Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is amongst the best available for those staying in Aguas Calientes before travelling to Machu Picchu, just a twenty minute bus ride away. The name Sumaq literally translates as “a great stay”, not least because the hotel’s décor and ambiance have been styled to represent the finest of Inca grandeur (though this is not often done with the best of tastes). The rooms offer a comfortable and spacious private retreat to guests, while the innovative cuisine, influenced by top Peruvian chef Rafael Piqueras, is also given particular attention. Sumaq aims to protect the natural environment with the support of the Rainforest Alliance organization.