Overview of Hotel
The Andina Luxury Hotel is located on the lower train tracks of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) on a street called Avenida Imperio de Los Incas. The rear of the hotel overlooks the Vilcabamba River. From the train station the hotel is 4 – 5 minutes on foot. The main shuttle bus stop is 3 – 4 minutes away and the main plaza of Aguas Calientes just 1 minute more. It is worth noting that the lower train tracks in Aguas Calientes are used for local trains only (a handful per day), and not the trains arriving into the village with tourists aboard.
The Andina Luxury Hotel is a 2 maybe 3 star hotel, which is basic yet charming in its own unique way. The hotel which consist of 3 accommodation floors and 1 lower basement level, offers a selection of river facing and town facing rooms. There is also the choice of including a room with a standard bath and shower or one with a Jacuzzi and shower. Rooms are ample, comfortable and clean and the bathrooms although not marble, are also well kept and functional. Heaters, safety security boxes and large flat screen televisions with cable connections come as standard in each room. The hotel offers breakfast as standard but doesn’t have full restaurant facilities. When we were there last (April 2014) they told us that they were constructing a restaurant and spa facilities in the basement level.
Although the hotel doesn’t look atheistically very pleasing from the outside, the hotel is actually very comfortable on the inside. We like this hotel, and think that it offers good value for money, especially in a town where you don’t get very much for your money. River facing rooms do suffer from a fair amount of river noise when the river is high and fast (Dec – May). Town facing rooms look over Aguas Calientes and don’t have a particularly pleasant view of anything. However noise from the train station can sometimes be heard in front facing rooms.
Address: Av. Imperio de Los Incas, Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu Pueblo
Telephone: +51 84 244598 (Hotel / Reservations)
Webpage: no website!
Prices start from around US$ 150 / night based on a Standard Town Facing Room.