Tierra Viva Machu Picchu
- Room Type : Twin Room (2nd Floor)
- Stay Nights : 2 nights
- Stay Num : 4 people
The reason we decided to stay here is because "Tierra Viva Machu Picchu" is in a place that is easy to access Machu Picchu, which is the purpose of the first trip. Since we are visiting here for the first time, I decided to focus on being a safe and comfortable hotel, rather than a cheap hotel, because there was concerns about altitude sickness, and the public security. This hotel had free Wi-Fi, coca tea for alpine sickness that you can get anytime. I will show you what it was like staying at this hotel.
Check the hotel's exterior, entrance and front desk!
The hotel is located about 5 minutes from the station and it is on a steep slope. It is surrounded by steep mountains, and a river flows in front of the hotel.
The appearance looked a little old, but the entrance was bright with a glass door, and it looked beautiful.
The front desk and lobby were wide, and there was always at least 2 to 3 staffs standing at the front desk, and they responded kindly.
In front of the front desk, there is a colonnade and the art around the elevator stood out.
The guest room
The rooms are clean and wide, so you can stay comfortably.
There were two single size beds with fluffy covers and pillows so I was able to sleep well.
There was Cusco 's chocolate on beside Bette.
There were two bottles of free PET bottles above the working desk.
There is also a TV.
From the bedroom to the entrance side
The bathroom was clean and water pressure and temperature of the shower was just right. I think that it is normal in Peru, toilet paper can not be flushed in the toilet, so you will need to throw it into the trashcan. If you flush toilet paper down by mistake, it will cause the toilet to clog.
There were amenities and two glass cups on the sink.
There was no bathtub and only a shower. The shower curtain was a little short, so if the water pressure is too strong, the water will splash outside.
There was a minimal amenity of shampoo, conditioner and soap. You need to bring everything else that you need.
There was a bath towels, a face towel and a bath math. There was one of each. Towels are usually exchanged every other day, so if you want to change them every day so you need to leave them on the floor so that the housekeepers will know to change them.
Closet and safety box
There were four hangers in the closet, but I could not remove it, and the height of the hanger was high, so I thought it was somewhat inconvenient.
There was a small safety box in the closet. There was a deodorant or an insect repellent that was a kind that you a plug in.
The closet was large, with a hairdryer and a bag for laundry service also in it.
There is no cafe bar, fridge!
There was no cafe bar, but here was a refrigerator. There was nothing in particular in it, so you can put drinks that you purchased yourself. There were two free water bottles of so you do not need to buy water.
What is the view from the room like?
The terrace is different in size depending on the room, whether the table and the chair are placed or not. From the room I stayed in, I could see the surrounding mountains and small plaza and it was a refreshing because I could hear the the river near by as well. The mountains around are really steep, so it is a breathtaking to see from below.
Since the window is not strong enough, it is necessary to close it carefully because I noticed air coming in from a small space from not shutting the window tightly enough. (It is especially cold at night.)
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant
The restaurant is right next to the hotel entrance. It is bright with glass, clean and had a refreshing atmosphere as you can see the river and the mountains in front of you.
Although we could have breakfast there, they seemed to be open as a normal restaurant during the day as well, and it was pretty busy.
Breakfast was buffet style, and the foos was lined up on the counter.
Butter, olives and poundcake
There was no coffee machine, so I was disappointed that I had to drink instant coffee. Fresh juice and cereals were also prepared.
There were some hams, cheese and hot dishes.
State of the hotel and equipment
Corridor in front of the room
Before the elevator there is a pot of coffee, coca tea and hot water.
Coca tea was nice because it helps relive altitude sickness. It's free for 24 hours.
A computer can be used freely in the business room on the second floor.
From Cusco’s airport, it takes about 2 hours by taxi to Olaan Tay Tambo station, then it will take about 2 hours at Peru rail (train) to Machu Picchu village. It is nearly 5 minutes on foot from the station of Machu Picchu village to the hotel.
Machu Picchu village itself is a sightseeing spot, and there were many shops so it was a safe are. There were many shops in Machu Picchu village. There is a bus to Machu Picchu, the destination, but the bus stop is also very close in about 5 minutes from the hotel. There is a ticket counter near the bus stop, so I bought tickets there. I waited in line from 4 in the morning to get on the bus. It takes about 25 minutes by bus to Machu Picchu.
Staff and customer base
The hotel staffs were friendly and everyone was able to speak English very well. As I left early to get on the bus, I told them that I will not make it to breakfast and they gave me a takeout bread, snack and drink instead. If you ask for restaurant reservation, they will call for you, so it was a very pleasant service. It seems that tourists from all over the world are staying.
This time, I stayed at Tierra Viva Machu Picchu and it was very good. Although we are traveling from the United States, we were tired of traveling a long way (one plane transit, two hours by taxi, two hours by train) even though I was still worried about altitude sickness, so this hotel It was a comfortable space, and it was safe to stay because it was done properly (coca tea, medicines sold nearby). It was clean and spacious overall, and the service of the staff was also very good, so I wouldn’t have minded staying longer. Also, the bus to Machu Picchu was nearby, so it was convenient for us for lining up and preparing for breakfast and etc, before getting on the bus. It was easy to move around because it was close to the train station as well.