If you’re looking for a truly memorable Peruvian holiday experience, it doesn’t get much better than at the 5-star Inkaterra La Casona, part of the Relais & Chateaux brand. Set within a fully restored 16th-century convent, it offers intimate surroundings, a feeling of exclusivity and a great location close to the city’s vibrant main square. To get here, it’s just a short 3km drive from the international airport.
There are 11 delightful rooms – all called suites – at this boutique hotel, all set around a pretty courtyard. Patio suites have either one king or twin beds and a selection of high-quality linens including 100% cotton anti-allergenic pillows and down duvets. There’s a dining area for two guests which also has its own stone fireplace. Bathrooms are furnished with marble and have two sinks, a tub, shower, as well as special handmade Inkaterra toiletries, lush fluffy towels and a twin closet. Amenities including heated floors, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, DVD, iPod, speakers and mini bar. Housekeeping also comes round three times a day!
The hotel is located on the Plaza Las Nazarenas surrounded by beautiful cobblestone streets just waiting to be discovered. The Museum of Pre-Colombian Art is just moments from the hotel, as well as the San Blas artist district and the vibrant main square. Further afield, the hotel can organise trips to the surrounding Sacred Valley as well as the famous Incan citadel, Machu Picchu.
There’s a small dining room and terrace at the hotel which are serene guests-only affairs. They offer a menu showcasing local ingredients, including Andean trout, Peruvian cheese and yucca, served on handmade terracotta plates designed by the owners. Another favourite wraps chicken in smoked bacon and serves it with a yucca cloud. There’s isn’t a bar, but the hotel will mix you up a drink and serve it to you, wherever you are.
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