Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco
What We Love
- Fresh flowers in the bathrooms
- The colored lights and music that are part of the uniquely relaxing spa experience
- The free oxygen treatments, which help alleviate the headaches that can come with the high altitude
What To Know
- There’s no air conditioning
- Guests can take a pisco sour class at the bar every night—something to impress your friends with at home
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
Built inside an enormous, 500-year-old colonial mansion, the Palacio is now one of the city’s destination hotels—and a perfect reprieve after your journey to Machu Picchu. When you come back to Cusco, footsore and tired, you’ll relish the Luxury Collection beds, extensive spa (with heated lounge chairs and a hydrotherapy pool), and cushy red-leather armchairs in the dimly lit Rumi Bar, where bartenders prepare refreshing pisco sours. The hotel’s got atmosphere in spades, from preserved colonial details like stone arches and courtyards to the dark red carpets, artfully stained wood, and collection of ceramics and paintings. The Inti Raymi restaurant leans heavily on Andean ingredients (you’ll be feted with some of the hundreds of different Peruvian potatoes and can try guinea pig if that’s your thing) while the outdoor tables invite guests to linger over the extensive buffet breakfast when the sun is shining. The restaurant opens at 4:30 a.m.—a nice bonus for those looking to get an early start on their trek to Machu Picchu.
In the Area
If you’re in Cusco, you’re interested in Incan history, and the hotel is just across the street from Koricancha, the Incan temple to the sun. It’s worth checking out, even if, since most people visit Cusco on the way to or from Machu Picchu, you might have had your fill of ruins. The Plaza de Armas, Cusco’s main square, is a five-minute walk and the Sacred Garden, a lush green space, is even closer. For gifts and souvenirs, stop by the Center for Traditional Textiles, which supports indigenous weavers and sells stunning fabrics. The Iglesia de Santo Domingo, beautifully lit by candles in the evening, is right next door to the hotel and dates back to 1534.
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i am writing to review the restaurant which is superb and the best dining experience we had in our annual trip from California to Cusco.
WE love the ambiance of this hotel and the service is excellent as well
An amazing hotel incl service, facilities, location, breakfast. One of my favourites globally - building itself is one of a kind and the staff is incredibly well trained. Victor who works on the concierge team was beyond helpful and informative - a great asset to a great team. The breakfast is huge in quantity, great in quality, and in a historic setting.
Used SPG points for one night stay and what a treat! The paintings that line the wall behind check in are a good introduction and the hotel provides a historical tour every evening at 5pm - don't miss it. By far, the breakfast was the best we had during our 3 weeks in Peru. My husband was surprised that they had lactose free milk. Ronald in customer service was very helpful with recommendations for dinner and tips about the hotel. The staff is very proud of their remarkable hotel and we felt privileged to stay.
Elegant oasis in the heart of Cuzco. Originally the home to one of Pizarro's brothers. spacious rooms with all the amenities. Small balcony that overlooks the hills of Cuzco.
Coca tea and cool water upon your arrival. Extensive buffet breakfast. Llamas in the courtyard in the morning.Friendly and efficient service
This hotel not only offers a great historical significance but is perfectly located and close to the major restaurants and shopping sites . The staff is polite and always happy to assist . There response time for any issues has certainly been the fastest I have experienced . The rooms are comfortable and the pillows are awesome . The breakfast is great and one can start as early as 4:00! We did the Inca trail so it was a real treat to come relax here after a grueling 2 days hiking. Oxygen is available at the hotel for the altitude sickness and enough coca leaves / tea to keep you going . Well done to all the management and staff you have done a great job .