This luxury hotel is between Cusco and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. Its design recalls a traditional Andean farmhouse, or hacienda. Surrounded by attractive gardens this is a wonderfully peaceful location, and is perfectly placed for exploring the valley's towns, villages and archaeological sites, trekking, mountain biking, rafting, horse riding, bird watching and star gazing. Some tours are included in your stay and others can be booked and paid for locally.
There are several categories of rooms and suites. All have full length windows, comfy beds, armchairs and coffee tables and a dining area, and suites have open fireplaces. Mod cons such as flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, iPad, safe and minibar enhance overall comfort. Each room has its own bathroom with a heated towel rail, hair dryer, selection of toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.
The restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a wide choice of dishes including a special healthy menu. The produce is sourced largely within the valley, with many of the ingredients coming from the hotel's own organic farm, which you are welcome to visit. The bar has an inviting fire and you can pay a visit to the wine cave to select your own wine! The large windows of the main house enable you to take in views of the valley and mountains as you relax between activities, and the spa provides welcome pampering and therapeutic treatments.
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Open: Hacienda Urubamba is open all year. It received its first guests in April 2015.
Location: Hacienda Urubamba is in the Sacred Valley, in the town of Huayoccari, between Cusco and Ollantaytambo. It is at km 62 of the Cusco-Urubamba-Pisac-Calca highway.
Rooms: There are 12 rooms in the main lodge plus 24 casitas. There are 4 room types: superior deluxe (25-45sqm), junior suite (46sqm), Urubamba suite (63-90sqm)and the top-of-the-range owner’s quarters (100-190sqm). Superior deluxe rooms, junior suites and Urubamba suites have 2 twin or 1 king bed, full length mirror, dining area and sitting room. They come with flat screen TVs, cordless phone, iPad, free Wi-Fi, speakers, minibar (complimentary in the suites) and safe. The en-suite bathroom has biodegradable toiletries, hair dryer, heated towel rail, bathrobes and slippers. All have picture windows and some have terraces. The owner’s quarters has 4 double or king beds, a DVD player and butler service. All rooms are serviced 3 times a day.
Activities The following are included on your stay: a tour of the ecological farm, a visit to Chicha de Jora to learn about local food and cuisine, twilight mountain excursion for star gazing, a half day guided trek along the Challa Huasi Trail, and a bird watching walk near the lodge. Other excursions can be arranged and paid for locally and include trips to Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Pisac, Maras and Moray and a full day bird watching and photography trip to Yanacocha. You can also go white water rafting, mountain biking and horse riding.
Facilities: There is a large restaurant and a separate bar, both with open fires. Cocktail Hour occurs between 5pm and 7pm each day. The hotel has a large wine cellar which you’re welcome to visit. Mayu Spa offers a menu of treatments including massage, Andean hot stone therapy and reflexology, and has a dry sauna and plunge pool.
Dining: Meals are served in the restaurant. There is an extensive menu, based on fresh, local ingredients. Breakfast is served buffet style, and you’ll have a choice of dishes for lunch and dinner. Picnic and packed lunches can be provided. There is 24 hour room service,
Children: Children of all ages are welcome
Health: The Sacred Valley is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access.