Most excellent accomadation! A review of Sol & Luna Lodge & Spa
Sol Y luna was our very favorite accomadation in the country of Peru!
Many people stay in Cusco and fly right by the beautiful Urubamba valley on the train as they rush to Machu Picchu. In the process they miss the scenic drive into the spectacular mountain valley, the market at Pisac, the living culture museum (showing the different animals of the Andes, the colletion of the wool, dying of the fabric, and the various weaving methods+ the awesome but expensive gift shop !) There are over 125 Incan ruins in or around this valley.
After spending the day exploring the culture and history we drove up to a high adobe wall that surrounded the compound. Pulling in through the gate, we were ushered into a lovely tiled reception area. I could see beyond that the entire grounds were landscaped to perfection with blooming perrenials.
We were escorted down a walkway to our own Incan-style bungalow. Very private and very romantic! The buildings are in the round with high beamed ceilings, beautiful tile floors and terrazzo marble bathrooms.
Besides, I tend to love anyone who leaves me chocolate samples.....
The rooms are simple but elegant. Books abound on local nature and history, if you aren't too tired to read.
Everything looked new and fresh.
We weren't hungry for dinner, but wanted a little something so we tried the local hot Miseo soup for dinner with steaming hot rolls . It was fantastic and we were refreshed with a splash of hot coca leaf tea. Our waiter told us that everything is made fresh here daily, including pastries. There is a bar in the same restaurant and the backroom (which looks out over the built-in pool which is in a lush landscaped environment) is where the extensive breakfast buffet is served.
a word of caution: Other travelers went into town that evening for a meal and all 5 of them were deathly ill the next day....3 of them were too sick to see Machu Picchu!!!! Be very, very careful about where you eat and what you eat in Peru!)
We wished that we could have spent more than one night relaxing and enjoying our hosts at Sol Y Luna.