When traveling in the country, you might want to stay in the best hotels in Peru. Indeed, what better way to enjoy the beautiful sanctuary of Machu Picchu than staying in the most outstanding place available, right?
Since we want you to enjoy your trip as best as possible, we’ve prepared a list of the 10 best hotels in Peru, located in Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and the Peruvian coast so that you know what the best places to stay in are when planning your next trip.
1- The Country Club Lima Hotel – Lima
To be found in San Isidro, Lima’s upmarket embassy district, this hotel in Peru is perfect for golfers who wish to play a few rounds in between their vacation activities, as it is right next door to the Lima Golf Club. It offers the possibility to its guests to play at the club without a membership and for the price of $130 US dollars.
One of the unique aspects of the Country Club Lima Hotel is its style and character: the hotel lays in an English mansion built in the 1920s and is decorated with more than 300 Inca and Spanish art pieces, borrowed from the Pedro de Osma Museum. Moreover, it offers 83 elegant rooms and suites, a gym, a pool, a golf course, and an excellent restaurant, Perroquet, that has won five times the Best Restaurant Award in Peru.
This hotel in Peru has prices that vary from $277 to $343 US dollars for the rooms, depending on their size and what accommodations they offer. The suites prices start at $441 US dollars per night, for a 65m² suite with a king size bed, marble bathroom and jacuzzi. They go up to $1,041 US dollars, which equals to renting the Ambassador Suite.
2-The Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel – Lima
The Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel, widely considered as one of the best luxury hotels in Lima, is located in the heart of the trendiest area of the capital, beside the Pacific Ocean, right next to the famous Larcomar mall. Thanks to its location, the hotel offers a stunning view of the ocean from many of its 81 rooms and suites.
The Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel has a very nice rooftop pool with a breathtaking view, a gym where you can exercise at any time of the day, and a spa where relaxing is the keyword. Also, the hotel’s restaurant is famous for offering a very tasty and wide range of food that mixes the Peruvian and Asian cooking style.
All stays include free wifi, daily newspaper and bottled water as well as tea on arrival. The price is at $340 US dollars per night for the Junior Suite with a view of the city and especially of the Miraflores district. This room also has a king-size bed, marble bathroom with bathtub and a separate shower, everything in 45m².
The garden Junior Suite gives a view of the tranquil garden, with a terrace, for the price of $390 US dollars. Also, for that same amount, you can enjoy the Junior Suite, with its breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean.
But, if you really wish to treat yourself, the Presidential Pool Suite located on the top floor and for the price of $2,125 US dollars, is a 120m² suite with private pool on a private terrace that offers one of the best views in Lima.
3-Belmond Palacio Nazarenas – Cusco
In a restored palace and convent from the 17th century, the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is a luxurious hotel located one block away from Plaza de Armas in Cusco. This hotel in Peru is composed of walls made of stones carved by the Incas, which mixed with colonial features gives a very interesting and unique character.
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is the only hotel in Cusco to have an outdoor heated pool and an outstanding service: all rooms have 24-hour room service, and the suites also have their own bar and the hotel’s employees can teach you personally how to prepare the best pisco sour yourself!
The hotel also has an excellent spa in which you can relax after a long day of walking in the city center and proposes live entertainment almost every evening.
Do you get altitude sickness easily? Then this hotel is perfect for you, as it proposes oxygen-enriched rooms and several areas (in the spa for example) that help ease the altitude effects.
All of the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas’ 55 rooms and suites are very luxurious, and some of them even have original Inca walls, such as the Inca Studio Suite, that enables you to enjoy the real Andean experience for $531 US dollars per night. The Junior Suite, for $495 US dollars, is located in the historic part of the hotel and offers a courtyard view, while you can see the hotel’s inner gardens and pool area from the Deluxe Studio Suite, for the price of $531 US dollars.
If you wish to enjoy a beautiful view of the city of Cusco, the City View Studio Suite has a great balcony that overlooks the San Blas district of Cusco, for $607 US dollars per night. The Deluxe City View Studio Suite also features an excellent view of the San Blas district. This suite has the best location of the hotel and a very big walk-in closet, for $692 US dollars per night.
But if you wish to stay in a special colonial-style room, the Colonial Arch Suite, named for its the colonial arch decoration, enables you to enjoy the main courtyard and its XVI-century fountain from the window for $1,955 US dollars per night.
4-Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel – Aguas Calientes
At a 30-minute bus ride from the entrance of Machu Picchu, and close to the lively town of Aguas Calientes, the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is a very good option, especially for families, as there are villas available for large groups. Also, the hotel is located in its own 12-acre-dense forest reserve, and the exotic plants attract all kinds of animals and birds, which charm especially the children.
The hotel in Peru features a rustic-chic atmosphere with its colonial-style buildings, rough cobbled footpaths and elegant interior décor. Most of the rooms also include a programmed guided excursion within the property to enjoy nature, the birds, the orchids and many more things the property proposes. The accommodations are very comfortable and for the cold weather, you have at disposal thick alpaca blanket. In addition, the bathroom is like a spa with environmentally-friendly toiletries.
The Superior Room, good for a group of two or three adults and two children, includes one buffet breakfast and one a-la-carte dinner per night. It also has a nice décor with local crafts and eucalyptus beams and costs $548 US dollars a night. The Superior Deluxe, for $602 US dollars, and the Junior Suite, for $654 US dollars, both have a fireplace, and the Junior Suite even has a terrace surrounded by big Amazonian vegetation. The best suite, Suite Inkaterra, has 176m² of space, and features a personal garden and covered terrace, plus a heated plunge pool and outdoor shower, as well as a personal mini-bar, for the price of $1,170 US dollars.
5-Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel – Aguas Calientes
Right on the edge of the Machu Picchu Pueblo, the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, one of the quietest retreats in town, enjoys maybe the best views of the steamy valley. The furniture is robust and gives a sense of authenticity and the imitation Inca ceramics are abundant and of high quality.
This is a hotel in Peru that offers several interactive activities, such as pisco sour and ceviche classes, as well as a tour of nearby Machu Picchu with a local shaman, and coca leaf readings and rituals.
For $262 US dollars per night, enjoy the Sumaq Deluxe room, with two full beds and a view of the garden, perfect for three adults and two children, equipped with cable TV and a coffee maker. The price includes culinary demonstrations, mini chef classes and a story hour at night with the Andean Storyteller.
Another Sumaq Deluxe room offers a view of the river from its windows and the balcony, for $547 US dollars. The hotel also has suites available, such as the Junior Suite Deluxe, for $770 US dollars, with a coffee maker, high-speed internet, and a balcony where you can enjoy views of the Urubamba river; and the Imperial Suite, at the price of $1,280 US dollars, with a jacuzzi.
6-Belmond Sanctuary Lodge – Machu Picchu
The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is a chic boutique and hotel with an unbeatable location: right at the entrance of the Machu Picchu! It is actually the only hotel located at the entrance of the sacred site, amazing, right?
Check in to this hotel and avoid the massive lines to and from Machu Picchu. Also, enjoy the incredible silence early in the morning and late in the night when the site is empty and you can only hear the sounds of the jungle that surrounds the citadel.
This eco-friendly hotel offers charming rooms with a simple style, incredible views from its terraces and contemporary artwork as decoration. The hotel also proposes an outdoor hot tube and has a very nice restaurant. All stays at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge include daily buffet breakfast and bottled water, wifi and coca tea on arrival.
The Standard Twin Patio Room is at $700 US dollars per night, has a size of 15m² and benefits from an additional space in which you can relax after an exciting day in Machu Picchu. If you want a panoramic breathtaking view of the mountains and the rainforest, opt for the Deluxe Room, at the price of $900 US dollars. For $1,140 US dollars, the Deluxe Terrace Room proposes an additional place and a furnished private terrace.
7-Skylodge Adventure Suites – Sacred Valley
If you are looking for something truly unique, adventurous and crazy, you need to experience one night in the very unique Skylodge Adventure Suites. This incredible hotel in Peru is actually a transparent luxury capsule, that hangs from the top of one of the mountains of the Sacred Valley. It is located at a 90-minute drive from Cusco and at approximately 13 km from Machu Picchu. At night you can enjoy the clear black sky with thousands of stars, and a breathtaking view of the mountains and the surroundings during the day.
Skylodge Hotel is not only about sleeping while hanging from the side of a mountain, but it’s also about how to get there. In order to sleep in the hotel, people must climb 400 meters of Via Ferrata or hike an adventurous trail through zip lines. The price per person for a package, including the Via Ferrata, the zip-line and a night at the hotel is $444 US dollars. For $417 US dollars, you have one night and either the Via Ferrata or the zip-line.
All of the packages include transportation from Cusco, the necessary materials to arrive at your room, bilingual guides, breakfast and gourmet dinner with wine. Everything is planned in advance as you climb up with all of the necessary food.
The dinner is composed of four courses: soup, salad, main course and dessert, and served in the dining pod (consider you have to climb back in the dark to your pod after dinner!). The breakfast consists of eggs, toast, granola and fresh fruits, all served with coffee and tea.
There are three sleeping pods, and each one can accommodate up to four persons as they have one double bed and two simple beds. If you want to enjoy the sky and the view, blinds can be pulled back both during the day and the night. \
8-Tambo del Inka Hotel – Sacred Valley
At a five-minute walk from Urubamba’s Plaza de Armas, beside Vilcanota river at the foot of a mountain, Tambo del Inka Hotel is considered one of the most luxurious hotels of the Sacred Valley, featuring stunning Inca-inspired architecture and spread over a series of pavilions.
The hotel has the biggest spa in the Sacred Valley and a much-coveted pool where you can take a dip any time of the day, in the indoor or outdoor area. The Tambo del Inka Hotel is very nice for families as it has a game room with many entertainment options and a pool table. Also, the big variety of rooms, both for couples or groups, is very good if you are looking for a relaxing place to stay with your family.
All the rooms of the hotel have a balcony with garden or mountain view, marble bathrooms both with a shower and a bath, Wifi, television and mini-bars. The Deluxe King suite, for example, has all those features and a king-sized bed, for the price of $271 US dollars. The Deluxe Terrace, for the price of $295 US dollars, comes with a terrace that offers breathtaking views of the mountains. The suites have a separate living room, a large television set and butler service. The Junior Suite starts at the price of $367 US dollars and the Senior Suite at the price of $455 US dollars per night.
9-Hotel Paracas – Paracas
If you are planning on taking a relaxing luxurious vacation at the beach, not too far away from Lima and other larger cities like Nazca and Ica, Paracas has the perfect hotel for you: a luxurious beachfront resort in the middle of the city. Hotel Paracas is a five-star hotel that proposes stylish accommodations, various outdoor spaces and a very good bar and restaurant.
The hotel is set in Paracas Bay, at a few minutes walk from all the restaurants and bars, but far enough to be tranquil at night away from the big crowds. The design is simple but elegant, and it’s all about being outdoors, relaxing in the pool and enjoying the view of the ocean. There are 120 rooms in the property, either facing the sea or the garden.
The simple Garden View Deluxe Rooms come with a king size bed or two queen-sized beds, with a view over the garden for the price of $224 US dollars. The Ocean Front Rooms are at the price of $278 US dollars, includes breakfast for two every day, and offers a terrace with view over the ocean. The hotel also proposes suites, such as the Suite Terrace, with a partial ocean view for $314 US dollars and Suite Terrace Front, with a terrace in front of the ocean, for $341 US dollars.
Finally, the Solarium Suite, located on the highest floor, offers a partial ocean view for $368 US dollars and a complete oceanfront view for $395 US dollars.
10-Arennas Máncora – Máncora
If you are looking for a peaceful and luxurious hotel on the northern coast of Peru, Arennas Máncora should be perfect for you. The hotel offers a private beach, stylish rooms with outdoor terraces, and an excellent restaurant, that proposes a large list of Peruvian and international dishes. The hotel’s location is just right if you are looking to get away from your routine for a few days. It is located in Las Pocitas beach, and you can access the city of Máncora in 15 min with a moto-taxi.
Most of the hotel’s common areas are outdoor, with a view of the ocean and surrounded by palm trees. As one part of the property is overlooked by hills, the hotels décor is designed to blend in with the nature that surrounds it: taupe wooden floor, many palm trees, and furniture made out of wood. The hotel has a large pool, plenty of places to relax around it, and direct access to the beach.
The Garden View room, for $273 US dollars per night, offers a terrace area of 15m² with a view over the garden. For $40 US dollars more, you can upgrade to the Garden View Superior suite, that has a sofa, breakfast table and enables you to enjoy the sunsets of northern of Peru thanks to its elevated location.
Finally, the Arennas Villas Hydromassage is a 62m² suite with a very spacious bathroom, a private patio with an outdoor shower as well as a private hydromassage on the terrace that offers you a unique view of the ocean. The price of the Arennas Villas Hydromassage suite is $450 US dollars per night.
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By Julia Natri.
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