Luxury Machu Picchu hotels exude a grandeur that matches the renowned archaeological site of Machu Picchu and offer much more than what guests seek or anticipate. Read our guide for more facts and information…
Machu Picchu has been built on an almost impossible location with an impractical terrain to access it. While hardcore hikers and pilgrims prefer to take the hiking trail, including the 4-day laborious Inca Trail, many look for a luxury stay while exploring their lifetime destination. AguasCalientes and Cusco boast some of the top-end hotels, including 5star hotels.
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
This is the only hotel, and the most luxurious lodge, adjacent to the breathtaking site of Machu Picchu. It is the most ideal place to stay if you are looking to explore the ruins early in the morning or late afternoon. The location of the hotel offers impressive views of the citadel and the areas beyond. It is set in beautiful gardens that boast a variety of exotic orchids and native plants. You can also enjoy aromatherapy treatments and massages during your adventure-filled stay. It is just 50 meters from the citadel and sited 400 meters above River Urubamba.
Hotel Monasterio, Cusco
This hotel is a serene hideaway at the center of Cusco. Formerly a monastery, it is constructed on ancient Inca walls, emanating a historical charm. The grand interiors are adorned with native antiques and ancient paintings. Despite the old-world charm, it offers the 21st century luxury. An important feature of the hotel is that each room is enriched with additional oxygen to counter high-altitude effects. It helps acclimatize for the journey ahead to Machu Picchu. The hotel also features massage facilities. It is ten minutes from the airport.
Hotel Rio Sagrado, Urubamba, Sacred Valley
Located on the banks of River Urubamba amidst green pastures in the Sacred Valley, this hotel is a serene retreat between the Machu Picchu citadel and Cusco. Blending with the rural environment, it has villas and suites that are decorated in the native Peruvian style yet retaining a modern panache. Its riverfront terraces offer splendid vistas over the Urubamba and the surrounding hills. You can explore the region on horseback or go mountain-biking. Other amenities include an alfresco massage in the spa gardens. The hotel is just five minutes from the town of Urubamba and fifteen minutes from Ollantaytambo train station. It houses a restaurant that serves Peruvian dishes as well as international cuisine.
Machu Picchu hotels 5 star, AguasCalientes
The Inkaterra Mach Picchu Pueblo Hotel
This hotel can be described as a naturalist’s haven due to its location in the lush Andean cloud forest, an ideal place to get a foretaste of the amazing natural wonders of the region. It is an eco-friendly hotel made up of enchanting cottages connected by stone paths, mimicking an Andean village. The sprawling site houses hundreds of species of orchids, birds and butterflies. The cottages are adorned with fireplaces, indigenous art and ancient artifacts. You can enjoy regional food at its restaurant overlooking River Urubamba. It is conveniently located at AguasCalientes, a town at the foot of Machu Picchu.
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
This hotel, located at AguasCalientes, exhibits an Andean style environment with luxurious rooms that offer impressive views of the surrounding sceneries. Despite its original Andean style, it has a modern design that allows for the ultimate relaxation and luxury. It has an Andean health spa, steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna and massage facilities. There is a restaurant as well.