Coming to Peru has always been one of our dream destinations, but being such a distance from where we live, we were never able to explore what we know now to be such an amazing destination. The high-light of our trip was our 3-night stay in Hotel Titilaka arranged for us by SA Luxury Expeditions (a travel company which we might add comes highly recommended). What a stay it had been! Our first impression when coming from Juliaca to the hotel: Seriously, is this place for real?! Being able to stay right next to Lake Titicaca 12,000 feet above sea level was an incredibly peaceful, calming, and humbling experience for two worn-out global-city dwellers seeking some respite from work. The region is a feast to the senses: from waking up to ochre sunrises and turquoise waters from the comfort of our bed, to watching vibrant cultural performances in Taquille included in our visit.
We were so glad we did not stay in Puno and that the Titilaka was all-inclusive, which made pampered living so much easier. We enjoyed our room, the meals, the guides, and our daily excursions to Taquille and Uros (We preferred the former much more though), as well as a trip to watch local handicrafts being produced. The hotel is also aesthetically very pleasing and we had the good fortune of having a room that faced the lake, which meant we could treat ourselves to watch the sunrise from the comfort of our beds every morning! There were ample food choices from both their daily special menus as well as the standard menus for us to select from for our meals there. As other reviews have suggested, we recommend the quinoa pancakes for breakfast! Yummy! The staff overall was very good, and they worked very long hours, though there was some miscommunication with early breakfast served to our room, and our train transfers for the Andean Explorer, but nothing too much that we could not manage. We were frankly quite surprised by how demanding some of the earlier reviews were outlining their “problems” and comments about this hotel concerning staff, facilities, meals, etc., especially if one considers more broadly the location and how hard and the long hours the staff worked in this hotel. For us, Titilaka was and would always be a perfect escape for which we will remember for a long time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Infinite skies, snowcapped peaks and limitless shimmering waters will be your companions at this luxury lodge on a remote, private peninsula on the shores of Lake Titicaca. All 18 rooms look out on to the mystical Andean lake, birthplace of the fabled Inca Empire and still home to some of Peru’s farthest-flung communities, many of whom benefit from our operations. Responsible, sustainable development is at the heart of Titilaka’s philosophy; more than 90% of staff are locals and we source food locally as much as possible, while our business model focuses on conserving Andean traditions. Sunsets and the star-speckled night sky here are once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Daytime activities range from exploring Inca and pre-Inca ruins, to visiting the floating reed islands of the Uros people, to leisurely hiking or biking through stunning Andean scenery. The lodge has a sophisticated modern touch and, with its sensational Peruvian cuisine, is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Titilaka Hotel Puno
- Titilaka Resort All Inclusive Puno