Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel
(formerly the Machu Picchu Pueblo)
Aguas Calientes, Peru
The Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel is a collection of comfortable small and charming cottages located at the base of the Machu Picchu mountain, a close bus ride to the ancient ruins. It is surrounded by tropical gardens and trails with many orchids and a large variety of colorful birds.
The hotel sits amidst a private five-hectare (12.36 acres) cloud forest at 2,020 meters above sea level (6,627 feet), inside the Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
The hotel is located along the Urubamba River on the outskirts of Machu Picchu village (Aguas Calientes), a short distance from the train station and just three blocks from the bus station.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel has 76 rooms and 9 suites built in a rustic, colonial style. The handiwork of local artisans adorns the rooms. The hotel is perfectly integrated with the sanctuary and its natural habitat.
Facilities include the Hiram Bingham Lounge Bar; two restaurants – the main dining room, and Café InkaTerra, a self-service lunch buffet restaurant; roomy lounge areas near the lobby and overlooking the gardens, a boutique and “Unu” spa.
More than five kilometers (3.12 miles) of garden paths can be enjoyed with several observation points for viewing flora (372 native orchid species), birds (155 species); and butterflies (108 species).