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What We Love

  • 360 degrees of dramatic Andean scenery
  • Private heated plunge pools, perfectly positioned for stargazing
  • Walking trails zigzag across the 59-acre property
  • Adorable resident llamas and alpacas
  • Fresh produce from the vegetable garden and trout from the pond supply the restaurant

What To Know

  • There is a two-night minimum stay
  • Be prepared for extreme temperatures and possible altitude sickness; the hotel is 7,500 feet above sea level
  • Each room has WiFi, but it can be patchy

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

The greatest gorge you’ve never heard of — Southern Peru’s Colca Canyon — is now accessible to luxury-loving travelers thanks to Las Casitas del Colca, a collection of 20 rustic but elegant cottages in the folds of this wild natural wonder.

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The casitas’ decor is haute ranch, with vaulted ceilings, warm woods and antique chandeliers. Heated laja tile floors and fireplaces mean the frosty nights never bite, and there’s an outdoor shower for peak sunshine hours, an oversize bathtub for evening soaks (often decorated with flowers or candles at turn-down) and a heated plunge pool that’s perfectly positioned for stargazing.

The hotel has a world class spa that offers treatments with herbs grown on the property; after a hike try Chaki con Kora, a foot and leg massage that uses geranium and nettle. The restaurant serves phenomenal Peruvian and intercontinental cuisine, including trout whipped straight from the property’s pond. Guests can also take cooking classes and help feed baby alpacas at the farm.

But it was the mind-blowing scenery that impressed me most during my stay at Las Casitas del Colca: tiered mountains bisected by the Colca River, bizarre foliage thriving at 10,000 feet and higher, packs of llamas patrolling dirt roads, and indigenous women selling colorful handicrafts and textiles.

How to Get There

Belmond Las Casitas
Parque Curiña s/n desvio carretera Yanq
Yanque, 00000 Peru

Reviews

Almost Perfect...
Dlit99

My wife and I stayed here for one night on our way to see the condors. The room was VERY nice and even had a hot tub (not that we used it). It has some beautiful grounds with alpacas, llamas, and horses and a little pond.

The restaurant was quite nice (food was delicious) but they charged a ridiculous amount of money ($7 US dollars) for a tiny bottle of flat water. Of all the places we stayed, including other Belmonds within Peru, this was the most outrageous expense. The breakfast was also just so-so: a buffet that had some minimal items. It was only after the waiter heard us talking about the minimal choices (and having eaten what was available) that he informed us that we could order off a menu as well (a bit too little too late).

The other thing we didn't love about this place was that it was a VERY far walk from our room to the dining area (up hill at high altitude). In the dark, despite the flashlight provided, it was very challenging.

Finally, when we were ready to leave the following morning, I called to have our bags brought up and, after waiting 30 minutes, I/we finally gave up and went up to the main building for breakfast and to complain. Much to my dismay, the person who was supposed to get our bags was busy spending the entire time waiting for a single guest to check out as that guest had many complaints. Couldn't the staff member have unloaded the bags and left them in the front to come get ours rather than sit there and wait for the aggravated guest?

Anyway, overall the hotel room (each its own little house) was very nice and the staff was friendly. If it weren't for the few small items I mentioned, it may have been a 5...but given those, I think a 4 (4.5) rating is appropriate.

Great Hotel
gustavopescetto64

It is a great hotel, located on a beautiful place, no noise even during the day, so you can completely rest and forget about the city. Great Idea on no having TV on the rooms so you will disconnect of everything and enjoy as much as posible, great things to do as fishing, feeding the Llama and Alpacas, great food, very tasty little high the prices but it is ok. The crew is very helpful always thinking on your happiness and confort. The only thing can evaluate is to have some "nets" on the windows of each room so if you like to open during the night no insects will enter to the room.

Amazing place
P4239YHmariap

Sadly we only had one night here - I'd have loved more! The accommodation is amazing, a huge bed/living room, walk in wardrobe area, huge bath, indoor and outdoor showers and a patio area with seating, sun lounger and a plunge pool, which was lovely to just watch the sun setting. Its so peaceful and idyllic. Don't forget to stand outside at night and look up - seeing the milky way with our naked eyes is something we'll never forget.