This 16th-century colonial manor is historic through and through, the product of a sensitive five-year restoration. Once home to the conquistador Diego de Almagro (and later to the Libertador Simón Bolívar), it was one of the first Spanish buildings in Cusco, on the central Plaza de las Nazarenas.
There are just 11 rooms - looking either through characterful stone arches onto the property's handsome inner courtyard or over the plaza - each decorated in glorious colonial style with open fires, exposed beams, marble bathrooms and dining spaces just for two. Drinks and afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the courtyards, while locally-sourced Peruvian fusion is served in the intimate dining room or atmospheric terrace.
A therapy room offers bespoke treatments (such as an oxygen mask and foot massage), also using locally-sourced products. With historic art and antiques all around, this is a sensational boutique home from home. The restaurant and bar is sure to satisfy your needs with its traditional Peruvian cuisine using local ingredients and, perhaps best of all, its evening cocktail hour.
Outside of the hotel, be sure to visit Cusco’s stunning Plaza de Armas with its vibrant flower displays walled by grandiose colonial architecture. While in Cusco, it would be remiss not to visit the fascinating nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman and mesmerising Incan fortress of Machu Picchu. Adventurers will want to discover a different side to the Sacred Valley with a mountain biking tour across the Peruvian Andes.
Couples and romantics
Lovers of art and history
Those seeking an intimate and luxurious home-from-home in the city
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Hone your culinary skills with a Peruvain cookery class
Unwind after a day's explorations during afternoon tea or cocktail hour
Immerse yourself in local culture with a coca leaf reading by a local shaman
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Marvel at Qorikancha, the Inca Temple of the Sun
Browse Cusco's plethora of colourful crafts markets
Discover the dramatic Inca ruins to be found on the hills surrounding the city
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