My wife and her sister are both from Lima and we decided to visit Tarapoto for a few days.
The flight from Lima was so easy and enjoyable - sometimes if there is a storm they have to circle before you land.
We had a normal room down towards the middle of the property and we liked it. This property is not in the jungle or the town but more like the suburbs. Its big enough to wander around in a bit but not too large.
The hotel is really more a conference center and be warned that they rent out areas for meetings. parties, weddings etc. While we were there a small Peruvian girl had a pary and it was sooo loud - complete with DJ and full sound system - singer etc
Why they would risk the tranquil nature of the property for a few extra soles (rental) is beyond me. I would make sure there is no receptions or disco activity planned during your stay. All and all we enjoyed the pool and the restaurant.
I wouldnt call this place cheap but it wasnt that bad for a few days.
You take a moto into town and the hotel doesnt regualte whick motos pull up so the drivers see hotel guests as suckers and the price going into town is often twice what it should be.
This hotel has a sister propery on the river. Pumarinri Lodge.
We booked one night out there and we couldnt get back soon enough to this place. The jungle looks better in pictures than reality. If you do go to the lodge mnake sure they dont give you an upstairs (attic) room with no air or views.
We had them bring us back to this hotel and stay another night - the charged us the higher rate but we didnt care because we wanted out of the jungle.
If you get a chance take a moto to the collectivo station and go to Lamas. Its prety up there and cooler.
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- The Rio Shilcayo hotel is the best host in Tarapoto. With over 5 acres of gardens and green areas, in addition to swimming and sports facilities, this is the perfect place to rest and to see the lush Amazon rainforest. Enjoy our hospitality, the comfort of our rooms with air conditioning and rich local cuisine, which undoubtedly will be for you an unforgettable experience. ... more less
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