The Best Hotels in Cusco, Peru
You might be surprised by what you can find in Peru regarding hotels, the variety and types of hotels for you to choose from are endless. The City of Cusco in the Andes Mountain range in Peru, is famous for many things, from Inca Ruins, to beautiful Churches and a skyline that would remind you of the old European cities. So now, let us take a look at some of the best hotels in Cusco, Peru and get some inspiration to take a tour to Peru.
5 Star Hotels
We will start with the best of the best, with the five star luxury that you should not miss the chance of experiencing. If you cannot stretch the budget to the five star hotels, than you should at least visit and have afternoon tea or a cocktail at one. The first hotel we simply must mention, is the Belmond Monasterio hotel. The hotel is the ultimate in luxury, built in an old Spanish Colonial house, the hotel has been fully refurbished and features all the modern luxuries that you will need. The hotel also features its own small chapel, which is available to hire for weddings. If you are worried about the altitude then this is the hotel for you as oxygen is pumped into the rooms.
One block up from the Monasterio hotel is the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, this hotel is also housed in an old Spanish Colonial building but also features a swimming pool, spa and wellness center and some fine dining restaurants. Set among lovely gardens, the hotels rooms are renovated into the colonial style.
No article would be complete without a mention of the Casa Cartagena Hotel and Spa. This recently renovated house is the ultimate in luxury with the price to match. This beautiful hotel is the perfect location for a honeymoon or special occasion. Spend some time in the Spa and get spoilt with a luxurious massage or andean hot stone treatment.
Not far away is the JW Marriot, this hotel actually has Inca walls in some of the rooms and the reception features one of the most fabulous light installations that there is to see in Peru. There is a central patio that features a fire pit that is lit at night and drinks are served around the fire. The hotel also has some fine antiques in the common areas for you to admire.
Located in front of the Corichanca and Santa Domingo Church, is the Palacio del Inca, formally known as the Libertador, this grand hotel is decorated in Spanish colonial style. The hotel features some of the best Spanish antiques in all of Cusco. The covered patio also houses the reception and waiting area. Even if you do not stay there, you are highly encouraged to visit just to experience the sight of the antiques alone.
Next is the Aranwa, again housed in a Spanish colonial building with an impressive art collection. At this hotel, you will be able to see many religious works of art like paintings, statues and many other beautiful antiques. The Aranwa´s rooms are beautifully decorated in the Spanish style but feature all the modern day amenities. All of these hotels are worth a visit even if you do not plan to stay.
There are not only five star properties that are worth your dollar, but some stunning four-star hotels in Cusco Peru as well. The Costa del Sol is a great hotel in the heart of Cusco city, some of the rooms have city views and are very clean and comfortable. Take advantage of the lower prices and experience the added advantage of the hotel’s colonial architecture as well.
The Novotel also features in Cusco, with a large if not modern hotel in the center of the city. The hotel is the perfect location to spend a couple of days in the heart of the historical city.
3 and 4 Star Hotels
Not only are there luxury hotels in Cusco, but you will also find an abundance of budget hotels and backpacker lodges that are always full of travelers and young folk partying and walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as well.
Now that we mention Machu Picchu, there are many five star properties that are worth your time and money around the historical site and the views from some of these hotels are something that you will not easily forget.
Travel to Cusco and take a Cusco city tour to see all that the city has to offer, including the Cathedral, Koricancha, the Inca Temple in the center of the city and the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Puka Pukara and Qenko just a short drive from Cusco. While in the Cusco area, see the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located as the name suggests in a valley, with the most magnificent landscape you will see anywhere and some of the most spectacular Inca ruins.
As you can see, there is no shortage of hotels in Cusco, Peru. There is something to cater for every budget, for the inexpensive to the luxurious, you will find something to suit your needs and wants. Get to know Cusco, Peru. Book your tour to Peru today!
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