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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.

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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

Everything about Inkaterra La Casona is perfect.
k8explorations

Everything about Inkaterra La Casona is perfect.

You arrive a weary traveler, we had arrived after several days in Chile, and you are immediately taken to a lovely sitting area and offered comforting tea. From the first second you arrive, you feel well taken care of.

The entire property is beautiful, the rooms are unique and comfortable, you can sit by the fire with a Pisco Sour before enjoying a delicious meal in the restaurant. This was some of the best food we had in Peru.

The location is perfect, a quick walk to the square with lots to see, but by the time you return to your hotel, it's very quiet.

Everyone who works here is like family. Always there if you need them, always accommodating every need, always a warm smile.

Our stay in Cusco was wonderful, we stopped here twice on this trip (before the Amazon, and again after Sacred Valley) and both times, you could feel the connection to their history, with the comforts of home. This hotel is more beautiful than the pictures!

Relaxing Comfort in Cusco
Innes G

We arrived at the Inkaterra after a train ride from Aguas Calientes to Ollaytantambo and a subsequent car drive from there to Cusco. We were a little wiped out when we arrived but we were greeted warmly, given hotel towels to refresh ourselves and sat down in the hotel lounge with a cup of tea while check-in was organised.

The hotel is located in an old building, reputedly occupied by Conquistadors at the
time of the Spanish invasion, in the Plaza de las Nazarenas in the hearts of Cusco,
a short walk away from the Plaza De Armas. The white washed walls and solid wooden double doors give nothing away, that is, until the front door mysteriously opens to reveal the hotel lobby and the hotel's inner courtyard beyond.

We had reserved a patio suite, as it suggests, on the ground floor. Our suite was #4 which lay directly opposite the hotel lobby and front door. The suite consisted of two rooms, the main bedroom section and the bathroom.

The bedroom was not a huge room and was well furnished and fitted. However there was enough room to move about, I didn't feel cramped at any stage. Of course, the main item of furniture was the bed, spacious and comfortable, alongside a small night table and individual reading lights. There was a large sofa, a small table and chairs and a rather grand fireplace. A fire could be set on request. There was a wardrobe containing storage space but also a TV, a and a fridge.

On the patio side of the room there were two windows, with shutters, that gave
sufficient light to the room. There was no other natural light, aside from having the
door also open.

On entering the bathroom one was confronted by a large bath, on either side of the
door were washand basin, laid out with towels and toiletries. On either side of the
bath were two glass doors, these were for the toilet and the shower. The latter was
a small wet room with a fixed shower but also offering a hand held shower extension if required. The bathroom also had an additional wardrobe that contained a safe. Robes, slippers and towels were, of course, provided.

Hotels and restaurants are very personal experiences and the circumstances of each visit are difficult to repliate if only because we are unique as individuals and react differently to these experiences and stimuli. However I immediately felt very comfortable in the 'La Casona', I relaxed and really enjoyed the environment of the hotel and our time in Cusco.

Breakfast was a buffet supplemented by a menu of cooked items that could be ordered. Although not a very large range of items the buffet contained a selection of fruit, cereals, yogurt and other items. Fruit juice, enjoyed the papaya, and coffee was served at the table, as was a selection of bread and pastries. On the first day I had fried eggs with purple potatoes and Andean vegetables, a bit different good but ingredients well prepared. On other days I had scrambled eggs, or just a selection of items from the buffet.

We ate dinner one night in the hotel, on our last night. The food consisted of good ingredients and was well prepared, as one might have expected after our breakfast experiences. I started with a very tasty and fresh tomato soup, followed by a chicken roulade accompanied by a creamy melange of vegetables along with a yucca foam! After a rest we were asked if we would like to eat our suite in the lounge which we did. So, infront of a blazing log fire (it wasn't that cold)
we sat with our sweet, a white chocolate cheesecake in my case, and eventually our coffee and after dinner liqueurs. I enjoyed the food, the preparation and the differet characteristics of the dishes, finishing in the lounge felt a little strange at first but became a very enjoyable, relaxing end to our dinner and to our last nigjht in Cusco.

From entering the hotel to leaving the service was impeccable. The staff were friendly, attentive and were always on hand with help or service. We had an unfortunate incident in that a shirt we put in to the laundry service came back a different colour however the staff reacted very well were apologetic and , in fact, were very upset themselve that the accident had happened. We were also adequately compensated.

Our stay at the Inkaterra La Casona was part of a very special trip to Peru for us. I thought that our stay in the hotel was very special too. The hotel fixtures and fittings have been sympathetically designed and displayed in the old colonial building and offer a comfortable and relaxing environment. The staff, as previously said were attentive and friendly offering a high standard of service. Similarly, the
food was well sourced and prepared and we enjoyed the range of offerings at breakfast and at dinner. The location, in terms of exploring Cusco is ideal.

I suspect I may never stay in a hotel such as the Inkaterra again but, as I say, as part of our 'special' trip the hotel gave me an experience unforgettable, offering a comfortable, quiet environment in which I could really relax and unwind while also enjoying the sights and sounds of Cusco.

2 night stay in Cusco
michaelrH9865VU

This probably one of the best hotels in Peru. You enter the hotel via a big wooden door which is manned 24x7 and it feels like you are stepping into someone’s 16th century home. There are 12 rooms build around a open court yard. Each room is top end luxury but finished with genuine 16 century artefacts

Room service is amazing. They bring everything to your room and even light a fire in your room. There is a honesty bar down stairs with fab selection of wines

Breakfast is small buffet with full menu of hot food.

The location of the hotel is excellent, it is located on a small quite square and is 5 mins walk to the main square in Cusco. There are quite a few of the top restaurants in Cusco just a 5-10 min walk

This is an expensive hotel but definitely worth the treat

Note there is no gym or spa/ pool, if there was it would probably be best hotel in world!