- Upmarket hotel in tranquil setting
- Pool, spa, sauna and leafy gardens
- Two restaurants with lovely views
- Great location for Machu Picchu
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.
Machu Picchu & Inca Trail
- Large, reliable hotel in Aguas Calientes
- Unbeatable location for Machu Picchu
- Facilities include spa and restaurant
- Good value for money, lively and relaxed
Machu Picchu & Inca Trail
- Deluxe mountain lodge in picturesque location
- Highly comfortable ensuite rooms
- Excellent hosting and dining
- Outdoor hot tub
Machu Picchu & Inca Trail
- Deluxe property in stunning setting
- Comfort, hot showers, gourmet food
- Alfresco hot tubs, mountain views
Machu Picchu & Inca Trail
- High altitude lodge with wonderful views
- Stunning, remote location
- Gourmet cuisine and attentive hosting
- Cosy communal areas and alfresco hot tub
Luxury 13 day family adventure in Peru offering perfect mix of culture, history and activity. Visit Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & stay in a remote Amazon jungle lodge.
Tailor-made Luxury 13 days
From $5,237 per person
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
Once again you organised a really good holiday for us.
If there was one criticism it was that there were too many flights. I don’t know whether you could do Bangkok first, Chiang Mai, then fly down South?
Your drivers and Guides - all really good. The variety of transport on the tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai; we all loved.
Tamarind Village - Our room was a bit of a squeeze, with the 3 of us and 3 big suitcases.
Lisu Lodge- I enjoyed our time here. Going forward I would suggest only 1 night or they need to have some more activities. I liked how we ate on the floor, the food was really good. Staff very friendly. We liked the cycling, tea plantation, trekking and white water rafting.
Riva Surya- good location.
Elephant Hills- we loved looking after the elephants, the lake was also a really good experience. The guides were informative and looked after us well. The resort locations and tents were perfect.
Santiburi - amazing; we upgraded to a beach bungalow which was fantastic. The hotel is in a stunning location, the facilities and the service was impeccable. Sam has some private Thai boxing lessons, which he loved. We had cookery lessons and used the paddle boards. A perfect end to quite a busy holiday.
Natasha L reviewing Thailand Family Adventure on 24 September 2019