17 January 2018

Palacio del Inka, Cusco

We were lucky enough to spend a few days in Cusco in Peru last year, and even luckier to call Palacio del Inka home during our time there.  It's a beautiful five star hotel in a 500 year old Incan palace, five minutes walk from the main square in the historic centre.  If you're visiting Cusco, you simply must stay here!

Palacio del Inka luxury hotel, Cusco, Peru - lifestyle & travel blog

The Luxury Collection hotel has 203 spacious rooms and 17 suites overlooking a peaceful central courtyard with a restaurant, cocktail bar with live music, a luxurious spa and bright, colourful lobby and hallways.  We were greeted by the head concierge Carlos and shown some of the property's historical highlights, including the 600 year old Incan wall, original 17th century glazed pottery and baroque gold leaf candlesticks.  The decor is stunning with luxurious velvet curtains, carved wood, glazed tiles, rich colours, golden details, and precious antiques throughout.  Our room was comfortable and quiet with a lovely big bed, walk-in shower with Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, opulent furnishings and wooden shutters to keep it cool.  We spent a relaxing hour in the spa, a marble haven lit with changing LED lights and tranquil music, experiencing the thermal circuit, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, Turkish bath and jacuzzi.  For breakfast, there was a big spread of jamon and cold cuts, fresh juices, bowls of fruit and a la carte options.  We started the evenings with a cocktail-making class - they've been drinking pisco for 400 years in Peru, the pisco sour was named the national drink in 2007 and, under the friendly barmen's guidance, we made some pretty good ones!  Palacio del Inka is one of the nicest hotels I've stayed at - we were sad to check out and leave Cusco, but it was time for the next stop on our Peruvian adventure: Machu Picchu.

Palacio del Inka, Plazoleta Santo Domingo 259, Cusco 08002
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