Hotel Tamupayu has its ups and downs, but overall, I like it better than other reviewers do. I didn't care for the first room we were shown, but they changed it happily, and we got an upstairs room over the river with a balcony. Portable heater worked fine, the bed was great, and the place was clean. In the dining room we made the acquaintance of several members of a large Peruvian family and of Carl Wolf, whose site and blog "Guided by Wolves" has become sort of famous. The whole place is pretty drastically u8nderstaffed, and one worker seemed as if she didn't really want to be there. One set of doors is plastered with stickers of travel groups, so maybe it gets really busy in high season.
Full of coach parties, very limited menu choices. Had a room next to busy road with noise from trucks throughout night. Poor WiFi coverage . No television. OK however as a convenient one-off half-way stop Lima to Cusco.
Probably the worst hotel of our 10 hotels in our Exodus trip.
Plus points - the room was clean if basic, it's quite pretty and scenic and dinner was good even if they were initially surprised to find vegetarians in the group.
Negatives - the Wi-Fi was very poor. I can understand that the signal is weak near the mountains but what exactly was the excuse for turning it off before 11pm?. We were an adult group! (And we could see that it was definitely off not just weak). The next issue was the breakfast. A couple of small pieces of flatbread each and a small plate of scrambled eggs shared between six. No meat fruit cereal or any chance for second helpings of the bread/eggs. It was woefully inadequate and we were left doing our polite best not to fight the other group members for it.
It was dark when we approached Hotel and Restaurante Tampuramyu. We arrived at a locked gate and an apparently abandoned facility. With no alternatives we investigated and eventually found a button near one gate that rang a bell. The reception was a little cold at first but turned out to be very nice and helpful. We were shown to a nice room.
The grounds are very nice. They resemble a historical hacienda. They were peaceful and clean. The room was rustic but large and clean. There was hot water and a heater in the room. We were comfortable.
Eat at the restaurant. The restaurant, despite appearing closed and with us as the only customers, prepared what may have been the best lomo saltado we had during our entire trip. Breakfast was typical full american and very good.
Overall, the hotel was a bit expensive but was a nice experience we enjoyed. We would stay here again.
I really liked this place, great for stretching the legs after a very long day on a coach, which was fortunately very comfortable. The rooms are similar to lodges, nice and spacious and very comfortable. One of our party had an uninvited guest in the form of a large spider; I tried to remove it, but was unsuccessful, so she insisted on moving to another room! Nice family chapel, with decorative handpainted walls inside, llamas, a cow and very young calf at the time or our visit; very friendly owners and staff. They did run out of beer, which disappointed some of the other guests.