Incorporating traditional Andean influences into an elegantly designed lodge building, this mountain retreat exudes a calming ambience which will prepare you well for your entrance into one of the unequivocal wonders of the world.
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to the mountaintop citadel of Machu Picchu, almost 8,000 ft above sea level. With most visitors to the site having to endure arduous treks to reach this iconic symbol of Incan civilisation, this lodge’s setting really is unbeatable.
Accommodation & Facilities
The elegant selection of rooms here includes some with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and others with furnished terraces for taking in the cool mountain air. All are stylish and well-appointed, but you'll no doubt be enticed out of your room by the spa, where you can partake in a range of massages and aromatherapy treatments inspired by ancient Incan techniques.
The lodge’s stylish and contemporary Tampu restaurant is open exclusively to guests staying here, and serves up delectable dishes that fuse international influences with traditional Peruvian ingredients. Here you’ll be able to enjoy unspoilt forest views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows while partaking in local delicacies like creamy Oxapampa cheese, crisp palm hearts and earthy Sacred Valley mushrooms.
Macchu Picchu looms large in more ways than one here. With the sprawling Incan ruins just a short walk away, a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site is an essential part of any stay here, but the lodge also offers a number of other activities for guests to engage in. Here you can join a shaman in an ancient tribute ceremony to the Andean mother goddess Pachamama, visit the relaxation area for a spot of yoga or meditation, and take in the colourful flora and fauna found in the lodge’s gardens.
All ages are welcome at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge.