Top 10 Hotels in Peru

Peru's hotels range from luxury to exotic, some in cities and other in the middle of nowhere, all with the same goal; to allow you to relax.  The entire country is mysterious and blankets you with a calming spell so it's no surprise that where you decide to lay your head offers you the same satisfaction.  The service of the Peruvian hotels will satisfy your every need.  They love to help book tours and fill you in on hot spots to go and sights that are a “must see.”  Here's a few hotels that you might never want to leave.

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

This is the only hotel close to the Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.  It is a magical and sacred place and finds its location at the top of the mountain within minutes of the ruins.  It is a three and a half hour train ride from Cusco where you will then take a bus a half hour up the mountain.  It is very pricey but well worth it. Many people will hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and then stay at the lodge and take the train back. More info and booking.

Andean Cottage

Andean Cottage

Part of the Suasi Island Hotel, which is Peru's only hotel that is solar powered. The cottage has been awarded the title of one of the Top 10 Most Remote Hotels in the entire world.  The Andean Cottage sits on an island in Lake Titicaca and requires a three and a half hour drive by speed boat across the lake from the mainland.  It is built from materials like stone and wood and cottage includes a private butler.  There are plenty of trails or you can canoe around the island.  This is a secluded paradise.

Hotel Monasterio Del Cusco

Hotel Monasterio Del Cusco

Located in the heart of Cusco, this Orient Express Hotel overlooks The Plazoleta Nazerenas.  This fabulous building was converted to a hotel in 1995 and the original architecture  has barely been altered.  The hotel is happy to assist you booking tours to visit Machu Picchu, canoe trips or rapid adventures on the Urubamba River or give recommendations of hot springs nearby to visit.  The hotel is elegantly furnished and offers oxygen enriched rooms to help with the altitude. More info and booking.

Country Club Lima Hotel

Country Club Lima Hotel

An immaculate, secluded, colonial style hotel, located in Lima. The polished staff can cater to any of your needs and the hotel offers you a health club, swimming pool, beauty salon, sauna, phenomenal restaurants and even a ballroom.  The suites have elegant Peruvian artwork and marble bathrooms.  They have large hotel amenities yet hold an intimate boutique style of hotel ambiance. More info and booking.

Miraflores

Miraflores Lima

This is the top-rated hotel for business travelers in Lima.  It is ideal for even the demanding traveler with spacious rooms with an ocean view.  All rooms have internet access and the suites even provide a private plunge pool and saunas.  The hotel offers an impressive gym, squash court, swimming pool, massage and beauty salons. More info and booking.

Inkattera La Casona

Inkattera La Casona

This hotel is really something special located in Cusco.  It is a remarkable colonial house that is has been built around a beautiful courtyard.  It is essentially an old mansion that has been rebuilt and very exclusive with only ten available suites.  The service is unmatchable, paying attention to supply you with slippers in your size, underground heating and hot water bottles in your bed.  It is a luxury hotel and private mansion all in one. More info and booking.

Urubamba Villas

Urubamba Villas

This small collection of Peruvian houses that are ran by the Andean Experience are in a prime spot in Cusco and perfect for couple or small families.  There is not a restaurant here but rather two cooks that come to your small, modern, gorgeous villa to prepare you breakfast, fresh fruit and coffee.  Dinner is also prepared and served to you with a bottle of wine.  Now that is service!  The villas are built around an area of fragrant flowers and stone paths.  The garden there produces the vegetables that you eat at your meals.  Each home has a fireplace and a well stocked kitchen along with thin cotton robes and sandals.  The staff will help you book any tour you wish to participate in. More info and booking.

Libertador Puno Hotel

Libertador Puno Hotel

This hotel is perched high on its own island located next to lake Titicaca and is surrounded by mountains.  The alpacas roam freely and there is plenty of fishing. It may not be the most luxurious hotel in Peru but it is the only deluxe hotel located at the Andean Express train line finale so it see a lot of visitors. More info and booking.

Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa

Casa Andina Private Collection Arequipa

The hotel, located in Arequipa is the first upscale hotel in the area, built in 2008.  The courtyard, restaurant and bar are a beautiful area with thick white stonework and exquisite art.  A hot pot and tea selection are offered in our room along with robes and a silver tray of chocolate bon-bons.  Expect to pay top dollar for these rooms but well worth the expense. More info and booking.

Casitas del Colca

Casitas del Colca

Located in Colca Canyon, it falls between Chivay and Condor.  These plush secluded villas are worth the journey.  The location shut down to expand a bit but re-opened in 2008 with the original lodge, as well as 20 Casitas located throughout the grounds along with a new spa and swimming pool.  The villas find homes besides trout pools and gardens that supply fresh vegetables for your dinner.  Rates include all meals and lunch is a four course option with desert.  The food is superb.  The villas offer heated floors and at turn-down, three maids light your candles, put large hot water bottles in your bed, fire up the kettle, close the shades and leave a tray of delicious chocolates.  One special suite comes with a private butler.  This is pure luxury surrounded by nature. More info and booking.