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The quietest possible place to rest and enjoy the scenery.
We loved the absolutely wonderful location in the valley. The gardens were well laid out and maintained, the flowers near the door of our room was visited frequently by hummingbirds. There was no airconditioning system to keep you awake at night. The breakfast buffet was rather basic, the lunch/dinner options were better. The only downside was the noisy and smelly petrol-powered lawn mower. There must be better options than this.
A magical retreat after a challenging pilgrimage
We arrived at this hotel after a 4 day Inca Trail, so I cannot begin to explain what a treat this was. Check-in was easy and we were offered a welcome drink of Inca iced tea on arrival and then shown to our room. We booked a double room, which was clean and spacious and comfortable. There is no TV in the room, which was not a problem for us. There is free WiFi in all areas of the hotel which is fast and reliable. The breakfast is served in the main restaurant and there was a good selection of bread, ham and cheese as well as fresh fruit and yoghurts and also hot options with an egg station,sautéed potatoes, bacon and sausage. To finish there was a selection of sweet cakes and muffins and pancakes. There was also a designated area for gluten free. The food was high quality and we very much enjoyed our long breakfasts in the morning. The main restaurant is also open for lunch and in the evenings and there is and addition bar/grill at the hot springs for lunch and a separate more intimate restaurant for dinner in the evening, which serves the same food at the same prices. We found the menu had a good variety of dishes including local specialties and also a selection of pasta/pizza at very reasonable prices (most mains around 45 soles). The service was friendly and attentive and the quality of the food was excellent. There is also a comfortable bar, which had a warm fire every evening during our stay, which has a good selection of cocktails at a reasonable price (Pisco sour was around 27 soles). During the day, there are some very local free amenities in the hotel grounds including a visit to the alpaca ranch (open till 6.30pm) which has a couple of designated rooms with information about the condor and also the alpacas/llamas, which we found very interesting. In addition of course are the hot springs, which were clean, comfortable and relaxing. We might have been lucky as we stayed in low season, but we enjoyed these to ourself during our visit in the daytime and in the evening, when we went out and enjoyed the stars. The hotel kindly provided a torch in the hotel room to make this possible, otherwise the walk down to the hot springs would be difficult. They encouraged us to use the robes and towels they provided in the room to visit the hot springs. In addition, it is possible to venture further afield, but keep in mind that the hotel is located in the valley and therefore any hikes do typically involve a moderately steep climb at the beginning. We visited Yanque (30 minute walk) and watched the dancing at 6.30am, which was performed by local children. We also took a local bus from here to visit Chivay (we were charged 10 soles for 2). In addition, the hotel kindly arranged a private taxi for us to visit the Cruz del Condor for 190 soles, which included the journey there and back and the driver waited for us whilst we watched the condors fly (in addition, it is an extra 70 soles each for the tourist ticket). We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again! p.s bring insect repellent spray
Beautiful, relaxing place to stay in Colca valley
We stayed here while exploring the Colca valley and had a fantastic experience. The property is beautiful, with amazing views of the surrounding Colca valley (and the stars on clear evenings). The food was excellent, and the hot springs were a perfect place to relax and unwind. The alpaca and llama farm in the property has a very informative interpretive center, which we found very interesting. The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. This is a beautiful place to visit. Very recommended !
The location was perfect with great views hot springs were amazing food and service was excellent rooms beyond belief brilliant bathroom cleanliness was outstanding walk into the town was exciting with great views
Don't use your credit card here
This is a gorgeous place, but I'm pretty sure someone stole my credit card number here. I had three fraudulent charges on my card a few days after my visit. All signs point to the lodge being the place my number was stolen from. If you stay here, pay in cash.
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