A storied mansion dating back nearly five centuries, Palacio del Inka stands in the historic center of Cusco. Directly across from the Koricancha, it is a five-minute walk from the main square and less than a mile from an array of museums, markets, and restaurants.
The undulating contours of Cusco’s mythical slopes brighten and the rays of a new day’s sun gracefully wash across the terra cotta rooftops of a vibrant city.
Designed to showcase a centuries-old, magical blend of pre-Columbian, Inkan, Spaniard, Colonial, and modern cultures—Palacio del Inka presents a captivating variety of rare opportunities and state-of-the-art amenities that guarantee an enriching and memorable stay in Cusco.
The stylish and modern rooms and suites provide heating and cable TV. There is a choice of twin, or double, beds. All feature quality linen and spacious bathrooms. Oxygen and coca tea can be provided in the suites upon request to help with the effects of Cusco’s high altitude.
WELLNESS & SPA
Tapping into the ancient mysticism of the Andes, the 500-square-meter signature Qori Spa unites tranquil water sounds with aromas and therapies that soothe the senses and harmonize the body and soul.
Custom wallpaper along with wood, marble, stone, and polished metal create a modern grey and brown palette, framing the peaceful retreat of state-of-the-art facilities.
Starting in the relaxation room, color changing LED ceiling lights, soft music, and three heated wooden chaise lounges balance guests’ brain frequencies. In the hydrotherapy pool, flowing water features unite with natural light and golden marble, creating a peaceful ambience for relaxing or experiencing the Thermal Circuit. Meanwhile, the single therapy rooms and two couple’s massage rooms each feature a massage table, separate mens and women’s locker rooms, and a private shower.
The restaurant serves both local and international cuisine. There is also a bar, where you can relax with a drink and superb view. Unlimited local calls and Pisco lessons are offered.
Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel features an on-site gym and an indoor swimming pool, available for an extra fee. Palacio del Inka also has a partnership with Venturia travel agency to help organize tours around the city. Additionally, the property offers a guided tour through the hotel facilities.
Guests are welcome to visit Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, located in Urubamba, just 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Cusco by car.
Cosmopolitan Inca capital, Cuzco (also Cusco, or Qosq’o in Quechua) today thrives with a measure of contradiction. Ornate cathedrals squat over Inca temples, massage hawkers ply the narrow cobblestone streets, a woman in traditional skirt and bowler offers bottled water to a pet llama while the finest boutiques sell alpaca knits for small fortunes. The foremost city of the Inca Empire is now the undisputed archaeological capital of the Americas, as well as the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city. Few travelers to Peru will skip visiting this premier South American destination, also the gateway to Machu Picchu.
Visitors to Cuzco get a glimpse of the richest heritage of any South American city. Married to 21st century hustle, at times it’s a bit disconcerting (note the KFC and McDonald’s behind the Inca stones). As rent soars on the Plaza de Armas and in trendy San Blas, locals are increasingly pushed to the margins. Foreign guests undoubtedly have the run of the roost, so showing respect toward today’s incarnation of this powerhouse culture is imperative.
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