Luxury Travel Peru these days is very different to just 5 or 10 years ago. Then, it was all about the destination (it still is about where you go by the way) and you were given a very limited choice of hotels to choose from. Today you are spoilt for choice. A number of luxury Peru hotels have sprung up over the country, making Peru a luxury destination.
The luxury Peru hotels leading the way are the locally owned Inkaterra group whose hotels in Cuzco (La Casona), Machu Picchu (Machu Picchu Pueblo hotel), the Amazon (Reserva Amazonica) and newly opened Sacred Valley hotel (Hacienda Urubamba) are simply superb.
The main reason we like the above hotels is because they have been created in harmony with their local surroundings and although we never like a chain hotel, this group are different. We also like the fact that a luxury Peru holiday can be combined with hotels owned by local people, which will only help the local economy in the long run.
There are of course other luxury hotels in Peru which we would recommend. Some are new, whilst others are tried and tested and never seem to lose their character. These luxury Peru hotels include; the relatively new Hotel B in Lima, which has a stunning interior design, spacious rooms and incredible personal service – we also particularly like the bar area!
One of our favourite of the ‘older’ hotels is the Casa Andina private collection in Arequipa. This colonial building was converted into a hotel and still retains all the details of a bygone era. There are a variety of rooms here, so you will want to talk to us to make sure you have the right one!
So if you thought Peru was a backwater hotel destination, think again, they are leading the way in luxury travel.