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Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes 
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Aguas Calientes
Peru
Tel: 800 442 5042
Tel: 51 84 211 122
sales@inkaterra.com
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Concierge.com's insider take:

Formerly (and still best) known as the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, these 85 eco-luxe lodgings include whitewashed casitas and a butler-attended, terraced villa, all with terra-cotta floors, beamed ceilings, and colorful alpaca blankets. While the villa's private gardens, marble bathrooms, and open-air showers strengthen the case for booking this option, the best part of the hotel—no matter where you sleep—is what's outside: 12 acres of misty forest, 160-plus species of bird, endless butterflies, and one of the world's most extensive orchid collections. Though the ruins of Machu Picchu are clearly the main draw (a day's hike or 30-minute bus ride away), the neighborhood's other Incan superstars merit a visit (Wiñay Wayna is particularly gorgeous), as does the hotel's Unu spa. The Andean fusion food at Café Inkaterra is served with Vilcanota River views, but in the unlikely event that you need a change of scenery, take the quick, if rocky, walk to the restaurant- and bar-lined main drag of Aguas Calientes.—Abbie Kozolchyk

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Occupying a fruit orchard on "a verdant hillside," this re-creation of an Andean village sits at the entrance to the World Heritage Site. Stucco, whitewashed casitas splitting off from stone paths are topped with eucalyptus beams. The café sits above the Vilcanota River and serves Andean cuisine like trout with pisco.

(85 rooms)
—2011 Gold List
Overall Score: 89.3
  • Design: 93.8
  • Food: 82.5
  • Location: 95.0
  • Rooms: 88.8
  • Service: 86.3

Also appeared in the Gold List in 2010

Amenities: Pool, Spa

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Positively Charming

This hotel serves as a perfect compliment to Machu Picchu. We only stayed here one night, but I really wish it had been at least two nights. The grounds are a place... more