Thanks so much to Achamaqui for the wonderful welcome, incredible hospitality, outstanding service and overall attention to all the questions and needs we had! A place to relax between green mountains, among birds, starry nights, with a refreshing pool and a view to the Utcubamba river right next to the room. It's 20 min from the city of Chachapoyas so perfect to really escape while still a taxi-drive away; it also has the advantage of being the last place the tours pick up passengers from in the morning and the first drop off once back. Great to discover Kuelap, the Gocta waterfall, Revash, Leymebamba and many other places Chachapoyas has to offer. Don't miss the pizza-making class with chef Rafael! A wonderful evening guaranteed. We're utterly happy we chose Achamaqui, a little piece of paradise, and left eager to go back!
We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay in the main building of CasaHacienda. For a 3 star hotel the grounds were beautiful and adjacent to the river, the room very clean (albeit a bit spartan, and service was generally good. It’s in the middle of no where which makes it very special and quiet but every local attraction is quite a drive from here or any area hotel so it’s nice to have a special place to stay. Here a highs/lows recap:
Very comfortable bed
Great shower with hot water and water pressure
Absolutely wonderful dinners
Exceptional service from Wittman at dinner
Miserable breakfast - cold scrambled eggs every morning, very limited selection, over ripe fruit
Lighting is poor in room, closet, bathroom
No heat or ac although we needed neither on our September visit
Can be loud if on first floor - suggest getting 2nd floor room
Overall a place worth considering but not a luxury hotel.
I always tell it as it is.
The price of the hotel is exspensive for Peru, However cheaper than a midrange travel lodge in London. I did get confussed when booking as I thought the price was in PEN and then came out as $$$ which worried me at first. not the folt of the hotel but booking dot com, thre manger confirmed the price in sol.
first impressions, I went with my girlfriend for 3 days as a present to her and to visit her family. We were greeted with friendly smiles and free drinks, instantly felt relaxed.
We did upgrade to a bigger room (room 12) REALLY WORTH IT. corner views overlooking medows with horses and parrots flying down the river. the room had a private bancony in the main house.
NEGGATIVE Mini bar to me means a mini fridge not a baskit with cookies (very minnor point).
what really shocked me was the tomb just opsite the hotel in the clifts, who can say they explored a real untouched tomb?
FOOD. service outstanding,
NEGGATIVE Peru food is really salty for the western pallet (again not the folt of the hotel)
the staff made a birthday breackfast for my girlfriend with roses and a home made card.
one nice thing about the food is, it is mostly grown on the grounds.
STAFF mostly speak good english ( outstanding service).
If you want 5 star service for midrange prices, this is the place.
Mybe horse riding or fishing would have been nice. ideal for a wedding (nice chapel).
I spent a very pleasant night here in Aug 2017. It is in the grounds of a former hacienda, whose land stretches along both banks of the River Utcubamba, making for a spectacular, rustic setting.
I stayed in the converted farmhouse, overlooking the river, which also contains reception, the restaurant and TV room. My room - a triple - was spacious, clean and comfortable.
There are newer buildings in the grounds where guests can stay, and they are a little cheaper than staying in the main building, as they don't have the same river views. There are bungalows, with cooking facilities, that are ideal for families or groups of friends.
There is also an outdoor pool, which I didn't use, but which looked inviting, especially if you are travelling with kids.
The location, just near the junction where the road from Pedro Ruiz to Leymebamba meets the road to Chachapoyas, means it is a convenient base from which to explore the area.
The staff were very friendly, and the breakfast buffet, sitting on a patio overlooking the river, was relaxed and filling.
My only minor gripe is that I was woken up by someone sweeping outside my window at 5.45am in the morning! I admire the dedication to cleanliness, but it surely could have waited until a little later.