Machu Picchu is knows as one of the most desirable destinations for the adventurous . Those who love to explore often find intrigue in the mystery of the ancient city. From the amazing views, the Inca Trail, and the multitude of the sights along the way, it’s easy to see how Machu Picchu has made its way to so many bucket lists. One of the most refreshing aspects of this destination is that there are lodging options offering a wide array of accommodations and services. These are our favorite luxury hotels in the area.
Casa del Sol Hotel Boutique
The Casa del Sol Hotel Boutique in the village of Machu Picchu sits alongside the Vilcanota River next to the history-filled mountains. The cozy rooms are available in many configurations from the romantic for a couple to a single, double, and even a triple. You’ll also find a lovely restaurant and bar where the windows frame the river while you dine on specialties made with locally-sourced ingredients.
The hotel’s spa, K’intu, that they call a “sanctuary of relaxation” will help you relax and rejuvenate after your Machu Picchu trek. The hotel notes that their “facilities are designed to complement your multi-sensory experience while you rest, in a place where nature, modernity, and the mystic blend. Giving you the comfort and energy you deserve during your adventure in Machu Picchu. Feel how the weather has wrought a wonder to the rhythm of the Vilcanota River from your window, or enjoy the services and experiences that are at your disposal during your stay at the hotel.”
In what is best described as a rustic and simple building, the Taypikala Boutique describes itself as “beautiful and fresh” with “light and comfort with a privileged location, surrounded by life and nature that invites reflection and contemplation of the work of the creator.” With their mission, they seek “to meet the needs of our customers by providing excellent service, high quality service and welfare required by our clients to achieve a good stay of relaxation, vitality and spirituality”.
You’ll enjoy the native Peruvian food in their restaurant as well as the drinks in their bar, and they offer a wide range of services to make your vacation and your experience in Machu Picchu simple and unforgettable. They have a vision to “be recognized as a good Boutique in the country, committed to our customers” and this drives their determination which makes your stay a truly lovely experience.
Inkaterra Macchu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Located just across from the Machu Picchu Pueblo train station, “Inkaterra Machu Picchu hotel sits on 12 serene acres of natural paradise”, and that’s putting it mildly. The hotel is wrapped in nature and steeped in a level of luxury you wouldn’t have expected to experience on your trek to Machu Picchu. Voted by readers of Condé Nast Traveler as one of the Top Hotels in South America as well as one of the Best Hotels in the World, Inkaterra offers their guests everything you desire in a luxury hotel.
The hotel notes that they are popular “with those heading to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu” and that they’re their own “intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and 83 whitewashed adobe casitas tucked away in the cloud forest” with their own “12 acres of exquisite natural beauty, where 214 bird species – such as the golden-headed quetzal and the iconic Andean cock-of-the-rock – and the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) have been registered.” After your excursions, a visit to their Unu Spa is in order. You’ll certainly enjoy that as well as their world-class restaurant featuring Peruvian cuisine with a contemporary twist.
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
Considered to be a luxurious private retreat, the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a perfect locale to begin and end each day of your Peruvian adventure. Whether you opt for a standard room, junior suite, or their Imperial Suite, you’ll be right at home at the Sumaq with their staff attending to your every need.
With an unequaled location at the foot of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, and steps from the beautiful Vilcanota River, Sumaq offers impressive views of the mountains and dramatic landscapes, five-star service, authentic Peruvian cuisine, and a mystic connection with local traditions.
From that restaurant experience to cooking classes, hikes, and many other excursions available to guests, the Sumaq is a well-rounded, luxury experience that will enhance your Machu Picchu adventure.
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The hotels of Machu Picchu are a pleasant surprise that many of us wouldn’t expect when planning a trip of this nature. Any of these on our list will also make your experience in Peru more pleasurable. An additional hotel that offers great appeal is the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge which is the closest to the trail that leads to the ancient city. So, which of our hotels appeals to you the most? Don’t miss these must see sights when you are in town as well!