Casa Andina Premium Puno, previously known as Casa Andina Private Collection Puno, enjoys a wonderful location on the shores of Lake Titicaca, some 3,800 metres above sea level. The hotel has been built using local materials including wood, stone and clay tiles.
The hotel restaurant has floor to ceiling windows with stunning views out over the lake and is well positioned for spectacular sunsets, too. It serves both regional dishes including fish from the lake, and international cuisine. A generous breakfast buffet including sweet and savoury items as well as cooked eggs, is provided each morning and is included in your stay. The two fireplaces, one in the restaurant and the other in the bar, add to the cosy atmosphere.
There is a large, sunny terrace and the extensive gardens offer great views of the lake and mountains. The hotel also has its own pier just a few metres from the main building, from where you can embark on a cruise or take a canoe tour of Lake Titicaca.
Open: Casa Andina Priemium Puno is open all year.
Location: Casa Andina Premuim Puno is set on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The centre of Puno is about a 15 minute taxi ride and the nearest airport, Juliaca, is 45 minutes away.
Rooms: The 45 spacious guest bedrooms feature private bathroom (with bathtub), TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe deposit box and coffee-making facilities. Many look out over Lake Titicaca while others have mountain views. There is a larger suite with a living room, minibar and 2 balconies. Oxygen is available in some rooms.
Activities: Cruise on Lake Titicaca, visit the floating Uros reed islands, explore Puno, the 'folkloric capital' of Peru
Facilities: Restaurant, bar, terrace, internet centre, massage room, ATM, private jetty, room service and laundry service (pay locally).
Dining: Diners eat at individual tables in the restaurant or on the terrace.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: Lake Titicaca is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access, with high-speed internet available at additional cost.
The majesty of Machu Picchu, scenery of the Sacred Valley and beauty of Lake Titicaca make this a very special holiday.
The staff at Casa Andina Premium are all Peruvian nationals. Local people hold positions of authority as well as the opportunity to advance the career ladder. In addition, the vast majority of the perishables the hotel purchases comes from local suppliers. The hotel also supports the local community by selling locally made items, which decorate the interior of the hotel.
"Breakfast very chaotic, again due to shortage of staff. Tables not cleared and reset, so nowhere to sit. Problems seem to be due to large tour groups almost taking over parts of the hotel at different times."