What a place to arrive at when you are feeling exhausted from walking around the ruins of Macchu Picchu.
Your first thought is 'how can there be a peaceful sanctuary so close to a very busy train station that is discorging hundreds of people every hour?
There is no visible sign of a hotel, just the sound of spring water gushing everywhere. The mystery continues as you wend your way up steps and pathways surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, it reminded me very much of being at a typical hotel in Bali, Indonesia.
The check-in desk is unusual, semi-open air under a thatched roof.
We were taken to our room along a windy path surrounded by lush vegetation and pretty waterfalls. Our bungalow was breathtakingly lovely, it had an open log fire which you can have lit for you by staff, rustic heavily carved furniture, rugs and blankets. The bathroom is very unusual with windows up at tree level, lots of nice Eco-friendly toiletries and a luxurious rain shower which delivers pure Spring water. You even get a professional hairdryer.
The bed is huge and melts away every ache and pain. Lovely fresh clean bed linen and stylish throw on top.
We got up at 6.30 in the morning to join the bird walk, which was led by an expert guide. We saw 26 different species of bird including 4 types of Hummingbird!
Hummingbird feeders are situated everywhere and you can stand at arms length from them.
We had dinner in the main restaurant and I was disappointed at the poor communication skills of the waiters. Breakfast in the morning was a big let down starting with the coffee which tasted awful, like it had been watered down. I couldn't believe it. The fresh fruit had no taste, the bread was stale and inedible and worst of all there was no hot food. Of all the hotels we stayed at in Peru this was the worst breakfast and most basic. The waiters are useless and never cleared our plates even though I pushed them all to the edge of the table, eventually I had to ask them to do it!
I returned to my table to find the waiter removing the tablecloth, so ended a very disappointing breakfast.
There are lots of areas for relaxing in with irresistible chairs, rustic nooks and crannies and my most favourite is the meditation hut by the pool. It is thatched inside with Eucalyptus leaves which smells divine and there are big candles you can light while you sit on a low wooden seat in the dark.
I would have given this hotel full marks but the breakfast buffet really let's it down badly. Also staff need to improve their English.
- 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