Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa
The resplendent Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa offers guests sumptuous modern accommodations within the framework of a historic 17th-century mansion built atop Inca ruins. Originally the home of colonial commissioner Don Fernando de Cartagena y Santa Cruz, the hotel and restaurant have hosted such famous people as Che Guevara and Pablo Neruda.
Its 16 deluxe suites open onto two courtyards and feature private bathrooms with separate shower and bathtub areas, free Wi-Fi, climate control and oxygen enrichment systems with bedside vents and masks. Guests have the benefit of unlimited bath amenities including mineral salts, bubble bath, flowers, candles, oils, loofas and aromatherapy.
The heart of the hotel is its decadent 1,150-square-foot Qoya Spa, to which guests enjoy unlimited access. The ground floor features a 26-foot hydro massage pool and healing stone trail overlooking the picturesque neighborhood of San Blas, while the second floor is exclusively for men and the third is devoted to women. There are oxygen-enriched massage rooms, steam saunas and other relaxation facilities.
Guests also have access to a business center appointed with personal computers, a printer and notebook computers available for use in the privacy of each guest room. Through the hotel's personalized butler service guests can request to have their bath drawn, shoes shined, baggage unpacked, excursions coordinated and much more. Umbrellas and ponchos are at guests' disposition in addition to laundry service, parking, cash advance service and tour guides.
The hotel is located in a quiet and picturesque area of the historic center of the city of Cuzco, 55 yards from the Plaza Las Nazarenas and one-tenth of a mile from the Plaza de Armas. The artisan neighborhood of San Blas can be reached on foot in five minutes and the ruins of Sacsayhuamán in 15. The airport is a 15-minute drive from the hotel and nearby attractions include the Precolumbian Art Museum and the Inka Museum.
Food & Beverage
Upon arrival, guests are offered a complimentary glass of fruit juice or coca leaf tea accompanied by fresh fruits, cheeses or chocolates. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning in the restaurant from 5:30 to 10:30 am or delivered via room service. Guests are also offered a complimentary appetizer each day accompanied by canapés. A free pisco sour-making class is offered on a daily basis from 6 to 7 pm (by reservation only) and room service is available around the clock.
The hotel's legendary La Bodega de la Chola restaurant serves innovative Peruvian and international cuisine in a warm and intimate atmosphere. The stone walls of its wine cellar were built by the Incas and in the mid-1900s it was a picantería known all across Cuzco as a meeting place for prominent artists, poets, writers, politicians and intellectuals. Che Guevara and Pablo Neruda count among its most famous visitors. Lunch is served from 12:30 to 4:30 pm and dinner from 6:30 to 10:30 pm.
There are two bars on site: the lobby bar and the terrace bar. The former features a wood-burning fireplace and book collection while the latter offers views of the Cristo Blanco statue from its open-air and covered areas within the main courtyard.
How To Get There
To get to the hotel from Cuzco's Plaza de Armas by foot, head northeast along Cuesta del Almirante St. (to the left of the Cathedral) to the Plaza Las Nazarenas. At the plaza, take a left onto Pumacurco St. and about 55 yards later you'll see the hotel on your right.
Amenities & Services
General:Fireplace, Air Conditioning, Ground-Floor Terrace, Free Coffee and/or Tea 24/7, Patio, Restaurant, 24-Hour Security, On-Site Gift/Souvenir Shop(s), 24-Hour Front Desk, Garden, Lobby Bar, Cable/Satellite TV, Welcome Drink, Parking (surcharge), Express Check-In/Check-Out, Lounge Area, Breakfast.
Services:In-Room Safety Deposit Boxes, In-Room Breakfast Option, Shoeshine Service, Computers with Internet Connection, In-Room Lockers, Concierge Service, Business Center, Fax, Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Medical Assistance, Laundry Service, Photocopying, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Ironing Service, Airport Transfer, Taxi Service, Wake-Up Service, Babysitting, Luggage Storage, Tours and Excursions, Room Service, Currency Exchange.
On-Site Activities:Sauna, Massage Service, Cooking Classes, Collection of Books, Yoga Classes, Spa & Wellness Center, Hair Salon, Hot Tub, Reiki Treatment, Steam Bath, Movie Collection on DVD, Beauty Parlor, Indoor Swimming Pool.
Nearby Attractions:Nightlife, Colonial Architecture, Crafts Market, Sightseeing Tours, 4x4 Driving, Cathedral, Historic Site, Archeological Site.
Languages:Spanish, English, Italian.
Pick-up and Drop-off
A transfer from and to the airport can be arranged at a surcharge of USD 10.00 each way.
A transfer from and to the bus terminal can be arranged at a surcharge of USD 10.00 each way.
A transfer from and to the railroad station can be arranged at a surcharge of USD 10.00 each way.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in time: 11am
Check-out time: 9am
The hotel operates a non-smoking policy, but smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas.
Guests are not allowed to bring pets onto the property.
Cribs for children under 2 years of age are available for free.
Extra beds for children under 6 years of age are available at a surcharge of USD 50.
Extra beds for adults are available at a surcharge of USD 50.
If a cancellation is made up to two days before the date of arrival, there will be no extra charge. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.
Accepted Credit Cards
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club.
Displayed room rates do not include a service charge of 10%.
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