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Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca in Chivay, Peru
Situated on the banks of Peru's Colca River, Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca is a tranquil oasis rich in colonial Andean traditions and the legends of the region. The majesty of the Andes Mountains stretches out beyond the immaculate low-rise layout of the property, where 32 deluxe rooms, 3 suites, and 6 chalets offer unprecedented luxury. The Spanish-style layout of Encantado del Colca is blanketed with the aromatic flora of the region, and meandering stone walkways leading to a world-class spa, business center, and acclaimed eatery El Molino. Simple and sophisticated in design, the expansive accommodations at Encantado del Colca are flooded with natural light and offer breathtaking views of the mountains, the stunning grounds, or the river. Private and intimate, nuances of soft whites and rich brown hues create a romantic yet earthy feel in the rooms. Lavish bathrooms are an en-suite spa treat with deep soaking tubs, exquisitely postmodern fixtures, and plush bathrobes and towels to enhance the experience.
A brief stroll through the welcoming pueblito (village) created by the structures and facilities associated with Encantado del Colca and you find yourself at El Molino Restaurant. Innovative as well as traditional, try your hand at the Experimental Cuisine Experience with grain grinding and preparation of your own bread or delectable pizza dish in the restaurant's clay oven. The soft hush of the property's two natural waterfalls plays the perfect melody for your afternoon in the shade of the canopy by the sparkling pool. In addition to "clean eating" and relaxation, Encantado del Colca's wellness program also focuses on fitness and rejuvenating spa treatments. At Unno Spa, a catalogue of signature treatments, four massage rooms, two saunas, and an indulgent Vichy shower are the recipe to wellness. While outdoors, mountain biking, hiking, and exploring the Colca Valley are just a few ways to pass the time. Just 10 minutes from the town of Chivay, travel to the local marketplace for lunch while the majestic condors of the region soar through the skies. The mystique and charm of Peru set the backdrop for an unforgettable retreat to paradise, welcome to Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca.
Location of Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca
Nearest Airport: CUZ, LIM
Amenities for Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca
- General Information
- 41 Guest Rooms
- Room Service
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Laundry Service
- Heated Pool
- Steam Room
- In-Room Amenities
- Direct Dial Telephones
- Hair Dryers
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Mountain Biking
- Business Center
- Historic Sites
- Culture & Arts
- Spa & Wellness
Reviews for Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca
We visited in March 2018 with our three kids ages 8, 8, and 5. Due to the size of our group, we stayed in one of the chalets. When we first arrived at the hotel, we were blown away by the location - its situated on the edge of the river and surrounded by beautiful cliffs filled with wild flowers. Check in was quick and our room was ready when we arrived (they even had the extra bed already set up and enough towels for everyone, which rarely happens when adding a kid cot to your reservation). The chalet was clean and comfortable and included a small kitchen with refrigerator and microwave. I recommend bringing you own snacks, water, etc rather than using the mini bar. As far as kid friendly amenities, there are both indoor and outdoor pools, a trout pond where you can feed the fish, alpacas for petting, ping pong, foosball, and a cookie making class in the afternoon. There are hot springs within a 2-minute walk, though we didn't end up using this facility as it was very crowded the only afternoon we had available. Despite all the wonderful things, there are several issues that keep me from a 5-star review. First there seems to be a communication problem between the hotel and the restaurant management groups. We had booked a packet for Easter weekend that included dinner, a pisco tasting, and other various things in the bar or restaurant. When we arrived that the hotel, there was no schedule for any of these activities and we had to continually ask when they were supposed to be taking place. Even with continual schedule confirmations, the activities always began late and were led by a staff member who seemed surprised that they were scheduled. Our first night there, the restaurant didn't even know the reservation department had sold a three course meal as part of the Easter promotion. Secondly, the restaurant in general was a disappointment. The food was ok and prices seemed in line with other hotel restaurants (though obviously significantly higher than a restaurant in Chivay). The service staff was polite, but very slow. It appeared that both the kitchen and dining area were understaffed. The tables has a tendency to wobble if you put any weight on the corners, which finally led to the our breakfast table tipping over..... and then the manager then tried to charge us for the broken pepper shaker. Breakfast buffet was not replenished frequently enough and the coffee was terrible (I ended up buying a jar of NescafĂ© to use with the hot water). Finally, the bar service was slow and the bar tenders had the tendency to make half your order, start a second order, and then come back and finish your order 10 minutes later. The bar itself was also very poorly lit and not really conducive to a "happy" happy hour. All in all, we will probably stay elsewhere next time we visit Colca. My family is fluent in Spanish so none of the communication problems were due to a language barrier. Additionally, I canâ€™t comment on the English speaking abilities of the staff.
Rosie0109 - Arequipa, Peru
A very unique place Quite pricey Everything was excellent Except for the road going to the hotel.. risky and unsafe some major Improvements shld be done for a five stars hotel.. It shld be considered while rating this place beautiful..
Marco H - Tel Aviv, Israel
Beautiful grounds and located beside the river make this a wonderful place to relax after enjoying the adventures of the Colca Canyon There were only two other guests, so maybe better to visit in November.
Dianne S - Peregian Beach, Australia
It' s a beautiful hotel, surrounded by an amazing view. The stuff is lovely and they serve the best pizza in town. They have a nice spa and swimming pool. You can also visit the hot spring, which are really close to the hotel. I strongly recommend it.
pintusaurora - Macomer, Italy
Great experience in this hotel in the Colca valley even enjoying the external spa available nearby although it is difficult to get to, as access to the hotel is quite difficult with standard cars as road is in bad shape
Ignasi C - Salou, Spain