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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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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.

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Review date:   January 3, 2017 11:54PM
Review:   We had very high hopes of the services and the quality of the hotel when we booked Belmond's Sanctuary Lodge during our stay at Machu Picchu. However, during our stay, 3 out of 6 of us have experienced food positioning after consuming lunch buffet at the hotel. We had diaherrea and vomiting for 3 days, making our trip unpleasant and inconvenienced. When we emailed the hotel management, no response. We are as unpleasantly surprised to receive the lack of service on their end as well as the quality of their food. After all, we did spend $1100/ night per room.
Author:   patricia chang
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Review date:   December 20, 2016 6:21PM
Review:   An absolutely stunning hotel, really beautiful with amazing service.
Author:   Charlie Crease-huggett
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Review date:   December 24, 2016 2:54PM
Review:   Best massage ever!
Author:   Ruth Zarren
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Review date:   November 21, 2015 2:49PM
Review:   If you can afford it, this is a fantastic place to spend the night. Food was great, drinks were great, and well, the views can't be beat. You're staying right outside the gate to Machu Picchu. I recommend getting out to the citadel for sunrise.
Author:   Andy Cosgrove
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Review date:   May 23, 2016 8:43PM
Review:   Kind of a shame to see a non Peruvian company hold the monopoly so such an important place. Also the bar closes too early 😿
Author:   Bryant Thomas
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