Over recent years, the choice in luxury hotels has improved immensely with many important hotel chains opening luxury hotels in Cusco. The best of Cusco’s hotels can be found in the historical center of the city, close to the main square. The hotels are housed in old Spanish colonial buildings with beautiful patios complete with fountains and colorful gardens where you may eat your breakfast. Some feature fire pits where you can sip on a few Pisco Sours-a local Peruvian cocktail.
Now let us talk about some of the luxury properties and some of the features that will make your stay in the historic city of Cusco a memorable one.
The Belmond, formerly known as the Orient Express chain has two properties in the center of Cusco. The first is the Hotel Monesterio that is housed in a former convent. The buildings date back to 1592 and the patio features a magnificent 300-year-old cedar tree, filled with Hummingbirds. The hotel features its own small chapel that is filled with art from the famous Cusco School. The Monasterio has 122 rooms and suites at different prices, some even have oxygen that can be pumped into your room.
Another Belmond property in the center of Cusco is the Palacio Nazarenas, this hotel is one of the most beautifully decorated in Cusco, featuring spa facilities, lovely gardens and a swimming pool which is rare in the center of the city. The rooms are decorated with antiques but feature all the modern amenities that you will need on your Cusco stay.
The most expensive option in Cusco is La Casona by Inkaterra. The hotel is a small 11-suite hotel that is the ultimate in five star luxury. Originally, a colonial manor house built in the early 16th century, the house has been home to many famous South Americans. The house is fully restored to its original state with lovely white washed walls, original flooring and carved wooden doors. The reception areas are decorated with original artworks, beautiful furnishings and always-fresh flowers. There is a delicious restaurant in the hotel for you to dine in, making the hotel an experience of luxury for sure.
The Marriot chain is also featured in Cusco, the hotels public areas are quite spectacular, built in a restored convent, and the hotel features a daily tour to learn the history of the building. Rooms are decorated in a modern style with Andean touches, the hotels features a spa that has a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and some of the best massage treatments in Cusco.
The Libertador Palacio Del Inka is a beautiful and luxurious hotel well worth the extra money to stay there. The hotel has everything that you will need when visiting the Inca City. With over 200 rooms set among beautiful gardens, the hotel will delight. The rooms feature beautiful cotton bed linen and lovely smelling toiletries; take a look at the Palacio Del Inca one of the better hotels in Cusco to pass your luxury vacation.
There are several Aranwa Boutique hotels in Peru and the one in Cusco is without exception a fabulous place to stay. The hotel features a grand collection of Art and Antiques beyond compare. The building itself has loads of colonial charm in every room and the public areas. There is also a beautiful Aranwa hotel in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, if you plan to visit.
Another hotel worth investigating is the El Retablo, for those of you looking for something unique away from the larger hotel chains this hotel maybe for you. The hotel has been painted with unique flower designs which adds to the personality of the building. The colorful rooms are complemented with equally colorful fabrics in each room. Make sure you ask for rooms on the top floors for a stunning view of Cusco city. The hotel features a lovely patio where you can eat your breakfast and on some nights there will be musicians playing Andean music while you sip a delicious cocktail.
For something very different if not somewhat bazaar, try the Fallen Angel guesthouse. With only four rooms each color themed, a stay here will ignite the senses. Full luxury is what you will get at the Fallen Angel guesthouse. You will need to book in advance as the rooms sell out quickly. The guesthouse is joined with the Fallen Angel Bar and Restaurant so there will always something tasty to eat and drink.
If you are looking for a luxury Peru tour and plan to visit Machu Picchu take advantage of the many luxury hotels in the city of Cusco and also in Machu Picchu. Be prepared to be delighted with the choice of beautiful properties on offer in the city of Cusco. Do your research and book your hotel in Cusco in advance, you will not be disappointed in the hotels and the city of Cusco.