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A review of Inkaterra La Casona during an overnight in Cusco after a visit to Machu Picchu!
- Extremely private and personal hotel experience.
- Beautiful rooms and courtyard set in a cozy manor.
- Excellent discreet service.
- Ideal central location.
Unobtrusively sitting in Plaza Las Nazarenas, this five-star property blends into the surroundings of ancient buildings.
Finding the large door, I knock as per the instructions sent by email. This private 11-suite establishment is closed to the public and being invited inside, you felt more like you were visiting a home than a hotel.
A man took my information and led me to a seating area next to the fireplace. A server soon arrived with a cup of freshly brewed coca tea for me to sip on as I waited for the reservation process to finalize. After a short wait, the receptionist led me to the top floor and introduced me to the suite.
I went out for dinner and when by the time that I returned the staff had already performed the turndown service. The quality of sleep was excellent.
As I left early next day, I did not have a chance to participate in any activities offered by the hotel or sample their restaurant.
The hotel is in a small quiet square only a block away from the main Plaza de Armas, surround by the other top luxury hotels of Cusco.
Everything is accessible by foot and more pleasant to walk and soak in the city culture.
Staff were all very professional and discreet. They anticipated all my needs and were very polite when communicating.
The turndown service was excellent. A bedwarmer was tucked in the blanket, chocolate treats were placed on the pillows, and slippers were placed next to the bed.
I stayed in a Plaza Suite which was large but still comfortable. On entering there is a seating area with a coffee table in front of a stone fireplace. On both sides are closets, one hiding a flat screen TV, the other a fully stocked complementary mini bar.
Next to the window is a small dining table for two with a bowl of green apples.
The king sized bed dominates the center of room.
Behind the bed is a partial wall separating the deluxe marble bathroom. The centerpiece is a freestanding bathtub. Individual sinks were on both sides with handmade toiletries unique to Inkaterra. The toilet is in a separate room with a door. Opposite is a walk-in shower.
The entire wood and marble floor is heated. The room has a strong wifi signal to use the iPad or iPod offered with your stay.
The windows of the room opened to a pleasant view of the square below.
I loved the layout of the room and the luxurious but classic feel of the decoration.
- Private Excursions: The hotel offers full day and half day tours around Cusco.
- Concierge: The concierge feels like a private butler. Always at your service from organizing a tour to recommending a restaurant for dinner. The quality of the concierge is one of the highlights of the private experience.
- Private Spa: Relax with a massage or manicure in room.
The main restaurant is adjacent to the lobby and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is also available.
To experience what it must have felt like to be a Spanish nobleman visiting Cusco, stay at Inkaterra La Casona. The utmost attention to detail, fine luxurious rooms, traditional manor setting, and discreet service create the atmosphere for a unique accommodation in the center of the city.
I highly recommend the hotel to the discerning luxury traveler.
Inkaterra La Casona
Address: Plaza Nazarenas 113, Cusco, Peru
Phone: (5184) 245 – 314