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Eco Inn Valle del Colca

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Loved this place. Nice and large area, lovely garden and colourfull. The views around everywhere is excellent, especially at the back below where the river runs. The views from the rooms and from the dinning room are something. We here in May, and it was cold at night, so there was an electric heater in the room, which we did use. One negative was the extremely slow wifi, which is only available in the dining/reception hall. Perhaps stays at least 2 nights in this Colca area, as there is lots of see and drive around and take a warm spa swim, of which there are quite a few to choose from - awesome.

This is a very nice hotel with great views, good menu and food. The wifi is poor but everything else makes up for it such as good hot water, good pressure on the shower, great bed and fantastic views from a warm room which from memory had a heater. The breakfast was superb with eggs and bacon and wide variety of fruit, juices, cereals and breads. Get in early though as restocking it took a bit of time. The staff were very friendly and couldnt fault the service at all. Also be a bit careful with the stairs if your room in on the 1st floor and carrying bags as you can easily lose balance. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

I was there last Sunday (14 Aug 2016) with a tour group. The room was nice, everything worked, slow WiFi in the hotel lobby area, and the hotel's evening meal was very good. Then about 9;58 PM an earthquake hit. You can google " Shallow earthquake in Peru kills at least 4, including a US tourist" and read about the accounts. The man killed was in the same tour group that I was in. His wife had a broken hip and leg; and had to be airlifted to Lima for an operation. They were on the 2nd floor of a 2 story unit and a concrete block wall collapsed in on them. All of the 2 story units visibility appeared to be structurally damaged. The one story units didn't appear to have the major damage but they could be damaged too. Anyway the place is currently closed (which is why they aren't currently taking bookings) and might not be reopening very soon if ever. Our tour guide pointed out a crack in the ground on the walkway between the units and cliff; and indicated that the foundation might be unstable especially if there is another significant earthquake. Sunday night I slept in the bus (and others slept there and on the parking lot sidewalk). There were numerous smaller aftershocks. I will say the hotel's staff was great Monday putting together some breakfast and lunch for us. The hotel's power was out: but they did have a small generator. The place is in a really isolated valley with only 2 ways to get into, i.e. 16,000 ft above sea-level mountain pass with lots of narrow cliff-side switchbacks and no guardrails, and a very long bumpy dirt road along the river that runs through the valley. We came in over the pass. After the earthquake both roads were blocked. We were evacuated late Monday afternoon. Fortunately they cleared the bad spots on the dirt road and we left that way. They were still working on it when we left. We had to drive to the landslide blockage, get out carry our luggage through the rubble (as front loaders were still clearing it) and get on another bus. The rubble are was about 50 yards long. Some of the news articles you will get if you google (per above) has some pictures of us climbing over the rocks with our luggage to get on the other bus.

Room Type: Twin with double beds, upstairs Length of Stay: 1 night Pros: Large almost suite size room with small entrance foyer, tiny stone sunroom and large private bathroom. Quality bathroom toiletries a nice surprise. View of valley and active volcano from room. Radiator heater came in handy. Nice bed and pillows. Room had table and chairs. Sunny and bright. Cute animals on grounds (llamas and sheep). Interesting surrounds, above river. Plenty of photo opportunities. Bench for luggage. Cons: Isolated location, don’t recall their being heating in the bathroom? A bit cold due to the high elevation (I went in winter also) Staff: Staff were friendly and helpful Atmosphere: Rustic country charm, quiet Location details: Yanque township is small and like going back in time 200 years, fascinating.

We stayed for 2 nights in this lodge an loved every minute of it. The room was clean and large and the beds very comfortable. We had the heater on in the evenings and nights and it was nice and warm in the room. The view was breathtaking and it was absolutely quiet which didn't happen often in Peru. We loved the alpacas on the property. Breakfast was good but we went out for dinner. The lodge recommended to take a private driver for the morning to see the condors which we did. It was definitely one of our holiday highlights. Can highly recommend Eco Inn and I would go back.

The biggest plus is without a doubt the view. Rooms are nice and clean but extremely cold. When your sleeping it isn't that bad but taking a shower and getting dressed is really cold. The Food is pretty bad but the breakfast is nice. Staff isn't really friendly.

We stayed 2 nights in this lodge near Yanque, Peru. The 2nd-floor room was large with an amazing view of Chivay Valley right from a breakfast nook area in our room. The bathroom was also large and had what we needed. We had dinner at the lodge both nights, and the food was good. Young girls from the town entertained the guests by dancing. This area is cold, and the staff provided us with extra blankets when we requested them.

This is the worst hotel we stopped in during our time in Peru. There is no privacy not even a blind for the ground floor toilet so people are walking past the window and looking in at you in all your glory in the shower. The remaining curtains are bits of sacking which are transparent.(see photos). We travelled with Mercator from the UK and why they booked us in this awful of a hotel for two nights is beyond me. It is easily possible to see the condors early morning and get the bus to Puno from Chivay at 1.30. This means you only spend one night here and one night is a night too many This is exactly what other people on the tour were doing. (If we had done that I would still have my Ipad) It is essential to have a torch as the paths are uneven and if you want to walk in to the village some lights are not working. There is a lot of noise with what sounded like line dancing with the instructions on a loudspeaker on our first night a Tuesday it went on until 1.30am the second night until 3.30am The caller gets louder and sounds more drunk as the night goes on. There is no safe so we carefully locked things in our case when we returned the case was unlocked and my Ipad was missing. The staff were unhelpful and had forgotten the English they knew the day before. The breakfast has little choice some fruit and a roll.Wifi only available in lobby from 8.30am to 5.30pm

We spent 2 days at this hotel unfortunately. Yes, the views are amazing and fantastic, but the hotel is poor.We were in a ground floor room which was quite clean and comfortable, but there was sacking at the windows! These hessian "curtains" were see through and when the light was on in the evening we were able to see people passing quite clearly and they were able to see us. On top of that there was clear glass in the bathroom and no curtain or blind of any description. There was no safe in the room or one available at reception. We locked our suitcases when we went out and one was open when we returned. We walked to the village both evenings for dinner, fortunately we had a torch with us as the lighting from some of the hotel to the path to the village was non existent, although there was limited lighting around the hotel. It was very,very noisy both nights, until 1.30am the first night and 3.30 the second night. I still don't know why our tour operator booked us in here for two nights! Breakfast was poor both mornings.Wifi was available in reception at certain times of the day, you have to check this, which is difficult if you don't speak Spanish.

Wonderful hotel, room very clean and nice with amazing views , beds very comfortable and big!! I was felling I am in heaven ... If I will go to Peru again, I will book this hotel for sure ... My friends were very Happy .... we chose this hotel

Calle Lima No. 513 Yanque Arequipa

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Eco Inn Valle del Colca places you within a 10-minute stroll of Museum of Yanque and Church of Yanque. This 21-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free self parking. Also near this Yanque hotel are Church of Coporaque and San Antonio Pre-Inca Ruins.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


Rooms

The 21 rooms have balconies or patios and phones. For entertainment, guests can enjoy TVs. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep and bathrooms offer hair dryers.


Property features

Eco Inn Valle del Colca features free WiFi in public areas and a garden. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 201 reviews