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Hotel Rio Sagrado, Urubamba

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Peru, Central + South America: 21-suite Hotel Rio Sagrado boasts a prime location on the Urubamba River in Peru's Sacred
Km. 75.8, Carretera Cuzco
Tel: 51 84 201 631's insider take:

Bought and refurbished by Orient-Express in 2010, Hotel Rio Sagrado occupies a particularly lush stretch of the Urubamba River. The 21 suites—meant to evoke a local village—place you close to much of what you'll want to see in the Sacred Valley (note that the Maras-Moray-Salineras horseback excursion takes you to some of the most gorgeous sights, from circular Incan agricultural terraces to cascading, mountainside salt pans). But staying put is tempting, not least in the bathroom: If the surrounding mountains, river, and gardens were a sports arena, the skybox would be your glass-enclosed shower. Even harder to leave is your view-exploiting bed, a cushy blend of 380-thread cotton linens and colorfully crewelworked woolen throw pillows. Other on-site temptations include the riverside restaurant and bar and the Mayu Wilka spa, both of which use local herbs, such as minty muña, to great effect.—Abbie Kozolchyk

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