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Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa
Ranked #3 of 172 Hotels in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed here 2 nights before going to Machu Picchu and another night on the way back. We were lucky enough to get the HUGE Presidential Suite on the last night which was special, but the room we had the first two nights was also great - modern yet charming at the same time. The staff here were so helpful and so nice - from the reception staff to the concierge to the young lady that served us breakfast each day - all were wonderful. Beautiful courtyard setting in the middle of the hotel is nice too to sit on your balcony and enjoy a coca tea or coffee.
The location was great too - less than 5 minute walk to Plaza de Armas - and climb up the hill gets you to San Cristobal church where the view over Cusco is sensational and well worth the effort to walk up there.
The breakfast was excellent - the eggs cooked as you like well presented especially.

Room Tip: If lucky enough to get the Presidential suite then great - we stayed Room 1 which was excellent also...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

After a truly horrid trip to Peru, courtesy of AirFrance delays, we were very pleased to arrive at this hotel, where we were welcomed with coca tea and juice. The service was excellent throughout our stay, from the lovely (small) spa being fired up especially for us (alongside provision of more complimentary drinks) to the turn down service. Breakfast was absolutely excellent. The room was large, perfectly equipped and extremely comfortable. I would definitely recommend.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank llyurch
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were here for two nights. Great service. Nice rooms. My only reservation would be the design of the shower -- it was one of those open ones, so that the floor got soaked despite two shower mats. Besides the small complaint, the place was great. Proximity to the main plaza was close. It was nice that the hotel was able to pump in extra oxygen for us (additional rounds result in a fee). The large jacuzzi was nice @ the spa. The platform bed was very comfortable. Definitely consider staying here while in Cusco.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank njpmg
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

What a beautiful boutique hotel! Really centrally located. We walked everywhere.We love everything about this place. Hotel has amazing friendly staffs. It's nice, clean with beautiful decorates. It's a Historic Inca building, court yard is beautiful and has lot of flowers. Great breakfast!!

My husband was pretty sick from altitude, hotel is equipped with oxygen( wow!!), much more equipped then Colorado.

Ask staff for restaurant to go. Cicciolina Restaurant has great Tapas and is safe to eat salad there, you should watch how the guys at the bar clean the glasses. We ate 3 out of 4 meals here last 2 days in Peru. Marcelo is also a good place to go, make reservation and get the guys name that take your reservation.
Cusco and surrounding has so much to do and see, I don't understand why people are rushing though this city. We stayed 3 night, one night was before Machu Picchu.

Wish we had more times stay here in Cusco. Casa Cartagena is the most comfortable hotel we had stayed in Peru and is live up to it rating ****

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Rooms are huge with funky(?!!) decoration, beds are big & comfortable & staff were all very friendly. Great location near main square and several really good restaurants (like MAP & Fallen Angel) and museum of pre-Columbian art.
Had an excellent massage with Olga :)
Just don't arrange a pick-up at 8am on a school day - there is a primary school just down the road & one way barrow street becomes very chaotic!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Such a beautiful hotel. We had the royal suite to celebrate my boyfriend´s birthday and it was amazing!! Fantastic service! Best breakfast we have had in all of South America! Awesome location! Only problem was the spa was out of order during our time there which was not ideal.
I got a better price also by visiting the hotel myself instead of booking it online!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

The Hotel has an excellent location & is on a quiet street close to the main square, San Blas neighborhood and other Cusco’s attractions. The property is awesome inside and outside. The courtyard facing the rooms is a value added with a great atmosphere. I personally fell in love with the decoration of the hotel! The colonial building is decorated with a modern touch and it has an artistic flair. Rooms are spacious with high ceilings, modern furniture, comfortable beds and very nice bathrooms. We also had a balcony overlooking the courtyard, which was very nice indeed. WiFi signal was surprisingly strong! The breakfast buffet was excellent; with a great selection of traditional Peruvian food and international dishes. The spa is charming, inspired to the Inca culture and it has an interesting list of treatments, with steam bath, hydro-massage pool and a nice view of San Blas neighborhood. The relaxing massage I had was wonderful, I still can remember it! Staff is extremely helpful and kind. Front desk people were always very professional and eager to solve any kind of issues and to give any kind of tips on what to do, where to eat, and where to shop in Cusco. It was without doubt an amazing experience and I would certainly stay here again!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa

Address: Pumacurco 336 | Centro Historico, Cusco, Peru
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
#5 Family Hotel in Cusco
#6 Business Hotel in Cusco
#7 Romantic Hotel in Cusco
Price Range: $254 - $517 (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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