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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


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Kids Club
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

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

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
Carretera Hiram Bingham Km 7.5
Machu Picchu, 00000 Peru


4.5 Very Good 2270 Reviews
All about the location
Reviewed 23 hours ago

This hotel is all about the location and although it is expensive we were not expecting very high end so overall we were pleasantly surprised. The rooms are small with very little storage space but comfortable. The food was outstanding, for both lunch and dinner with the trout being one of the best fish dishes I've had. We hadn't realised that our room rate was all inclusive which was a nice surprise. The barman, Winston was great but way too overworked. He needs help! He had to run a pisco tasting class and make drinks for all the bar and dinner guests. Thought it strange that the manager sat at the bar drinking with 2 guest when he should have helped out when everyone was waiting for a drink. Overall an amazing spot to stay while visiting Machu Picchu. We were able to access the site first thing in the morning when it was still empty which was amazing.

Wonderful visit
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed here for one night. We arrived in the early afternoon and they took us into the lounge for a complementary beverage while they processed our check in and got our bags into the room. We had a private guide booked through the hotel for the afternoon in Machu Picchu. Our guide, Bell, was wonderful. We truly enjoyed our time with him and he gave us such wonderful local insight to Machu Picchu. We felt we would have missed out on so much without having spent the afternoon on a tour with Bell. The hotel booked us a 7pm dinner when we arrived and they offered a pisco sour making lesson at 6 pm. He pisco sour lesson was very informative and we even learned about the process of making the pisco and the different types and regions they came from. The food at dinner was wonderful. There was a large selection and a great wine list. The next morning we got up early and headed straight back to Machu Picchu. The location was perfect. Because we are right there we did not have to deal with the bus again!!! We got in as soon as Machu Picchu gates opened with no wait. We explored a bit more on our own and then hiked mach Picchu Montana. The hike was fabulous! After we easily got back to the Belmond and packed up. We ate the lunch buffet before leaving for the bus and train back to Cusco. With all the travel you have to do to get to Mach Picchu it was so nice to just be able to walk back to the hotel so quickly!!! It was a beautiful property. If we did it again we would not consider staying anywhere else! This hotel was worth the price and we would recommend staying here. The hotel is pricey, but for us it was worth every penny!

Walk out of the hotel and into Manchu Pichu
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you going to Manchu Pichu, why not stay at the top next to the ruins, lovely room we stayed in the suite which was outstanding. We were well looked after. It is right next to the entrance to the ruins so you don’t have to keep taking the bus up and down.

If you can get in here, stay here
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has @ 40 rooms and is right at the entrance to MP (vs. a 20-minute bus ride down in the valley town). You can roll out of bed and be inside the site w/in 10 minutes. The rooms were nice, service and food excellent. One of our tripmates got very ill while we were staying at this hotel, and the staff, including the General Manager, were unbelievable in their care and service. Without that, her illness would have been much more traumatic.

This is the only hotel AT Machu Picchu, and the location is worth the price.

The only hotel next to the entrance of Machu Picchu
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were expecting the usual high quality of Belmond Hotels but unfortunately we paid a hudge amount just for the location. The hotel was exptremely busy, the staff overloaded and the whole quality did not respiond to the price. We had booked a room with view to the mountains but our window was just over the station of all the busses, coming and leaving non stop from 5.30am to 6.00pm