Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
What We Love
- The rate includes buffet breakfast, a la carte lunch and a la carte dinner
- Location next door to Machu Picchu makes visiting the heritage site a snap
- On-site hot tub has mountain views
- Innovative, gourmet Peruvian cuisine using home-grown produce
- Massages and yoga sessions help muscles relax post-hike
- The hotel stocks a telescope and digital binoculars for stargazers and birdwatchers
What To Know
- The Lodge is up the hill from Machu Picchu town and the Aguas Calientes train station, and is only accessible via public bus; there are no taxis going to the Machu Picchu complex
- Property is about 8,200 feet above sea level, so guests often feel effects of the high-altitude
- Only 2,500 people are allowed entrance to the Machu Picchu complex each day, so book tickets in advance; the Lodge can also arrange for guides
- Check-out time is 11 a.m., but a day room is available for those departing by a later train
- The daily buffet lunch at Tinkuy is open to non-guests and can fill up quickly with hungry park visitors
- Members will be charged a 18% IVA tax by the property upon check-in that is exempt to foreigners of Peru. To avoid this fee, be sure to provide documentation at the time of check-in
- A mandatory $315 New Year's Eve Gala Dinner charge per person for those staying on December 31 will be collected on property
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
With a stay at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge in Machu Picchu, you’ll be in the mountains and minutes from Temple of the Condor and Machu Picchu. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Huayna Picchu and Manuel Chavez Ballon Site Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 31 guestrooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and tour/ticket assistance.
Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage.
How to Get There
I stayed here for my two visits to Manchu Picchu and I have to say it was brilliant.Our food and drink plus entrance into the ruins was all included and what a lovely stay it was and a real shame it was only twenty four hours. Food excellent, mini bar free, drink included and away you go. A really lovely place to stay even when the staff destroyed my suitcase and fond memories of the ruins as we were first in at dawn.
We had booked an all-inclusive Full Board Hiram Bingham Train, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge hotel and Machu Picchu Entry package. It was the only point of my itinerary I would not budge on when planning with the travel agent and I’m sure glad I didn’t. Our package included entry tickets for two days. The first day we entered with a guide. He took us around the site including this area giving us a guided tour, it took about 2.5 hours going at the slowest persons pace. We then returned for afternoon tea.
Our package was inclusive of everything including food and drink. We went steady with the alcohol as we were climbing mountain, but this seemed excellent value for money.
I had done my research, I knew that the hotel is on the site of where the archaeologists lived. Therefore when it was built it was not built with the 20th Century tourist requiring everything with gold knobs on in mind. I was aware the rooms were likely to be small (we’ve stayed in much smaller) with no private terrace or balcony and that there wasn’t going to be a Spa and a pool and that yes people start queuing up outside the building in the morning to enter the site. None of this was a problem for me our room was beautifully furnished the bathroom was spacious with good toiletries. There were USB and Iphone charging stations.
There were two shower rooms available to guests who had checked out of their rooms but wanted to freshen up after being in Machu Picchu. We never saw anyone waiting to use these rooms and were fully stocked with towels and toiletries when we went to use them.
After Lunch we went and relaxed in the outside garden area of the hotel where there is a telephone to call the bar and they will bring your drinks up for you. I had a wander around the grounds and found a lovely yoga lookout post over Machu Picchu and an area where if you wanted a massage outside you could.
I’m so glad I chose to stay here. I’d stay again in a heartbeat and recommend anyone planning to travel to Machu Picchu to do the same. That bus ride up the hill was enough for me not to want to do it any more than necessary.
Great location allowing you to enter the site of MP at 06.00 hrs
They have made excellent use of a confined space .
First class and friendly staff in in every department . Special mention to Antonio the bartender who gave us a supberb introduction to Pisco !!
Rooms slightly confined but alll the charm and luxury expected from Belomont
Breakfast fine selection as you would require
Buffet lunch average
Dinner fantastic , in fact the best since we arrived in Peru
I visited Machupicchu for the second time w my daughter in January.
We wanted to be close by to get to see Machupicchu early morning for the sunrise. (All I have is to take a look from my window and see the condition, because we were there in rainy season). It was very convenient to stay very close and wake up early to be the first one in Machupicchu. The room we got was with little private patio with lounge chairs terrace it was awesome. The room was amazing, the service was outstanding!!! And the food was great!! It was all included breakfast, lunch & dinner. Afternoon we had class how to make Pisco Sour, traditional Peruvian drink. The people are very friendly and want to make sure you get the best of the best!!!
Not to mention that you just have to step outside of out the hotel and you have the bus station right there.
Amazing experience highly recommend even if the price expensive. I will do it all over again in a heart beat!!!
This Lodge is just what you need after a long (and sometimes wet) day exploring Machu Picchu and climbing Waynapicchu.
The service is next to none, very accommodating and understanding of your long days. The rooms are very luxurious and have every creature comfort you could ask for. You won’t go hungry either, with a wonderful variety of multicultural food available to suit everyone’s taste.
I would highly recommend staying at the Belmont Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu when visiting the sites. It’s well worth it!!