Top 10 Hotels in Cusco and the Sacred Valley
For travelers heading to the beautiful destinations of Cusco and the Sacred Valley in Peru, you’ll be happy to learn that the region is home to some of the country’s best accommodations. Ranging from cozy bed and breakfasts to luxury five-star resorts, you can count on world-class service and welcoming hospitality wherever you stay. Here are the top 10 hotels in Cusco and Sacred Valley, with something for every taste and budget.
Where to Stay in Cusco
Decadently styled and exuding pure elegance, this converted 16th century colonial mansion was once home to Peru’s great liberator, Simon Bolivar. Now, La Casona is an exquisite luxury hotel, artfully maintained to preserve its historical heritage, with an emphasis on providing guests the highest level of customer service and attention to detail possible. Just a few steps from the central Plaza de Armas in downtown Cusco, the location is one of the best in town. The hotel also offers a fusion of Andean dishes with an international touch for three meals a day, accompanied by a wonderful wine selection, which can be enjoyed in the manor’s dining room or upon the expansive main patio on the grounds. Inkaterra La Casona is a unique boutique hotel you certainly won’t forget.
Perfect for: Couples, Honeymooners, and Families
Tucked into a former palace just behind Cusco’s main square, this five-star hotel is just a few minutes walk from many of the city’s most popular attractions and offers exactly the level of service you would expect when staying in a palace. Every stay is guaranteed to be nothing short of perfect in this luxury hotel, where you can find ultimate relaxation in the spa, bar, pool, gazing out at the incredible mountain views from your room, or by taking advantage of the 24-hour butler service. Stretch out upon 4-poster beds in the stately rooms, or enjoy a suite with a separate living area and private balcony. If that isn’t enough to keep you busy, all guests are invited to participate in yoga classes and salsa lessons, free of charge. A stay in Palacio Nazarenas is sure to rival any of the world’s finest hotels.
Perfect for: Couples, Honeymooners and Families
3. El Mercado
Charming, cozy and offering the perfect fusion of modern and Andean design, El Mercado Hotel is a memorable boutique hotel in the heart of Cusco. Less than a ten-minute walk from the central square, this four-star superior hotel sits in a colonial-style building, complete with a seated terrace and gorgeous courtyard. Suites include living areas, fireplaces, and free-standing tubs for helping guests settle in after a long journey through the hills of Cusco, with in-room massage services also offered. Guests at El Mercado are always treated like family, with friendly and attentive service at all hours of the day.
Perfect for: Families, Groups and Solo Travelers
Just steps from some of Cusco’s most infamous ruins sits the four-star superior hotel, Casa Andina Private Collection. Elegant, romantic, and complete with detailed traditional décor, Casa Andina is a strong competitor to some of the more expensive colonial-mansions-turned-hotels. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, and lounge complete with old world charm, all of which offer incredible Peruvian fusion and are flexible with special requests. The staff are incredibly attentive, warm, and welcoming, and go the extra distance to make guests comfortable.
Perfect for: Solo Travelers, Couples, Families, Groups
5. Tierra Viva
Directly next to the center of Cusco and the Plaza de Armas, this remodeled colonial residence retains original architecture around a charming central courtyard. This comfort 3-star hotel is convenient, cozy, and has the feel of a B&B but the services and facilities you expect of a larger hotel, without sacrificing any modern comforts. Part of the reliable Tierra Viva chain, you can count on consistent service and professionalism here.
Perfect for: Solo Travelers, Families, Couples
Where to Stay in the Sacred Valley
Situated right in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Belmond Rio Sagrado is a stunning luxury hotel and spa with gorgeous views of the towering peaks above and powerful Urubamba River below. Its location is perfect for accessing the great outdoors of the Sacred Valley, or connecting between Cusco and Machu Picchu: the train will even stop directly in front of the hotel should you request it. Relax on the peaceful, expansive grounds where alpacas roam, take a dip in the Jacuzzi after some trekking, or indulge in some exquisite dining at the restaurant. There is no skimping on quality here at the Belmond, and service and attention to detail is of the utmost priority, as it is at every Belmond.
Perfect for: Friends, Families, Couples
Just a couple kilometers from the Sacred Valley ruins, this five star resort and spa sits in a gorgeous location at the base of Ch’iqun Mountain beside the Vilcanota River. Elegant rooms offer private balconies for taking in the impressive views, and guests can relax between visiting the spa, indoor/outdoor pool, game room, bar, or modern Andean restaurant, all the while being treated like royalty by a well-trained and attentive staff. Named by Forbes as “The Best Luxury Resort in Peru’s Sacred Valley”, any stay here will be absolutely unforgettable.
Perfect for: Families, Honeymooners and Couples
3. Sol y Luna
A series of charming bungalows decked out in traditional Peruvian décor, this 4-star boutique hotel is nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Facilities include a spa, gym, and gourmet restaurant, in addition to expansive grounds and gardens complete with traditional Peruvian horse shows for guests to watch. Exceptional service is a certainty in this relaxing valley oasis.
Perfect for: Couples, Honeymooners, Families
Serenely sitting in the Andean foothills, Casa Andina is an exact middle point between the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and the Inca Ruins of the Sacred Valley. This four star superior hotel boasts a rustic décor that doesn’t skimp on any modern amenities, including a gym, spa, planetarium, gardens, lounge and upscale restaurant serving chic Peruvian cuisine. The property has 92 spacious rooms with mountain views, terraces and balconies, as well as 4 private villas.
At a slightly more affordable price point than some of the other Sacred Valley luxury hotels, Casa Andina never fails to deliver with impressive facilities and attentive service.
Perfect for: Families, Couples, Groups
Quiant erracotta homes look out over mountain peaks at the relaxing three-star Hotel Pakaritampu, just a 10-minute walk from the Inca Trail and only two minutes from the train. Perfect for those making a stop in the Sacred Valley, guests will love the colorful Andean décor and thoughtful perks. Facilities include a well-loved, classic restaurant serving international and regional cuisine, a bar, TV lounge, and library. Service is friendly and attentive.
Perfect for: Families, Couples, Solo Travelers
Renowned for world-class service and gorgeous facilities, a stay at any of the Top 10 Hotels in Cusco and the Sacred Valley will be an unforgettable one. For more information about booking a Cusco and Sacred Valley tour, with any of these hotels, Contact Us.