Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Hotels and Places to Stay > Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest
Reload this Page >

Tambo del Inka, Urubamba, Peru [Master Thread]

Tambo del Inka, Urubamba, Peru [Master Thread]

Reply

Old Apr 16, 18, 9:19 pm
  #496  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Programs: SPG Plat 100, Hyatt Diamond, National EE and bunch of other mid-tier status
Posts: 452
yep once you are in MP they won't track you down and kick you out. The only limitation is that the only bath room is outside, and you wouldn't be able to re-enter if its passed your ticket time (noon)
zerolife is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 16, 18, 9:33 pm
  #497  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Programs: Lifetime SPG Plt, Hyatt Diamond, Hilton Silver, Amtrak Select Plus, Marriott LT Plat, UA Silver
Posts: 1,381
Thank you Z for the insight about the bathroom. I better bring an empty bottle with me just in case - better yet, wear a diaper :O

I just rec an email from the hotel and taxi cost $20 for 3 ppl. More if above that.
hotelfanatic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 17, 18, 8:11 pm
  #498  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Programs: Lifetime SPG Plt, Hyatt Diamond, Hilton Silver, Amtrak Select Plus, Marriott LT Plat, UA Silver
Posts: 1,381
Originally Posted by zerolife View Post
yep once you are in MP they won't track you down and kick you out. The only limitation is that the only bath room is outside, and you wouldn't be able to re-enter if its passed your ticket time (noon)
Was reading TripAdvisor and someone mentioned you can inform the guard that you are coming out for lunch or the toilet and they will let you back in no problem. I am not sure if the guard check the ticket entry time though or just let you back in since they recognize you. So I m raising this question again to make sure.. can you come out to use the toilet in the afternoon and will they let you back in if you have the morning entry ticket? If this turns out to be a problem, then it might be safer to buy the afternoon entry ticket.
hotelfanatic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 18, 18, 7:48 am
  #499  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 26
Originally Posted by hotelfanatic View Post
Was reading TripAdvisor and someone mentioned you can inform the guard that you are coming out for lunch or the toilet and they will let you back in no problem. I am not sure if the guard check the ticket entry time though or just let you back in since they recognize you. So I m raising this question again to make sure.. can you come out to use the toilet in the afternoon and will they let you back in if you have the morning entry ticket? If this turns out to be a problem, then it might be safer to buy the afternoon entry ticket.
Maybe it would work, but if you are buying a ticket that says your entry time is only for the AM, then there's no way to get a guarantee that you would be let back in as their policy forbids it. I don't think anyone would be able to say for certain you could do this, even if one guard let them do it in their experience, that doesn't guarantee it. Even if someone did report back, I wouldn't count on it. I would suggest getting a ticket for the time you would spend most of your time there (either morning, or afternoon).

Last edited by Dzigavertov; Apr 18, 18 at 8:52 am
Dzigavertov is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 18, 18, 10:05 pm
  #500  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Programs: Lifetime SPG Plt, Hyatt Diamond, Hilton Silver, Amtrak Select Plus, Marriott LT Plat, UA Silver
Posts: 1,381
You are probably right - nothing is guarantee.
hotelfanatic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19, 18, 6:40 am
  #501  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 26
When's your stay? We are headed there in a few weeks. Can't wait to stay at this hotel, and see all the sights!
Dzigavertov is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19, 18, 8:36 am
  #502  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Programs: SPG Plat 100, Hyatt Diamond, National EE and bunch of other mid-tier status
Posts: 452
Originally Posted by hotelfanatic View Post
Was reading TripAdvisor and someone mentioned you can inform the guard that you are coming out for lunch or the toilet and they will let you back in no problem. I am not sure if the guard check the ticket entry time though or just let you back in since they recognize you. So I m raising this question again to make sure.. can you come out to use the toilet in the afternoon and will they let you back in if you have the morning entry ticket? If this turns out to be a problem, then it might be safer to buy the afternoon entry ticket.
Agree with Dzigavertov. I would have an empty bottle just in case . I would also be interested in when you will be going if you are willing to share and your experience. I will be there early July.
zerolife is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19, 18, 9:03 am
  #503  
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: BKK
Programs: SPG Plat; Marriott Plat; Hyatt Explorist; QR Gold
Posts: 1,578
In my case, i bought tickets for both morning and afternoon entry.

morning entry: climb the wayna picchu

afternoon entry: admire the machu picchu
3rdworldresident is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19, 18, 9:09 am
  #504  
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 26
When I went a couple months ago I had a morning entry and was told that it would allow one single reentry after exiting for toilets/lunch. I used the reentry after noon and did not have any problems.

PS - Including travel time to Ollantaytambo it's probably a wash and leaving straight from the hotel is just as good. The biggest downside to leaving straight from TdI is that you only have one morning train and one evening train, so you have to go to Ollantaytambo if you want more time than that schedule allows. Remember to leave more than an hour for the bus ride back from MP to Aguas Calientes.
matravelguy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19, 18, 3:32 pm
  #505  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Programs: Lifetime SPG Plt, Hyatt Diamond, Hilton Silver, Amtrak Select Plus, Marriott LT Plat, UA Silver
Posts: 1,381
You raised another concern I had - bus ride back to AC. I though rides are only 30 mins. Is it because the rush of ppl leaving MP in late afternoon the reason for allocating 1 hr for the rtn trip?

WRT trains from TDI, there are actually 2 trains from TDI to AC.
VISTADOME 601 - departs at 6:50 AM and arrives at 9:24 AM 2.5 hours $95.00
PERURAIL SACRED VALLEY 91 - departs at 10:30 AM and arrives at 1:34 PM 3 hours $170.00

For the evening train, I plan to go to Olly

Last edited by hotelfanatic; Apr 19, 18 at 4:12 pm
hotelfanatic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 18, 1:09 pm
  #506  
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 26
The bus takes forever because there's a massive line of people trying to catch it. I don't think it's because everyone is leaving at once, I think it's just because the buses are limited capacity and they can't keep up with the pace of people leaving. The line is LOOOOOONG.
matravelguy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 18, 3:18 pm
  #507  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Programs: SPG Plat 100, Hyatt Diamond, National EE and bunch of other mid-tier status
Posts: 452
I wonder if Tambo will allow you to box breakfast and take it onto the train to eat... that would be great use of the long ride
zerolife is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 18, 3:55 pm
  #508  
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Programs: BA Silver (OW Sapphire), SPG Plat75, LeClubAccor Plat, Azul Safira
Posts: 1,243
Originally Posted by zerolife View Post
I wonder if Tambo will allow you to box breakfast and take it onto the train to eat... that would be great use of the long ride
Their breakfast starts at 4:30am or 5am (albeit a reduced buffet) so I think a box would be pushing it... You could pack yourself a sandwich if you're short on time.
RafKa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 18, 4:50 pm
  #509  
SPG Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Orange County California
Programs: SPG Gold
Posts: 743
Originally Posted by matravelguy View Post
The bus takes forever because there's a massive line of people trying to catch it. I don't think it's because everyone is leaving at once, I think it's just because the buses are limited capacity and they can't keep up with the pace of people leaving. The line is LOOOOOONG.
Yes it is. If budget is not an issue, then I would suggest the Hiram Bingham one way or both. There are NO LINES for Hiram Bingham passengers. Also, this hotel has its own PeruRail train station with trains to MP. Its limited but they have trains that run from the hotel and back. I stayed here in 2016 but since we took the Hiram Bingham, we had to leave and return from Poroy.
seat38a is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 20, 18, 7:35 pm
  #510  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Programs: Lifetime SPG Plt, Hyatt Diamond, Hilton Silver, Amtrak Select Plus, Marriott LT Plat, UA Silver
Posts: 1,381
Just booked my outbound Vistadome from Hotel train station (6:50 AM) and return on the Expedition at 6:20 PM to Olly. I notice if you book round trip, the Vistadome is $95. But if you book just 1 way, the price is $105. Very odd. And they want us to be there 30 mins before departure - 6:20 AM :O
hotelfanatic is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread