SUMAQ – Aguas Calientes Luxury Hotel
Meaning “beautiful” in Quechua, SUMAQ lives up to its name. A luxury eco-property located on the outskirts of town, SUMAQ is quiet compared to other hotels in Aguas Calientes. Away from the train station and the hustle and bustle of the city, at SUMAQ you are lulled to sleep by the sounds of sacred Vilcanota River flowing towards the Amazon.
Spacious Luxury Suites
Recently opened to rival the two other luxury hotel options at Machu Picchu, SUMAQ certainly holds it own. Upscale yet homey, this four star Aguas Calientes property features spacious suites with wood-beam ceilings, TVs, and some of the most comfortable beds in Aguas Calientes. Adorned with indigenous-inspired furnishings, the traditional Andean motif is present in all of the rooms. Some of the suites even contain en-suite Jacuzzis, the perfect place to relax after a long day exploring Machu Picchu. Through the window of your private suite, you will have a river-view, a mountain-view, or a view of the artificial cascades that were constructed on the hillside behind the property. Though the hotel doesn’t appear to be anything special from the outside, the tastefully constructed white-walled interiors give the hotel a clean, classy feel without a hint of arrogance.
A stay at SUMAQ includes breakfast and your choice of lunch or dinner at the restaurant. An Andean cooking class is also included in the price of your stay, and the en-house chefs and baristas will teach you the keys to making classing Peruvian dishes such as ceviche and the pisco sour.