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Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
They say location is a key element to any hotel's success—which means in Peru, few places can beat the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. The only hotel adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu, the intimate property sits right at the gate to the citadel complex, allowing guests to visit at their leisure (like in the early morning and late afternoon, when the crowds are thinner), or multiple times in one day. This is also the place to be if you want to hike Huayna Picchu; only a certain number of hikers are allowed each day, and Sanctuary guests have the advantage of easy access to the early-morning ticket line.

Since everyone else visiting Machu Picchu has to come up to the site from the town at the base of the mountain (or straight from the train station), it is an exclusive luxury to be able to see parts of the ancient site from the hotel's garden, and to be able to soak hiking-weary limbs in an outdoor hot tub just steps from the where the Incas worshipped. There are also plenty of other perks: comfortable rooms with satellite TV and WiFi; a one-room spa offering Inca-inspired therapies; and the Tampu Restaurant—open only to hotel guests—serving dishes made with a Southern American flair. 
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  • Room
    Nightly turndown service, in-room safes, free mini-bar, 24 hour room service
  • Bath
    Hairdryer, marble bathrooms with shower
  • Tech
    Complimentary WiFi, movie library, international dial from room, radio/alarm clock with docking station, cable TV, iPod dock
  • View
    Views of Urubamba River, courtyard
  • Dining
    Tampu Restaurant - Serves international and Peruvian cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, exclusively for hotel guests; Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant - daily lunch buffet featuring International and Peruvian dishes; El Mirador Snack Bar next to entrance of the citadel
  • Bar
    Tampu Bar - Open from 7 am to 10 pm, serves beverages from soothing muna tea to traditional Pisco Sours
  • Spa
    The Lodge - Offers massages and aromatherapy treatments based on ancient Inca techniques
  • Miscellaneous
    Day Room - Space for guests to rest and refresh while waiting for train departures, equipped with toilets and showers; Orchid Garden - Tranquil garden featuring native plants and flowers, including many orchids; Heated plunge pool located in garden offers magnificent views of Machu Picchu
Room Types
  • Superior Rooms
    Rooms feature king size or two twin beds, marble bathroom with shower, and some offer private patio with courtyard views.
  • Deluxe Mountain View Rooms
    Rooms feature views across Urubamba River, king sized bed, marble bathroom with shower and mountain views.
  • Deluxe King Mountain View and Terrace
    Rooms feature views across Urubamba River, two twin sized beds, marble bathroom with shower, and mountain view.
  • Presidential Suites
    Suites feature king-sized bed, separate living area that leads out onto outdoor terrace with mountain views, and marble bathroom with shower.
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
Most visitors to Machu Picchu opt for a day-trip. If you stay overnight at the sanctuary, however, you won't have to rush, and you can wake up early to see the sun rise over the Andes before the crowd of tourists arrives. The Sanctuary Lodge, operated by Belmond, is the only lodging option near Machu Picchu. The lodge is luxurious in both location and decor, but it's more expensive than the average traveler can afford. Even if you aren't staying here, however, you can enjoy a great breakfast buffet at the lodge for a more accessible price.

Afternoon Tea at Machu Picchu
If you ride the Hiram Bingham and are not staying at the lodge, you can do tea at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel on site. It's a big spread of sandwiches, fruit, and desserts, along with tea, soft drinks, or coffee. While it's not fancy, it's still a great way to wind down and reflect on your time at Machu Picchu.
Afternoon Tea at Machu Picchu  Santuario Historico Machu Picchu  Peru

Look to the Heavens
You may know your constellations back home—but the Southern sky is an entirely different matter. Take advantage of the hotel's state-of-the art telescope—and the electric light-free setting—to check out the night sky from the flip side. A complimentary guide is on hand to explain what you're seeing, and explain how the Incas interpreted the stars.
Look to the Heavens Santuario Historico Machu Picchu  Peru

Call The Spirits
The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge sits at about 8,200 feet above sea level—all the better to try and connect with the sacred spirits that attracted the Incas to the area. At the hotel, you can take part in an ancient, shaman-led ceremony designed to ask Pachamama (Mother Earth) for prosperity and well-being. If you're more concerned with your immediate future, book a session with an Andean priest for a coca tea leaf reading to find out what adventures lie ahead.
Call The Spirits Santuario Historico Machu Picchu  Peru

Birds & Bees
Along with acres of ancient ruins and jaw-dropping views, the citadel is home to a number of unique flora and bird life—and since the hotel shares the same location, it is equally rich in natural splendors. Take a tour of the private orchards or the extensive orchid collection, keeping an eye out for some of the feathered friends who call the Sanctuary home.
Birds & Bees Santuario Historico Machu Picchu  Peru

Carretera Hiram Bingham KM 7.5, Machu Picchu, Peru
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