If you are looking for a really relaxing and charming experience and you have the money for it, we recommend getting a 5 star hotel. This is where you will get your every need satisfied and you will sleep like royalty.
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas:
Part of the International Belmond chain, this hotel is a reformed palace, with Inca walls and stones, open pool, spa, bar and restaurants. They offer free buffet breakfast in the morning and free Wi-Fi.
Their rooms are fully equipped with everything you need, including a private butler.
Here you pay for quality, it’s one of the most expensive hotels in Cusco but people who can afford it, often just want to stay there forever.
Palacio del Inka, a Luxury collection hotel:
Part of the Marriot International Luxury Brand, recently recognized by “Travel+Leisure” as number 3 in the “Top 10 city hotels in Central and South America”
Palacio del Inka is a museum-hotel with an impressive world-class art collection. They have a stunning collection of over 165 paintings, 60 of which are originals from the Cusco School tradition, which you can admire during your stay. Some elements of the mansion, such as the arch and the stairs have remained intact since the Inca period.
There are three reasons why we really like this hotel: 1) The staff is friendly, courteous and helpful in every respect from the moment you check-in to the moment you walk out the front door on your way home. 2) They have done an excellent job of preserving the charming Incan and colonial features of the building itself while ensuring a warm, comfortable and modern stay. 3) Their on-site tour operator VENTURIA can offer unique experiences like the Cusco City Tour and Machu Picchu Tour right from the lobby!
Belmond Hotel Monasterio:
A great choice for those seeking a historical-style, luxury accommodation option in Cusco
The Belmond Hotel Monasterio, as its name implies, sits on the site of a Jesuit Monastery built in 1595 to train Catholic priests in Cusco. Prior to this date, it was the Palace of the Inca Amaru Qhala. Today, you won’t find any remaining Inca architecture in this property but you will find an exquisite example of colonial renaissance style architecture and a world famous Cusco landmark.
One thing that does set Belmond Hotel Monasterio apart from other hotels in Cusco is the excellent Belmond service. No request is too big here and friendly staff do everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Rates include a buffet breakfast with excellent breads and pastries made by the in-house French pastry Chef that are also available in the Deli Monasterio Café next door.
JW Marriot Hotel Cusco:
The 153 room, five star JW Marriott hotel Cusco like many buildings in Cusco is packed full of history and is built on the site of the Colonial Convent of San Agustin dating from the 16th century.
Portuguese designer Ana Patricia Piña was hired to maintain the cultural and historic essence of the hotel and retain original features such as the chapel, which is now the reception area, the original colonial wall of the convent in the Pirqa restaurant and the archaeological exhibition spaces with Incan and Killke (the culture prior to the Incas) archaeological artifacts. The pillars in the central courtyard, for example, were removed piece by piece for restoration during the construction work and then lovingly re-installed, giving an authentic feel to the colonial courtyard.
The decoration is inspired by the colonial era with colonial art, furnishings and antiques found throughout the hotel. A sparkling waterfall of diamond-cut crystals draws you into the reception area with an incredible 65,000 Swarovski crystals twinkling in representation of the Incan Sun God Inti.
Inkaterra La Casona Hotel Cusco:
Eleven sumptuous rooms set around a typical colonial style courtyard make up one of the finest luxury boutique hotels right in the heart of Cusco. This hotel is all about intimacy, privacy, tranquility and pleasure. Every element of the building and service has been created with astonishing attention to detail.
This building breathes history, designated a historical monument, each stone in the building has been catalogued by the Peruvian National Institute of Culture and the lovingly sourced antiques and objects decorating the hotel dating from the Inca, Colonial and Republican eras make this one of the finest examples of colonial history in Cusco.