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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%
Alpaca and Cuy meat 2 5.71%
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:50 PM
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The thing is, this isn't a swanky hotel. The room for $1000 is a basic room without a view, balcony, or terrace.

The options for Machu Picchu are:

a. Hike up
b. Stay in Aguas Calientes and take the bus up (which leaves as early as 5am, I believe- it's when we're going)
c. Take the train from a surrounding town
d. Stay at the Machu Picchu hotel for the ability to walk over.

If it were a ritzy, swanky, or insanely unique hotel (underwater, made of ice, etc), I could understand spending $1000 or more.

However, it's a basic hotel where the rooms look like this:

The super amazing looking Ice Hotel is $800 a night, and I would totally do it.

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by release the hounds View Post
It's not about the money, it's all about perceived value. For a thousand bucks I could do that hike a few times, have a great time with the guides and friends, see some absolutely breathtaking scenery for a few days, get a nice walk in, create memories and tip the guides enough for a few months pay for them and still have money left over.

Whether I was dirt poor or was Bill Gates, I'd still be doing the hike. I don't even remember a hotel being at Machu Picchu. Probably was, but certainly wasn't anything to remember.

That's not to say I wouldn't like to drop 10K on a room in a major city and live like a King for a night once and while, but Machu Picchu isn't about that experience. At least for me it wasn't. Plenty of other places in the world for that type of experience in my opinion.

For the money, I think there is a 2 day hike, which was basically a bus to the base, a short walk up to a "hotel" and you can walk in with the rest of the hikers in the morning, long before those entering thru the gates of Machu Picchu get to go in. So if it's about location and getting there earlier, at least do that one. We were up and packed up by 3:30 am and racing to the sungate where we were greated by a thick fog to see the sun rise
What I'm trying to say is that if I were wealthy, the perceived value would be different because $1000 may seem a lot now. But if the money was there, because 1000 may seem like 10 dollars to me now, I would think it would be worth it to stay closer for a little bit more money. Therefore, it may seem to be worth the value.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:15 PM
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I don't think i'm conveying myself correctly. The room could be 10 bucks, I still wouldn't take it. Machu Picchu was an experience, I'd take the trail, the camping, the everything it took to get there was worth 1000x's what that hotel room could offer me.

So if I was poor or Bill Gates, or if the room was 10 bucks or a thousand, I still wouldn't choose that route.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:16 PM
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Intersting, I hope it's more exciting than when Geraldo opened Al Capone's vault
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:31 PM
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I wouldn't spend $1000 a night to stay anywhere.

Maybe there's something the guests staying there know about the bus that you don't to make it worth spending $1000 to avoid a bus ride-lol....

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:23 PM
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Would I spend $1000/night on a hotel room? Of course.
Depends on how much money I have and the hotel itself but it isn't a "NO WAY!" thing. I certainly would depending on the place/hotel I love big suits, I love villas and when I travel, I like to do it well..and if I had the funds, I wouldn't feel bad about it.

But that hotel? Nope. I don't have that much of an interest in the area and the hotel doesn't do it for me enough personally.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:36 PM
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No. I save most of the year to be able to go on just a trip. Nevermind trying to come up with extra to stay in one specific hotel for that kind of money when there are other perfectly good and less expensive hotels around. Maybe if I was rich I might, but even then... I'm only in a hotel for sleeping and nothing else. Not worth $1000 per night for me.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:41 PM
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Depends. If I had money to burn sure. But I don't so no lol

Originally Posted by Picklepaige View Post
Nope. The most we've paid is $550 a night, which was at the Atlantis Hotel (a very,very, VERY nice hotel) in the Bahamas.
I was just in Bahamas a few days ago stayed in the riu but holy crap Atlantis is crazy. And still being b uilt
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:04 PM
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Nah, even if I was rich I wouldn't pay that much.

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