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4.5
Very Good 707 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Central location in a safe area near the main plaza
  • An intimate vibe
  • Funky and colorful guestrooms
  • The hotel employs the help of a travel agency to book tours, if you’re interested

What To Know

  • Members will be charged a 18% IVA tax by the property upon check-in that is exempt to foreigners of Peru. To avoid this fee, be sure to provide documentation at the time of check-in
  • "Late" check-out (anytime after 10 am) incurs an extra fee and is based on availability
  • The address can be hard for taxi drivers to find
  • Many travelers experience altitude sickness upon arrival
  • Service can be rough around the edges
  • Don’t expect the amenities of Cusco’s big-box resorts
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Overview

The Review

Intimate and removed — but just two blocks off Cusco’s Plaza de Armas — Andean Wings combines an off-the-beaten-path vibe with top Peruvian architecture and charming style.

The colonial stucco edifice survived a devastating 1950 earthquake and went through multiple incarnations before becoming a boutique property in the 1990s. The inn is so tucked away that many locals have never even heard of it, but it’s close to all the action on the main plaza.

The hotel’s 16 rooms are quirky and fun, decorated with Incan weavings, gold-framed mirrors, folk paintings and chandeliers, and some have great views of the red-tiled rooftops of the ancient city. {“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/editorialreviews/10263/pgal-81438-1300399828-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”The living room in Purple Haze — perfect for recounting the day — lives up to its name.”}

I booked a Reiki energy work session through the hotel’s Six Pumas Holistic Spa, and the tranquility of the session — set appropriately to Andean flute music in a candlelit room — helped me adjust as well. Afterward, I felt acclimatized… I had indeed entered a new Incan state of mind.

Downstairs, the hotel’s Mandela Restaurant & Bar inhabits a colonial patio more than 350 years old, framed by archways. There you’ll dine on dishes made from fresh local ingredients, and you can even take private classes with the chefs if you want to recreate the cuisine when you get home. Top it all off with a pisco sour in the cozy bar/lounge, next to a fireplace and contemporary local artwork. This small hotel doesn’t have the slickness of Cusco’s larger properties, but that’s part of its Peruvian charm.

How to Get There

Andean Wings Boutique Hotel
Calle Siete Cuartones 225
Cuzco, Peru

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 707 Reviews
Excellent boutique hotel!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Purple Haze suite for 4 nights, which had way more space than we needed, though we never really used the ground floor. We also spent one night in the Mary suite which was even more opulent!

The staff really made the stay; the service was impeccable, and we loved our breakfasts hanging out with Martin (baby alpaca).

We were doing a multi-day trek, and they happily stored our bags and delivered them to our new room without being asked. I couldn't have been happier.

The hotel is only a couple of blocks from Plaza de Armas, so the location can't be beat. Highly recommended!

Machu Picchu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

they were excellent and clean very nice hotel we would definitely stay there again.they had great service and help in every way also spoke in English.close to everything to market and the main square.

Can’t say enough about this hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

This boutique hotel, a charming and cozy historical establishment, is in the center of town and very close to the Plaza de Armas. EVERY member of the hotel staff was very friendly and made every moment of our stay enjoyable. We received excellent restaurant recommendations.
One of the main highlights is the breakfast buffet, which is served in a beautiful atrium-like area in the center of the property, and on the only morning that we weren’t able to make breakfast, the staff prepared a bagged breakfast to take with us on our early-start trek to Machu Picchu. (We even had the pleasure of meeting a baby alpaca on of the mornings.)
If you’re visiting Cusco, whether just passing through or for a longer visit, this hotel is a MUST.

Good overall hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

Staff were very helpful and tended to all our needs. Good location, comfortable rooms. Even caught a glimpse of a baby alpaca in the hotel on the day we were leaving :)
Access to hot showers in the morning helped beat the morning cold.

Good location
Reviewed 2 months ago

Remember that this place is in a very old building. Wi-Fi was not very good. The rooms are all different. We were right off the courtyard with only a full-sized bed which was not very comfortable for us. We booked through a travel agency and had excellent accommodations other places. The staff here is remarkably friendly and helpful. The courtyard is very inviting and we enjoyed the breakfast, including the young woman with her alpaca and some goods for sale. Remember, if you take a picture, you should offer a tip.
It is a perfect location for walking to the sights. Don't miss the San Pedro Market. It's the largest one and gives you the best glimpse of life in Peru.