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 centre of Puno is just a 5 minute taxi ride and the nearest airport, Juliaca, is only 45 minutes away.
The 46 spacious guest bedrooms feature private bathroom, TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe deposit box and coffee making facilities. Many look out over Lake Titicaca while others have mountain views. Oxygen is available in every room.
The hotel restaurant has ceiling to floor windows with stunning views out over the lake. Sunsets are spectacular views from here. The two wood burning stoves add to the cozy atmosphere. It has an excellent reputation for serving regional gourmet cuisine, including local lake fish. A generous breakfast buffet, including freshly cooked omlettes, is served each morning.
Other facities include a lounge bar, free computer and internet access, currency exchange and jewellery shop. 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. .
Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Titicaca, jungle, Colca Canyon, Chan Chan and Sipan ... this trip has it all.
The majesty of Machu Picchu, scenery of the Sacred Valley and beauty of Lake Titicaca make this a very special holiday.
A pleasing combination of history, scenery, culture and cuisine, this 12-day holiday gives a real insight into life, past and present, of Peru.
The staff at Casa Andina Private Collection 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.
"Water in the rooms was 10 whereas in the previous Casa Andina it was 5. Sharp practice which doesn't look good. Good starters for dinner - that's all we had so can't comment on rest of menu."