Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno occupies a splendid waterfront location by Lake Titicaca, with magnificent views of both the lake and the mountains beyond, and has its own private pier for boat excursions on the lake. Rooms have views of either the lake or the mountains, and alpacas and guinea pigs wander around the grounds. With its proximity to Juliaca airport (50kms away), this is a perfectly located hotel for exploring this fascinating area. An oxygen service is available for guests affected by the altitude.
The Inkafe Restaurant enjoys fine lake views and the outdoor terrace is ideal for al fresco dining. A delicious buffet breakfast is served every morning, when you can enjoy spectacular sunrise views. The bar is a cosy place for pre or post-prandial drinks and a convivial conversation with fellow guests. The lobby with its welcoming fireplace is also a pleasant area in which to relax - perhaps after you've enjoyed a massage.
The hotel is ideally situated for visiting the many local attractions including the floating island of the Uros people, Taquile and Amantani Islands and the Sillustani Chulpas (burial towers) and 'Yavari', a gunship built in England in 1862 and delivered in pieces to Lake Titicaca to be reconstructed. Puno, the folkloric capital of Peru, is just a ten minute drive away.
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Open: Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno is open all year.
Location: Posada del Inca Puno is on the north-eastern shore of Lake Titicaca. The nearest airport is Juliaca, 50kms and a 60-minute drive away. Puno train station is 10 minues away.
Rooms: This spacious modern hotel has 62 rooms, including singles, twins, doubles and triples, all attractively furnished in contemporary style and with spacious en-suite bathrooms. Facilities include air conditioning, heating, TV, telephone, fridge and safe. There are hairdryers in each room. Rooms have views of either the lake or the mountains.
Activities: Tour Puno, explore the Sillustani chulpas, boat trips on Lake Titicaca, visit the floating islands.
Facilities: These include a restaurant (see below), limited hours room service, a gift shop, tour desk, laundry service (pay locally), oxygen service, massage service (pay locally), business centre with computers and wifi, tour desk.
Dining: The Inkafe Restaurant offers food from early morning till late evening and serves local Peruvian as well as international dishes.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is not a malarial area.
Communication: There free Wi-Fi internet access.
Posada del Inca Puno has helped preserve one of the world's most famous lakes by working with several local organizations to help clean Lake Titicaca. Furthermore, the hotel supports the local community by selling locally made items. The vast majority of staff come from the local community and the hotel provides them training and possibilities of advancement in their careers.