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Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa
Ranked #3 of 171 Hotels in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed here for two nights recently and thoroughly endorse all the recent positive reviews. The location, ambience, comfort and facilities are excellent but above all the staff are outstanding. I'm still not sure exactly what it cost us, as our travel agent hasn't yet given me a breakdown of the various components of our trip, but I would not hesitate to stay there again. he only criticism is that the noise from the air con (on heat mode, as it was cold at night) was quite loud in our room, particularly in the bathroom.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is exactly what a luxury boutique hotel should be. Set up in a fantastic location right in the center of the colonial district of Cusco, the property occupies a magnificent historic building and is decorated in an elegant, sleek fashion. The rooms are beautiful, hugely spacious, extremely comfortable and perfectly appointed (We noticed one particular malfunction, though. Probably as a consequence of the state-of-the-art design in the huge and astonishingly beautiful bathroom, the water from the futuristic shower spills around rather easily, causing the normal unconveniences of a wet floor...) and the service is gentle, welcoming, warm and professional as can be. Simple but excellent peruvian fare is served at the cozy restaurant or in the delghtful patio. And you can trust the ever solicitous and smiling Fernando at the bar to mix the ultimate Pisco Sour.
This place is what hospitality is really all about.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

beautiful boutique hotel in cusco. everything was perfect during our stay : the room, the service, the spa, the quality of the food in the restaurant, the pisco sour, the people at the reception desk, the people at the bar and the restaurant !!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Two friends and I spent three nights at Casa Cartagena before starting a trek. The hotel was a blessing. Beautiful, sophisticated, youthful. The breakfasts were excellent, and all the staff were so curteous and prompt. Very genuine and authentic. Great location too in Cusco. I would go back in a second.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank clare f
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed at Casa Cartagena for 3 nights last week to acclimatise before heading out on the Inca Trail. The hotel is absolutely lovely, quaint yet luxurious, impeccable service and perfect location. The breakfast is delicious and has a huge array of food - I went to bed every night looking forward to it! The giant hot tub/spa and cave sauna is divine. We jumped over to the Monasterio the night after we got back from the trail but wish we had just stayed at Cartagena again - it was a treat! Highly recommended.

Room Tip: We liked room #6!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Loved this beautiful Boutique Hotel in the heart of Cusco city! All the staff are very kind and helpful, the accomodation is very nice and comfortable.
You must try the massage and the pool with a great view!
Breakfast buffet is a delicious combination of international and local food.

Room Tip: Master suites are incredible!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We adored this hotel and can't wait to go back someday. The staff was so accommodating and kind. We loved the complimentary cocktails and amuse bouche every evening, but especially the great bartender Manigret. The pool and sauna were perfect after a long day of sightseeing. If you go to Cusco, do yourself a favor and stay at Casa Cartegena.....it is first class!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Additional Information about Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa

Address: Pumacurco 336 | Centro Historico, Cusco, Peru
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Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cusco
#6 Family Hotel in Cusco
#6 Business Hotel in Cusco
#7 Romantic Hotel in Cusco
Price Range: $227 - $581 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Cartagena CuscoHigh in the Peruvian Andes lies the historic city of Cuzco, famous for its unique blend of Spanish and Incan cultures. Located just off a tranquil square behind the main plaza of Cuzco, Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa Cusco emerges after years of restoration, which respected the original design of the historic house, to become one of the most exclusive boutique hotels in the city. Its walls of carved stone, which combines warmth, elegance and perfection, invite you to experience the fascinating magic and traditional mysticism that will transport you through time in this historic Spanish house declared a cultural heritage site of Peru.Its lovely atmosphere was built on an ancient Incan site, occupied by the ruling nobility of that time and from which it takes its name: Casa Cartagena, former property of the local Spanish ruler of Cuzco, Don Fernando Cartagena and Santa Cruz.This luxury hotel in Cuzco is an intimate refuge that has only sixteen spacious and comfortable suites, which perfectly blend the modern with the ancestral and luxury with the historical. The rooms are distributed symmetrically along a spacious patio of your dreams where time is suspended. It is located in the historic center of Cuzco, which was declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site.Recovery from an exhausting trip to Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley of the Incas with our Qoya Spa will be something truly unequalled. It can be perfectly complemented with a delicious dinner in our restaurant which offers the best of local cuisine, "La bodega de la Chola", where poet Pablo Neruda was inspired and Che Guevara shared bohemian nights; it is considered one of the best restaurants in Cuzco.All of these unique features of Casa Cartagena and our warm and personalized service will make your stay in Cuzco an experience you will never forget. ... more   less 
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Hotel Casa Cartagena And Spa
Hotel Casa Cartagena Cusco

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