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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


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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


Casual luxury at its best

The old colonial building in which the hotel is built is truly beautiful. Our room was large, stunning and luxurious. The staff at the hotel is incredible. You won’t find better service anywhere. Excellent dining as well. Very nice breakfast and afternoon tea.

A Gem of a Small Hotel

Like most Relais & Chateaux, Inkaterra aspires to a world class luxury experience, and it delivers in every way. The hotel is small, having once been home to Simon Bolivar, and is on an elegant square near the main square but away from the crowds. The décor combines colonial antiques with indigenous furnishings, resulting in a luxurious but also comfortable living room and dining area. You are invited to have the staff light a fire for you and draw a bubble bath, which my wife enjoyed. Her massage was also excellent, which is not always the case in far flung countries without a lot of training. The staff is impeccably well-mannered, and indulged us our practicing Spanish without visibly grimacing. The rooms surround a central courtyard, which is beautifully tended and can be used for outdoor dining. Our room did not have a view, but it was beautifully decorated with a new modern bathroom with tub and shower, which was as large as some hotel rooms. I would recommend this hotel as an ideal choice, and found nothing but kindness and professionalism in a romantic and historic setting.

Exceptional centrally located boutique hotel.

We stayed in La Casona for two nights in late October. The boutique hotel only has 11 rooms but staff were literally everywhere.

They placed us in the matrimonial suite ( Room No.4) which you would expect to be better than a normal room, but it was just gorgeous. A separate bathroom with twin sinks and an enormous shower was the order of the day.

The room had a very fast broadband which recorded download speeds of 184 Mb/sec. Upload speed was quite a bit slower at 4Mb/sec but still OK.

The room, the bathroom and the hotel itself had many design features that respected Peru’s Inca past.

Breakfast was a great occasion with excellent staff. The food was superb, the setting of the breakfast room was in keeping with the overall theme of the hotel.

We would like to thank especially Pablo but also Nichelson.