Superior Room, Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores, Lima, Peru.
believe you gave me the best trip for the price...
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Our Frugal Luxury category
provides these fine accommodations in Peru and Ecuador:
Lima: The 5-star Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores -- Superior Room.
Sacred Valley: The 5-star Orient-Express Rio Sagrado -- De Luxe Room with River View.
Machu Picchu: The 4-star Inkaterra
Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel -- Junior Suite.
Cuzco: The 5-star Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel Cusco -- Superior Room.
Lake Titicaca: The 4-star Casa Andina Private Collection Puno -- Suite with Lake View.
Arequipa: The 5-star Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa -- Imperial Suite.
Paracas: The 5-star Hotel Paracas -- Balcony Suite with Ocean View.
Colca Valley: The 4-star Colca
Lodge -- Suite De Luxe.
Quito. The 5-star Casa Gangotena -- Luxury Room.
Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores *****
Av. La Paz 463, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Tel: +511 213 4300, Fax:
+ 511 242 1338
Frommer's Review: "Casa Andina, the fast-growing Peruvian hotel chain, took over this high-rise hotel, which had been Lima's first five-star hotel but was then abandoned for a number of years, and completely gutted it, turning it into its showcase property in January 2008. The result is sure to become a favorite of business travelers: It has all the amenities and services of the city's top luxury business hotels, but without the exorbitant prices of many of its competitors. The well-designed accommodations are sleeker and more luxurious than at most of the group's other hotels, and many feature nice views over the city. The chef from Casa Andina's top hotel in Cusco was brought in to oversee the modern restaurant here, and the spa and heated swimming pool are nice bonuses."
Rio Sagrado, Sacred Valley, Peru.
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Orient-Express Acquires Hotel in Peru's Sacred Valley
-- Orient-Express press release, 31 December 2009
The 21 suite hotel, which opened in April 2009, is a rustic two storey property set in beautiful gardens overlooking the Urubamba River. With an imposing mountain backdrop, Hotel Rio Sagrado is three kilometres from the town of Urubamba and fifteen minutes from Ollantaytambo, home to an important Inca village and fortress, as well as the main PeruRail station stop en route to Machu Picchu. The hotel has 11 deluxe and ten junior suites plus two 250m² villas, constructed from natural stone and woods such as eucalyptus and cedar, with marble and onyx bathrooms and flagstone terraces. Its 230m² spa has a large treatment room with views of the mighty Urubamba, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis and a sauna...
Rio Sagrado ***** by Orient-Express
Km. 76, Carretera Cuzco, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley,
Telefax: +51 84 201-631
De Luxe Room with River View
Spa Mayu Wilka
Review: Rio Sagrado is new and has not yet been reviewed.
Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Peru.
The grounds at the Pueblo were so fantastic
with all the tropical plant life...
-- Gregg &
Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel **** A Relais & Chateaux property
Machu Picchu, Peru
Tel: +51 84 21 1032 / 21 1122 / 21 1123, Fax:
+51 84 21 1124
Frommer's Review: "This upscale hotel, tucked into lush
gardens near the train station, has real flavor and is easily
the best place to stay if you can't get into the fancy hotel
next to the ruins (or don't want to pay its exorbitant prices)
-- though this too has gotten very expensive. It's also the best
place for naturalists who want to get a glimpse of some of the
extraordinary bird- and plant life in this part of the Machu
Picchu Historical Sanctuary; the hotel offers orchid tours, bird-watching,
and guided ecological hikes. The compound of charming Spanish
colonial, tile-roofed casitas (bungalows) is surrounded
by 5 hectares (12 acres) of cloud forest beside the Vilcanota
River, with a tea plantation and more than 100 species of birds
and 250 species of butterflies. Regular rooms are large and comfortable,
and junior suites have fireplaces and small terraces. A pretty
spring-water pool makes this a great place to relax while taking
in the grandeur of Machu Picchu."
more about Inkaterra Machu Picchu...
Courtyard of the Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel Cusco, Peru.
Photo: Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas.
The Libertador Cusco was special.
We liked its understated elegance...
& David Dreyfuss
Libertador Palacio del Inka Hotel Cusco
Domingo 259, Cuzco, Peru
Tel: +51 84 23 1961,
Fax: +51 84 23 3152
Frommer's Review: "One of Cusco's top two hotels, the Libertador
could just as easily be called the Conquistador. Directly across
from the Inca Temple of the Sun and built on the foundations
of the "Aclla Huyasi," where the Inca chieftain kept
maidens, this elegant traditional hotel occupies a historic house
once inhabited by none other than Francisco Pizarro. The handsome
art-and antiques-filled hotel, just 4 blocks from the Plaza de
Armas, is built around a dramatic colonial courtyard marked by
perfect arches, terra-cotta tiles, and a Spanish-style fountain.
The swank lobby has a massive pyramidal skylight and exposed
Inca walls. Guest rooms are spacious and refined, furnishings
have rustic colonial touches, and the marble bathrooms are large
and well equipped. Many rooms have small terraces. But the Libertador
perhaps most distinguishes itself with extremely attentive and
professional service. The fine but pricey restaurant, Inti Raymi,
is built around the edges of the courtyard and features a nightly
dance and music show."
Titilaka, Puno, Peru.
Andean Experience Co..
A 6-star rating...
You asked me to "rate" Titilaka. By
vote, the favorite of the entire family. Accommodations, views,
meals, professional staff, all a 6-star rating. The decor is
a fusion of crafts, antiques and modern art. Absolutely unbelievable.
Each staff member acted and talked as if it was his or her hotel,
taking ownership and pride, responsibility and guest comfort
to a new level. The experience was relaxed elegance at its finest.
I wouldn't book another guest at any other hotel near the lake.
-- Toby, Michael,
Christina & Elizabeth Pearson
Titilaka ***** A Relais & Chateaux property
Titilaka, Puno, Peru
Tel: +511 700 5111, Telefax: +511 700 5112
Condé Nast Traveller UK: "This astonishing new hotel stands on the south-western shores of Lake Titicaca, cutting a crisp silhouette of sharp corners, with stark colours and daunting brick walls. But slip inside and everything bursts into life, with the bright stripes of hand-woven textiles, shabby-chic colonial antiques and roaring fires. All 18 rooms have big-sky views of the lake and snowy peaks beyond. Kayaking, mountain-biking and swimming are on offer, but best of all is a visit to timeless Taquile island, where residents still rely on farming and weaving. After a brisk day out, the hotel is extremely welcoming (there are even gulps of oxygen for anyone needing a boost). Meals are home-grown: quinoa chowder, alpaca brochettes and native-potato croquettes stuffed with Andean cheese. An indoor pool and spa will open later this year, providing indigenous treatments using Titicaca sand, aloe and coca."
Senior Suite, Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru.
Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa was outstanding... like a smaller Four Seasons,
but with the same sort of service and wonderful food.
-- Sandra Shepard, Esq.
Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa
Ugarte 403, Arequipa, Peru
Tel: +51 54 226-907; Fax: +51 54 226-908
Frommer's Review: "Inaugurated in March 2008, this upscale midsize
hotel, in one of Arequipa's emblematic colonial buildings, the
storied Mint House -- a national historic monument -- is a terrific new addition to the city's few true luxury options. Just 3 blocks
from the Plaza de Armas, around the corner from the Santa Catalina
convent, it's ideally located. It features beautiful sillar walls, two lovely interior courtyards, an elegant gourmet
restaurant, and even a small on-site museum depicting the minting
of old coins. Accommodations in the modern wing are elegantly
understated and spacious, with nice bathrooms, while the sprawling
suites in the historic main house are downright sumptuous. Intimate,
with a boutique feel but all the services of a larger luxury
hotel, and prices that, while not inexpensive, seem merited,
it has immediately become Arequipa's top place to stay, and one
of the finest hotels in Peru."
Colca Lodge, Colca Valley,
Fundo Puye S/N, Yanque, Caylloma, Valle del Colca, Arequipa, Peru
Tel: +54 531191, Fax: +54 531056, 24 hours: +54 958507118
Eco Thermal Spa
Frommer's Review: "Colca Lodge is beautifully situated across the river from
Yanque and has one feature no other lodge can match: its own
private thermal baths, carved in stone and secluded along the
banks of the river. The continually expanding lodge is a very
comfortable, eco-style hotel with adobe, stone, and thatched-roof
architecture, and solar power. Its level of luxury is just a
small step down from the Las Casitas del Colca, the top choice
in the region (although those hot springs make it a close call).
The views of the valley are excellent from nearly everywhere.
The hotel also has a sophisticated lodge-style restaurant serving
fairly expensive lunches and dinners."
Hotel Paracas, Paracas, Peru.
Photo: Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas.
Hotel Paracas ***** A Luxury Collection Resort by Starwood
Av. Paracas S/N, Ica, Peru
Tel: +51 56 58 1333 Fax: +51 56 58 1778
Balcony Suite with Ocean View
El Spa de Paracas
Frommer's Review: "The only hotel that lives up to the official billing of a resort within the nature reserve, this is a large Mediterranean-style hotel on the bay and one of the best places to stay in the region. Airy and beachy, it has great views of the water. Rooms, furnished with bamboo appointments, have either bay or garden views, and all have small terraces."
Casa Gangotena, Quito, Ecuador.
Photo: Casa Gangotena.
By far the city’s most dignified property...
-- Travel+Leisure, It List: The Best New Hotels 2012, June 2012
Casa Gangotena *****
Bolivar Oe6-41 y Cuenca, Quito, Ecuador
Tel: (593 2) 400 8000
De Luxe and Imperial is a Luxury Room
Travel+Leisure Review: "We’d like to think that if sisters Mimi and Gloria Gangotena, the former residents of this mansion on Quito’s Plaza San Francisco, returned to their grand, early-20th-century manse, they’d feel as if their house had been reborn. The property’s 31 bedrooms, with 12-foot ceilings embellished with Art Nouveau molded tiles and decorative plasterwork friezes, have been painstakingly restored. Now they have beds topped by goose-feather duvets, and all have exquisite Statuarietto marble bathrooms (the 1926 residence had just one)."
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