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What is your favorite hotel in the Sacred Valley and why?

What is your favorite hotel in the Sacred Valley and why?

Mar 6th, 2019, 02:48 PM
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What is your favorite hotel in the Sacred Valley and why?

What was your favorite hotel in or near the Sacred Valley and why? There are so many good options. Open to all price ranges.
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Mar 6th, 2019, 06:52 PM
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In Cusco, I'm glad I stayed at Ninos (Meloc):
https://ninoshotel.com
Great location, nice accommodation, nice cafe, wonderful cause. JMO.
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Mar 7th, 2019, 06:40 AM
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2014 - In Ollantaytambo, we stayed at, and loved, El Albergue. It's right at the train station, but it's far from an urban setting - very lovely grounds, and a restaurant with delicious food. They grow their own vegetables in a garden/farm behind the hotel. They also have a very nice coffee shop. We happened to get a very inexpensive last minute deal.
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Mar 7th, 2019, 08:12 AM
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I stayed here in Aug 2017 https://aranwahotels.com/en/hotels/a...otel-wellness/

LOVED it!. Large rooms, great service, beautiful grounds, orchid garden, very nice (upscale) restaurant plus more casual dining options.
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Mar 7th, 2019, 10:06 AM
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Personally, I wouldn't stay in the Sacred Valley if by that you mean Urubamba or adjacent converted farm lands. I liked staying in Ollantaytambo where I could walk to the train station, the ruins, and the old town sector.

But if you're looking for a luxury resort and price isn't a concern, there are a number of properties now in the SV area, including the new Explora and Tambo del Inka.

El Albergue works well if you are taking an early train, but I can't believe what they are charging for a room now!
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Mar 7th, 2019, 10:08 AM
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Personally, I wouldn't stay in the Sacred Valley if by that you mean Urubamba or adjacent converted farm lands. I liked staying in Ollantaytambo where I could walk to the train station, the ruins, and the old town sector.

But if you're looking for a luxury resort and price isn't a concern, there are a number of properties now in the SV area, including the new Explora and Tambo del Inka.

El Albergue works well if you are taking an early train, but I can't believe what they are charging for a room now!

PS.. I'm glad I took my first trip pre-100th anniversary! It had changed a lot between the 1st and 2nd visit, and I can't even imagine going now.

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Mar 7th, 2019, 11:09 AM
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Mlgb, how much? We paid $79 for our room in 2014.
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Mar 7th, 2019, 12:10 PM
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We have stayed in maybe 6-7 hotels in the Sacred Valley mostly in Ollantaytambo. I don’t really have a favourite as such, but two that do spring to mind in Ollantaytambo are Apu Lodge and La Casa de Mi Abuela Riverside. both are mid-range places but are comfortable with decent sized rooms, comfy beds and are in good locations within the village.

El Alberquerque always seems to get good reviews and is undoubtedly very convenient for the train station but that is also a big disadvantage for me as it is a fair old walk to the centre of the village, ruins and restaurants etc. OK if you are only there to catch the train.

Down the road in Urubamba is where the bigger, more lux hotels are to be found. We lived there for a few weeks when doing some voluntary work and it is not the most enticing place to stay. Great if you are seeking a resort type place but otherwise not a great deal of interest for the visitor apart from the market and the main plaza.

Not sure if you would count Cusco as the sacred valley, but I agree with kia’s suggestion of Niños, also worth looking at one of the Casa Adina properties. a consistently good Peruvian chain.

PS - if you are seriously looking, providing a price range would enable people to make more informed recommendations.
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Mar 7th, 2019, 04:28 PM
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Just to clarify, it’s about a 10 to 15 minute walk from El Albergue to the archaeological site.
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Mar 8th, 2019, 04:26 AM
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Mid May over $200 a night for the remaining view rooms! Apparently May is now part of high season!

This month, much less for the standard garden rooms (where I stayed).

Note that some hotels can't be reached by vehicle..e.g. Apu Lodge. That may be an advantage nowadays.

There are now all sorts of options since tourism has exploded.

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Mar 8th, 2019, 08:09 AM
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We didn't have a view room either, but I still loved the place!
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