- Contemporary lakeside hotel
- Canoe expeditions to nearby islands
- Excellent on-site restaurant
- One hour from Machu Picchu
Casa Andina Premium Puno is a decidedly modern and convenient hotel that’s very well situated right by the shores of beautiful Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. There’s an expansive sun terrace where guests can take in the views of the lake and surrounding mountains; the hotel also has its own private pier. An added convenience is that the lively and vibrant city of Puno is very close by, with its centre just five minutes away by car.
The accommodation consists of some 45 air conditioned rooms. They come in two different categories: the Higher rooms offer lovely views of the hotel’s gardens and the mountain scenery beyond, while the Superior with Lake View rooms overlook the breath-taking Lake Titicaca. Each one has its own balcony, along with complimentary toiletries, a coffee making kit, a hairdryer, a bathtub and a satellite TV with cable channels. All rooms are stylish and very well presented, combining a contemporary feel with traditional decor and local heritage. Children are welcome, and oxygen is available on request for anyone who might have trouble acclimatising to the hotel’s high altitude - it lies some 12,500 feet above sea level.
The Alma Restaurant is open for three meals a day. Breakfasts are served buffet-style and feature a wide variety of hot and cold choices. Lunch and dinner are served a la carte and are produced using locally sourced ingredients, with a rich range of traditional dishes and Andean specialties available to try out. Much of the fish that’s served is fresh from the lake. What makes dining at this restaurant particularly enjoyable is the fact that it features glass walls, enabling guests to take in the captivating views. As well as the restaurant, there’s a full-service bar with a welcoming stone fireplace.
Nearby Puno is replete with all sorts of cultural and historical attractions. It’s widely known as the folklore capital of Peru and is one of the country’s liveliest and most vibrant cities. There's plenty to see in do both in Puno and further afield, such as visiting the famous Machu Picchu ruins, which are just over an hour away. We highly recommend the canoe expeditions to some of the many small islands scattered throughout the lake. These are well worth experiencing and are available at three different times of the day: early morning sunrise, mid-morning and early evening sunset.
21-day extensive Peruvian adventure encompassing Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and Amazon. Classic level hotels and lodges, camping on Inca trail.
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It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.
It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.
Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!
My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.
William M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
Driver-guide: Very punctual, except for pick up for airport when he was delayed by >30 mins due to road closures. Vehicle very clean and well maintained- plenty of water and supplies of clothing for religious sites, tissues, postcards etc. Very good at understanding what level of conversation we wanted. Happy to stop for paracetamol, supermarket etc. Took us to signal box at railway since we were early (which was very interesting)
The Walawwa: Lovely place to arrive at and get a bit of rest. Great pool, lovely rooms and food etc. Peaceful oasis so close to town.
Wilpattu Camp: Wonderful food- really enjoyed trying lots of new things in excellent surroundings.Felt like the place had not been visited much recently (which I don’t think it had due to the terrorist attacks) so our safari guide had been brought up from another park and did not know the park too well- it worked out well though and we saw all the animals we hoped to see so no complaints on that front. We did feel that we should have been told about extra things we could have done- when we commented on the great food on final day we were told that they could have done a cookery demo for us, but it was too late at that point. It worked well for us but clients should probably know that they are likely to have multiple wildlife in their tents (eg frogs)- didn’t bother us at all, but others it might do. We were given a questionnaire to fill in at the end whilst all the staff were standing around, which wasn’t ideal as you felt a bit of pressure! Felt really well looked after here!
Water Gardens Sigiriya: Beautiful suites with plunge pools- quiet and peaceful with lovely big swimming pool. Food good
Jungle Beach: Beautiful location on beach. Rooms good. Food a bit limited I would have liked a bit more variety ideally.
Camellia House: Lovely location- beautiful views. Food OK but service below average- our food orders were wrong a couple of times and even pre-ordered food was delayed. Tea factory tour was only an hour and that was the main reason to be here. It was interesting but quite brief seeing it was the main attraction according to our itinerary. Also, we were taken there in a minibus which didn’t have seatbelts on all seats and was quite smelly- not up to the standard of the usual transportation. Rooms were described as having panoramic views- one did have amazing views but the other one definitely didn’t.
Galle Face: Lovely old hotel- but it did have some problems (leaking ceiling and ‘smuts’ coming out of air conditioning.) Weather very bad (spectacular storms). It was a shame the street food tour couldn’t take place but totally understandable given the weather, however we enjoyed our dinner here and free drinks/canopes!). Good choice at breakfast.
Pippa R reviewing Sri Lanka Highlights - Classic on 30 September 2019