The view: Guest room windows and patio doors frame the haunting spectacle of Sacred Mountain and ruins of Inca citadel Machu Picchu.

The room: The 29 rooms and two suites have a casual feel with all the comforts of home.

The hotel: At 8,200 feet high in the Peruvian Andes, Orient-Express Hotels’ Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located within the sanctuary of the Inca site. It can be reached from Cuzco by train, bus or by foot along the Inca Trail.

Stay: Journey Latin America ( features the lodge as part of tailor-made tours.

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