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4.5
Very Good 763 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

A wonderful stay
gazgazuk

I really enjoyed my stay here. I had looked at several hotels in the area and chose a very good room in this hotel. I had a room with good view of a courtyard and the distant hills. Many rooms here and elsewhere have rooms looking on to corridors. My stay was perfect with wonderful attentive staff and a very comfortable room. Wifi was very good throughout. Hot shower and comfortable bed. Excellent large buffet breakfast with whatever and as many dishes as you want from the wide breakfast menu and from the buffet tables. Staff couldn’t do enough to help. Reception were excellent and knowledgeable. I have no complaints and service was 5*. This is not part of a chain but a private hotel with the two owners around. I will return.

Great Stay
Stephanie K

Stayed here after our trip to Machu Picchu and were very happy with our stay. They offered us a free drink (we had the Lemonade - delicious!) upon arrival and the breakfast was quite good. It was comfortable and quiet.

Wow!!
ruth w

We loved our stay here! From our exclamation upon opening our exquisitely decorated bedroom door, to the complimentary pisco sour, to the personalized service given to us at dinner and breakfast to the complimentary taxi service to the airport. Added to that are the values represented by Mandela's quote framed on the wall. Before you leave, make sure you take a picture with the Andean wings!