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Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

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- Upmarket hotel in tranquil setting
- Pool, spa, sauna and leafy gardens
- Two restaurants with lovely views
- Great location for Machu Picchu

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The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is an upmarket yet characterful property set in a 12 acre private woodland reserve in the Peruvian Andes, close to UNESCO World Heritage site Machu Picchu. Located just a few minutes from the bustling backpacker town of Aguas Calientes, this lovely, rustic retreat sits on a tranquil hillside overlooking the Vilcanota River. With 83 chic and spacious guest rooms and suites, a spa, swimming pool, and sauna, all surrounded by beautiful gardens and waterfalls, the hotel is highly comfortable and ideally placed for visits to Machu Picchu.

Guest areas include an outdoor swimming pool, spa, and traditional Andean sauna, plus a bar, gift shop, and small library. With super views of the Vilcanota River and surrounding peaks, the restaurant serves buffet breakfasts, and a la carte lunches and dinners, featuring contemporary, Peruvian-influenced cuisine. Guests can also dine at the more informal Café Inkaterra, a spacious thatched venue with similarly impressive views, open for lunch and dinner. Evening meal reservations are required. Tasting menus and wine tasting sessions are available, subject to arrangement. Wi-Fi is available in guest areas.

Nature walks are on offer around the estate with enthusiastic, informed guides. The area is home to over 200 bird species, including the exotic quetzal, and over 370 species of orchid grow in the region. The reservation also operates a conservation project to protect the endangered Andean Spectacled bear.

The property is close to the railway station, and either a two-hour trek or 30-minute bus ride away from the sprawling and remarkably well-preserved archaeological remains of Machu Picchu. Perched dramatically on a mountainside, 2450m above sea level, this stunning ancient Incan citadel lay undiscovered until 1911, having escaped the attention of the Spanish conquistadores in the 1600s. Opinion remains divided over Machu Picchu’s origins, with experts claiming the immaculately constructed stonework and distinctive terraces functioned as a former religious site, a city and political centre, or a royal retreat.

The accommodation comprises 83 rooms and suites laid out within the attractive grounds. Units vary in size, from superior rooms to expansive suites. All have king or twin beds, an ensuite bathroom, dining area, heating, minibar, and enjoy verdant garden views. Some suites come equipped with separate lounge and dining areas, and open fires, whilst the larger units have private outdoor terraces, some with Jacuzzis and alfresco showers. Most impressive of all is the ‘villa’ which offers extensive living space, a private garden, and a 24-hour butler service.

Children of all ages are welcome. Rooms and suites can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and two children, and one extra bed can be supplied per room, upon request. Guests under 12 years of age stay free of charge when sharing with parents. The hotel operates a Kids Club including child explorer kits especially for little ones, and activities such as treasure hunts in the grounds. A babysitting service can also be arranged. Parents are reminded to ensure that their children remain under adult supervision at all times.

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  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

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