Looking for your home away from home in Peru? Below, the most charming and outstanding hotels in Peru that are redefining luxury.
Gocta Natura, Chachapoyas
The stunningly beautiful and eco-friendly Gocta Natura cabins provide your window to Gocta, one of the highest waterfalls in the world. The cabins are located on a charming and secluded stretch of forest. Fostered by the owner, Rocio Florez’s initiative, the whole team is committed to preserving the biodiversity of the surrounding Peruvian cloud forest is moving, and the property regularly helps support local projects. When you stay at Gocta Natura, you’ll enjoy boutique cabins, farm-to-table gourmet meals, and views of Gocta and the mountains. You’ll experience a peaceful, exclusive haven that allows you to enjoy nature in a whole new way – and you’ll want to linger as long as possible. Gocta Natura can also help facilitate hikes, horseback rides, birdwatching, local community visits, and textile workshops.
Kentitambo is a slice of heaven unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Just on the edge of the town of Leymebamba, Kentitambo is set in its own little corner of the Chachapoyas cloud forest. This delightful B&B is owned by Adriana von Hagen, an accomplished archaeologist, co-director of the fantastic Museo Leymebamba, and author of several books on Chachapoyas culture. Here, you’ll find five bungalows overlooking the museum, and you’ll get to soak in the surrounding natural area, which von Hagan lovingly converted from a former barren, deforested hillside into a lush forest paradise. Kentitambo means “home of the hummingbird” in Quechua, and the property is known for its unrivaled bird watching opportunities. At Kentitambo, you’ll get to watch as over 16 species of hummingbirds spend time at the property’s hummingbird feeders, as well as parrots, tanagers, warblers, and toucans. Don’t forget to explore the nearby nature trails and wildlife as you soak in all the magic.
Cuesta Serena, in Cordillera Blanca
Cuesta Serena is a tranquil paradise in the mountains about 20 minutes outside of the city of Huaraz. It’s surrounded by beautiful gardens and overlooks the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, the world’s highest tropical mountain range. At the hotel, you’ll find 7 unique bedrooms, each with their own phenomenal mountain views. With only seven rooms, you’ll get personalized care and attention unrivaled by most other hotels in Peru. Cuesta Serena’s owner, Mariana Gonzalez, is behind every detail. It’s the only luxury boutique hotel in the Cordillera Blanca, and it simply has so much to offer.
Decorated with local art pieces and textiles, and with food sourced from the freshest local ingredients, each step of your stay is a thoughtful luxury experience. The property also offers a strong commitment to sustainability, and offers massages and yoga classes to unwind after days spent hiking the mountains.
Hotel B, Lima
Hotel B is a one of a kind hotel in Lima. It’s a five-star getaway that fits in beautifully with its location, the trendy artistic neighborhood of Barranco. Barranco got its start as a seaside escape for wealthy Lima residents, and today, it’s a hip place to explore nearby art galleries, eateries, and local boutiques. Hotel B is housed in a historic building designed by Claude Sahut, an acclaimed French architect who also designed Lima’s Presidential Palace.
Villa Barranco, Lima
This lovely gem in Lima is also located in Barranco, in a lovely 1920s-era Republican home. Delicately restored to its former glory, the house makes the perfect setting for one of the most charming hotels in Peru. When you step inside, you’ll get to enjoy its cozy nine rooms and gorgeous architectural details. It sits on a quiet, residential corner of Barranco and features a terrace bar and lounge that boasts striking ocean views. One of its owners is a collector of art, so the vintage furniture and treasures that adorn the property are also worth taking in.
This intimate and eclectic property in Lima is located in the stylish neighborhood of Miraflores. Set in a gorgeous mansion from the 1940s, Atemporal is located near Huaca Pucllana, a revered pre-Inca archaeological site.
Thanks to the same distinctive and delightful design team known for making Hotel B shine, the decor and artifacts inside Atemporal are an absolute delight. Here, you’ll find a relaxing energy that is unlike any other property in the city, as well as a country garden and veranda on the property.
Inkaterra La Casona, Cusco
Centered in the heart of Cusco, Inkaterra La Casona is a lxurious, eco-friendly five-star property. The intimate space has just 11 rooms, and is located on the relaxing Plazoleta de Las Nazarenas, near the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. From the outside, you might get the impression that the hotel is a well-kept private home. It’s inside a 16th century colonial house that has been lovingly restored to its former glory with attention to original details. Each corner, room, and door offers surprising design features worth exploring.
Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, Sacred Valley
This stunning five-star hotel in the Sacred Valley town of Urubamba boasts private villas in addition to its lovely rooms. It’s an eco-friendly space in a traditional Hacienda, set among many acres of land in the foothills of the Andes. The inside of the hotel nods to the area’s history, with stunning local-style textiles and colors. Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba also offers tour experiences, like guided visits of their on-site ecological farm, make-your-own local cocktail lessons, and birdwatching walks.
Sol y Luna, Sacred Valley
Sol y Luna is a blissful getaway in the heart of the Sacred Valley, and one of the most relaxing hotels in Peru. The lodge’s charming villas will transport you to paradise, and a percentage of the lodge’s profits promote social good via the Sol y Luna Association. The association runs a school in the Andes as well as educational programs to empower local communities. Sol y Luna’s founder, Petit Miribel, ensures that Sol y Luna is dedicated to eco-friendly decisions, with all kinds of thought going into making the property sustainable. Petit is also the driving force behind the amazing Sol y Luna Foundation which provides education and most recently a home to underprivileged children un the Sacred Valley. As you stroll along Sol y Luna’s peaceful grounds, you’ll spot gardens full of hummingbirds, flowers, and views of the Andes Mountains. You’ll also find local art all throughout the property.
KiChic is a heavenly getaway among Peru’s little known northern beaches. Mancora is a calming beach town, with sandy shores and beautiful Pacific waves. It’s popular with surfers and vacationers who’d like to take advantage of Peru’s year-round sunshine. KiChic’s concepts are inspired by eastern Zen and meditation practices, and the property has a delightful focus on health and wellness.
Guests are encouraged to kick back and relax with a healthy varied menu, daily yoga classes at KiChic’s on-site studio, and of course, breathtaking ocean views. Cristina and Rocio Gallo are behind the magic of this wonderful place inspiring and implementing the many details that make it special. With nine rooms and all the personalized attention that goes along with such an intimate size, you’ll find the luxury of a five-star hotel without unnecessary frills. Palm trees, private pools, and stylish decor make for truly magical surroundings.