Really liked the hotel! Am a seasoned traveller and have stayed in quite a few boutique hotels and El Refugio is definitely one of the better hotels I've stayed at.
Didn't know what to expect because it was a new hotel. We arrived the day after a large tour group checked out but the staff had already cleaned the entire hotel and it was spic-and-span upon our arrival. We felt like we were the first guests too because everything was so nice and clean! The rooms were very spacious and the panoramic view of the canyon walls from the dining room - magnificent! The food was excellent too. We saw the chef fish our trout right out of the river running through the hotel grounds.
The hotel organised a trip to see the condors for us in the morning and we had a comfortable ride there in a 4X4 and the condors were a sight to behold. And my favourite part of the hotel was the outdoor thermal bath filled with natural hot spring water. It made for a very luxurious soak after the day's activities and a great wake-up at 6am in the morning.
I really enjoyed my stay at El Refugio and would tell all my friends to stay there if they have the chance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- “El Refugio.” What comes to your mind when you think of those words? Perhaps, a place of security, a safe haven, a sanctuary, a shelter, a retreat, or a place where you can call your own? That is exactly what you get at hotel “El Refugio”. Our motto “In contact with nature”, describes the very setting of the hotel. We are located in the majestic and beautiful Valley Colca. “El Refugio” is bordered by mountains that acts like a retreat and it is situated at the edge of the Colca River that the rainbow trout calls home. El Refugio” is a four star hotel with bungalow type dwellings in a rustic setting that tries to capture the very essence of nature itself. The hotel contains elements like wood, stones, and thatched roof that make it a part of nature. This is to convey a natural setting that will help you to relax and enjoy your time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Refugio Hotel