Are you a budget traveller and/or looking for the individual hotel? Well, you found it. Los Perales is familiy-run, quiet and pretty close to the bus station, hidden behind walls in an unpaved road. The motor-rikshas will bring you there for less than 2 Soles.
The garden or better orchard is fantastically overgrown, and if you have some interest in gardening or botany, you will have many topics to discuss with the landlord. English is spoken.
The owners are very friendly and help with one or the other travel tip in the vicinity of Urubamba. BTW, don´t bother to stay in touristically swamped Pisaq or Ollantaytambo, Urubamba is an excellent base for day-trips by local bussees to these places, and even better, you can catch the train Machu Piccu here as well (Tambo de Inca hotel is the train station - no joke. Make sure you buy the tickets at Lima airport or in Cusco).
The rooms are located in little houses in the garden, they are clean, beds are good, only the water is just warm, but at least enough for a quick shower - the owner is aware and is working to fix it. Speaking about fixing: The table-tennis in the garden pavillon hasn´t been used for years and the dry swimming pool is now hidden in a corn field. So there are some indications that the hotel has seen better days, but my room was without reason for complaint.
The breakfast is simple, but excellent: The best coffee in Peru, real Espresso (!), but bring some milk to avoid the milk powder. The bread is freshly baked in the wood-fired oven and the jam is made from the garden´s fruits. The juice is freshly squeezed.
The hotel is far from being crowded, in the low season you may be the only guest with the owners´s full attention.
All in all, excellent value for the money in my opinion, I fully enjoyed my 3 night-stay and recommend this place for the non-mainstream traveller.
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- Also Known As:
- Los Perales Ecolodge Peru/Urubamba, Sacred Valley