Travel is all about choices, you decide where to go, how to get there, who will be going with you, flights, tours, transport, the list goes on and on. Sometimes we want to rough it out in the great outdoors such as with the Inca Trail or the Salkantay Trek, while others we want to relax in luxury, especially in Machu Picchu. Here are the Top 3 Luxury Hotels in Machu Picchu:
- Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is just a short distance from the bustling pedestrian-only town of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), but it feels miles away, deep in the cloud forest. This is a sanctuary in every sense, perfect for travelers in the mood for an intimate experience in nature, for hikers looking for the next challenging peak, for archaeology and culture buffs, or for families in search of an enriching adventure. This hotel consists of 81 beautifully made Casitas (small houses) that offer all the amenities as well as a wide range of excursions led by exceptional guides, the lodge is much more than a base for visiting the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary, it’s almost a destination in itself. This fact alone makes it on of the top 3 luxury hotels in Machu picchu.
- Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
When referring to the top 3 luxury hotes in Machu Picchu the Sumaq is bound to come up. This high-end hotel has a soothing interior, thanks to the double-pane windows and neutral palette with splashes of bold color. There’s 60 rooms and more on the way, with views of either river and mountains, or a hillside with man-made cascades. Includes an elevator, multiple eating and drinking areas, and a full spa with sauna and Jacuzzi. It is located only 20 minutes from the famous Machu Picchu Archaeological Site, this 5-star hotel offers comfort, elegance and relaxation with a unique in Andean Design. Hey, it’s even got free Wi-Fi access this far from any city as well as cable TV and are all equipped with heating. Some rooms feature a private balcony with views over the mountains and the Urubamba River.
- Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
Located steps from the entrance gate to the Machu Picchu ruins, next to the bus stop and the snack stand, this otherwise exclusive property can only be reached on foot via the Inca Trail or by a winding bus ride up from the train station at Machu Picchu town — also known as Aguas Calientes. The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge faces the ruins of Machu Picchu while some of the public areas and some guest rooms face the Huayna Pichu mountain, the famous background peak for every postcard shot of the more famous citadel. The elegant rooms and suites offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screens and DVD players, as well as seating areas and minibars. Upgraded rooms add panoramic mountain views and terraces, while suites have living areas with sofas. Room service is available, and kids 5 and under stay free, and the breakfast buffet is free.
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