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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
What a gem. We were driving through miles of what seemed like desert and farm land, turned a corner and arrived at the Aranwa. It is an old hacienda that has been converted into a luxury hotel and spa. When we walked into the lobby, we were greeted by several friendly people and an amazing stained glass window and fresh flowers. The desk staff couldn't have been more informative and helpful, and the bell staff was prompt and accommocating. Our room was very spacious, the bathroom had a huge sunken tub and there was plenty of storage. The grounds are gorgeous and look more like a beautiful private estate with gardens, pool, water features and even an old chapel. Wish we had an extra day to just wander, explore and enjoy this place.
Staying in the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness was more than a pleasant surprise. Besides the warm hospitality, a very well organised and polite staff, the environment, I may add, was incredible. The are very well known for the spa called UNNO, and I got to experience that in first hand. Truly magical and reenergising. Yes, they have chocolate relaxation if you are still wondering. Overall, it was a relaxing, spiritual and luxury stay. If you are around Sacred Valley make sure to stay there.
This is a very strange hotel that does not really know what it wants to be. Is it a retreat? Is it a motel for touring coach parties? Is it a museum? Whatever it tries to be, it fails. The rooms are pokey and in the modern blocks they do have a motel feel. They are very oddly decorated - a bit tacky. The old rooms may be different but looked dark.
The hotel is also very remote so if you go anywhere you need a taxi. The hotel books it for you and charges it to your account at about twice the price we paid for the return journey (that is pretty inexcusable).
Food was ok but was the most expensive of anywhere we stayed in our three week trip to Peru. Again - you have no ability to go anywhere else so they charge you a lot.
The staff were willing but the concept is all wrong. Avoid!
We spent two nights here as part if a tour. Room was spacious and all facilities im good order. the surrounding gardens mavawd peacocks and a little pigeon meeting on our balcony were a delightful touch. Cheaper, museum shops art gallery and local artists are a few if the other facilities that made our stay comfortable. Highly recommend
This property was a wonderful surprise. It seems to be in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by mountains and gorgeous scenery. It is truly special, with high-quality amenities, service, and the spa services are terrific and reasonably priced. Highly recommended!