The first boutique hotel in Cusco, Inkaterra La Casona is located in the traditional Plaza de las Nazarenas, surrounded by vibrant, cobblestoned streets. Dedicated to pampering a small number of guests in a peaceful and palatial setting, this 16th Century manor house stands on the training grounds for an elite army of Incas, and had Spanish Conquistador Diego de Almagro and ‘Libertador’ Simón Bolívar among its illustrious guests.
There are 11 rooms, divided up into five balcony suites and four patio suites overlooking the inner arcaded courtyard, and two plaza suites that look out onto picturesque Plazoleta de las Nazarenas. All have grand Spanish colonial-style king or twin beds, underfloor heating, beautiful art and antiques, an open fire and marble bathrooms (with own-make toiletries), and there is a private dining space for two.
Guests who opt not to dine in their rooms can book a table in the dining room or out on the terrace. The à la carte menu, available lunch and dinner, features Peruvian fusion food with exotic items like guinea pig and Andean trout, and lots of organic vegetables, fresh herbs and leaves from the Sacred Valley.
The Yacu therapy room offers bespoke treatments and, like the manor’s dining room, uses products derived from local sources. Those who sleep within the stone walls, beneath the exposed beams, gain a deeper understanding to the city’s cultural heritage.
Private guides and drivers are available for guests wishing to explore Cusco and the Sacred Valley.