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Belmond Rio Sagrado

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, Cusco & The Sacred Valley

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Set on the banks of the Urubamba River amidst towering mountains and within delightful gardens, this luxury hotel provides a wonderful home from which to explore this fascinating area. Built in natural materials to resemble an authentic Andean village it is located 4 km outside Urubamba on the way to Ollantaytambo. Situated at a lower altitude than nearby Cusco, the hotel provides the perfect environment in which to acclimatise. Enjoy a cooling dip in the heated swimming pool or simply relax and take in the sights and sounds of the river while you lounge on a sunbed, Pisco Sour in hand. There is also a lovely Spa, offering a range of treatments- perfect for an indulgent end to a day of exploring. With just 21 beautifully furnished villas and suites, all with private terraces overlooking the river, you are assured of a peaceful, relaxing stay. Guests stay on a bed and breakfast basis but are usually tempted by the wonderful restaurant offering exquisite candle-lit meals in the evening.

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Belmond Rio Sagrado
  • rooms

    Rooms, suites and villas, constructed from natural stone and wood, seamlessly blend European luxury with Peruvian spirit. All offer plush king-sized beds, luxury Swiss-style bathrooms and private terraces, many with adjoining gardens. There are a choice of accommodation options, including Deluxe Terrace Rooms, Garden Junior Suites as well as Villa Capulí and Villa Orquídea.

    The Villa Capuli with three en-suite bedrooms, living area and kitchen has riverfront access and features local artwork and textiles, as well as under-floor heating and spacious bathrooms with rain-head showers. Relax on the terrace, admiring the beautifully landscaped gardens and listening to the roaring Urubamba River. Upon request a personal housekeeper is available.

  • facilities & activities

    The hotel offers a selection of delightful amenities, including a swimming pool and Spa Mayu Willka with indoor/outdoor jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. There is also a business centre and the hotel benefits from wifi throughout.

    Of course the main draw is the location and the hotel offers a wide selection of tours, both cultural and adventure-based, to enable you to make the most of your stay. Speak to the concierge  if you want to try your hand at horse-riding, hiking, fishing, paragliding, rock climbing and river rafting.

  • dining

    Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado treats you to inspired Peruvian cuisine using the freshest produce, often directly from the garden.

    El Huerto Restaurant - fresh and imaginative local dishes in a sophisticated, candlelit setting

    El Jardin - alfresco lunches, surrounded by the inspiring scenery of the Sacred Valley

    El Bar del Huerto - wines, spirits and cocktails in a charming wood and stone bar overlooking the Urubamba River

  • family

    Children are welcome here and there are some great accommodation options for families. The Junior suites are larger and the two three-bedroom villas are ideal for families of 4 or more. The swimming pool is bound to be a big draw and younger children will love feeding the baby alpaca at breakfast. The hotel can recommend activities and tours to suit.

  • location

    The hotel is located on the edge of Urubamba town, 46km from Cusco and an excellent base for visiting Machu Picchu. It even has its own station for the ultimate convenience.

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