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What We Love

  • Myriad options of quarter-, half- and full-day tours of the ancient Inca empire
  • Thermostat-controlled heated stone floors
  • Handmade toiletries and textiles that support local communities
  • The suites’ colors, murals and stone accessories reflect Cusco’s history
  • Seriously clean — housekeeping stops by 3 times a day
  • To explore Machu Picchu, check out Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo; to experience the Amazon, visit Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica

What To Know

  • The front entrance is a large unmarked door on Plaza de las Nazarenas
  • As in most of Peru, WiFi can be patchy and slow
  • Given a size of 11 suites, room service is limited
  • Cusco stands at more than 11,000 feet, so altitude sickness is a possibility
  • Oxygen is available from the concierge or butler

Amenities

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Overview

The Review

Behind the stone walls of Cusco’s charming and revered Plaza de las Nazarenas, Inkaterra La Casona doubles as a modern boutique hotel and a living museum. The 11-suite two-story Spanish mansion is registered as a national historic monument, a well-preserved link to Cusco’s pre-Columbian past and colonial history.

Surrounding a verdant inner courtyard, the palatial suites and regal common areas combine Spanish architecture with Incan structural elements and baroque colonial furniture with Incan textiles and locally handcrafted products.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/editorialreviews/9750/pgal-49934-1287699542-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”The 11-suite Inkaterra embodies the architectural styles of both the Incan and Spanish empires.”}

Cusco’s mystical quality is omnipresent within the confines of La Casona. The patterns, the colors, the murals, the stone columns, the ubiquitous antiques and the intricate minutiae of La Casona create a desire to learn more about the varied history of this manor house.

While a cultural cornucopia beckons outside the hotel’s towering doors, returning to La Casona between or after ambles through Plaza de Armas, excursions to the Sacred Valley or pilgrimages to Machu Picchu constitutes a welcome extension of social immersion.

To please the modern traveler, the hotel is equipped with five-star creature comforts that don’t compromise the stylish sophistication or historical authenticity of Inkaterra. More than just technologically savvy, the suites at La Casona have stone fireplaces, separate dining areas and comfy nailhead upholstered beds with traditional Peruvian accessories. The oversize marble and stone bathrooms merit hours of relaxation time, soaking in the tub with locally made bath salts or indulging in a powerful rain-shower massage using handmade shower products.

The house butler graciously awaits any and all requests you may have during your stay and the intimate house spa is just a few steps from your suite. The restaurant is for hotel guests only, preparing daily Peruvian breakfast feasts to get you ready to take on the day.

How to Get There

Inkaterra La Casona
Plaza Las Nazarenas 113
Cusco, 00000 Peru

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 535 Reviews
5 Star Property with 5 Star Food and Service
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an excellent hotel. Situated optimally near the center of good restaurants and shopping. Minutes away from San Blas and next to the very excellent MAP Restaurant. short walk to the brilliant Ciccolina.

Doors to the hotel are left closed to protect the privacy of guests. Coming through those doors you experience what was once the mansion of a Viceroy. We were well greeted by the staff and the customary Pisco Sour. As the place was a former residence, you could feel the grandeur and luxury of what was once probably a powerful commander in the land.

Breakfast was excellent with fresh food offerings, freshly squeezed juices. Staff was very attentive and could almost pre-empt what you need. Made good recommendations for breakfast which may not have been so obvious for a first timer.

Tea is served from 4pm everyday and you get options of beverage, some cakes and cookies. Ordered a hot chocolate which was too sweet for my liking even though it had no sugar. Staff promptly swopped it for a cappuccino for me.

It was easy for us to go around the city as the location of the hotel was excellent.

Amazing Boutique Hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The La Casona is an amazing small luxury boutique hotel. There are only about a dozen rooms in a luxurious converted manor house from Spanish Colonial times. If you love small properties with amazing character and more amazing staff then La Casona is the place to stay in Cusco. The location is fantastic within walking distance of everything and the rooms were huge with fireplaces and unbelievable bathrooms. We had an amazing breakfast every morning and each evening the staff came up and lit a fire for us in the room. You couldn't ask for a better end to each day. The staff were amazing. We lost an expensive dental mouthguard somewhere between our room and the front desk which we didn't realize until we had left the hotel. We called and Ivonne at the front desk spent considerable time finding it, forwarded it to the hotel in Lima we would be at a week later and followed up with both us and the Lima hotel to ensure that we had gotten it. La Casona is an amazing unique property that is a perfect place to stay in luxury in Cusco. Dave and Loretta - Calgary, Canada

We spent four nights in this wonderful hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed in many Relais And Chateaux Hotels in the past but the Inkaterra la Casona has to be among the most exceptional ones. Our bedroom was spacious and beautifully furnished with antiques and the service was impeccable. It was offered with charm and efficiency.
Stuart and Annie from London

Beautiful hotel with great guest rooms
Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed here the end of Dec. We were with a whole group of people, so we had the place to ourselves. The hotel is located on a plaza next to a museum and another top end hotel. It is located right around the block from the historic town center. The doors are kept shut and you have to knock for entrance so it was very secure. The environment is very relaxing. The sitting/lounge area has a large fireplace with soft seating. Very relaxing after a day of hiking the hills of Cusco. The food was excellent with enough options to satisfy everyone. The bedrooms were gorgeous. Huge, nicely decorated with an open layout. We were on the street, but I did not find it overly noisy. The staff couldn't have been more attentive or nicer. Definitely will stay there again if I ever find myself in Cusco.

Nice hotel, spoilt by very noisy rooms and an incompetant manager.
Reviewed 1 month ago

When you arrive at the hotel you find aa small number of rooms gathered around a central courtyard which all looks good. Our suite was spacious and well equipped with a large bathroom area including a slipper bath and a walk-in shower. The only problem was sleeping. At 1am the roadworks started outside our room and continued until 6am. We woke pretty shattered and went to see the manager. We told him the room was "unfit for purpose" and could we change. He blustered a lot and said he would call the town hall and see if there would be roadworks the next night. Apparently they work on the road at night so as not to block traffic - only to wake hotel guests. He reported back that there "shouldn't be roadworks", but there might be as "hey, this Peru"..
No, it is meant to be a five star hotel in Peru and I would not trust it to be habitable another time. In any case the manager won't fix the problem.
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A few other annoying things. Fireworks in the town square in front of the hotel every morning. The "Do not disturb" sign is a rather naff Jesus in a manger" which you have to place on a chair outside your room. What's wrong with a plastic tag?

In summary the hotel was a complete disappointment, especially as the previous day we were at another Inkaterra in Machu Picchu, which was pretty much perfect. Could all be down to management I guess.