We stayed here for 4 nights total in 2 separate stays of 2 nights with a night of Machu Picchu sandwiched between the 2 stays.
This is a very nice resort located in the town of Urubamba which gets its name by Urubamba river which flows just in the back of the resort.
Upon arrival from the Palacio del Inka Hotel – a taxi ride which takes about 1.5 hours we were upgraded to the Senior Suite – this is the best suite at the resort. The resort is on 3 floors and the lobby is at the 3rd floor.
The suite was massive – it included a Jacuzzi, 1.5 bathrooms, a dining table for 6, a massive living room and a huge closet.
We were asked to sit in the lobby area and the bellman took our passports and credit card to do the check in.
After checking out the room we headed to the bar for lunch as the main restaurant was closed for lunch. We were served by Lucy – she provided outstanding service suggesting all the nice dishes we can check out and giving tips on what to visit in the town as well.
The resort has a beautiful trail in the back which leads to its own private train station where you can catch a direct train to Machu Picchu.
The resort offers packages which included round trip train and bus tickets, MP entry tickets, private guide and lunch / dinner depending on the time you are leaving the resort. We found the package to be very expensive almost double the price compared to the one we took and did not offer the package we wanted anyway.
One thought about the hotel breakfast – it’s very good although it was literally the same for the 4 nights I stayed – it did not vary at all. The detox section had some amazing juices which one definitely needs to try out. They always remembered that my wife is a vegetarian and they had the sautéed vegetables and avocado for her without even asking.
I was amazed by the number of healthy options offered. I wish more hotels offer healthy breakfast choices – all I see in North American hotels are fruits.
I asked for a late check out at 1 30 PM but was only offered 1 as they had already assigned my room to another guest. It’s a resort so it’s based on availability anyways.
They store your luggage as only a carry-on bag is allowed on the train to MP.
Upon return from MP I was again upgraded to the Senior suite this time on the first floor. My first stay was in room 336 and second in 136.
We tried a spa treatment – Sacred Valley couple’s treatment and absolutely loved it. In fact I was so relaxed that during the massage I started sleeping.
For people visiting Machu Picchu this is a must stay hotel – stay here instead of Cusco and take a cab to the Ollantaytambo station or else you can choose to use the private station of the resort.
This is hands down the best hotel room we have stayed at – the best till now was the club level room at RC New Orleans and the corner suite at the Grand Sierra Resort Casino at Reno – but this room easily beats both of them.