- Jaroslav Tosner
Recommended 4* & 5* Hotels in Peru
The Mama Yacchi Lodge is a small lodge in the town of Coporaque, surrounded by terraced farmlands of the Colca Canyon. Built with all local materials, this hotel offers clean and simple accommodations and delicious Peruvian meals. The 28 simple guest rooms have private bathrooms with hot water 24-hours, heating, and comfortable beds. The restaurant boasts views of the valley, and there is a lounge with a fireplace. There are walking trails surrounding the lodge, and hammocks for guests to enjoy the views.
Colca Lodge is located in the heart of the Valley, next to the Colca River, in the midst of ancestral farming terraces. The 45 rooms we offer our guests have a wonderful view towards the valley and are built around the gardens and courtyards which make up the hotel. All our standard rooms, which number 27, have small terraces where one can sit in the sunshine and admire the unique local Andean landscape.
Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca, a dreamy place rich in legends, stunning Andean landscapes and colonianl traditions, is located at Coporaque, on the on the banks of the Colca River (three hours away from the city of Arequipa). The hotel boasts 41 guestrooms, which include three suites and six chalets, that enable guests to appreciate the beauty of the mighty Andes Mountain Chain from a comfortable and private place. The hotel features a chapel, a Restaurant and bar, with a capacity of 100 people. The Unno spa is at the heart of the resort, offering Vichy shower treatments and a massage suite for couples. There are also heated indoor and outdoor pools to relax and unwind.
Las Casitas del Colca is a haven of peace and tranquillity in the heart of Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world. This luxurious Orient-Express lodge boasts twenty individual cottages ("casitas") offering supreme privacy and exclusivity and an opportunity to experience the beauty of the Andes. Spend a few days in harmony with the Colca Canyon, its nature and community, complete with the freedom to do as much or as little as you wish.
The casitas have been built and decorated with the beauty of the locality in mind. The emphasis has been placed on natural materials; walls are made of brick whilst roofs are constructed of wood and handcrafted tiles. Beautiful Laja stone floors are laid in the casitas and on the terraces, complete with under floor heating. Each casita has a private terrace, and a heated plunge pool, ideal for relaxing after a day exploring the delights of the Colca Canyon. There are eleven twin-bedded casitas and eight king-bedded casitas each of which occupies an area of 120 metres square, of which 80 metres square is indoor space. There is also a larger Presidential Casita which measures 197 metres square.
In each casita a foyer leads to the bedroom and lounge area. In the seating area, a comfortable sofa faces a working open fireplace, and a writing desk is also provided. Bathrooms are reached through the dressing area, and are truly luxurious with double sinks and both indoor and outdoor showers allowing you a real 'back to nature' experience of showering under the open sky. Floors are laid with marble and each bathroom also features a bathtub located under a glass roof, allowing guests to lie back and gaze up at the stars in the night sky.
- Jaroslav Tosner
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