Belmond Rio Sagrado - view from the room´s garden

Belmond Rio Sagrado – Sacred Valley, Peru – 5 star – Gather energy…


..before heading off to Machu Pichu.

I stayed here for 2 nights to get used to the high altitudes before heading towards Machu Pichu and Cusco. It is located also very good to discover other historical sites such as Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo

The resort is developed on a slop so each rooms is facing the valley and the river. All rooms have a small garden and the silence is total.


Location

Set on the banks of the rushing Urubamba River, this luxury hotel is built in natural materials to resemble an authentic Andean village.

 

Belmond Rio Sagrado - Small train takes you to Machu Pichu
Belmond Rio Sagrado – Small train takes you to Machu Pichu

Behind the walls of the hotel there is a private small train station only for the hotel guest that brings you directly to Machu Pichu. One of the most amazing train rides in my life.


Rooms

The rooms are very spacious. With a living area and direct access to your garden.

Belmond Rio Sagrado - my room
Belmond Rio Sagrado – my room

The furniture is a bit old and worn out.  Some refurbishment is needed.

Belmond Rio Sagrado - my room
Belmond Rio Sagrado – my room

Beds are quite comfortable and you can sleep with the window open and the only sound you will have is the river.

Belmond Rio Sagrado - my room
Belmond Rio Sagrado – my room
Belmond Rio Sagrado - my room
Belmond Rio Sagrado – my room

Nice a and private gardens where to relax, read a book or do some Yoga.

Belmond Rio Sagrado - bathroom
Belmond Rio Sagrado – bathroom

Bathrooms are big but what is a coffee machine doing there? Amenities were great and the most beautiful thing is the shower with a huge glass roof and window where you can see the colibri flying in the bushes.

Belmond Rio Sagrado - shower
Belmond Rio Sagrado – shower
Belmond Rio Sagrado - my room
Belmond Rio Sagrado – my room

The view from the room and garden is breathtaking and yes you are already short of breath when you stay here due to the altitude.


Lobby & Common areas

Between the hotel and the river a big garden where you can stroll, have a picnic or buy something form some local women whom sit there the whole day making beautiful bags, clothes etc.

Belmond Rio Sagrado - view of the hotel from the big garden
Belmond Rio Sagrado – view of the hotel from the big garden
Belmond Rio Sagrado - stairs
Belmond Rio Sagrado – stairs

There are many stairs to go up and down.  Be prepared that is can take up to 5 min to climb these stairs 😉

Belmond Rio Sagrado - Women waiving
Belmond Rio Sagrado – Women waiving

Dining

The dinner was amazing. Fresh products, beautiful presentations and a stunning atmosphere. Local musicians every evening.

Belmond Rio Sagrado - Restuarant El Heurto
Belmond Rio Sagrado – Restuarant El Heurto

Breakfast

A normal buffet breakfast. A la carte is available.

Belmond Rio Sagrado - Restuarant El Heurto
Belmond Rio Sagrado – Restuarant El Heurto

Spa & Gym & Pool

Yes, those are my beautiful legs relaxing by the river after been in the pool for some time. I was alone in the spa the whole afternoon.

Belmond Rio Sagrado - Relaxing by the pool by the river
Belmond Rio Sagrado – Relaxing by the pool by the river
Belmond Rio Sagrado - spa
Belmond Rio Sagrado – spa
Belmond Rio Sagrado - Massage in Room
Belmond Rio Sagrado – Massage in Room

I decided to have a scrub and massage in the room instead as I really enjoyed the garden and wanted to take a sleep after to compensate for jetlag and altitude.


Plus

-Service

-Location

-Amenities

-The showers!

-Genuine fresh local food

Minus

– A bit isolated from the nearest village.

-No oxygen enriched AC.

-Rooms a bit old.


Overall vote: 8 out of 10


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