We spent the past three weeks (in May 2012) traveling in South America - mostly Peru. The Sumaq Hotel, along with my tour company (Monica at Go2Peru.com) for the Cuzco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu portion of our trip pulled off the greatest event I could've imagined. The hotel staff (especially Alicia) arranged and executed a surprise Inca-style wedding for my wife. Incredible!! Down to (at my request of course) fake itineraries for the day to keep her in the dark.
I also have to say I spent three months prior to finding them in vain, trying to arrange for the wedding in Machu Picchu/Cuzco.
Stayed only one night, but it was such a classy hotel. As someone ealier wrote, hard to believe there was such a top-notch hotel - accommodations and restaurant - so deep in the interior of Peru. I hope no one builds next to them, because it's quietly situated at the end of the road headed up to Machu Picchu with a fabulous view of the river valley in both directions.
The restaurant was magnificant. Service - again, cannot say enough about the hospitality of the staff - everyone.
If I had known it would have been such a wonderful stay, I would have planned to stay there a couple days longer. A "can't-go-wrong" hotel if you want a memorable stay on your visit to Machu Picchu.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SUMAQ - Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel is a family hotel with ample experience in the luxury hospitality business in the country. Experience that makes Sumaq a hotel dedicated entirely to its guests. In addition to its exclusive service, it offers a privileged location in the Machu Picchu historic sanctuary, on the banks of the Vilcanota River near the main tourist attractions. The Aguas Calientes train station is just a ten-minute walk away, and we provide bus service from the door of the hotel to and from Machu Picchu for our guests. Highlights: •Privileged location: Staying at Sumaq means enjoying Machu Picchu’s most beautiful landscapes, where you will find lush vegetation, enormous mountains, valleys, the Vilcanota River, a waterfall and ancient trails. •Creative cuisine: Enjoy our exclusive haute cuisine that features traditional Peruvian dishes prepared with exotic ingredients from southern Peru. •Passion for service: Our staff is the main element that gives Sumaq a warm and friendly atmosphere, with attention to your needs. •Co-existence with the local culture: Immerse yourself in the outdoor activities prepared especially for you, in which you will experience the authentic traditions of our neighboring communities. •Support for sustainability: Sumaq guides its staff and guests in its mission to protect the environment and the social setting. Our sustainable practices have been verified by the Rainforest Alliance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sumaq Hotel Machu Picchu
- Sumaq Machu Picchu