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View Poll Results: Would you spend $1000 a night to stay here?
Yes, of course! I wouldn't visit unless I could stay there 0 0%
Yes, I would- it's worth it to be that close 2 5.71%
Yes- other 0 0%
No way! Even the classiest hotel in the world isn't worth $1000/night 11 31.43%
No way! That hotel isn't special enough to be worth $1000/night 2 5.71%
No- I'd rather take the bus ride and stay somewhere cheaper and/or nicer in town 16 45.71%
No- other 2 5.71%
Maybe- I could see myself splurging on it 0 0%
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:42 PM
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Default Would you spend $1000 a night to stay here?

Okay, for the most part, lodging in Peru is inexpensive. Other than a couple of "splurges", we were able to book each hotel/B&B for under $100 each night.

Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) is a bit different. We're spending a night there before going to Machu Picchu, which is a 30 minute bus ride.

The hotels are pretty overpriced in Aguas Calientes- the whole town survives only on tourism. The hotels (in 'tourist season') range in price from about $50 to about $600.

The $600 ones are supposedly really nice. Our hotel is somewhere in between.

Anyway, there's a hotel a mile from Machu Picchu- it's the only hotel where you don't have to take the bus. The rooms aren't anything special- it's the location. You can't see Machu Picchu from the rooms, but you get to avoid the bus.

The rooms start at $1000 a NIGHT.

So, if you were planning on a visit to Machu Picchu, would you spend $1000 to stay there? Keep in mind that you can stay in Aguas Calientes in a nicer, higher class hotel for one third to half that price.

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