When searching hotel peru, hardcore hikers reach Machu Picchu hot and sweaty after a demanding four-day trek on Incan trails, but for those who prefer luxury over labor, there is an alternative: stay at Machu Picchu Pueblo. Machu Picchu Pueblo, also known as Aguas Calientes, sits at the foot of the looming ruins and is easily accessible by train; visitors can complete their travel to the top via bus. And fortunately for travelers with taste for the finer things, the town hosts several top-end hotels.
Topping the list for luxury and beautiful grounds is Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, a must stay for those who don’t want to skimp. This sprawling site (the grounds cover 12 acres) is full of Peruvian wildlife, including 372 species of orchids, 100 species of birds, and 250 species of butterflies. The hotel emulates a small Andean town, with individual cottages connected by winding stone paths. Top treats include handcrafted room furnishings and linens, fireplaces, pools, and nature tours.
A funky choice in a slightly lower price range is El Mapi, a contemporary hotel with style. Located close to the train station, guests won’t have to travel far to enjoy the hotel’s landscaped gardens, hot tub, and down duvets. El Mapi offers 40 superior rooms and 8 superior deluxe rooms, and welcomes each guest with a glass of refreshing lemongrass lemonade and a smile; those who want a stronger drink should wait for the 5:30-7:00 happy hour for house blended Pisco Sours served at discounted prices.
Another convenient but comfortable choice is the Andina Luxury Hotel. The yellow three-story building stands across from the train station, so visitors don’t have to worry about lugging their belongs around town. Rooms overlook either the road or the river-asking for (and paying the extra charge for) a river room is worth it because the beautiful, impressive Urubamba River rushes by right outside. Modern touches like LCD TVs and electronic locks blend with rustic red-brick walls to ensure a calming yet comfortable stay.
This article about Machu Picchu hotels was written by a Peru travelexpert at Peru For Less, a respected US company based in Peru that specializes in customizable Machu Picchu vacationpackages.