We had a change of plans. Instead of getting to Machupicchu’s ruins in the middle of the day, we opted for a later train ride and a chance to see the ruins first thing the next morning. Let me clarify here, we missed our first train that was at 5am because our alarm failed to wake us. Alarmed, we rushed to the train station in the Sacred Valley to luckily catch the next one. We got off the train and made our way to Casa Del Sol. “We’re so sorry we missed the car that was picking us up, we missed our first train.”…
Let me start off by saying that the service here was top notch. We were able to dig into the buffet the second we got there simply because the front desk associate insisted. We let our bags drop to the ground and had a full buffet of meat, local fruits, breads, juices and coffee. I opted for coca tea to calm my altitude side affects. The room wouldn’t be ready until noon, so we had some time to roam about the city after breakfast.
Our suite was a splurge for one night and honestly, my wallet still kind of regrets it. At around 375 dollars a night it wasn’t necessarily the cheapest, but man was it gorgeous. Now, typically my goal is to find the best bang for your buck when it comes to hotels and resorts. In this case, my dreams got the best of me. It’s okay, we fell asleep to the sound of the river and that was something else.
The comfort of the room exceeded our expectations but a king size bed truly never disappoints. Something about an extra large bed that makes you feel like you’ll never want to leave, so very inviting. We slept sound that night. We awoke to the never ending sound of the river and an early start to the buffet before we headed up to Machupicchu.
If you are looking to splurge on a boutique hotel prior to your trek to the ruins, I highly suggest Casa Del Sol. Both breakfast and dinner was included which made for an easy stay. The staff was attentive and knowledgable about the area and were very friendly. Although the spa was closed for repairs, the room in itself made up for it with the spa on the indoor balcony. Next time you are in the area, I would highly recommend checking out Casa del Sol. Walking distance to the train and bus station to the ruins, the location simply cannot be beat. Check out their rates here.