Well I see others had the same experience we did. We liked the location just outside of town, which meant the nights were generally peaceful and quiet although you can hear the noise from town when it is excessive as it was our first night when some kind of revival went until about 10 p.m.. It was easy to walk to town though I didn't feel entirely comfortable walking after dark (just a feeling, nothing happened or even looked like it would happen). We carried flashlights. You could easily get a tuk-tuk from town to get back after dark if you feel a bit uneasy as I did.
We also loved our spacious room that had a slightly split level with a couch area just outside the bathroom. What disappointed was the staff--they were not terribly welcoming or interested in accommodating their guests. They were not rude, simply indifferent.
The guidebook mentioned hot water bottles for the chilly nights but these were never offered to us. We weren't too cold as the room had two space heaters but it would have been cozy to warm up the bed with a hot water bottle.
I went to breakfast the first morning and there was juice, bread, marmalade, some kind of packaged pastry object (it was like a dry, overly sweet pop-tart which I ate only because there wasn't much else), and four slices of cheese and lunch meat. There was a thermos full of hot water for making instant coffee or tea, which I liked. I was also offered eggs. When I declined eggs as I don't like them, I asked for if they had fruit or yogurt. I was simply told, "no." Now, we stayed another night after that so a great hotel would have noted my request and had fruit or yogurt for me the next morning--can you imagine how my review would have glowed over such friendly and thoughtful service? Well this place obviously can't because nothing of the sort occurred. Same breakfast the next day. There was nothing wrong with this service, but when they had the opportunity to be excellent they didn't take it.
Shower water was hot and plentiful. Wifi signal was weak and inconsistent in the room.
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- Pozo Del Cielo Chivay, Peru - Colca Canyon