Urubamba is set squarely in the middle of the Sacred Valley and as such makes for a good home base while exploring this area. The small town is friendly and mellow, and has a scattering of hip bars, cafés, and restaurants. The surrounding landscape is gorgeous, with snowy mountains rising above the nearby plains. While staying here travelers can visit Moray, an Incan site that may have acted as an agricultural laboratory in ancient times. Other activities in this area include horseback riding, rafting, and mountain biking.
Hotel Mabey Urubamba is set about a mile north of Urubamba. This somewhat removed location gives the hotel a peaceful feel and provides travelers with excellent views of the snow-capped mountains. The hotel’s gardens are well manicured and colorful, and stone paths lead between the various buildings. The staff here is friendly and bilingual.
Hotel Mabey Urubamba’s 45 rooms are clean and simply decorated. They have wooden floors and windows that open to look out onto the gardens or pool. The rooms can sleep up to three people and have a variety of amenities, including a cable TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, and a safety deposit box. All rooms have a private bathroom with a hot water shower, bathtub, and hair dryer; suites have a Jacuzzi tub. All rooms also have a heater to keep you warm during cool nights.
A complimentary breakfast buffet is served daily in the hotel’s La Ñusta restaurant. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere and is a good place to enjoy a meal or cocktail after a day of sightseeing. La Ñusta uses quality ingredients and has a varied à la carte lunch and dinner menu. The restaurant sometimes has live music at night, and can pack box lunches for travelers heading out on tours.
Guests can relax in the hotel lobby, which is set with plush couches and has Wi-Fi and public computers for guests to use. If you’re feeling like cooling off or hanging out in the sun, head to the swimming pool.
Other services of the hotel include a small gym, parking, luggage storage, and laundry service. There’s also a conference room that’s perfect for meetings, retreats, and weddings.