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Casa Cartagena Boutique & Spa

Cuzco

The contemporary Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa is set within a beautifully restored colonial mansion within colonial Cuzco's historic center, and just two blocks away from main plaza. Stunning accommodation and very friendly service.

At a Glance

  • Superb location up a quiet street but right near Cuzco’s historic square, Plaza de Armas

  • Spacious suites - a couple of the Master Suites have a mezzanine level - great for families traveling together

  • Sleek contemporary interiors with traditional Peruvian fabrics and artwork

  • A wonderful Qoya Spa to relax those aching muscles after a trek or just indulge after a day exploring or shopping

  • Really friendly service and attention to detail

  • Lovely courtyard gardens, a real oasis in the bustling city - each suite has its own little terrace

Culture,

Insider's View

The hotel's restaurant La Bodega de Chola has entertained some fascinating guests in the past from Pablo Neruda to Che Guevara

Katie Aston

Insider's View

Be sure to enjoy a complimentary Pisco sour class in the hotel bar

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Description

From the outside Casa Cartagena seamlessly blends with its traditional surroundings, on the inside the hotel’s impeccably styled minimalist decor brings a completely new flair to Cuzco hotels. Each suite offers the ultimate modern luxuries including central heating and air-conditioning, Internet, flat screen cable TV, Tatami shower and bathtub as well as butler service. Using an enriched oxygen system all suites enjoy a better body acclimatisation to the altitude of the city.

Casa Cartagena's La Chola Cusco restaurant has a legendary history; a picanteria used to operate here under the same name in the mid-nineteen hundreds and was renowned all over the city for being the meeting point of recognized artists, poets, writers, politicians and intellectuals. Among the most famous visitors was Pablo Neruda who was inspired by the majesty of Cuzco and enamoured of the beauty of the house. The wine cellar was built inside an Inca wall to maintain the quality and characteristics of a rich selection of wines.

The Qoya Spa is a modern and sophisticated three level relaxation area with an 8-meter hydro massage pool with healing stone trail and a relaxing spectacular view of the artisans' neighborhood of San Blas. Toning treatments, steam saunas, massage and aromatherapy are all on offer.

Accommodation

There are 16 suites are divided into four categories: Luxury Suites (43 sq m), Master Suites (64 to 107 sq m), a Presidential Suite (approximately 129 sq m) and a Royal Suite (approximately 161 sq m). All have been specially designed to make your stay in Casa Cartagena comfortable, with individually controlled air conditioning and heating luxurious bathrooms with separate bathtub and tatami shower and an oxygen-enrichment system designed to help you acclimatize to the high altitude of the city.

Facilities

Casa Cartagena Boutique & Spa has an indoor sauna, spa, library, lounge/bar, restaurant, and indoor swimming pool.

Location & Directions

Cuzco

Casa Cartagena Cusco Boutique Hotel is located in Cuzco's historic center, on Calle Pumacurco, 200 meters from the Plaza Mayor (Main Square).

When to go

Cuzco’s location and altitude result in only two seasons: rainy and dry. The rainy season typically lasts from November to March, with the heaviest rains arriving in January and February. The best time to visit Cuzco and the surrounding area is during April-October. Though daytime temperatures rest in the mid-to upper 60s throughout the year, the city sees fewer rain showers during its winter months. Bring warm clothing as night-time temperatures dip into the low 30s and 40s due to the altitude.

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