- 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.
- Stunning location in mountains
- Planetarium on site for star gazing
- Gym, spa, sauna
- Trekking, Inca ruins, white water rafting
- Contemporary, hacienda-style hotel
- Scenic mountainside location
- Eco-friendly & committed to local culture
- Hikes, farm visits, twilight excursions, birding
- Lovely gardens and pool
- Various dining options
- Museum, art gallery, movie theater and library
- Breath-taking mountainside setting
- Multiple excursions available
- Back-to-basics philosophy
- Swimming pool, sauna, spa treatments
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The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!
Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019
Once again you organised a really good holiday for us.
If there was one criticism it was that there were too many flights. I don’t know whether you could do Bangkok first, Chiang Mai, then fly down South?
Your drivers and Guides - all really good. The variety of transport on the tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai; we all loved.
Tamarind Village - Our room was a bit of a squeeze, with the 3 of us and 3 big suitcases.
Lisu Lodge- I enjoyed our time here. Going forward I would suggest only 1 night or they need to have some more activities. I liked how we ate on the floor, the food was really good. Staff very friendly. We liked the cycling, tea plantation, trekking and white water rafting.
Riva Surya- good location.
Elephant Hills- we loved looking after the elephants, the lake was also a really good experience. The guides were informative and looked after us well. The resort locations and tents were perfect.
Santiburi - amazing; we upgraded to a beach bungalow which was fantastic. The hotel is in a stunning location, the facilities and the service was impeccable. Sam has some private Thai boxing lessons, which he loved. We had cookery lessons and used the paddle boards. A perfect end to quite a busy holiday.
Natasha L reviewing Thailand Family Adventure on 24 September 2019