Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Customer Ratings
This is a Satisfaction Rating based on our own customer feedback

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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.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

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

    BM, London
  • 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 Machu Picchu.

  • "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 before lunch!”

    JR Truro
  • Brilliant location

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

    RE, London
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Our expert's view

Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.