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4.5
Very Good 721 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 721 Reviews
Wedding
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked here for my family for my wedding me and my wife stayed also, the place was stunning, beautiful rooms service amazing. Upon hearing it was my wedding party provided us with free drinks and champagne and chocolates in our room.

Thank you

5 Stars
Reviewed 1 month ago

My girlfriend and I stayed there for four nights in March 2019 and could not have been happier with the service and room. The bed was comfortable, the room was clean and large. The service really stood out. The owner created us with coca tea when we checked in and chatted for a bit, making us feel welcome. The staff were friendly and helpful, providing recommendations and directions. One morning we slept late and they even gave us a courtesy call when breakfast was ending offering to bring us breakfast in bed if we didn’t want to come down to the restaurant! And Luis, the bartender/ waiter / porter went out of his way several times to help us feel at home. I’d absolutely stay here again.

Great hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

The hotel was located central and close to the Plaza and San Pedro Market. We walked most places. They also stored our bags when we took the train for an overnight stay in Aguas Calientes. Great staff, great food and good location.

Ehhh ...
Reviewed 1 month ago

Many good reviews for this hotel, and I'm very underwhelmed.
It's not a four star hotel, at all. It perhaps is a three star. It's more like a 2 star with a beautiful courtyard. I'm giving the hotel 3 out of 5, in the sense that it's by no means a disaster but I wouldn't come back.
It may also be an issue of expectations versus delivery -- Basically, it's not a four star, but the hotel sets itself up for disappointment by marketing themselves as such.

The negatives:
- Was given ground floor room that was at best a two star room. No real light from outside if you're in such rooms: or else anyone can peak in your room.
- Inexplicable in-room safe. I travel about 100 nights a year in hotels all over the world: this is a mini-safe that was probably purchased from an office supply store and it works like no safe I've ever seen (I had to get an extended explainer from a hotel staff. At a minimum, leave written instructions for how to operate this thing)
- Speaking of the safe: You can only get a passport in there. You can't fit a 12-inch laptop.
- The breakfast is really disappointing. Note to the hotel: You'll see this remark come back often. Perhaps do something about it? Improving the 'soft' product is easier than the hard product ...
- A bottle of drinking water is made available in your room: But it's (presumably, hopefully) filtered water or boiled water. It's not sealed mineral water. Personally, I'm not chancing this.
- No form of room service or after-hours dining. This is odd for a four-star hotel, and considering that most guests will likely have long excursions to some of the Inca wonders in the region, with late evening returns, the hotel has no option to sustain you when you come back from your treks.
- Insane church (??) bells before 7 am, goes on forever. Not the hotel's fault, but just so you know.

Pros:
- Lovely traditional architecture, with a beautiful courtyard that acts as a restaurant space / breakfast space
- The personnel is very kind and efficient
- Great location in the center of town

Also, for reference:
- As a data point, it cost 4.50 dollars to travel from the airport to the hotel, with Uber. The driver arrived in under 2 minutes at the terminal.
- The checkout is super early: 10 am! (but the check in also inordinately early -- 12.30p) ...

Great place
Reviewed 1 month ago

I stayed for 4 days with my family. We had a great time. Staff was lovely and helpful, Luis and the receptionist treated us like kings. Rooms were spotless and the entire place had a amazing design. Location is also a plus.