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El MaPi by Inkaterra
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Aguas Calientes
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“Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

After a hot but wonderful morning visiting Machu Picchu it was a lovely surprise to discover the delights of the El Mapi--an excellent shower room (very 'green') and equally good bedroom with an enormous bed in which to recharge our batteries ready for the delicious evening meal which was included in our nights stay. Even the pisco sour was complimentary! Many thanks to all the staff involved in making this such a good stay.

Room Tip: I imagine they are all pretty similar though we were pleased to be on the ground floor after all the...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

great location. close to city center and many restaurants. i was alone but got large room with 2 queen beds and a separate sitting area, but only 1 TV in the sleeping room. good size bath with good water pressure. like 2 other hotels i stayed at in peru, in the bathroom i could hear other rooms and running water. room price is written on the wall and fixed all year. about $250 including very good dinner and just above mediocre breakfast, but good thing is cook will do eggs and omelet to order.
service is good. wifi is generally good but sometimes poor. there are 3 public computers in lobby.
full size bar behind the lobby. nice gift shop in lobby with relatively upscale items and fixed prices. other gifts shops nearby where you can haggle up to 30% off.

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good restaurant (inka wasi) about 10 feet form front door !
hotspring is walking distance but i did not go as i heard it was slimy and my experience in costa rica was that water was lukewarm nothing like colorado so i skipped.
got an okay massage nearby for an hour for about $20 which is about 1/3 of usual chicago price.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

The hotel is in a good and quiet location.
Check in was efficient and friendly.
Our room was modern, spacious and very clean.
The bathroom was small but well decorated.
Dinner was included in our room rate which was really good. The food was fresh and the staff were really lovely and welcoming.
The bar in the hotel is really nice and welcoming.
Breakfast was basic but good, no complaints.

Room Tip: We stayed at the rear of the hotel, no noise what so ever.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

We were booked here to go to Machu Picchu and it almost ruined our experience. Hotel is under construction and our room was not ready for guests. Food in the restaurant is awful and over priced. The staff is polite but mostly incompetent. I enjoyed every hotel we stayed at in Peru and Ecuador except this one. Don't stay here.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

This was a clean, uber modern hotel. It was comfortable, although loud, as it's made of poured concrete. Also lots of street noise (and construction), although you can't escape it in aguas calientes. I would stay there again, as the rooms were so clean, beds comfortable. A great option pre- or post-Machu pichu.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Palm Coast FL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

El Mapi would have been an okay hotel in Agua Calientes, but its entire site is under heavy construction as old building is being demolished. The whole hotel, lobby, hallways were filled with concrete dust, and workers transporting the demolished material thru on their way to get rid of it. Dirt and dust were everywhere, and it was enough to cause eyes to water. During the day the noise was terrible, and during the night, the dust hung over everything. The hotel was, and probably will be among the best in Agua Calientes, but that is not saying much. Would highly recommend if you are in the area to visit Macchu Picchu (and why else would you be here?) that you consider the following plan. Arrive in Agua Calientes late morning or noon and catch the bus to the top. This will get you to the site after the early large crowds have come and gone. Enjoy the site with less people around, then if you wish to spend the night to see it at sunrise, stay at the Sanctuary Lodge, and when you're done in the morning, take the train back thru the Sacred Valley to Cusco. The staff at El Mapi were very gracious and helpful, and the bar was a great place to socialize. The dining room was also nice. But the overriding construction makes this an unacceptable stop until it is completed.

Room Tip: Stay elsewhere until the construction is completed. There is no way to get away from it.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Santa Monica, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

El Mapi is a comfortable room in the quaint town of Agus Caliente, but not much else. Although the bed is big and comfortable, it takes up 85% of the floor space leaving very little room for 2 people to navigate and store baggage. During peak times when guest are getting ready, the showers run cold, which is unfortunate after a long day hiking the Inca Trail. Te internet is very spotty. The most disappointing characteristic, however, is the restaurant. Our breakfast and dinner at El Mapi were by far the least enjoyable meals my wife and I had during our 7 days in Peru. For the steep price, I would recommend that people consider other hotels in Aguas Calientes.

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Additional Information about El MaPi by Inkaterra

Property: El MaPi by Inkaterra
Address: Av. Pachacutec 109 | Aguas Calientes, Aguas Calientes, Peru
Region: Peru > Cusco Region > Sacred Valley > Aguas Calientes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Aguas Calientes
#4 Romantic Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El MaPi by Inkaterra 3.5*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the bustling village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), it satisfies the needs of many travelers in search of an easy going stay, a relaxed atmosphere, in a modern place, with a good and warm attention, comfortable facilities and healthy food. ... more   less 
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