Nestled in the Urubamba Valley near the banks of the Vilcanota River, Aranwa Resort and Spa is an oasis of luxury in historic rural Peru. An ideal location convenient to Machu Picchu and the mysteries of the Sacred Valley, Aranwa encompasses a restored colonial-age Hacienda, situated on a sprawling estate where the open landscape creates a feeling of peaceful isolation.
Verdant gardens of native plants surround the 115 rooms and suites of Aranwa. Indigenous Peruvian art and craftsmanship blends with plush linens and modern finishes to create accommodations both welcoming and luxurious. Colonial rooms in the original “casona” building include an intimate dining nook, and an ample terrace overlooking the garden is the highlight of the hotel’s Deluxe rooms. Suites next to the river or lake each include a kitchenette, while the opulent Presidential Suite showcases two bedrooms, a billiards room, private swimming pool and a telescope on the terrace for romantic stargazing. Each accommodation is complete with a whirlpool tub, heated towel rack and satellite television. In all areas of the hotel you will find amazing vistas of the mountains and the Vilcanota River just outside your windows.
Peruvian culture is showcased throughout the hotel, going beyond just the decor. An on-site museum features Pre-Incan exhibits and artifacts, while the art gallery has pieces from professional and aspiring artists on display. Visit the glass Orchid Pyramid, where locally-crafted urns house delicate orchids and colorful flora. The relaxing Hamay Spa is an impressive 25,000 square-feet of aromatherapy, reflexology and indulgent body treatments. Seven private treatments rooms, a Vichy shower, a yoga suite and three hydrotherapy facilities are yours to enjoy. Each guest receives a complimentary 20 minute massage, a sample of the excellent treatments available.
Dining is a unique experience with a variety of amazing cuisine on offer. Local flavors mingle with international gourmet trends in Pukawi Restaurant. The Vegetarian Cove features fresh produce from the on-site organic garden, while the bar serves light tapas and bite-sized treats along with cocktails and specialty drinks. An expert sushi chef makes delicious, fresh creations daily in the hotel’s sushi bar, utilizing traditional sushi techniques, fresh-caught local fish and Andean flavors.
Stroll the Aranwa’s grounds to sunbathe and relax in the swimming pool, walk leisurely next to the Vilcanota, fish in the lagoons or simply take in the beauty of the natural surroundings. Do not miss an interaction with the two resident alpacas, often found grazing on the grounds and enjoying the peaceful valley.
Category: Luxury hotel
Seasonality: Open year round
Child Policy: Children of all ages welcome