Yes, it’s the gateway to Machu Picchu, but the city itself is one of the country’s highlights. Many of the streets were laid down by the Incas and the feeling of a heritage-rich Andean capital is tangible. See Inca ruins, colonial mansions, and Renaissance churches all in one place. Colorful festivals take place all year round.
Accommodation in Cusco
A 16th century convent is the setting for one of Cusco’s newer hotels, an all-suite property with white adobe walls and carved timber balconies. Historical artefacts line the walls and public spaces, and rooms are festooned with Peruvian rugs. Modern touches include an oxygen enrichment system for acclimatization.
French hotel chain Novotel have taken over a 16th century building and mixed colonial history with up to date facilities. The central courtyard is the most striking part of the hotel, and some of the rooms are built into the original colonial mansion (these are by far the more charming rooms to stay in, which […]
The former monastery which this hotel occupies dates back to 1592, and as a Belmond property, the elegance are very high. Arched courtyards and even a gilded chapel are among the architectural touches. The rooms are colonial with original artworks and you can even have oxygen pumped into the room if you’re feeling some altitude […]
This hotel is so discreet that most people pass it by without even knowing it is there. The setting of a 16th century colonial manor is distinctly historic, and it is laid out as a residence with all the luxury options you could wish for. The suites are the size of small apartments, with marble […]
Casa Cartagena – Cusco -EX/P The 16 luxury suites here mix European and Peruvian heritage styles, with exposed stone work marking the upscale dwelling of a former king. There’s an atmospheric courtyard with a manicured lawn and if you’ve been out sightseeing all day around Cusco, then the onsite spa will soothe your weary limbs.
Casa Andina Private Collection is a lovingly refurbished 18th century colonial mansion. Situated around four interior terraces, the rooms have clean lines and minimalist design, with just a hint of Peruvian décor. Lounge in the welcoming sitting room and enjoy some upscale Andean cuisine in the restaurant.