Overview of Hotel
The Taypikala Hotel could be said to have the worst location of any hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) as it is located right at the top of Avenida Pachacutec – the furthest point away from the train station and for access to Machu Picchu. However, in Aguas Calientes, which is a very small town, this only means a 15 minute walk from the train station, albeit up-hill. The main plaza is 5-6 minutes away and the bus stop to Machu Picchu is 7-8 minutes. That said, due to its high vantage point above the town, rooms from the third – fifth floor actually have a good view unlike any other hotel in the village. The hotel is also located right next to the entrance to the thermal baths of which the town takes its name.
The Taypikala Hotel is a 3 Star level hotel situated in a quiet location right at the top of the village. Away from the hustle and bustle of the train station and constant arrival and departure of the shuttle busses, the hotel offers a peaceful retreat perfect for a good getting a good night’s sleep. Constructed over 5 floors, all 24 rooms are forward facing and filled with plenty of natural light. Reception, the breakfast area, the bar and computers for internet access can be found on the first floor. The hotel has single, twin and double rooms of the same category and one large suite. Rooms are a good size and modern in design. Bathrooms are functional, but nothing spectacular.
On our last inspection of this hotel (end of 2013), we noticed a few minor things that needed improvement, which was a shame, but classified this hotel as being “okay” hotel rather than “outstanding.” What this hotel does have going for it is the price. In comparison to other hotels near Machu Picchu, the Taypikala Hotel offers good value for money.
At the start of 2014 the hotel started to build a 6th floor, which could be a concern for noisy construction work.
Address: Av. Pachacutec 808, Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu Pueblo
Telephone: +51 84 234 911 (Hotel / Reservations)
Prices start from around US$ 149 / night based on a Standard Twin/Double Room.