- Luxury base in stunning Sacred Valley
- 43 charming stone 'casitas' with views
- Spa, pool, gym, biking, kayaking, riding
- Horse shows, pottery workshops
Sol Y Luna is an upmarket, characterful hotel located near Urubamba in a prime spot for exploring the historic sights and natural wonders of Peru’s Sacred Valley. It’s a delightful home-from-home set within a lush oasis of gardens teeming with all sorts of native flora and fauna; thanks to its mountain setting, guests can enjoy captivating views of the towering Andes Mountains and the rich valleys below. This unique hotel belongs to Relais & Châteaux, an international chain of individually operated luxury restaurants and hotels offering high-end facilities and the finest of dining experiences.
There are three grades of accommodation; Superior, Deluxe and Premium. All three of these are designed to complement the hotel’s stunning natural surroundings, while at the same time offering plenty of space and a high level of comfort for guests. There are 43 ‘casitas’ - these are boutique-style houses fashioned from local stone offering views of both the hotel’s well tended gardens and the captivating Andes Mountains. Each 'casita' has a private terrace with a generous amount of space, complimentary toiletries, high-quality bedding and bathrobes. Local artworks feature prominently in the 'casitas' and throughout the hotel, lending the property an authentic feel.
The spectacular Sacred Valley is an area of stunning natural beauty, with rugged mountain landscapes and deep valleys. Scattered throughout are a series of well preserved Inca ruins, including the world famous Machu Picchu. There’s also a smattering of settlements, whose residents practise all manner of local traditions and customs. Guests at Sol Y Luna can choose from a broad menu of adventurous activities including kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding and tandem flights. Horse shows and pottery workshops are also available. On site there’s a swimming pool and a full-service spa offering an array of indulgent treatments, along with a fully equipped gym. Killa Was and Wayra are the two main dining venues, each offering dishes inspired by the area’s rich culinary history, with all ingredients locally grown.
Sol Y Luna welcomes children, though there aren’t any facilities or services tailored specifically to youngsters. Some of the 'casitas' are more suitable for families travelling with younger ones than others so do check when you enquire.
Since 2009, the hotel’s income has helped support the Sol Y Luna Intercultural School, attended by some 200 local Sacred Valley children. The owners of the hotel established this school to provide children living in the area with access to good quality education.
We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!
Jennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019
We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.
Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.
Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.
Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!
One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.
Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!
Brandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019
Both hotels were excellent. Sari Konak is in a superb location for visiting all the iconic sights. Our family suite was spacious, newly decorated and very clean. There was a separate room for our son and a kitchenette with ‘fridge and kettle. Good choice at breakfast and served on lovely roof terrace. Great views of Bosphorus. One evening, we caught the commuter ferry to Kadikoy for an evening meal. A great option if there isn’t time to fit in a Bosphorus cruise. Also recommend The Old House restaurant which is very close to the hotel. We were in Istanbul during Ramadan so there was a family atmosphere in the city late into the night.
Esbelli Evi was delightful; a huge cave suite, great character, two bathrooms, sitting room and kitchenette with a fridge well stocked with beers and soft drinks. Private, quiet courtyard with gate to communal areas. Breakfast choice was really good and plenty of outdoor seating. Easy walk into village. Favourite options for dinner were Ziggys (stylish outdoor roof terrace) and Urgup Pide (popular with locals).
Really must mention owner Suha Ersoz and his staff - all of whom are extremely kind and helpful.
All our transfers went smoothly. Our driver and guide (Gaia) in Cappadocia were excellent and our itinerary was fast paced and interesting. Lunch options were great, especially on the river at Ilhara. A highlight for me was spitting a wild tortoise!
Balloon flight with Kapadokya Balloons was well worth the money and well organised.
Tim S reviewing Istanbul & Cappadocia Family Holiday on 07 June 2019