Machu Picchu Hotels - 4 Options For Different Budgets by:Gary Sargent
There's only a couple of things left to organize for your long awaited Peru vacation, and hotels is one of them. Naturally, you'll be visiting Machu Picchu, so what are your options? Luckily there is a variety from which to choose to suit any budget, ranging from business class hotels to affordable hostels.
For the luxury front-row Machu Picchu experience
A deluxe hotel is the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, which is on the top of the mountain and the only hotel that is situated inside the sanctuary of the Machu Picchu citadel. Being only a few seconds away from the actual ruins, it has a one-of-a-kind position at the gate to the sanctuary. You need to take a train ride of several hours from Cusco to the town of Aguas Calientes and then a bus for a 25 minute drive up the mountain to the hotel and the ruins. The Machu Picchu Sanctuary Hotel has a casual, intimate atmosphere with 29 rooms and two suites. Some of the rooms offer partial views of the Sacred Mountain and the ruins of Machu Picchu. The hotel also has an interior garden with a selection of orchids and various flowers.
Not right next to Machu Picchu, but tip-top quality
A hotel that is considered to be of first class quality is the Hatuchay Tower Machu Picchu. It started servicing customers in December 1999, offering different services than its competitors such as satellite television, a panoramic elevator, 24-hour room service, suites with Jacuzzis, rooms with Internet coverage and international quality cuisine. High quality is demonstrated in the design of the hotel, comfortable rooms for guests, security and personalized attention.
Quirky with all the trimmings
A hotel of the superior tourist class is the La Cabaa Boutique Hotel. It is located in the middle of Aguas Calientes and offers customers a pleasant and comfortable stay. By being in the upper village close to the curative baths of Aguas Calientes, the hotel is very safe and offers privileged views. It has 20 rooms which are either small suites, double rooms or triple rooms, all of which have a common resting area at each level.
Something nice for the emptier pocket
A B&B Class hotel is the Hotel Plaza Andina Machupicchu. The hotel offers comfortable rooms, fax and Internet service, room service, a cafeteria, bazaar and laundry. The management has designed a hotel that will make your stay pleasant and unforgettable.
Good news; whatever your budget for a hotel, you will be able to find something that is suitable around Machu Picchu for your Peru vacation.
About the author
Gary Sargent is the Managing Director of the tour companies Escaped to Peru and has lived in South America since 1998. Gary is passionate about Peruvian life, people, customs and places. Visit Gary's website for more Peru travel advice or to book your next Peru vacation at http://www.escapedtoperu.com/