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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

Highly recommended: Outstanding staff and boutique hotel
MicGriffin

We recently stayed for a total of 6 nights at Andean Wings. The staff were excellent and extremely helpful and flexible especially when my husband found himself in the hospital for a night. They assisted with treatment and were flexible given the uncertainty of our future travel and tour plans — retaining space in the event we couldn’t hike to Machu Picchu as planned (we were able to hike with a one day delay). They also rescheduled the Gastronomic Tour given our situation. We highly recommend this event — Jose Antonio is a fabulous chef and patient teacher and Carlitos is a charming bartender. The food we prepared was absolutely fantastic!!

The rooms were comfortable and the Spanish colonial manor nicely decorated. We found the showers to be hot with good water pressure. Very pleasant and no issues at all.

The location is terrific and we highly recommend this hotel and will return ourselves with others in tow!

Great choice in the centre of Cusco
LouiseLockie

We spent 6 nights at Andean Wings as part of our recent holiday in Peru. These 6 nights were split into two stints either side of 3 nights at Machu Picchu.
The staff could not do more for us, everyone we dealt with was super attentive and friendly.
The location was perfect, 2 blocks away from the main square, close to the train station to MP (San Pedro), and surrounded by restaurants. We felt safe 100% of the time.
The hotel itself is a courtyard and so the rooms (we stayed in a different room for our two different visits) are pretty dark, but that is my only minus mark.
Breakfast was enjoyable, eggs and toasts were ordered off a menu, fruit, pastries, and rolls, were available buffet style. Tea and Coffee was available all day every day. They also would refill any water bottle at any time so we never had to consider buying more bottled water. Good for the environment, as well as the bank balance, or piece of mind if you ran out.
If I ever return to Cusco I will definitely stay here again.

Beautiful hotel with amazing staff
rickynicky1021

We had the pleasure of staying at the Andean Wings Hotel two nights bookending our trip to Machu Picchu. It is a gorgeous hotel with warm, cozy rooms and all the amenities. There is even an oxygen tank in the lobby in case of altitude sickness. When you arrive, they bring coca leaf tea and chocolates to your room. The tea helps with altitude sickness too. You also get a free drink at the bar, which has a beautiful fireplace. We got the best pisco sour here of our entire trip. Our bartender, Alvaro, recommended many good places nearby for us to try. The hotel is very well-located in the heart of Cusco, near the Plaza de Armas and a short walk to the train station.

This hotel and the service we received was outstanding in every way. They even gave us a late checkout for a small fee, which was very helpful as our departing flight to Lima left quite late.