Top-notch luxury and service at the only hotel adjacent to the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu.
Adventurers seeking an up-close-and-personal cultural experience will appreciate Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. This serene mountaintop escape enjoys ideal proximity to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. As well, it's quite intimate, with just 29 well-appointed rooms (twelve with mountain views) and two suites. Standard amenities include telephones, TVs with satellite, clock radios with MP3 docking stations, in-room dining service, safes and private bathrooms with showers. Additionally, guests can enjoy the lodge’s range of massage, aromatherapy and body treatments, which are based on Incan techniques; they can also hire a knowledgeable guide to lead excursions around the area. Activities include bird watching for indigenous Peruvian species, meandering through the hotel’s sprawling gardens and star gazing with the help of a resort-provided mini-computer that provides coordinates for constellations. And then, of course, there is exploring the ruins, which is the reason travelers venture to this remote destination. Hungry guests need not descend the mountain to grab a bite to eat. On-site Tampu Restaurant Bar serves Andean specialties and international cuisine in a sunny dining room with breathtaking sky views, while Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant offers a daily lunch buffet and educational evening presentations about Machu Picchu citadel and ancient Incans.