Cusco & The Sacred Valley
Inkaterra La Casona
This exquisite 16th century colonial manor was one of the first Spanish buildings in Cusco and is located between the San Blas artist district and Cuzco’s vibrant main square on the peaceful Plaza las Nazarenas, surrounded by lovely cobblestone streets.
Built over an Inca palace it has been meticulously restored as an exclusive 11 suite small luxury hotel which combines colonial charm and furnishings with contemporary comforts and personalised service. The suites surround a beautiful central courtyard and either overlook the courtyard or have views over the city from private balconies. Each suite is furnished with antiques and original architectural details such as stone fireplaces and large marble bathrooms whilst offering modern comforts such as heated floors, wireless internet access and flat screen TVs.
Facilities & Activities
The hotel offers a warm welcome to guests with 24 hour concierge service to assist you with any local information and reservations as well as taxis and transfers. Excursions in and around Cusco and the Sacred Valley can be booked directly with the hotel.
The Yacu Spa offers treatments including reflexology, massages (including hot stone and couple massages), body exfoliation and oxygen therapy. All spa products are 100% natural, derived from local botanical extracts. For a little extra pampering, the hotel offers hairdressing services.
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Food at La Casona is fresh, natural and nutritious, with creative use of local ingredients. Guests of all ages will enjoy the delicious complimentary afternoon tea, served daily between 4pm – 6pm.
A delicious buffet breakfast is served from 5am – 10am. Lunch (served 12 noon – 3pm) and dinner (served 6pm – 10pm) are a la carte. Don’t miss pre-dinner cocktail hour from 6pm if you’ve developed a taste for Pisco Sours!
If you are spending the day sight-seeing, the hotel is happy to prepare a box lunch on request (additional charge payable).
Surrounding the main patio, all the suites all benefit from stone fireplaces, thermostat controlled heated floors and extra-large bathtubs. All can be configured with either a king-size or twin beds and are furnished with 100% cotton sheets with 4 anti-allergenic pillows, down duvet and dining area for 2 guests. Marble bathrooms are fitted out with 2 sinks, bath and shower as well as special Inkaterra handmade toiletries, plush towels, and twin closet. For maximum comfort, the suites are equipped with free Wi-Fi Internet, flat screen TV with cable, DVD, iPod speakers, mini bar, safety box and cordless phone. Moreover, the suites are fully serviced with VIP treatment, housekeeping service three times daily and personalized welcome.
Plaza Suites – re-live Cusco’s mestizo grandeur with original murals blended with lavish contemporary comforts in the Plaza Suites, overlooking the picturesque Plaza Nazarenas.
Balcón Suites – handsomely appointed and boasting the most exquisite amenities.
Patio Suites – appreciate the patina of time and tradition, as colonial furnishings and original designs blend with lavish contemporary comforts in the Patio Suites overlooking the central courtyard of Inkaterra La Casona.
Some suites can be booked as day rooms and early check-in/ late check-out may be possible on request (charges will be applied).
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An additional bed/cot can also be provided for guests staying in the Balcón Suite (limited capacity, only for children up to 12 years).
There is also a nanny service, should the grown-ups want an evening out to sample the delights of the Cusco restaurant scene.
Relais & Chateaux’s ambition is to inspire travellers to discover the world in the most beautiful way: conscious, responsible and meaningfully engaged with local communities. As a not-for-profit association of restaurants and hotels, they believe travel and gastronomy are dependent on nature, and it is their duty to ensure the continued integrity and vitality of their surroundings.
Superbly located in charming Plaza Las Nazarenas, Inkaterra La Casona is just a hop and skip through lovely cobblestone streets to the main square. Within walking distance of restaurants, shops, museums and other reminders of Cusco’s majestic past yet just 15-minutes from the Airport (flights hourly from Lima, daily from Puno, Arequipa, Puerto Maldonado and La Paz) and train station (serving the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes for Machu Picchu as well as the Andean Explorer to Puno).
Please be aware that at 3,400 meters (11,152 ft) as some visitors to Cusco do feel the effect of the high-altitude. We recommend spending your first few days in the Sacred Valley to acclimatise before heading to Aguas Calientes for Machu Picchu and then spending time in Cusco, as the latter is the highest in altitude. If you do experience problems, keep well-hydrated, rest and seek medical attention (oxygen is usually given to combat the effects and is available at this hotel – just ask for assistance).
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