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Where to stay in Peru – a guide to Llama Travel’s Superior Hotels

Written by  Graeme

Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu

Llama Travel’s Sales Manager Graeme has always been a fan of travelling in comfort and style. For his latest blog he has reviewed some of his favourite superior hotels in Peru, from location and facilities to dining and atmosphere, and why in his opinion they are worth every pound of their upgrade supplement!

“I like my comforts when I travel. I always have. When I check in to my hotel, I like to know a very comfortable bed is waiting for me, the minibar is stocked, room service is a phone call away and most importantly a bathroom with a fantastic shower and soft white bathrobe will make the long flight dwindle away and energise me for my holiday ahead.

I’ve written about some of our choice superior hotels for those of you, who like me, like a little bit extra.

Casa Andina Private Collection – Lima, Peru

Situated in the popular tourist area of Miraflores, the hotel with its large lobby, bar and seating area is welcoming and buzzing. The superior rooms include a king, queen or 2 full size beds. TV, Wifi & Air Con, minibar (stocked!), the all-important coffee maker, and safety deposit box, hair dryer, robe and slippers. The restaurant, bar, coffee shop and swimming pool and sauna make this city hotel really stand out. It is a perfect place to relax after a day exploring or a long flight. Breakfast is a large buffet of delicious hot and cold food, fruits, pastries, bread, juices, tea and coffee. It is just what you need. For more information, click here to visit the Casa Andina Private Collection website

Casa Andina Private CollectionJunior SuiteHeated Pool

Hotel Aranwa – Cusco, Peru

This 16th century colonial house is one of my favourite hotels. The charm, elegance and location are some of the reasons we offer the Aranwa as our boutique hotel option in Cusco. The deluxe rooms, which are oxygenated to help you acclimatise the altitude, are well appointed with luxurious furniture and colonial-style frescos.  The room boasts a king size bed or two queen size beds, a minibar and tea & coffee making facilities. The spacious bathrooms with double sinks include separate showers and baths. The restaurant is elegant and peaceful and surrounds the private and beautiful central patio. For more information, click here to visit the Hotel Aranwa website.

Hotel AranwaComfortable RoomsDining at the Aranwa

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel – Machu Picchu, Peru

When visiting Machu Picchu, it is very worthwhile spending a night in the town of Aguas Calientes.  If you’re taking the Inca Trail or Short Inca trail the Machu Picchu Pueblo is the perfect option to take some time to yourself and relax after a busy few days.  The rustic look and feel of the hotel is matched perfectly to incorporate its surroundings.  Take advantage of the guided excursions around the hotel grounds and cloud forest trails. Most excursions are included in the price of your stay. Breakfast and dinner (included) are everything you would expect from a superior hotel. Delicious choices for breakfast and an evening meal Gordon Ramsey would have trouble finding fault with are served in the restaurant overlooking the cloud forest. If that’s not enough to tempt you, the full range of spa services, pool and coca leaf sauna will. With so many areas to relax and enjoy everything the hotel offers, you’ll welcome your individual styled superior casita which includes a queen size or two double beds and offers a space for simple relaxation. The Machu Picchu Pueblo is by far, my favourite hotel in Aguas Calientes and not to be missed. For more information, click here to visit the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo website.”

Machu Picchu Pueblo beneath Machu PicchuComfortable RoomsMachu Picchu Pueblo

If you would like to spend a couple of nights yourself at one of these excellent Peruvian hotels, then you can take a look at our Peru Holidays here, which include trips to Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Amazon Jungle, Lake Titicaca, the Colca Canyon and more.

If you have already booked a holiday to Peru with us, and are interested in upgrading your accommodation to any of the above hotels, give us a call on 020 7263 3000 and we can try and arrange this for you. You can also find out more information on all our Latin American holidays, or ordering our brochure.