Can you imagine staying in an ancient Inca palace? Or in what was a real convent? How about a hotel in the middle of the Sacred Valley of the Incas?
Best Luxury Hotels in Cusco for a couple’s getaway, an anniversary, a family celebration, or to take a break from the activities (and crowds) of Cusco and enjoy comfortable and luxurious facilities. Above all, experiences that add to the investment, such as a picnic in the middle of the valley with local products, or a kind of pisco sour at the hotel bar.
Places with history. Each of these hotels has something to tell. Many of them hundreds of years old. Some even offer guided tours within their facilities to tell guests about their origins.
In the city of Cusco, there are the best Luxury Hotels, ranging from simple hostels to 5-star hotels. This depends on the need and purchasing power of each visitor. Usually people who travel for several days look for a place to rest well and that is safe, that is why they spend their time searching the web comparing quality and price or reviewing recommendations of some travelers who have already been in an accommodation.
Here we show you a list of the best Luxury Hotels in Cusco that belong to hotel chains worldwide. Well, having Machu Picchu has made these great hotels offer their services in the main points of the city and throughout the Sacred Valley.
Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Sacred Valley
Surrounded by mountains and with green areas to give as gifts. It’s like the country house you dream of, adding luxuries you never imagined. The decoration is cozy and elegant at the same time. A combination that is achieved with wooden details, Andean motifs, high ceilings and large glass windows, which reveal all the nature of the valley.
Our favorite experiences: relaxing in your heated pool, half outdoors and half covered. The guided walk through the orchard, which ends with a picnic based on local and organic products. And the buffet breakfast, one of the most varied we have ever eaten and with pure surprises: quinoa punch, maca crepes, direct honey from the honeycomb, peanut butters, almonds, sesame, cashew, uff!
It is the only hotel in Cusco with a private train station. Perfect to arrive after an exhausting visit to Machu Picchu, walk 3 minutes and be checking in.
As an unexpected plus, the rails are in an area surrounded by trees that is very nice for photos!
Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Staying here is like staying in a museum or cathedral: art everywhere. The level of detail of the decoration is impressive. Antique furniture, lamps, chandeliers, even the frame of the room’s mirror with carved flowers in wood. Some rooms have a balcony and views of the city center.
The main patio is like being in a private square in Cusco, with the decoration maintaining the essence of the city. During the day you can find local ladies offering souvenirs.
There are free experiences for guests such as Pisco Sour classes, and other paid classes such as «Cheese and wine» where you can enjoy a table of Peruvian cheeses and hams, wine and a guided tour of the hotel’s cellars.
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
In 1560, this hotel was a convent of the Augustinian order. Before that, an Inca palace. History overflows on the walls of this hotel and that is why every day they do guided tours of its facilities. It also has an exhibition room where they preserve findings from the Inca period.
The hotel is beautiful. From the imposing lobby with stone walls and huge golden ornaments that transports you to the Inca palace, to the arches in the courtyard that have been preserved since the time of the monastery.
Staying here is quite an experience. And in case you fell short of plans, the hotel has an agenda of weekly activities for its guests: yoga classes, outings to the market, coca leaf reading, pisco sour classes, etc. Highly recommended: try the trout ceviche at their restaurant Qespi.
Belmond Hotel Monasterio
It is one of the largest hotels we have stayed in in the center of Cusco. With 3 private patios, with different environments and perfect for finding a corner to read a book, contemplate the intense blue sky of Cusco or spend some time alone in a city where tourists abound.
The hotel is built in a former Jesuit convent, preserving the classic building style without losing the luxuries of a 5-star hotel. In the main courtyard, there is a very tall tree and the original fountain of the convent, both more than 300 years old.
Covered in original works of art, with two upscale restaurants, experiences like opera dinner dinners, and its own built-in chapel (where they even host weddings), the Belmond Monastery is definitely a hotel to celebrate a special occasion.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Hotel located in the town of Aguas Calientes, one of the best 5-star hotels near Machu Picchu, where you can enjoy not only room service, but also the different activities to be carried out accompanied by personalized guides, for example observation of orchids, bird watching, the own elaboration of natural infusions. To have a relaxed rest, it has a Spa characterized by a mystical Andean approach. You can stay at their facilities to stay while you wait for your day of visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
These were some of the best 5-star hotels that the city of Cusco has, as you will see, some are close to the best-known tourist spots in the city. If you come to visit Cusco, let Waman Adventures be part of your tour, making your experience unique and unforgettable. We take care of accommodating you in the hotel that you see fit.
Hotel Aranwa Boutique
Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is a 5-star boutique hotel, located in the heart of the Inca city, which combines the essence of history, luxury and well-being.
The Aranwa Boutique Hotel is another of the best boutiques located in Cusco, it is located on Calle San Juan de Dios 255, 5 minutes from the main square of Cusco. It has beautiful rooms and its location makes it perfect for visiting the surroundings of Cusco. If you are thinking of traveling to Cusco and want a peaceful and unforgettable stay, this boutique hotel is the one for you.
Cusco Boutique has elegant rooms, finely decorated thinking of every detail for the delight of its guests. For our guests to have moments of relaxation and rest, the rooms have an intelligent oxygen system, and their spacious bathrooms with a spa concept, with Electric Radiant Floor (SRE) system, Scottish showers and hydromassage tubs. All this complemented by a welcoming service.
Hilton Garden Inn Cusco
Refined hotel with views of the ancient city of Cusco and the majestic mountains that surround it. Located 8 minutes from the Plaza de Armas of the city of Cusco. The Hilton Garden Inn Cusco has modern rooms and luxurious rooms that include Wi-Fi, flat screen TV and mini fridge, parking, modern restaurant, elegant bar, function rooms and a special place within the facilities to practice yoga.
The Hilton Garden Inn Cusco is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city of Cusco, Santa Ana neighborhood, and in Inca times known as the Carmenka neighborhood. Admire the natural beauty, local architecture and living culture as soon as you walk through the hotel’s front door. Also enjoy the cozy lobby with abundant natural light, a colonial patio and two fireplaces that add a special touch to the hotel. Explore the old neighborhood of Santa and the main archaeological centers of Cusco from the hotel. For a last minute fancy, visit the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry for a quick snack, drink, or travel essential.