The Most Romantic Hotels in Peru

Cuddle up and enjoy romantic views over Lake Titicaca at Amantica Lodge
Cuddle up and enjoy romantic views over Lake Titicaca at Amantica Lodge | Courtesy of Amantica Lodge / Expedia
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14 April 2021

For a steamy getaway in Peru, think Pacific beaches, hip cities, Amazonian jungle and Andean mountains – all oiled by the odd pisco sour cocktail. And whether your idea of a romantic holiday is blissed-out luxury, far-flung solitude or an all-out adventure, Peru has an abundance of retreats to match. From wild jungle hideouts to Spanish colonial palaces via beachside bolt holes, there’s a romantic hotel for you here – and they’re all bookable on Culture Trip.

Palacio del Inka, Cusco

4.8/5 (630 Reviews)
Palacio del Inka, Cusco
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In downtown Cusco, opposite the Coricancha temple of the sun and a stone’s throw from Plaza de Armas, 500-year-old Palacio del Inka has plenty of stories to tell. Today, it’s a five-star luxury hotel with a romantic inner courtyard and rooms with views of downtown Cusco or the Andes mountains. Couples on a big budget should book the Inca Temple Suite for a sumptuous stay, and make the most of the four spa treatment rooms.
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Antigua Casona San Blas, Cusco

4.9/5 (711 Reviews)
Antigua Casona San Blas
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In the ancient San Blas neighborhood in Cusco, and a short walk from Plaza de Armas, Antigua Casona is a beautifully kept colonial mansion oozing romance from every corner. Well-appointed rooms with Juliet-style balconies look over the green courtyard, and original features include terracotta floor tiles. Lovers should book a relaxing couples’ massage session.
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Arennas Máncora

Resort, Luxury
4.6/5 (96 Reviews)
Arennas Mancora
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Just outside the town of Máncora, in the quieter district of Las Pocitas, Arennas makes for an idyllic beach escape. Stylish villas have ocean vistas, but the Pool Villa with a private dipping pool right on the beach and in a prime location for sunsets is the one for couples to book. Dine in house on the catch of the day or take a rickshaw into Máncora for a fish supper at La Sirena d’Juan.
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KiChic, Máncora

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With an oceanfront location in Las Pocitas district, just outside Máncora, KiChic has nine elegant rooms with beach hut vibes. Blow the budget on the Chic Suite, with private beach access and an outdoor living room. Laze the day away on a four-poster on the sand or cool off in the lengthy swimming pool. Wellness forms part of the menu, so enjoy plant-based dishes such as courgette carpaccio at the vegetarian restaurant and fresh tuna tartare at the fish bar.

Titilaka, Lake Titicaca

4.9/5 (15 Reviews)
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For a secluded all-inclusive escape on the elevated shores of Lake Titicaca, it doesn’t get much more remote than the 18 suites at Titilaka. Beds and bathtubs face onto the highest navigable lake in the world, while wraparound terraces ensure pristine vistas at all times. Corner suites have both sunrise and sunset panoramas. After an intense day of trekking at altitude, book in for a massage at the treatment room.
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Katari Hotel At Plaza de Armas, Arequipa

Katari Hotel At Plaza de Armas
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With a central location on Plaza de Armas, the main square in Arequipa, Katari has heritage in every corner. Tasteful rooms count on vibrant decor, antiques and textiles sourced from local indigenous communities, bringing together colonial and pre-Columbian cultures; couples should book into the two-table treatment room. Come sunset, enjoy a pisco sour on the roof terrace before talking a short walk to dinner at Zingaro.
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Country Club Lima Hotel, San Isidro

Resort, Golf Hotel, $$$
4.5/5 (296 Reviews)
Country Club Lima Hotel, San Isidro
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The go-to resort for rockstars, movie legends and politicians since it opened in 1927, this is one of the most prestigious hotels in Peru. Country Club Lima is all about sophisticated, colonial-era decadence: think a Hollywood-style red-carpeted entrance, a high-ceilinged lobby with hundreds of 16th-century paintings, and enormous flower arrangements dotted throughout. Both standard and presidential suites come with luxurious decor, including crushed-velvet chaises longues, and grand marble bathrooms with double sinks, soaking bathtubs and rainfall showers.

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Explora Valle Sagrado, Sacred Valley

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel, Eco-Lodge
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Explora Valle Sagrado, Sacred Valley
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Nestled among Incan terraces of corn and quinoa between Cusco and Macchu Picchu, Explora Valle Sagrado is the best-kept secret in the Sacred Valley. While most visitors to Cusco whizz through the valley and straight for Machu Picchu, the Explora encourages you to explore its stunning, lesser-known corners through personalized, guided activities such as riverside bike rides and hikes amid snowcapped peaks. Rooms are decorated with floor-to-ceiling windows, unvarnished wooden floors and a couples’ jacuzzi tub.

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  • Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica, Puerto Maldonado

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    Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica, Puerto Maldonado
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    Inkaterra is an ecoluxury lodge in front of the Madre de Dios River near the beautiful Tambopata national reserve. The large, lush grounds include 35 chic wooden cabanas, which – with spacious rooms, swinging hammocks and refreshing plunge pools – are some of the most luxurious you’ll find in the Amazon. Highlights include a romantic sunset cruise along the Amazon River and the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway, a private 30m (100ft) high bridge system that gives you the chance to spot howler monkeys, sloths and toucans. For honeymoons, rooms are decorated with thoughtful romantic touches such as rose petals and a bottle of bubbly.

    JW Marriott El Convento, Cusco

    Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel
    4.8/5 (989 Reviews)
    JW Marriott El Convento
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    Like most Marriott hotels, El Convento oozes luxury and sophistication. What really makes this property special, however, is the history. Housed in a former 16th-century convent, it has original cobbled floors, grand stone archways and hundreds of Inca and pre-Inca artifacts. Coupled with modern design touches and top-class amenities – such as Swarovski-encrusted chandeliers, contemporary Peruvian art and one of the only hotel pools in Cusco – El Convento is undoubtedly one of most decadent hotels in the city. Just a five-minute walk to Plaza de Armas and with easy access to the most popular sites in the region (such as Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain), this is a great option for couples looking for luxury while being on the doorstep of adventure.

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    Huacahuasi Lodge, Lares

    Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
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    Hidden among the lush, misty hills of the Lares region, locally run Huacahuasi Lodge is currently the only hotel in the area, meaning one thing: complete seclusion. Each beautifully decorated room (think handwoven Inca textiles with a touch of modern design) has a private terrace with a couples’ hot tub overlooking the waterfall-dotted valley gorge. Thoughtful touches such as a warm towel on arrival and a hot-water bottle and herbal pillow in your bed every night make Huacahuasi Lodge extra special.

    Hotel Paracas, Paracas

    4.6/5 (450 Reviews)
    Hotel Paracas, Paracas
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    The five-star, ultra-modern Hotel Paracas sets the standard for luxury hotels in the area. Expect two large infinity pools, a state-of-the-art spa, and three al fresco restaurants serving the best food in town. A winning choice for couples who want relaxation, pampering and champagne with ocean views. For something extra romantic, some rooms come with beautiful private pools and stunning views of the wild Peruvian Pacific coastline.

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    Amantica Lodge, Lake Titicaca

    Boutique Hotel
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    Amantica Lodge, Lake Titicaca
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    On a cliffside on the tiny Lake Titicaca island of Amantani, Amantica Lodge is the first micro-boutique hotel on the lake. With just one room, you’ll not only have your own private chef, local guide and concierge, but also a private section of the island. To better fit in with the local architecture – and to minimize its environmental impact – the lodge is built from adobe wood, totora reeds and stones from the island, and runs entirely on solar energy. It has floor-to-ceiling windows throughout for lake views, a gas chimney stove, a jacuzzi tub for two built into the cliffside, and a chillout deck that, by day, offers views of the Andes and, by night, a lit-up sky peppered with stars.

    Sorrel Moseley-Williams contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on April 14, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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