January 4, 2018 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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Belmond Sanctuary Lodge in Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is truly a must-see, must-experience destination. Steeped in history and located high in the Peruvian Andes, there is only one hotel located within walking distance of the ancient Inca citadel - Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge by Orient-Express. With just 29 rooms and a pair of suites, and the most spectacular mountain views, the lodge offers accommodations that feature classic appointments and modern amenities alike - from mini bars and cable television, to direct telephone access and bottled water. As wonderful as Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is, it plays only a supporting role in its stunning surroundings. One of the world's most breathtaking sites, Machu Picchu is a sacred and magical place.
The lodge enchants its every guest, boasting interior gardens that flutter with colorful birds seeking out the abundance of native flora. A team of fine chefs work behind kitchen doors to create a menu of international and Andean specialties that are served in the inviting Tampu Restaurant Bar. For lunch enjoy a feast for all senses at Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant, or choose to dine in with all-day room service. Machu Picchu, better known as the Lost City of the Incas, uncovers an almost forgotten culture that has been preserved through its architecture and recovered relics. Blessed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can hike to the ruins and time travel to a society that no longer exists. Walk 15 minutes to soak in natural thermal baths warmed by the layers of the earth, or explore the lush jungle and its many treasures. The perfect base to discover all that this destination offers, Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is a superior and unforgettable experience.
Location of Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
Nearest Airport: CUZ
Amenities for Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
- General Information
- 31 Guest Rooms
- 19 Restaurants
- 4 Bars
- Culture & Arts
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
Only hotel next to MP. Recommend the massage in a small wooden hut in the middle of he orchid garden. Not your usual Belmont property as it was built by the government and is operated by Belmont as a concession. But th E make a great job of it.
TheSydneyFildes - Sydney, Australia
We chose this hotel purely on its proximity to Machu Picchu, which was a bit of a splurge but worth every penny. The service at the hotel was very good, the bedroom was fine although the bathroom was very small, the food was pretty good, we were not expecting Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with as much drink as you wanted, which was very welcome. However the best bit was of course the location which enabled us to go round MP once with our guide and thousands of people but after lunch, go round again in relative peace the last hour before it closed and then again at 6am the following morning.
Peter W - eastbourne
If this hotel was located in Aguas Calientes and charged the same price I would be rating it a "2". However, it is not and with its convenient location and pleasant service I was patting myself on the back for choosing this hotel and hence the 5 star rating. As others have said it is a stones throw from the entrance. We were coming off the one day hike on the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu (absolutely stunning way to see Machu Picchu for the first time). As we exited the Machu Picchu site (rather sweaty and tired) at around 4pm, the line to get a bus to Aguas Calientes was snaking down the road way past the hotel. We were told it would be about a 30 minute wait for a bus that then takes about 20 minutes or so to get to Aguas Calientes. The plus of just walking across the road, checking in and going straight for a shower rather than waiting in a queue felt worth it at that moment. The other plus was that the next morning we were entering the site at 6:30am to climb Huayna Picchu and when we walked out the hotel (after having a quick breakfast) we were surprised that we had a 15 minute queue (I hate to think what time the others in the queue had got up at to catch a bus). This was the further plus of the location as we were able to exit the site after our climb and have a shower, refresh and a coffee, check out and then re-enter the site for a tour round it. The all inclusive package then enabled us to have lunch around 2pm after our tour before heading to Aguas Calientes for the train to Cusco. The room we had to the front was comfortable but small. We did get some noise from the buses in the morning but we were up by then. The service was friendly and accommodating without being super slick and the food was fine without being outstanding. Don't expect a 5 star hotel it is more 4 star - however, I have nothing to complain about. The pisco sour tasting was great fun and the bar tender made it very interactive and soon got the guests chatting amongst themselves. There is a communal patio area to sit out on but it doesn't really have a view of the site. I don't know about the half day and exit and re-entering the site restrictions that others have mentioned but we had no problem re-entering once. We saw nothing in Aguas Calientes that would have made me change my opinion that the Sanctuary Lodge was the right choice. Even if I was not doing our Inca Trail walk and Huayna Picchu climb I would still book this hotel for the convenience and flexibility of its location.
Huntsy - Leeds, United Kingdom
The sole reason that I decided to spend big bucks to stay at the Belmond Sanctuary was to avoid the morning rush and crowds. Thanks to their wonderful staff, I had a different but even more pleasant experience. I arrived at the hotel around 3pm on a Sunday. I had debated buying a MP ticket for the afternoon, but I figured it probably wasnâ€™t worth it since they close at 5. But when I checked in, there was an obnoxious New Yorker telling the folks at the desk that he wanted to go into the park that afternoon, and he needed them to get tickets for him and his wife, which involved a 20 minute bus ride back down the mountain to purchase tickets. So I said to the clerk, "if you are getting them tickets, could you please get me one too?â€ť He was more than happy to help. What then happened is I gave him 100 soles and my passport, freshened up and then met the clerk at the entrance booth where he gave them my passport to hold as security until someone from the hotel could bring the entrance ticket back. I enjoyed myself in the park while someone else dealt with the ticket, and my passport was waiting for me at the desk when I got back. That was definitely a nice perk. The weather was looking iffy on Sunday evening for a Monday morning visit to the park due to incoming rain, so the desk clerk also said they could call your room at 5:30am to walk you up if it looked like there was a chance to see the sunrise. Otherwise, you could sleep in and go to the park at your leisure, which I did. Another fabulous staff service was the complimentary pisco tasting from 6-7pm. Wilson, the bartender, was a delight, and he created a really fun environment where the guests could get to know one another while sampling pisco, learning how to make a pisco sour and then enjoying one for free. When I was booking my reservation online, the cost of all all-inclusive package was basically $100/meal. I could not imagine spending $100 on breakfast, so I didn't book any meals in advance. I did dinner a la carte (eating with new friends from the pisco tasting) and had a fish dish for about $35. For breakfast, the fixed price of $30 was the only option. The almond croissants and smoked trout Benedict were both yummy. Interestingly all the snacks in the minibar (local treats like Inka corn) plus soda and water were complementary. Staff told me that the hotel was half empty because of the off season, and I reportedly received a room upgrade. That seems surprising since my room was a fairly standard king hotel room with a small bathroom (shower only) and window over the hotel entrance, from which I could hear the buses when I had the window open. I can't imagine what the lesser room would have been. Still, it was comfortable. While I didn't take advantage of the "first in the park" privileges of the Belmond Sanctuary, it was a wonderful oasis that I would recommend.
LAS021 - Charlotte
The hotel is 100% worth it for that once in a lifetime experience. There is nothing better than being right there at the entrance to MP. Rooms were small but quite comfortable and very quiet considering the insanity that begins when the busses start dropping people off. The lobby is very small considering the number of people that use this hotel as a meeting or waiting point. Had a terrace room and spent an hour or so exploring the gardens of the hotel which were so nice and serene with the amazing mountainous backdrop. So breathtaking. The included meals were decent as well. Luggage service between this hotel and the train and the bus is a bit confusing. I might suggest you pack light and carry it with you rather than let the porters handle it.
Banters - MD