Urubamba is a small and mellow town in Peru’s Sacred Valley. The town itself is fairly uneventful, but it is set in an absolutely gorgeous area—the peaks of the Cordillera Urubamba rise in the distance. It’s a convenient place for exploring nearby attractions—Ollantaytambo is a 20-minute drive and Pisac is a 40-minute drive. Head into the high plains and you’ll encounter Cusco and the traditional town of Chinchero. Machu Picchu is also within fairly close range. The whole setting is quiet and tranquil.
Posadas del Inca Sacred Valley is set about 2 miles outside Urubamba. It sits at the base of mountains and has a well-maintained property that’s filled with blooming flowers and bubbling fountains. The hotel is built into a refurbished colonial monastery. The whole place is lovely, quaint and quiet.
The rooms are large and comfortable. With bronze latches on the doors and slate tile floors, the rooms are a nice mix of rustic and modern. All are equipped with a cable TV, heater, telephone and safe deposit box. There is a large private bathroom with a hot water shower, bathtub, and hair dryer. The beds are big and cozy, making it easy to really relax and unwind.
The hotel’s restaurant extends outdoors into a central garden, with tables that are set above a cobblestone street. Guests will enjoy the good views and lovely atmosphere here. The food uses local ingredients in innovative Nuevo-Andean cuisine. There is a large and varied lunch buffet offered each day, and an assortment of tasty deserts that can be ordered at night. The bar is well stocked with beer, wine, and liquor. Room service is available from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
There is an old chapel on the hotel’s property, a remnant of the monastery. The chapel is quiet and peaceful—definitely a good place to take a few moments of reflection. The chapel is also available for weddings.
Posadas del Inca has an event space that can accommodate up to 250 people. This is perfect for weddings, banquets, or conferences. Guests traveling on business will appreciate the hotel’s business center, which allows them to use computers and access the Internet.
Other services of this hotel include currency exchange, luggage storage, medical assistance, and laundry service. There is also a souvenir shop where you can buy gifts for friends and family (or yourself).