Photo courtesy of Inkaterra
Inkaterra La Casona
As you walk through the cobbled Plaza de las Nazarenas to Inkaterra La Casona, there’s almost no sign of what lies behind the hotel’s heavy wood door and stone lintel. Once inside, however, luxury abounds. Cuzco’s first boutique hotel (and the first Relais & Chateaux property in Peru), La Casona occupies a carefully restored 16th-century manor house, which sits on what was once a training area for the Incan army. Great effort was made to maintain the feeling of staying in a private home—there are only 11 suites surrounding a central courtyard, each decorated with antiques or original, centuries-old murals. While there’s no reception area, there are three types of rooms: some overlooking the plaza, some with balconies, and some with patios that open onto the courtyard. All feature stone fireplaces (don’t forget to ask for log service in the evening), heated floors, handmade toiletries, and large marble bathrooms with deep tubs and walk-in showers. Also on-site is a spa therapy room as well as a guests-only restaurant and bar, which serves a delicious breakfast spread.
By Deb Hopewell, AFAR Contributor
Inkaterra La Casona
With only 11 HUGE suites, La Casona is one of my favorite hotels I've ever stayed in. Heated floors and delicious food in their restaurant make any stay here superb. I especially loved my Plaza Nazarenas view.
Inkaterra La Casona, Cusco
The former home to conquistadors, Inkaterra has beautifully restored the Colonial home and transformed it into Peru's only Relais & Chateaux hotel.
La Casona: Worth-It Splurge Hotel in Cusco
La Casona by Inkaterra in Cusco, Peru is so gorgeously, sumptuously decorated it's hard not to be constantly wowed and counting your lucky stars for being on premises. Rooms are exquisite: velvet couches and chairs, a table by a window looking out onto the little plaza, truly over-the-top stone and marble bathrooms. Very expensive (like $500+) but worth it.
By Samantha Leo
Plaza Las Nazarenas 211, next to the Museum of Pre-Colombian Art, Plazoleta Nazarenas 211, Cusco 08000, Peru
+51 1 6100400