Casa Andina Private Collection
The Casa Andina Private collection hotel in Cuzco is located in the heart of the colonial district, overlooking the small Limacpampa square & just 3 blocks from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, making it within walking distance of Cusco’s top sights, shopping and dining, and just a block-and-a-half from one of Cusco’s most famous sights: Koricancha, the Incas’ indelible Temple of the Sun.
The 94 rooms are away from the street and ring 3 interior colonial-style courtyards with wooden balconies. Rooms include Superior, Suites and Imperial Suites. Oxygen is available in all rooms of the hotel (a bonus for guests having difficulty adapting to the high altitude).
Superior Rooms occupy adjoining colonial-style structures around 2 interior patios, while Suites and Imperial Suites are located in the hotel’s original colonial manor house and open onto the principal courtyard. Each room has been warmly decorated, with Queen or King sized beds and wall-to-wall carpeting; many feature peaked ceilings. All have breakfast tables as well as writing desks.
The restaurant sprawls across 4 colonial salons, decorated with romantic candelabras, wrought-iron chandeliers, and Cusco School colonial paintings. The food is a creative mix of Novo Andino (New Andean) fare and local ingredients, including world-famous produce from the Sacred Valley – which served as the Incas’ breadbasket.
The covered tables in the courtyard near a gurgling stone fountain are ideal for lunch, while the daily buffet is also served here.
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