In the heart of the Sacred Valley is this 300-year-old former convent (monastery) whose rooms, with tile floors, wood ceilings, and hand-carved headboards, have balconies that overlook the gardens or the terraced hillsides. The cobblestone walkways are the perfect complement to the well-preserved colonial-era church on the grounds. A few rooms have access for people with disabilities, a rarity in this part of the country, but they must be reserved in advance. The restaurant has excellent regional fare and a popular Sunday lunch buffet.
Plaza Manco II 123, Yucay, Peru
084-201–107; 01-712–6060-in Lima; 800-766–3782-in North America
May 29, 2009
The Sonesta Posada in Yucay is well run, clean and charming. The Colonial Spanish convent setting is enhanced by beautiful flower gardens planted in every possible patch of ground. The bar and restaurant serve very good fare. The town is small, quiet and a bit out of the way, but take a walk behind the hotel through the farms for a good look at life beyond the town. Conveniently, there are a couple of grocery markets across the street that sell
water and some snacks.