More about Casa Andina Sacred Valley
An awasome experience !
I came along with some friends from our Job, - the best sellers ofl “Interseguro” - to see this lovely place. We were very surprised about the beauty of Machu Pichu, and the other places we visited during our stay.
We experienced rafting, among other activities perfectly organized, it was amazing….and Duilio, our tour guide, exceeded all our expextations.
The hotel is wonderful, the gardens, the rooms, the service in the restaurant were perfect. The chef’s food is spectacular…!
Every time we ask for something, there was the staff to help us in a very good way.
The Resident Manager, Eduardo was always there to see that everything works ok, It’s a person that is really committed and involved to his work, an example to his employees and co workers. Congratulatios Eduardo, it´s really nice to find people so professional.
We stayed only two nights, but it was enough to know the Peruvian hospitality of Casa Andina.
Another great find for the price! Very clean. Service was perfect
Another property we booked directly though the hotels 800#. We stayed for 3 nights. The hotel was very clean with large rooms and beautiful views. The staff was very pleasant and rivaled 5 star hotels back in the states. Full breakfast was included. We wanted to see all the ruins in the valley and lucked out big time. We hired a taxi for 2 days to drive all over the valley. For $100USD we saw 8 different ruins and our driver even took us to special out of the way places. We even hired a tour guide to come with us for 1 full day for $30UDS. FYI... Our driver's name was Enrique ask at the front desk!
My husband and I stayed here three nights in late May. We really enjoyed the beautiful grounds, large, clean room, and bountiful breakfast. The hotel seemed like a steal for the $120/nt we paid. I expect people's experiences will be shaped by whether or not they think that they got a good deal - that the hotel was a good value. We certainly did.
Some folks have complained about the location. It's a hotel in the middle b/w Ollantaytambo and Urubamba. To get to either places, you need a taxi. We hired a great driver for the three days we were in the valley so we didn't feel like it was too much of an inconvenience. Had we been in Ollanta or Urubamba, sure - we could've been a little more independent and had some inexpensive dinners in town. We had dinner at the hotel twice (decent - probably overpriced for Peru). I
The staff was nice but not always helpful - not b/c they didn't want to help. Their English was limited (and my Spanish terrible!). While they supposedly have a concierge service and activities - I never saw them around. They offer things like water rafting and cycling - but the rates are nearly double what you'd pay if you went with an outfit in Ollanta. Just go to the main square in Ollantaytambo and find the adventure guide shop (KB Adventures?).
Excellent stay, great customer service and amenities
We stayed at the Casa Andina Private Collection in the Sacred Valley as part of our trip to Machu Picchu. We stayed only one afternoon and night but the amenities and service were excellent.
The hotel has a nice spa. The hotel is very customer oriented. The room was clean and well taken care of. The Sacred Valley is a good stop if you are going to Machu Picchu because it will save you 2 hours from the train ride from Cusco. The hotel manager drove us directly to the train station because we missed the shuttle (now, that is what I call service). The hotel has cable TV and wireless internet (via cellular because it is in the middle of the mountains but it is great to be able to check the internet and send e-mail). The breakfast buffet is exquisite and I recommend you try the hamburger (with andean cheese and potato bread, it is completely different than you expect, it is outstanding).
We were extremely pleased with our stay and would highly recommend this hotel to any traveler.
travelling on my own through the sacred valley i was delighted to find myself at this terrific hotel. From the moment i arrived i was greeted and looked after admirably - the spa was a great experience, and i am a fussy spa-goer, food was great too, but what really sets this apart from any other hotel experience was the personal attention.
I arrived mid-afternoon, too late to take any of the excursions (note they all start in the morning and they looked terrific) but a call to the hotel manager, and Wladimar the hotel's assistant manager could not have been kinder and more obliging and took me on a two hour walk into the hills to fully appreciate the beautiful scenary.
A very special place and a unique experience.
Elizabeth, sydney australia
VERY NICE PLACE
I spent new year´s eve with my family and we had a wonderful time. The hotel has all the services and very confortable, clean and with very nice rooms and fantastic views. The rooms are spacious, with TV and satellite, room service, a big bath with wonderfull bath soaps. It is one of the best hotels of the area around Machu Picchu, although it is a bit far from the train station that takes to the ruins but I think I prefer it rather than many of the Ollantaytambo hotels. Probably if you are young you´ll prefer Ollantaytambo but for families or middle age people I think is perfect. The food is fantastic and we did have a great time.
I´ll be back!!!!!!!!!
Picture perfect.. but without a soul
We stayed here for Christmas which was our first night in the Sacred Valley. We had a feeling we were in for a treat when our airport pickup was waiting for us inside the airport gates in front of a very stylish looking hotel booth. We were whisked away in a brand new van complete with English speaking driver and complementary mineral water - all a bit VIP style.
After a very comfortable 3 hour ride from Cusco (which due to photo stops and a bit of commentary felt more like a guided tour) we arrived at the hotel where our suspicions were confirmed - it was absolutely gorgeous. We knew we were to be staying somewhere of a reasonably standard, but this surpassed our expectations - it was one of those places you expect to only read about in exotic travel magazines. From the cloud covered mountain backdrop to the natural herbal therapy body soaps, the place was top-notch.
Whilst first impressions were extremely positive however, time revealed a few faults. The service, whilst generally polite and responsive, was also a little haughty and verging on sullen - it was certainly not the 'friendly, nothing is too much trouble' kind of service that we encountered in some other hotels during our travels. The restaurant service was quite frankly bad - very slow, reluctant and completely unresponsive to special requests. Whilst the restaurant wasn't too badly overpriced the food wasn't anything to write home about either.
The other thing to note - and this is I guess both a positive and a negative - is that the hotel is not in town. The upside of this is of course the absolutely astounding mountain views (you're pretty much right inside the dramatic scenery), but the drawback is that you need to get a taxi if you want to go anywhere, because nothing is in walking distance. Usually in Peru this would not be an issue as taxis are generally cheap, but unless you know how to call a taxi yourself (we didn't), you are at the mercy of the hotel reception and the taxis they provided for us were obscenely and unapologetically overpriced. In fact, at time of booking we thought our VIP style airport pick-up was complementary, but at check-out we learned that it set us back something in the range of $50. To give you an idea of how overpriced this is, on our return from Ollantaytambo to Cusco (which is actually quite a bit further than the trip to Urubamba) we paid $25 - so they basically mark up the rate by 100% and fail to tell you about it until it's too late. We raised the issue with reception but it fell of deaf ears - no apology or anything (in fact we almost sensed a smirk). In the end since it was Christmas we let it go, but it definitely tainted our final impression of the establishment.
So all in all, Casa Andina was a very sweet place to stay but it came with a slight bitter aftertaste. Not completely sure if we would stay there again.. in such a spiritually awakening setting as the Sacred Valley we would probably look for something with a little more 'heart & soul', if that makes any sense at all!?
Very nice quiet hotel in the valley countryside
Spent one night there on our way to Machupicchu. The hotel is located in a quiet place, very calm. Large and nicely appointed rooms are arranged in small two-storey blocks dispersed over a rather large property. There's a small paddock with two docile alpacas (or llamas - don't rememeber). The rooms are equipped with tea and coffee facilities. Very good breakfast. Getting to your room is not very suitcase-friendly but ok.
Loved this hotel!!!
Was recently there with a group from IGLTA. we were treated so wonderfully. The service, food, rooms, grounds are all exceptional!
i highly recommend staying at this beautiful property for your next trip to Peru.
i only wish i could of stayed longer!!!
Thank you Casa Andina!
I had a great experience with CA.PC.SV.. and all of its personnel, they were all very kind with us, and the hotel accomodations are simply terrific. Very peaceful, great for all the family, great for traditional tourists as well as for adventurers. I do recommend this hotel for its excellent and warmth service!.
Luciana zapatero, Lima, Peru.