop yelling long enough to figure our bill, which was $22/person for the room, and incredibly, several extra dollars for the egg that my companion had eaten for breakfast. Apparently this was not included in the rate (although who knew what was?) We paid up, grabbed our bags, and left before he could start shouting again.

This was far and away the worst accommodation experience we had in Peru, and I can also say the worst I've had anywhere in South America.
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Date of stay: September 2004
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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JollyVinzant wrote a review Jul 2005
New York, NY59 contributions94 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
They're way in the back of Aguas Calientes, the grubby tourist town that's grown up around the closest train stop to Machu Picchu. We had to hire a kid to find the place, which is up a crumbling, steep staircase that serves as a sidewalk to a number of buildings. We got a room with a broken lock on the door. The real unbelievable thing was our bathroom that had a giant window with no curtain looking out onto said staircase, so if you were in the shower or on the toilet passerby could see you.
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Date of stay: June 2005
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Bryan K wrote a tip Oct 2022
Tampa, Florida197 contributions108 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Know the way to get there before leaving home."
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Claudia J wrote a tip Feb 2020
Lima, Peru84 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good idea to have a net with you if you don't want a full experience with some bugs (which are normal since it's kind of a jungle)."
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sa-shadow wrote a tip Aug 2019
San Antonio, Texas24 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get one of the upper rooms for the view."
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Caro H wrote a tip Jul 2018
8 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 4 is directly over the restaurant. It is loud."
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PeruDreamer wrote a tip Jul 2018
St. Catharines, Canada236 contributions40 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"nice views"
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PRICE RANGE
£28 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rupa wasi eco hotel aguas calientes, hotel rupa wasi eco
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Rupa Wasi Lodge
LOCATION
PeruCusco RegionSacred ValleyMachu PicchuAguas Calientes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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TREE HOUSE ECOLODGE - Updated 2024 (Aguas Calientes, Peru)

Frequently Asked Questions about Tree House Ecolodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tree House Ecolodge?
Nearby attractions include Plaza Manco Capac (0.04 miles), Mercado de Artesanias (0.1 miles), and Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen (0.04 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tree House Ecolodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Tree House Ecolodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Tree House Ecolodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Full House Peruvian Cuisine, Chullos Craft Beer & Home Made Food, and Ponchos Peruvian Kitchen.
Is Tree House Ecolodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Aguas Calientes.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tree House Ecolodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Tree House Ecolodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu (1.4 miles), Temple of the Sun (1.4 miles), and Temple of the Three Windows (1.5 miles).
Does Tree House Ecolodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.