When our taxi turned down this dirt road, I thought it was a mistake but there was the sign for the hotel. The one lane road is dotted with pot holes and ruts and I was worried about bottoming out as we watched a bus slowly make its way out. First impression, they need a better entrance or should we say a real road/driveway with some curb appeal.
At the end of this dirt road one encounters the walls of the old monastery and is relieved that there is actually a hotel. Upon passing through the gate, there is no indication of where reception is as the most prominent entrance is the door to the chapel. Note that the door to reception is to the left of the chapel and slightly hidden around a corner.
Reception: Speak Spanish and already have plans for the Urubamba area as they will not be of much help. Also, allow extra time at check out as they may not have your correct bill and their invoicing system is confusing.
WiFi: Supposedly throughout the hotel but reception only worked for me in the computer room.
Restaurant: Probably best to dine out for dinner as the food is quite average. The buffet breakfast was better and offered a variety of hot dishes.
Bar: Area with sofas and a small bar with a glass wall towards the courtyard.
Rooms: Average with hard mattress, small bathrooms, inconvenient bathtubs and little hot water. We had a loft room with a sitting area downstairs and bedroom up. Note that you will have to leave the bathroom light on at bedtime as the bathroom is on the lower level.
Cleaniless: Needs improvement and someone to teach the staff how to clean around a faucet.
Overall: I would not stay here again nor would I recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Urubamba is located to 76 km from Cusco, it is a stunning valley with an incredible scenic beauty, and historical heritage, thanks to its excellent location, it becomes the best starting point to visit Machu Picchu (just an hour and a half by train).The Recoleta Hotel is a historical religious monument built up in the XVII century. This charming Boutique hotel in the Sacred Valley of the Incas was and is the mixed races purest example of the colonial art. The Recoleta Hotel, cautiously remodeled in 2007, has all ascetic, monastic, and magical tradition of an ancient monastery, together with the comfort and technology will make you feel part of the spiritual mysticism of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Monasterio de la Recoleta Hotel is nearby the most important ruins of the Sacred Valley of the Incas such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Maras Moray. Its convenient location attracts travelers because it is ideal for acclimatization to the Cusco altitude, and for its pleasant climate and low altitude (2.700 m.a.s.l.), 700 m.a.s.l. less than Cuzco. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Agustin Monasterio De La Recoleta Hotel Peru/Urubamba, Sacred Valley