Few facilities can pull off Italian hip and colonial elegance. Casa Cartegena does. The sense of design purpose infiltrates almost every hospitality decision - ithe lights, bedding, spacious bathrooms, garden choices, outdoor enclaves and even includes the art of a scrumptious breakfast. Beautifully structured as a buffet within a country kitchen setting, the food, and not just the environment, stands out as spectacular. The hotel is well situated for walking to the outstanding MAP restaurant at the pre Colombian archeology museum, multiple town squares or San Blas hip neighborhood. Our only dissappointment was a result not of the great doormen, bellhops, bar tenders, room service or spa, but the infamouse front desk. Yes, English is our primary language and Spanish is a language we struggle with. At first we kept believing it was language that was interfering with a positive outcome. But in the end we realized it was a lack of training and unwillingness to go the extra step needed to assure details such as dinner reservations. I would still highly recommend staying at this wonderful facility but take heed in realizing you need to double and triple check your assumptions and arrangements that are controlled by that front desk - such as proactively arranging for late checkout - a 9 am deadline- not too unheard of in a country where early flights and early check-ins are deriquer - they knew we had a 12 noon airport pickup since they called to remind us the day before- yet we had to negotiate and translate how to manage that detail. Fyi. We don't routinely do dinner at hotels but their restaurant was fabulous.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Casa Cartagena And Spa
- Hotel Casa Cartagena Cusco