Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu, is a property which needs no introduction—for its prized setting alone. There are no other properties within sight of the Citadel, giving Belmond Sanctuary Lodge uninterrupted views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding mountains, something to be savored from the hotel’s orchid gardens or your private terrace. Allowing the location and Lost City on the horizon to speak for themselves, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is modestly decorated with wooden furnishings and mostly neutral color tones, as well as sliding glass doors to let the light and the views in. The gourmet food served at onsite Tampu Restaurant has both a Peruvian and international flavor, and for a truly unique dining experience—taking breakfast at sunrise on the lawns as Machu Picchu comes into view is unbeatable. As well as a small spa/massage room amongst the gardens, you can experience cultural activities like coca leaf readings at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, though the real draw is accessing Machu Picchu before the crowds, directly from the hotel’s grounds.

Rooms at Sanctuary Lodge

Just 29 Guestrooms and 2 Suites make up Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, giving it an exclusive feel on top of its exclusive setting. Rooms are comfortable and well-equipped with plenty of light coming through the patio doors and amenities like King or Twin beds, marble bathrooms, a mini bar, and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge come with a patio which is primed for relaxing afternoons or a morning cup of coffee overlooking the valley, while the 2 Suites are much larger in size and come with a separate living space as well as their own outdoor area.

Experiences at Sanctuary Lodge

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is a luxury Machu Picchu hotel that is well-equipped, perfectly placed, and set up for a special experience of The Lost City. Some of the property’s highlights include:

The only hotel at Machu Picchu.
Views of the citadel and mountains throughout the property.
Sunrise breakfasts overlooking The Lost City.
Orchid gardens full of native plants and hummingbirds.
Cultural experiences like coca leaf reading and Pachamama offerings.
Onsite spa/massage room for relaxation with a view.
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Of the many reasons to stay at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, enjoying a sunrise breakfast admiring Machu Picchu and the mountains all around is a Peru travel experience that you can only get at this intimate hotel. It will not only live long in the memory but is the ideal way to start your day before visiting the citadel itself.


Machu Picchu, 70 miles from Cusco International Airport.


29 Guestrooms and 2 Suites