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“Wonderful stay”
Review of Samana Inn and Spa

Samana Inn and Spa
Ranked #6 of 27 Spas & Wellness in Cusco
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Owner description: We have expanded our colonial house into a very modern INN & Spa. But left it's original landmarks, such as inka walls which are thousands of years old, combining historic and modern structure. Our INN is the place to be. Your Hosts at Samana INN & Spa are Juan Manuel Leon and Louise Hodgson. We are a Peruvian/English family here in Cusco, we will help you to get around town giving you the best tips and good recommendations to make you fell like you are home away from home. We are located at Tecsecocha 536, in down town only 2 blocks away from the main square of Cusco, 5 to 10 minutes walking distance to all the major landmarks of the city also really close to the best restaurants, shops, travel agencies, coffee shops, and more. From our team at Samana Spa and Salon we are looking forward to your visit. Sincerely Juan Manuel Leon and Louise Hodgson
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Four friends and I stayed at Samana before and after trekking the Inca Trail. We could not have asked for a better experience!

We were greeted by Lourdes (Juanmanuel and his wife were out of the country) who took the greatest care for us: always ready with coca tea, suggestions on where to go/explore, or just to chat. She even saw us off with fresh coffee at 4am before our trek! Truly the most caring of hosts, she went above and beyond and helped make our stay truly incredible.

The spa is located very centrally, just a few minutes from the main square. The interior is lovely, calming and spacious. Our rooms were beautiful with huge windows and tasteful decor. We were practically ready to move in! It's the perfect place to unwind before/after Machu Picchu.

They also accommodated our request to hold our extra luggage during the trek.

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!
Gracias amigos!

Visited February 2014
Thank veshuel
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Cusco, Peru
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“wow you have to stay here”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

we were looking for a very personal place to stay while in cusco and we found it we stayed at samana inn and spa for 4 nights and it was very quiet and relaxing the staff are very attentive our room was always cleaned with fresh towels beautflly decorated and very modern we had a amazing view overlooking cusco we also had a couples massage whilst there and as my husband put it one of the best he has ever had and this place is only a 2 minute walk into the town which was perfect for us so i would definately recommend you stay here.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank loulondon20
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Lima, Peru
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best massage”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Im Glad i found this place on tripadvisor. I have been looking all around cusco for a good massage and this is the place. I had a great time at Samana Spa. Book in advance.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank David T
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Terrible and no work ethic from management - don't bother!”
Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Decided to try this 'upscale' place on 28th December after the inca trail. Paid (for Peru) an expensive price for the 'jet lag relief package' which included two types of sauna, jacuzzi and massage. It was advertised as deep tissue or Swedish massage, but we weren't given an option. Massage was terrible -more like rubbing oil into our backs with no idea whatsoever. When we were paying, we politely said how disappointed we were with the massages. The guy sympathized and told us as it was holiday season their masseurs were on vacation and they had to get local ladies in who had no training! We were amazed he admitted this and that we had not been told when we booked. We were offered a measly discount between us, less than 5 percent of what we paid for the whole service. Felt ripped off and very sorry for the ladies that actually did the massage as I'm sure they did their best. Please don't bother with this place!

Visited December 2013
4 Thank PBR1978
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San Francisco
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Hmmm...just OK”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

I guess I was expecting more given some of the raves here. It was just an OK massage. A bit hurried and certainly not the most intuitive massage therapist. She just kept doing her thing while ignoring the clues I was giving her as to which muscle groups needed attention. They are also hard to get on the phone. Even though their door sign says they open at 11 am, it was not till 2 pm that I was able to get somebody on the phone despite many attempts. Cleanliness was also not best.

Visited November 2013
Thank Jose M C
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