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Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

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Machu Picchu Ruins

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Machu Picchu Ruins - Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. Copyright Orient Express.

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is located adjacent to the ruins and enjoys a prime position within this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once in town, a regular bus service operates between Machu Picchu Town and the Inca ruins where Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is located.

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Interactive Map of Machu Picchu

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Click on the map of Machu Picchu below to explore the area around the Sanctuary Lodge.


One of the world's major heritage sites, Machu Picchu is a sacred place of ancient stones illuminated by spectacular sunrises and mystical moonlit nights.

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to this ancient Inca citadel. It offers its guests exceptionally easy access from early morning to late afternoon, when most of the day visitors and buses have left.

Sit out on a terrace and savour Peruvian cuisine based on produce grown on the Lodge's own plot: this delightful Orient-Express hideaway is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City.

At Machu Pichu Sanctuary lodge we are proud to present a range of services, designed with to make your stay with us as special as possible.

From massages and aromatherapy relax you after a longs days exploration, guides to help you get the most out of this stunning area and a host of useful services, including the small, but important, features like laundry and credit card services we provide to make sure your stay is as smooth as possible.

The surrounding area of Machu Picchu has a host of wonderful excursions and tours. To help you experience the natural beauty of the area we would be pleased to organise a guide. All of our guides are local with a great knowledge of the area and help you find the some of the hidden gems that otherwise might go unseen.

In Machu Picchu, on a clear night, the opportunity to star gaze should not be missed. Our telescope allows guests to study the stars of the Southern Hemisphere. Equipped with a small computer that can easily locate stars and constellations stored in a database of coordinates, this is a truly breathtaking experience.

Our digital binoculars are on hand to help all those bird lovers catch a glimpse of the famous Peruvian hummingbirds and other indigenous birds. These state of the art binoculars will also allow you to take pictures, which you can print out at the hotel and take home as souvenirs.

Reflecting the casual, intimate atmosphere of a home away from home, the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge has two suites and twenty-nine rooms, twelve of them with an amazing view of the mountains.

The Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located in such close proximity to the famous ancient Inca ruins. Fine chefs provide guests at the Lodge with a choice of international cuisine and Andean specialities in the hotel's airy, sunlit restaurant 'Tampu Restaurant Bar' which enjoys wonderful views. Guests of the Lodge and visitors to Machu Picchu can also enjoy a sumptuous lunch in the Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant.

Machu Picchu (the Lost City of the Incas) is one of the most famous examples of Inca architecture, and is located 112 km from the city of Cuzco (a three and a half hour train journey away), 2,350 meters above sea level.

The ruins are located in a lush jungle and are believed to have been built in the mid-15th century by Inca Pachacutec. Lost in history, it was not discovered until 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham.

Machu Picchu is a place of unforgettable sunrises and magical moonlit nights - located at the top of Aguas Calientes, in the heart of the valley of the Incas. Enjoy the remains of the ancient culture of this unique place, considered part of Peru's and the world's cultural heritage.

Google Reviews

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Review date:   February 18, 2015 11:08PM
Review:   Located right next to the lost city, the Lodge is Machu Picchu's only hotel, and it will remain so because National Heritage has no intention of allowing any more hotels here.
Author:   Laurens Hartog
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Review date:   July 28, 2014 3:45AM
Review:   Fantastic buffet, no cost to use the rest room. Ideally located ;-) and a fair price. Great variety of food as well.
Author:   Anthony Hernandez
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Review date:   May 7, 2014 3:00AM
Review:   Good ., but no affordable for people with tight budget .. Lunch buffet 60 US ..
Author:   Luis Ubillus
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Review date:   May 24, 2013 2:34PM
Review:   Amazing location and decent amenities.
Author:   Scot B
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Review date:   September 28, 2011 3:57AM
Review:   When I booked this hotel I thought it was extremely expensive, and that I was paying for its proximity to the ruins. That much was correct: it is literally steps away from the entrance gate (and the front desk will go and buy your entrance tickets, so you don't even have to queue), and it was worth every penny when we woke up and strolled over to be the first ones into the site - if you're not staying in this hotel, you're on a bus up a long and windy road. We saw the ruins virtually alone, before heading back to the hotel for breakfast, and it's a huge luxury to be able to head back in the heat of the day (or when it rains). But the great surprise was that this is literally one of the best hotels in which I've stayed. The staff recognise you and greet you by name. The food is excellent (and, together with wine and other drinks, included in the price). Nothing was too much trouble, including whipping up a fantastic breakfast late-morning after we'd got wrapped up in the ruins and lost track of time. Rooms are extremely high-quality, and the hotel makes a big effort to reduce its impact on the environment and the site (admittedly, its very existence caused a big impact, but they are at least sensitive to it) All in all, this hotel is excellent value, and if you can afford to stay here you should
Author:   A Google User
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