Sanctuary Lodge in Peru

The Sanctuary Lodge

The Sanctuary Lodge is the only accommodation actually at Machu Picchu and has two suites and twenty-nine rooms, twelve of them with an amazing view of the mountains. The hotel is owned by the Orient Express group and although the hotel itself is not super luxury its location makes it worth paying for. Guests can stay can remain in the ruins after most other visitors who take the bus down to Aguas Calientas as well before the first ones arrives in the morning. It is one of the most spectacular sights to see the sunset and sunrise over Machu Picchu.

Should your budget allow then we would highly recommend spending the night here. Guests are on an all inclusive basis. Early booking is recommended as this is a hugely popular place to stay.


The location is the big advantage plus I really like the idea of spending one night here so re-visiting the ruins the next day and then have a second night at the Inkaterra in the town.