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Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Ranked #3 of 29 Hotels in Aguas Calientes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 December 2013

We enjoyed the most marvellous experience at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. We stayed for just one night in one of super deluxe casitas, a very vast living space with ultra-modern bathroom plus private thermal pool and lounging areas outside. We wish the stay could have been extended much more. Close to the bus route going to the Machu Picchu site, the hotel is on an exquisitely landscaped hillside with a maze of wandering stone paths leading up and down the slope as well as in and out of several communal hospitality areas. The hotel has its own private orchid garden of around 350 native orchids for which tours with a guide can be organised. This provides more than a pleasant respite from the more exposed heat which can be encountered in the famous Machu Picchu site. Dinner, breakfast and lunch were all of the highest standard with some of the most beautifully prepared and tasty food experienced in South America. The train station for the journey between Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo and on to near Cusco is very near to the hotel entrance. Staff were all extremely helpful and friendly. We used the hotel's computers but did not try wifi here.

Room Tip: Definitely recommend one of the casitas.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

We were sore, tired, hungry after hiking the Inca trail, down Machu Picchu, then a bus ride and hike through the town of Aguas Calientes. We crossed the river, entered Inkaterra. We walked the stone pathways through the foliage, listening to the rushing water and entered our bungalow...where we found heaven in Peru. The large, spacious room, luxurious bed, beautiful window views of tropical plants, the roof tiles and the mountain fog- all was comforting and comfortable. Room had a natural look with heavy wood, tiles and the windows views brought the mountain into our room. Bungalows felt secluded due to the units are sprawled out on acres of a former tea plantation, sadly we had no time to explore its beauty. We had a very rainy day and the paths were wet, trees dripped on you...the hotel has umbrellas to borrow- but bring good rain gear! The staff was so friendly and supportive, the restaurant was superb- a foodie delight- with excellent wines and pisco sours! Loved how it sits between the 2 train tracks and you can feel the train rumbling by while you are eating. Highly recommend the gift shop for its alpaca selections. The alpaca clothing quality and prices are as good/better as in Lima or Cusco. Also it's an easy walk into town for shopping and diverse restaurants. You would think PIZZA is a national cuisine. We loved our 3 days in the cloud forest...and would go back in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: some rooms have fireplaces but we were so tired from touring and hiking who would want to make a fir...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

What a wonderful surprise. This is a fabulous place to stay while visiting Machu Picchu. You are immersed in a tropical rainforest with amazing flora and fauna. The food is great and the service and staff are very well trained and incredibly friendly. The casitas are charming with your own real fire place. The town is just over the bridge as well as the train station and bus depot to Machu Picchu. Don't miss this hotel!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Stunning 5 acre estate at base of Machu Picchu. All sorts of birds, plants, and flowers surround this oasis. Individual cabins very nicely appointed and well maintained. Great service, wonderful restaurant, and lovely amenities. Unfortunately our tour only scheduled one night here but it was memorable and a place to return to, indeed.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

This is the nicest place- when you get off of the train you have no idea how close it is, but walking up their stairs puts you in paradise. You are literally a minute or two walk to town, and you can go to the markets in Agues Caliente (now referred to as Machu Picchu Pueblo). The rooms are very zen- no clocks or TVs, and some rooms have fireplaces with wood stocked nicely outside the door. The food is excellent and I recommend the Quinoa Pancakes for breakfast as well as the corn souffle for dinner appetizer. Gorgeous common areas to walk around, and the bar/library/indoor areas are beautiful as well. They have a nature walk and several on-site activities. Perfect to spoil yourself- stay here with more access to town and enjoy your down-time after climbing around Machu Picchu. The staff and waiters are professional and very friendly. Perfect, perfect, perfect. I would recommend staying here and going to Machu Picchu (lunch up there) but lounge here and feel like a tourist celebrity.
5- Star for everything.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice but a fireplace is extra special. One in the back (farther from the entrance) is...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

When you walk through the small town at the base of Machu Picchu you would never guess this absolutely stunning hotel/lodge complex is even here, and once inside the grounds you feel miles from the rest of the world.
Set in the cloud forest this hotels rooms are actually small 4 room lodges with pathways lined with flowers and hummingbird feeders. We had a very bossy one that reigned over his patch from a branch right outside our window.
There are also different trails you can walk and take guided tours. One of the best bits tho is the Spectacled Bear project that is based there. It's is more than worth the fee charged, which is towards the non profit project. Even if you don't stay in this hotel you can book to come to the bear project, I would highly recommend it.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Wow! What an incredible place to stay! This place is more of a resort than hotel. You could easily spend a week here just relaxing and taking advantage of their excursions. It's a great base from which to explore Machu Picchu. The staff was terrific, restaurant is outstanding, and the amenities are terrific.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Address: Railroad Km 110, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu > Aguas Calientes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Aguas Calientes
#3 Romantic Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Price Range: £308 - £430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This enchanting Andean village hotel is located within 12.3 acres of pristine cloud forest. The spectacular grounds are laced with paths that wind past waterfalls and trails, and organic gardens that wander through the misty forest. A place to relax, while exploring nature and encountering the wonders of the Incan civilization, experiencing authentic travel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Inkaterra Hotel Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Machu Picchu Inkaterra Hotel
Pueblo Hotel Machu Picchu

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