What a treat to stay at the Lodge after a day of exploring Machu Picchu! We obviously were tired, and were invited to be seated so a reservationist could come to help us check in. (God forbid you should have to stand at the counter!) We had checked our bags at Aqua Caliente when we exited the train, and they were waiting for us in our room. The doors opened to the terrace with a waterfall next to it, and the orchid gardens as well. The sun was setting over the mountain and the evening was warm and inviting. Dinner and all drinks are included, and I highly recommend the alpaca, which was perfectly cooked. There was a fire in the fireplace, excellent musicians playing guitar and pipes, and great service. Unfortunately, we did not bring our bathing suits, and therefore were unable to enjoy the jacuzzi, which would have been bliss.
We were really sorry that we had to leave the next day, We stored our bags with the front desk while we hiked the Inca Trail to the Sun Gate, and used the day room to freshen up afterwards. What a wonderful experience the Lodge is! Expensive, but worth every penny to be able to step out at sunrise and watch the sun break through the clouds over the Sun Gate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belmond Sanctuary Lodge enjoys a unique location just steps from the entrance to Machu Picchu; it is the only hotel beside the Inca citadel. This charming mountain retreat, set in orchid gardens, is the perfect place to relax, from early in the morning to magical moonlit nights. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge By Orient-Express Hotel Machu Picchu
- Machu Picchu Sanctuary Hotel
- Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu