In a private mountainside refuge deep in the lush Andean cloud forest, in the heart of the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary, lies the intimate Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. From the hotel you are only minutes away from this premier archeological adventure of the Inca Empire. In 2005, the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel was the first Peruvian hotel to be included on Travel+Leisure Magazine's The Best 500 Hotels in the World list. It also appeared on the same publication's Top 25 list for Mexico and Central and South America.
Designed and maintained with a keen sense of beauty, the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel blends the simple lines of the Andean architecture, the exquisite handicraft of local artisans, and tasteful furnishings. Cozy one- or two-story whitewashed cottages constructed from local materials line the stone pathways, giving this intimate 85-room hotel the look of a lovely Andean village. Handmade adobe bricks, eucalyptus wood, and cut stones are some of the building materials that give this Andean retreat a feeling of quaint warmth, as well as mysterious spirituality. Colorful local crafts and authentic pre-Columbian artifacts in the public rooms bring the local culture and history to life.
Miles of trails lace the grounds, winding past waterfalls and through the forest, and wandering through gardens rich with a dazzling array of 372 native orchid species, 172 bird species, 111 species of butterflies, and other natural wonders.
All suites have balcony or terrace, fireplace, and an inroom dining and sitting area. Room size is approximately 117 sq. meters (1258.9 feet) and includes a king-sized or doublesized beds with extra pillows and amenities.
All junior suites have balcony or terrace and writing table. Room area is approximately 40 sq. meters (430.40 sq. feet) and includes queen-sized or double-sized beds with extra pillows and amenities.
Every superior room has a writing table. The room size is approximately 30 sq. meters (322.80 sq. feet) and includes queen-sized or double-sized beds with extra pillows and amenities.
* Junior suite
* Superior room
The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel welcomes children, and has created six specially connected rooms for families. These lovely and private two-room units are spacious enough to give little ones room to play, while offering parents a place to relax and unwind as well. The hotel's family services include special children's menus, cribs and high-chairs, and babysitting services (upon request; additional charge).
All accommodations feature:
* Room warming device
* Extra-long double beds
* Pure alpaca blankets
* Hand woven lamb's wool bedspread
* Extra pillows
* Private bath supplied by pure mountain spring water
* Plentiful showers
* Hot water supplied by independent water heaters
* Electricity: 22 volts AC 50 cycles.
* Plugs: dual flat- or round-fitting pins
* Bottled water, courtesy of the hotel
Inside the cafe:
The glass-walled Michuna Wasi Restaurant and its adjacent terraces offer glorious views of the rapid-flowing Urubamba River and the surrounding wall of the green Andes Mountains.
Cafe Inkaterra blends traditional Andean food with contemporary cuisine, creating an innovative fusion-style fare, impeccably served. Native architecture is reflected in the restaurant's traditional Amazonian palm-thatched roof, while regional crafts in a rainbow of colors brighten the walls.
The UNU (meaning water in the local Quechua language) Spa combines the classic nurturing of a traditional health spa with a healing, mystical Andean approach. All spa products are 100% natural, derived from botanical extracts. Services at the spa include a unique Andean Sauna where stones steam in a candle-lit igloo of bamboo and eucalyptus leaf; traditional massages blending stretching, acupressure, and reflexology with fragrances, oils, creams, and exfoliants; and foot aromatherapy treatment consisting of a short foot massage followed by a relaxing fragrant foot bath.
Other services offered at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel include:
* Pool and sauna
* Room service from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
* Lit and guarded pathways
* 24-hour laundry service
* International telephone service
* Internet access
* Postal service
* Concierge service
* Reading room
* Eco/media center with guidebooks and area histories
* Book exchange (mostly in English)
* TV and videos (limited selection)
* Luggage storage
* Luggage transfer to and from the train station
* Andean music and dance
* Catering for weddings and other events
* Stone staircase