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Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, Peru

Photo: Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

Km 7.5, Carretera Hiram Bingham
Machu Picchu, Peru
TEL: 51 84 984-816-956
TEL: (800) 237-1236

Machu Picchu’s remote mountaintop ruins feel amazingly accessible when you’re staying next door; the Sanctuary Lodge (part of the Orient-Express group) is the only hotel to abut the 15th-century ancient Incan site. It takes a four-hour trip by train and bus to reach Machu Picchu (from the nearest city, Cuzco), but you’ll be whizzing past Jungle Book–worthy vistas en route. Want to arrive like Hiram Bingham did when he “discovered” the place in 1911? Take the old Inca trail (a five-day journey by foot) and bring your bug spray—mosquitoes here are no strangers to human sacrifice. From Mountain View Rooms (which, unfortunately, have twin beds), you’ll see the looming, craggy peaks of Huayna Picchu as well as the Urubamba River valley—with its 300-odd species of orchids—from your personal garden-side deck. 

Room to Book:

No. 21 offers views over Huayna Picchu, making it our favorite. Nos. 37-40 with terraces are a close second.

Insider Tip:

Enjoy a private sunrise breakfast in the hotel's lush orchid gardens.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service

Number of Rooms: 29

Number of Suites: 2

Number of Restaurants: 2

Year Opened:



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