Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hotel reviews Peru Adventure 2014

I thought it would be helpful to write a review of all the hotels I stayed at during the trip.  This should give any potential traveller some good information on certain hotels as well as advice on where to stay in certain cities.  Most everyone's Peru trip begins with at least a night in the capitol of Lima.  Miraflores is the place to stay for tourists and it is about a 40 minute taxi ride from the airport.




JW Marriott Miraflores in Lima
A large hotel, right on the coast in Lima.  Located in the tourist friendly Miraflores district about a 40 minute car ride from the Lima airport.  Beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and the Lima coastline.  Highly expensive.  Not worth the $$$ in my opinion.


JW Marriott in Cusco
Perfectly located about two blocks off the famed Plaza de Armas in Cusco the Marriott is a great place to stay.  Expensive, but very nice.  Wonderful staff.  I also highly recommend the hamburgers from the restaurant.  They are monster and gooood!  One final, but very important tip.  Make sure to request a room away from the street.  It is very loud!


Pakaritampu in  Ollentaytambo
One word. Wow.  Great rooms.  Wonderful scenery.  Spectacular grounds.  Vibrant flowers everywhere.  Off the charts landscaping.  The must have been dozens of hummingbirds about the grounds.  It was so nice that tourists off the street would come inside the gates just to take pictures.  The only downside was that the restaurant was subpar. Especially the breakfast.  So definitely stay here but eat elsewhere!



Taypikala  Machu Picchu in Aguas Calientes
For Aguas Calientes this is a nice place to stay.  Most accommodations in this town are pretty basic and Taypikala is a step up.  The big problem here is that Taypikala is way up the mountain from the Urubamaba River and all the action  is down there.  The buses to Machu  Picchu.  The train station and most of the good restaurants.  Throw in a long hike up to Taypikala and I made a mistake on this one.  Stay as close to the river as possible!



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