Aranwa Sacred Valley
What We Love
- Being immersed in nature — you won’t hear any city noise here
- Spa treatments use regional ingredients including passion fruit, coca leaves, camu camu and Maras salt
- Multiple on-site restaurants serving dishes as refined as alpaca tenderloin or as simple as wood-fired pizza
- The fleet of golf carts and friendly staff on hand to drive you around
- Admiring the alpacas and peacocks that wander around the property
- The hotel sits at about 9,400 feet above sea level, meaning travelers are slightly less likely to experience altitude sickness here than in Cusco
What To Know
- The hotel is seven miles from Urubamba, so you’ll need a taxi to get into town
- It’s about a one-hour drive from Cusco
- Trains to Machu Picchu leave from Urubamba and Ollantaytambo, both a short ride from the hotel
- Oxygen tanks are available at the front desk
- The free WiFi is generally good, though it can be spotty at times
- Smoking and nonsmoking rooms are available
- Don’t miss the photography exhibit dedicated to famed Cusco-born photographer Martin Chambi
- Members will be charged a 18% IVA tax by the property upon check-in that is exempt to foreigners of Peru. To avoid this fee, be sure to provide documentation at the time of check-in
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Located in Urubamba, Aranwa Sacred Valley is on a river and within the vicinity of Estadio de Urubamba and Plaza de Armas. This spa hotel is within the vicinity of Iglesia de Urubamba and Santuario del Senor de Torrechayoc.
Make yourself at home in one of the 115 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have jetted bathtubs and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and irons/ironing boards.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, shopping on site, and tour/ticket assistance.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Aranwa Sacred Valley. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.
Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a library. This hotel has 4 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We spent 2 nights at this beautiful hotel as part of a tour of Peru
The rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable
The grounds are serene and inviting to take walks
They have kept the old hacienda style charm.
The spa was amazing!
Overall and excellent stay!
This is a lovely, remote hotel in the Sacred Valley with a calming atmosphere. It is next to the Vilcanota river in large grounds and there are llamas, peacocks, parrots, ducks and lots of fish in various ponds. The church is lovely and the nightly film in a cinema with popcorn is a nice idea. The room was large with a patio area overlooking a pond. We had a problem with the toilet door locking and a leak under the sink but it was sorted. The room had a large comfortable bed and a Jacuzzi bath which was great. Dinner was excellent with delicious trout and honey cheesecake. The snacks in the area above the bar were good,- the beef-burger was large and the chicken ceasar salad tortilla was tasty. Breakfast offered a large variety of food and the staff at all meals were efficient and cheerful. We enjoyed our 2 days at this hotel and would recommend it to anyone visiting the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
This visit was a highlight of our trip, as its beautiful locale and grounds gave us a wonderful respite from touring and transferring between locations in Peru. While we experienced minor issues of the actual dining options not clearly matching those printed in the resort’s brochure, they did not detract from our experience.
Courteous and attentive staff; beautiful grounds with flowering plants, numerous pools and water features and a colonial chapel; very nice spacious rooms; an impressive lobby with stunning stained glass window/wall; interesting shops and nice art gallery; cozy bar serving drinks & food, excellent breakfast buffet, and a formal restaurant; peacocks and birds abound on the grounds and even live alpacas grazing on the grassy knolls. Be sure to sign the huge guest book in the lobby (to the right of the front desk) to memorialize your visit.
We loved this hotel! We stayed two nights in a colonial room which was big and comfortable, the wifi worked great for us, the grounds were exquisite, the staff was helpful and responsive, the breakfast buffet had everything we could think of and was delicious. We would stay here again.
Having said that, there are some issues that should be mentioned. The hotel is remote - outside of town, down a long dirt road. It wasn't a problem for us because our tour guides and transfers picked us up and dropped us off at the site. However, it is not convenient to restaurants, so for simplicity's sake, we ate dinner at the hotel. The first night we had chicken and beef - both were very tough and tasteless. The next night we knew better. We ordered appetizers - a cheese plate, roasted olives, and a stuffed pepper - and this worked out great. The food was tasty and there was plenty of it - even took leftover cheese for snacks the next day. We enjoyed visiting with our server, Eleizer, who was efficient and friendly. Oh, and try the Peruvian Chardonnay...it's yummy.
Our room did have some trouble with the water pressure in the shower. We were able to get the small stream of water to a comfortable temperature...but it wasn't the luxurious shower we were looking forward to.
So overall, the hotel is comfortable and beautiful, and we enjoyed our stay very much.