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Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

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Small, exclusive hotel right beside the entrance to Machu Picchu – the only one within walking distance.

This small, exclusive Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, now belonging to the prestigious Belmond hotel portfolio (formerly Orient Express), is situated right at the entrance to Machu Picchu. It is the only hotel within walking distance of the ruins.

You can enjoy the sight of the distinctive mountain Huayna Picchu crowning the landscape from several points in the hotel, including from the serene private terraces of some of the bedrooms – an ideal spot for breakfast. 

However the location is far from Sanctuary Lodge’s only asset: this is a modern, stylishly designed property where attention to detail, ecological awareness and comfort have been thoughtfully combined. You are instantly drawn to the dramatic views as the minimalist décor and natural colours deliberately offer little distraction from the outstanding surroundings.

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What our clients say

  • Brilliant location

    VK, Castle Douglas
  • Location couldn't be better.

    RE, London
  • "Our highlight was staying at Sanctuary Lodge and therefore being able to experience Machu Picchu at quieter times in late afternoon and early morning."

    JG Wimbledon
  • "The Sanctuary Lodge was wonderful with very attentive service and we had our best night’s sleep there....lovely big bed..........or maybe that’s because we spent 3 hours clambering over the ruins…

    JR Truro
  • Staying at the Sanctuary Lodge is a privilege. We heard excellent music,ate the best food on our trip there, and we felt comfortable and relaxed after our amazing tour of…

    MP,Abergavenny
  • "Everything was very good, but prepare yourself for a smallish room, which is more than compensated by on-site location."

    BM, London
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Our Expert's Opinion

It's all about location with the Sanctuary Lodge being the only hotel next to Machu Picchu. Sadly you can't access the ruins any earlier or later than those staying in the town but the advantage is avoiding the bus queue in the morning to take you up to the ruins to catch the sunrise. Instead you'll just need to step out of your hotel.

Hannah
Hannah Donaldson Travel Expert Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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