Lanee Lee

Titilaka Lodge

  • Where:
  • Why:Went on a tour with Cox & Kings to Peru and Bolivia researching stories.
  • When:October 2015
  • Who:Me and friend + travel writer Jenny Adams.
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Titilaka Lodge Muna (Peruvian mint) tea on Taquila Island.

Muna (Peruvian mint) tea on Taquila Island.

Titilaka Lodge Views from the bathroom in the Premium Corner room (sunrise facing).

Views from the bathroom in the Premium Corner room (sunrise facing).

Titilaka Lodge Best bathroom views ever. And notice the cute hot pink wrapped amenities? Love.

Best bathroom views ever. And notice the cute hot pink wrapped amenities? Love.

Titilaka Lodge Copy that. Cabana time out on the hotel’s deck overlooking Lake Titicaca.

Copy that. Cabana time out on the hotel’s deck overlooking Lake Titicaca.

Titilaka Lodge Lakeside lounging.

Lakeside lounging.

Titilaka Lodge Details.

Details.

Titilaka Lodge The lounge area next to the dining room—perfect for happy hour or reading a book with a cup of muna (Peruvian mint) tea.

The lounge area next to the dining room—perfect for happy hour or reading a book with a cup of muna (Peruvian mint) tea.

Titilaka Lodge The view of the hotel’s dock from the dining room.

The view of the hotel’s dock from the dining room.

Titilaka Lodge When I grow up, I want my living room/bar to look just like Titilaka’s!

When I grow up, I want my living room/bar to look just like Titilaka’s!

Titilaka Lodge I spent much of my time here after dinner due to the roaring fireplace.

I spent much of my time here after dinner due to the roaring fireplace.

Titilaka Lodge Lake views.

Lake views.

Titilaka Lodge The women of Taquila Island weave intricate patterns and the men knit.

The women of Taquila Island weave intricate patterns and the men knit.

Titilaka Lodge Arriving on the floating island made entirely of reeds via a cool boat made of the same reeds stuffed with recycled plastic bottles.

Arriving on the floating island made entirely of reeds via a cool boat made of the same reeds stuffed with recycled plastic bottles.

Titilaka Lodge The view of the hotel you see upon entering the front door. Yep. Gasp-worthy.

The view of the hotel you see upon entering the front door. Yep. Gasp-worthy.

Highs & Lows

  • The guided excursions…from hiking to sailing to visiting the indigenous tribes on the lake’s islands, all excursions are well organized and truly immersive.

  • The attentive, humble hotel staff makes you feel like the queen or king of the lake!

  • Every room has a stunning view of the lake. For the best views, request a Premium Corner Room suite.

  • The nightly cocktail hour on the waterfront around a roaring fire is sublime—especially with one of their signature pisco sours made with pisco infused with local herbs and fruits.

  • The dinner menu is hit or miss and should focus on local cuisine only.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    An all-inclusive, luxury boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Like staying at Ralph Lauren’s lake house…Intimate. Stylish. Tranquil.

  • Location

    Located on a private peninsula on Lake Titicaca, it’s blissfully remote—roughly a two-hour drive from the nearest airport and an hour from the closest city of Puno.

  • Rooms

    18

  • Music

    Andean music.

  • Year Opened

    2008

  • Designed By

    Not sure...but it's beautiful.

  • Health & Wellness

    No pool or gym, but a spa and pool are coming soon.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, a Peruvian-inspired restaurant, with a few international items (think pizza) that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

  • Bar

    Yes, there is daily complimentary cocktail hour with tasty nibbles and wine, beer and booze at the bar. Most beverages are included, except for a few high-end spirits and wines.

  • Minibar

    Yes…complimentary wine, water and sweet/savory snacks.

  • Children

    Leave them. It feels like a retreat—stunning views, soothing décor and sublime outdoor cabanas to laze the day away in. However, kids are allowed.

  • Price

    It’s pricey…but for all activities, luxe hotel room, food and drinks—it’s reasonable.

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