Situated in a 300-year-old ex-Franciscan monastery surrounded by lush gardens and a beautiful chapel, Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay is a colonial style hotel in the middle of Sacred Valley, one hour away from Machu Picchu. The hotel has a peaceful feeling to it and offers a nice contrast to the hustle and bustle of Cusco. Enjoying a splendid breakfast while sitting on the terrace taking in the lovely views of the gardens and beyond is a wonderful way to start your day.
There are 88 rooms and two restaurants offering indoor and outdoor dining, with one featuring Peruvian cuisine and the other a trattoria with pasta and wood-fired pizzas. There's also a charming coffee shop and a cocktail bar with live music and craft beers. The hotel also features a gift shop and craft market.
Posadas del Inca Yucay provides an ideal base to explore Machu Picchu, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and Maras. It is also very close to the AwanaKancha Textile Exhibition Centre, where visitors can view weaving demonstrations, meet (and feed) the alpacas, llamas and vicunas and buy some of the lovely handicrafts.
Open: Sonesat Posadas del Inca Yucay is open all year.
Location: Posadas del Inca Yucay is a five minute drive from Urubamba and an hour from Cusco.
Rooms: There are 88 rooms, each with individually controlled heating plus marble bathroom with bath and shower. All rooms have cable TV, direct dial telephones, minibar, hairdryers and digital safes. Decor is contemporary with an Andean twist and feature stonework. Standard rooms (21-26sqm) are available with either a double, king, two queen or three queen beds. There is also a suite (37sqm) with king-sized bed and all the amenities of the other rooms, plus a living area with sofa and flatscreen TV.
Activities: Tours of Urubamba, Cusco Chinchero, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu.
Facilities: Restaurant, trattoria and cafe (see below), bar, TV and games room, library, chapel, Room service (not 24 hour),coffee shop, laundry service, bar, oxygen service, massage service, business centre with computers and wifi, gift shop, tourist information, luggage storage and a laundry service.
Dining: The Inkafe Restaurant offers food from early morning till late evening and serves Peruvian and inernational dishes. The Dispenza Trattoria specialises in pasta and wood-fired pizzas from 4pm-10pm and the Placita Cafe services coffee, salads, sandwichs, desserts and ice ceams from 6am-10am and 4pm to 7pm daily.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is not a malarial area.
Communication: There free Wi-Fi internet access.