What a beautiful place to stay while visiting Cusco!
We had spent several nights with a tour group in Cusco, staying at substandard hostels. We needed a break and booked a night at the Marriott. This is truly one of the most beautiful, classiest hotels I've visited and I've traveled extensively within the U.S. and have been to 7 foreign countries.
Visually, the hotel is stunning, incorporating original Inca and Spanish architecture in the construction. The rooms were spacious and very clean. In the basement, they have some Inca and pre-Inca ruins and they provide an interesting free tour to guests each evening at 6pm. They also have a relaxation pool, hot tub, and sauna which were perfect after a long day of walking around town. Location wise, it is just off the main square of Cusco and is very convenient, although a bit noisy from traffic.
The staff were extremely attentive and were some of the most professional people I've dealt with during a hotel stay. They were very helpful in recommending sights and restaurants. A wonderful breakfast buffet is included with your stay and is not to be missed.
Although a bit pricey, I would recommend this hotel for anyone who wants a bit of pampering while vacationing in a beautiful setting. After one night, we went on to rejoin our tour at the hostel we originally booked. I was sad to leave the Marriott.More