The Experience

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu and the perfect base by which to explore the area.  One of the world’s major heritage sites, Machu Picchu is a sacred and magical place of spectacular sunrises and mystical moonlit nights.  Offering luxury accommodation, simply composed Peruvian cuisine with delightful little touches, Machu Picchu Sanctuary lodge is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is located right on the top of the mountain, a couple of seconds from the actual ruins themselves and thus enjoys a prime position within the sanctuary.  A three and a half hour train journey from Cusco will take you to the colorful Machu Picchu Town. There you will board a bus for the 30 minute drive up the mountain to Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge and the ruins.

Reflecting the casual, intimate atmosphere of a home away from home, the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge has two suites and twenty-nine rooms, twelve of them with an amazing view of the mountains.  Rooms are equipped with a telephone, satellite TV and VCR, radio/alarm clock with docking station, mini bar, safety-deposit box, private bathroom with hair dryer and shower only.  The hotel also offers a laundry service and guests can choose to dine in the privacy of their room.  The Mountain View Rooms with Terrace at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge offer views of the surrounding tropical mountains and forests. Rooms are appointed with twin beds, a terrace with lounge furniture and one dining table.  Belmond Sanctuary Lodge has two comfortable suites, with king size bed, and prime views from the outdoor terrace. The suites benefit from a nice indoor sitting area and a separate bedroom. Suites are 35 square meters in size.

Fine chefs provide guests at the Lodge with a choice of international cuisine and Andean specialties in the hotel’s airy, sunlit restaurant ‘Tampu Restaurant Bar’ which enjoys wonderful views of the majestic surroundings.  Guests of the Lodge and visitors to Machu Picchu can also enjoy a sumptuous lunch in the Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant.  The restaurant, with a capacity of 200, offers pleasant surroundings to relax in and enjoy a delightful lunch.  The lunch buffet offers a wide variety of International and Peruvian dishes, a selection of salads, main courses and desserts.  Every evening, Tinkuy Buffet Restaurant features evening multimedia presentations of the Machu Picchu Citadel and the beauty of its orchids.

At Belmond Sanctuary Lodge we are proud to present a range of services, designed with to make your stay with us as special as possible.  From massages and aromatherapy to relax you after a long day’s exploration, guides to help you get the most out of this stunning area and a host of useful services, including the small, but important, features like laundry and credit card services we provide to make sure your stay is as smooth as possible.

The magnificent gardens at the Lodge boast stunning views across Machu Picchu and are a popular location for breakfast, as well as champagne at any time.  They also offer the perfect location in which to relax during your stay.  The gardens are located at the back of the main building, where you can find a great variety of native plants and flowers, including many orchids.  There are more than three hundred species to discover in the Machu Picchu National Park.

Machu Picchu is a place of unforgettable sunrises and magical moonlit nights – located at the top of Aguas Calientes, in the heart of the valley of the Incas. Enjoy the remains of the ancient culture of this unique place, considered part of Peru’s and the world’s cultural heritage.

Its sublime mountaintop location (it is the only hotel situated adjacent to the Machu Picchu ruins) makes Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge by Orient-Express the ideal base for exploring this world-class archaeological site. Watch the sun rise over mist-shrouded mountains, then head off for a day of discovery. A relaxing buffet luncheon at the hotel’s Tinkuy Restaurant, where oversize windows give way to spectacular views, is a convenient midday option. For cocktails and dinner, enjoy the intimate, stylish atmosphere of Tampu, serving delicious international and Peruvian fare.
In the Know
A guided trek up Putucusi, the mountain directly facing the lodge, rewards hikers with great views of the Lost City. Distance from Cuzco Airport (CUZ): 220 minutes Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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