Peru hotels Archive

Sumaq Luxury Hotel near Machu Picchu

While it’s true there is only one hotel right next to the ruins in Machu Picchu, you may decide that its small rooms and high prices are just too much to ask. Which leads you to the town of Aguas Calientes at the bottom of the mountain. We’ve long had our eye on adding a […]

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A New Luxury Hotel Option in Lima: B Arts Boutique Hotel

Up to now if you wanted to go out for some nightlife in Lima, you headed to Barranco. If you wanted to spend the night in a really nice room, you went to Miraflores or San Isidro. Now you can hit the galleries, hit the chic clubs, and sleep in Barranco too, thanks to the […]

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The New Orient Express Hotel in Peru: Palacio Nazarenas

The Orient-Express company has a major presence in Peru and they’ve added another jewel this year with Palacio Nazarenas, a former convent turned hotel next to their famous Hotel Monasterio. Yes, there’s a male/female thing going here: a former convent and a former monastery. But now the sexes can mingle freely and use the facilities […]

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Sol y Luna Lodge in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Long before all the flashy new hotels opened up in the Sacred Valley of Peru, Sol y  Luna (Sun and Moon) had staked out a spot in Urubamba. Over the years the orginal small lodge mirrored Peru’s tourism industry, expanding and going more upscale as the number of visitors increased. Now Sol y Luna has […]

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A Riot of Color in Chivay, Peru

The Colca Canyon is a brown place. In rainy season the flowers bloom and there’s plenty of green, but the overall color is brown, punctuated by pretty white churches in the village centers. When I left the Orient-Express Casitas del Colca hotel and the driver began the journey back to Arequipa, however, I had a […]

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Staying in the Amazon Jungle in Style

We’ve run a couple luxury travel in Peru tour stories about upscale, small-ship cruises in the Peruvian Amazon, but we haven’t been able to get anyone out to Inkaterra’s Reserva Amazonica lodge there, the best jungle lodge in Peru, if not the whole Amazon region. I’m happy to say we’ve rectified that. Contributor Ellen Barone, […]

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