Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness Urubamba
Wonderful modern hotel- perfect in every way except still asking you to put toilet paper in a bin, however!
Most scenic setting by river under mountains, with church in the grounds, lovely gardens and pools, but amazingly early checkout time of 9am. This must be a world record!
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Amerys travels from the Sacred Valley, Peru
We rode the train back down to Ollantaytambo in what is known as the Sacred Valley, and to our next hotel. And what a hotel!
This is a sister hotel to the Aranwa Hotel in Cusco we raved about, but this one is very modern indeed, except for the preserved church in its grounds. http …
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