The mountain city of Cusco is replete with the architectural treasures of its Inca and Spanish inhabitants. Opulent homes, cozy convents, and colonial “palaces” have been transformed into the plush hotels that connect visitors to the city’s heritage. Casa Cartagena joins the ranks of these distinctive properties as one of Cusco’s premier luxury accommodations.
With only 15 rooms, Casa Cartagena maintains the intimate feel of its domestic past. As a home, the courtyards and archways convey colonial grandeur, and yet the human scale sets the property apart in a world of oversized lobbies.
Architect Roberto Bertetti painstakingly restored the home, which had fallen into disrepair over the centuries. The details have become the highlight of the home, exquisitely restored and carefully highlighted.
The suites, spacious and homey, are decorated with clean lines and indigenous textiles for the ideal marriage of tradition and modernity. Each space makes use of the open air corridors and private balconies to expand the personal space and interaction with the vibrant San Blas neighborhood, bustling with artisans. Each suite is oxygenated to remediate the effects of the altitude you may experience as you explore the mountain city.
The Suite Presidential and the Suite Royal capture the ultimate patrician colonial experience, with social areas for entertaining and relaxing hydrotherapy tubs. The Suite Royal includes a dry spa and private massage room, as well as a view of the statue of Christ looking over the city.
Every evening at Casa Cartagena guests are invited to a complimentary cocktail and canapé hour. Those who wish to continue the experience at home can enjoy a Pisco Sour Class and learn to make the official drink of Peru.
The region’s novoandino cuisine has taken the world by storm, and there’s nowhere better to give it a try than in the city of Cusco. Casa Cartagena’s restaurant La Bodega de la Chola pays homage to the San Blas neighborhood with its inspirational Bohemian history and flavorful markets.
If the restaurant reflects the neighborhood’s more modern history, Casa Cartagena’s spa, Qoya Spa, pulls from the more ancient traditions of the region. Find an Andean steam bath, reflexology “Incan trail,” and aromatherapy treatments using the traditional herbal remedies of the region. Ideal to prepare for or recover from your Machu Picchu hiking excursion, the spa will leave you feeling invigorated and ready for more.Request Information