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4.5
Very Good 675 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 675 Reviews
2 night family stay in July
Reviewed 3 days ago

rooms small. cold rooms & restaurant. heater shuts off at night. Other room needed 2 portablle heaters.Restaurant too cold for dinner. Breakfast average at best.very friendly staff. good location near plaza, cathedral, resturants.

Great stay
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our stay in Andean Wings was great. It's very central to the main square (3min walk) and the hotel itself gives off a rustic, old Roman vibe. Breakfast was amazing, every day. The food was fresh, beautiful, and tasted good (though in small, European portions), and it was never crowded (there were only 6 or 7 tables in total). The staff was very friendly and helpful as well, and they upgraded us for free to a room with a jacuzzi. They have a really pleasant common area with a hearth and a lounge, where you can have a drink, read a book, watch TV or work. Wi-fi was pretty much not working at all in our room, we had to go downstairs to get connected, which was inconvenient. The very friendly owner arranged a late check-out for us, which was wonderful, and the chef worked with my husband to make a ceviche together. One thing I was consistently unhappy with, was the bed-making. The maid tucked everything in, so at night when I pulled out my blankets, all the sheets came loose, and I basically had to re-tuck the sheets back in, which is counter productive. Other than that, our stay was great and we'd come back next time!

One night stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at night on a Sunday. Check in was messed up. Our party consisted of 3 couples who needed 3 rooms, as our original email request stated. Instead, they gave us 2 rooms, with 2 couples sharing one room. Eventually got it corrected with a grumpy front desk clerk but only after we had to dig out our email confirming this. The third couple got a room that smelled strongly of chemical cleaners. Got them moved again but that room was not too much better. Will not return to this place.

Sadly rate only average
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would realy loved to give this hotel a better rate. The location is prefect and the stuff were kind and helpful. Breakfast was also o.k. Our experience wasn't very good because of the rooms. When we first arrived, one lady from the stuff took as to our room and explained that we can't put toilet paper in the toilet at all. We were a little surprised, after all it's a modern hotel in the 21th century, but we tried to do as we were told. We left the hotel for a day and when we came back and checked in again, my son, who forgot the instructions,used toilet paper and put it inside the toilet. The result was a serious flud in the room:(
The management told us that we sould pay for the damage and we took responsibility and agreed to pay. After another day the same toilets broke again! This time not because of misuse of toilet paper. The management fixed it but didn't agree to reconsider our payment. The hole story was very inconvenient and gave a lot of tension to our stay. On top of that the safes in our room didn't work, both at the first and at the second time.
Bottom line: I really feel sorry to write this because of the overall good experience, but I can't say in all my heart that I recommend this hotel.

Most Luxurious Accomodations of Our Trip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot be more positive about Andean Wings- it was the best accommodation that we had during our trip to Peru. The room was wonderful, the bed very comfy (and some travelling companions have very high standards for such things), the breakfast quite good. But the overall operation just communicated quality, attention to guests and focus on satisfying their needs. The hotel is located a short walk from the city center but not near the hubbub.