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Hostal Presidente
Ranked #14 of 79 Aguas Calientes B&B and Inns
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Hostal Presidente is located next to the railroad tracks in Aguas Calientes. It is also very close to the bus stop to Machu Picchu. The room I stayed in was spacious and very clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The day I was supposed to leave Aguas Calientes there was a general strike in the Cuzco province, and I did not know if I leave. The hotel told me I could stay one extra night if needed. They provided me with information on what was going on. Finally, train service resumed by 5 p.m. and I was able to leave. However, I really appreciated how helpful the staff were.

Breakfast is served very early, which is great if you want to catch the first bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. There was a wide variety of food, including fresh fruit, breads, eggs, ham and cheese, juices, coffee and tea.

Hotels in Aguas Calientes are expensive. I find that at Hostal Presidente you get what you paid for: a large and comfortable room, and a wonderful breakfast.

Room Tip: If you have a light sleep, please request a room not facing the railroad tracks. There are engines g...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I was here as part of a group tour to Peru and thought that this was one of the better hotels we stayed in.

My friend and I shared a twin room, which had lovely cosy beds and a good hot shower. The location is ideal, close to the train station, bars and restaurants of Aguas Calientes and is only a 20-minute uphill walk to the hot springs.

Free wi-fi is available and there is also a computer available to use in reception. After exploring Machu Picchu, I really appreciated the quiet, comfy room and slept like a log. We both missed breakfast in the morning as a result and so had something to eat at one of the restaurants. When in Aguas Calientes I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Sheets on bed could be thrown out and replaced with newer ones. Train could be loud if room is near train tracks. breakfast was average for the this hotel class. Wifi is only available in main lobby. Staff was good. We stayed one night before taking the bus to Machu Pichu in the morning. Breakfast is served early and check out is also early to accomodate those going to Machu Pichu. Hotel kept our bags for when we came back from Machu Pichu in the afternoon.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

While the service at the hotel and the location on the river (and the train tracks) were great, there were no heaters in the room. Yes, it can get cold in the SV. Others hotels in the area have portable if not fixed heaters in the rooms. The breakfast was not so good. From the tasteless gooey cold eggs to the tasteless fruit, the breakfast needed a lot of improvement. Overall at $60 US the value is good as long as you wear a beanie at night and skip the breakfast.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Stayed here after a two-day hike to Machu Picchu through the travel outfitter. Nothing fancy, but very decent.

Our room and bedding were clean, the bathroom was modern with hot water and our room looked out onto the river, so it was very private. We heard the rushing water all night, but found it rather soothing. (Certainly better than noisy hotel staff and loud music, as per other hotels in Peru.)

The breakfast was also good, with a variety of fresh fruit, cakes, eggs and pancakes, fresh juice and breads.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the river are very private.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

We were told to just expect a simple hostel, but it's much more than that. Very nice room, good bathroom (though you can only shower on floor 2 and, esp., floor 3 when lower-level showers are turned off), a balcony, Internet PC for free, moderate breakfast, and central location. Nice people on the desk.

Rooms at the back avoid street and train noise. They have river noise, which you will either (as we did) find to be the best white noise ever for a sound night's sleep; or find to be noisy!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Perfect hotel to rest after 4 days of trekking :) The bathrooms are clean, good bed and beautiful balcony where u can look at the street and hear the water from the flowing stream. Everything was great. Also used their laundry service and got all the trek clothes clean ..

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Av Imperio de los Incas 127, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu 00000, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu > Aguas Calientes
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Ranked #14 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Aguas Calientes
Price Range: £29 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostal Presidente 1*
Number of rooms: 28
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