We were met at the Aguas Calientes railway station by the SUMAQ hotel porter, who put our bags in their cart and then…wheeled them to the hotel. We didn’t know there were no cars in town, so everywhere you went was on foot. It was no big deal, since the hotel was only a five minute walk, it was just funny watching them wheel the giant cart of bags to the hotel. Most of the other people on our train were at the same hotel, but were headed straight up to Machu Picchu so didn’t walk to the hotel with us. First, a few thoughts from our two days at the hotel, and then a little review of Aguas Calientes itself.
SUMAQ Hotel, Aguas Calientes
We’d reserved the basic standard room, and it was perfectly fine. The beds were very comfortable, there were more pillows than I had a clue what to do with (seriously, there were 6 pillows on each bed!) and the temperature was decent. There was no climate control, so the room tended to be slightly on the warm side, but not enough to every really be a problem. Bathroom was well-stocked with decent eco-friendly amenities, and considering this was a small town it was a very nice room. Some pics of the room, with the many-pillowed bed: