The Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba is the newest offering from Inkaterra, the name behind some of our favourite hotels in Peru including the stunning Inkaterra La Casona and the breath-taking Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel.
Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley just outside the small village of Huayoccari, this hotel is a little piece of paradise nestled in the mountain side. Attention to detail, creativity and exquisite taste combine to create a unique, modern and elegant country-house style hotel that highlights the local Andean culture.
Owner Denise Guislain’s impeccable tastes are found throughout the hotel with comfortable lounge areas and nooks to while away a few hours. Re-purposed, centuries-old colonial door and window frames take on a new role as tables and furniture and ancient woven wall hangings from the owners’ private collection lend a historic feel to what is a new building.
There are 12 rooms in the main house set around a central patio in the traditional colonial style and 20 private ‘casitas’ or bungalows dotted around the property. Bungalows are spacious and have a rustic feel with eucalyptus furniture and wood-burning stoves as well as a sofa area where you can relax and gaze out over the surrounding mountains. Rooms are sumptuous with superb bathrooms complete with Spanish showers, an abundance of fluffy towels, heated towel racks and Inkaterra organic amenities. All have under floor heating which makes your stay nice and cozy particularly in the colder months, large comfortable beds and fantastic bed linen as well as a free mini-bar.
Inkaterra take their environmental credentials seriously and Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba is no exception. Lights are dimmed at night, all waste is recycled and grey water is used to irrigate the hotels’ organic farm, so you can enjoy your luxury stay with a clean conscience!
The two things we loved most about our visit were the tranquillity and the absolutely spectacular panoramic vista of the Andean mountains wherever you look. Sip on a great pisco sour in the lounge which has floor to ceiling windows as evening falls for an unforgettable memory of your trip to Peru!
This is a new hotel so the garden is not fully landscaped and will take a few years to flourish and mature like the lush gardens at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo. This is however, just a matter of time as nature is already present with an abundance of birds including the giant hummingbird. Some of the additional services like the spa and a wider variety of excursions will be in place later in 2016.
Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba is a majestic luxury hotel in a rustic setting and is a wonderful place for anyone looking for a country retreat where they can rest and relax in style!
Best of Peru Travel Recommends:
- Don’t miss the chance for some magical Andean star-gazing. Lounge on colourful woven blankets which are laid out on the front lawn as soon as night falls and watch the stars come out.
- We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the restaurant. We loved the Amazonian paiche fish fillet served with a black mint sauce and the lomo saltado was also very tasty.
- Just Enjoy !