Hotel El Refugio

Address: Putuco, Colca Canyon, 54, Peru | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel is located on Putuco, Colca Canyon.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel El Refugio Colca Canyon

    Reviewed by mmbcross

    Well located, lovely surroundings, acceptable accommodation

    Reviewed Jan 6, 2014
    by (20 reviews) Miami Springs , United States Flag of United States

    You arrive outside a blank concrete wall with an imposing metal gate. You ring the bell for attention and a voice asks us who you are. After identifying yourselves, the gate clicks open and you enter a tropical paradise.

    This isn't a Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton, but wending our way through the exuberant growth, you can imagine yourself in the Garden of Eden. You are shown your cute little bungalow (no A/C but a nice fan) and have time to wander around the grounds past the swimming pool, lounge area and restaurant (which was closed, it being the low season when we were there).

    At the reception desk you can book sightseeing tours and order food brought in from neigbouring restaurants. We ordered dinner from the local "chifa" (Peruvian Chinese restaurant).

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel El Refugio Colca Canyon

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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