In the last few years Peru has grown to become one of South America best destinations for luxury travel.
In the last 5 years alone the country has seen numerous multi-million dollar investments in luxury hotel properties, from not only high-end Peruvian chains, but also international names like Orient Express, Hilton and J.W. Marriott. For the most exclusive properties expect to dig deep, as a stay in some of Peru’s finest luxury hotels can top US$ 1,000 per night. If you are considering taking a luxury Peru Vacation, here are our recommendations for the top 5 luxury hotels in Peru.
1) The Miraflores Park Hotel, Miraflores District Lima
Situated in the heart Lima’s most trendy district – Miraflores, the Miraflores Park Hotel is widely considered to be one of the finest luxury hotels in the capital. Although the nearby J.W. Marriott and Hilton may rival it for exclusivity, it’s the location overlooking the Pacific Coastline that sets the Miraflores Park Hotel apart from the rest.
Owned by the Orient Express Group, this hotel has everything that you need (and more) for a great night stay in Lima. The hotel is ideally situated within walking distance of the large entertainments complex – LarcoMar and two of Lima’s best restaurants: Astrid & Gaston and Central Restaurant. Though if you don’t fancy venturing too far in the evening, the hotel’s very own restaurant –Mesa 18 – is renowned to be one of the best Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurants in the city. All luxury Peru travel packages should start with a few nights at this hotel.
A picture of pool is the main picture for this post – looks stunning, doesn’t it?
2) El Monasterio Hotel, Cusco
Its iconic status within the city and incredible historic significance makes the Monasterio Hotel like no other hotel in the world. Protected by Peru’s National Institute of Culture, the Monasterio Hotel was originally built on the foundations of Inca Amaru Qhala’s Palace. Later, after the Spanish conquest of Peru, the Seminary of San Antonio Abad was founded on the site. The hotel is constructed around 5 stunning cloistered courtyards, boasts 126 rooms and suites and a baroque style chapel.
The Monasterio Hotel was one of Cusco’s original luxury hotels, and although competition from new contenders is strong, its unique character and charm make the hotel hard to beat. The hotel was voted No.1 Hotel in South America, 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards, Condé Nast Traveler (US).
3) J.W. Marriott, Cusco
Opening its doors for the first time in 2012, the brand new J.W. Marriott was one of Cusco’s most anticipated new luxury hotels. Reputed to have been an investment of more than US$ 80 million and taking more than 6 years to complete, the J.W. Marriott is now one of Cusco’s finest colonial hotels. Built on the site of the crumbling 16th century San Agustin Convent, a painstaking restoration project took place, carefully salvaging, cleaning and rectifying original parts of the building. Now fully restored, the 160 room hotel is a sublime mix of religious Spanish history tastefully combined with the modern amenities of a luxury hotel.
The centre piece of the hotel is a 500 square meter (5,400 sq ft) cloistered inner courtyard. In the basement level of the hotel is a small museum created during the restoration of the hotel. Guests can see original Inca and colonial muros (walls) and artefacts which were uncovered during the construction.
4) Tambo del Inka Resort & Spa, Urubamba, the Sacred Valley
From the international Starwood Hotel chain is the recently opened Tambo del Inka hotel, set in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Inca’s. Branded as part of “The Luxury Collection,” the hotel is one of the most exclusive hotels in the Sacred Valley of the Inca’s. Constructed from the ground up, the Tambo del Inka hotel offers guests a peaceful luxury retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The dramatic lobby features a 2 story stone open fireplace which contrasts against the warm and inviting earthy tones of the hotel’s décor. Facilities include a state-of-the-art spa and fitness centre, a heated swimming pool that extends outside and its own private train station with direct access to Machu Picchu. If you are looking to experience the best in Peruvian hospitality, then consider including this hotel in your Peru travel plans, you won’t be disappointed.
5) Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel, Machu Picchu Pueblo
Set in 11 acres of cloud forest gardens, the Inkaterra Machu Picchu hotel is one of a few true luxury hotel properties located close to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Luxury is not ostentatious at this hotel, but in the detail of what’s on offer. For example, the hotel has the largest private collection of orchids in South America, a sanctuary to the endangered spectacled bear, onsite coffee and tea plantations and a network of nature trails for your enjoyment. Accommodations are comfortable not pretentious and come complete with thick alpaca blankets, crackling fireplaces and spa-style bathrooms.
Larger suites offer private gardens, showers and plunge pools. Some suites even include a large comfy sofa and mini bar set at a large panoramic window looking straight out into your own private jungle garden.
Enjoy the best Peru has to offer and Safe Travels from us!