Whether arriving by train to Machu Picchu or hiking along the famous Inca trail, the range of luxury properties at Machu Picchu is guaranteed to offer you the ideal place to rest and relax. Here we give our roundup of the best luxury hotels in Machu Picchu. We’ve inspected every hotel on a room-by-room level, so share Aracari’s insider info for when planning Machu Picchu luxury trips using our first-hand destination knowledge.
Aracari Reviews the Best Luxury Hotels in Machu Picchu
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
The ultimate choice for luxury seekers. Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located within the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. It is located right by the ticket entrance, while the other best luxury hotels in Machu Picchu are located in Aguas Calientes, nestled at the foot of the Inca site. Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is one of the best luxury hotels in Machu Picchu thanks to this location: it avoids the need to catch a bus up or down to the ruins. Some rooms boast mountain views and don’t be surprised if you see a hummingbirds in the lush gardens! As you would expect from an international luxury 5* hotel, services include massage treatments (ideal after a trek!) and fine dining. Guests staying at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge enjoy their meals at the property, with no need to head down to Aguas Calientes.
Why stay here? Location, due to its exceptionally easy access to Machu Picchu.
Aracari Insider tip: Even if you don’t stay here overnight, the hotel’s location makes it a great spot for lunch during your Machu Picchu visit.
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Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo is located at the foot of Machu Picchu, right by the train station in the town of Aguas Calientes. The 85 bungalow-style rooms are dotted throughout twelve acres of gardens. One of the best luxury hotels in Machu Picchu, it is situated besides the Vilcanota River. Here you can walk along stone pathways and listen to the sounds of waterfalls. A total of 214 bird species and the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) have been registered in the grounds of this luxury hotel. Rooms are decorated with alpaca blankets and Andean tapestries. The hotel also boasts spacious suites with luxury touches such as marble bathrooms. There is also an opulent villa with a private plunge-pool. Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pubelo has a spa and restaurant.
Why stay here? Lush natural setting brimming with orchids and bird life.
Aracari Insider tip: Take a free guided tour withing the hotel gardens with Inkaterra’s specialist guides.
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Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
Looking for somewhere with style for your Machu Picchu luxury trips? Then Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is another of the best luxury hotels on offer. More modern in its design and feel to Inkterra Machu Picchu Pueblo, the sophisticated 60-room property makes for a great luxury base to rest when exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sumaq was voted as one of the top 25 hotels in South America in Condé Nast Travel’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards. The hotel can also arrange cooking classes, ecological walks and traditional Andean ceremonies. Sumaq Machu Picchu hotel is Rainforest Alliance certified.
Why stay here? Excellent dining – with dinner included in the rate
Aracari Insider tip: To catch the bus up to Machu Picchu, the bus service will make a stop here just for Sumaq guests
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Inkaterra El MaPi
El MaPi boasts smart and stylish interiors with a contemporary finish, at a more accessible price-point that the properties listed above. The hotel offers a Cafe and also bar, serving up tasty pisco sours.
Why stay here? Affordbale luxury
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Expert planning for Machu Picchu luxury trips
The best luxury hotels in Machu Picchu listed above can be booked as part of any tailormade luxury travel Peru itinerary with Aracari. Take a look now at our eight-day Classic Luxury Peru itinerary, taking in the key highlights of Machu Picchu, Lima, Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
Looking for more luxury hotels in Peru? Then we invite you to check out our top accommodation picks across Peru.