The Casa Cartagena hotel in the heart of the city of the Peruvian city of Cusco offers guests a unique stay amid an ancient traditional home that’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s an intimate boutique-style refuge consisting of just a few rooms and suites, all overlooking a dreamy inner courtyard. To get here, it’s just a short drive – about 3km – from the international airport.
The hotel’s Qoya is set across three floors and is inspired by the Inca Culture and Peruvian Andes. This means it only uses organic products that haven’t been tested on animals. Choose from a selection of indulgent facial and body treatments, or massages.
Each of the hotel’s 16 rooms blend a modern décor and furnishings with traditional features, for example oak beams and contemporary furnishings and art work. All rooms have a balcony on which you can enjoy breakfast or an afternoon cocktail. There are also king beds, luxurious linens and a generous bathroom kitted out with thick fluffy towels and plenty of toiletries.
Every day, the hotel offers guests a free cocktail-making class in which guests have the chance to learn to make a Pisco Sour – Peru’s national cocktail. Once you’ve done this, there’s plenty to discover just moments from the hotel, such as art galleries, museum, and the Cusco Cathedral. And then there’s the chance to take a trip to see that famous Inca citadel – Machu Picchu. Back at base, there’s a gym for those who feel the need for a workout.
The hotel serves a delicious and fresh breakfast on your balcony, as well as drinks and canapes. However, for dinner it recommends La Bodega de la Chola restaurant in a cosy corner of Cusco, serving some of the best Peruvian cuisine in Cusco.
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