- Historic, eco-friendly property
- Centrally located in Cusco
- Walking, horse riding, motorbike excursions
Inkaterra La Casona is an eco-friendly boutique hotel set in a manor house dating back to the 16th century. It’s a stone’s throw from the historic centre of Cusco, a large city famed for its smattering of Spanish colonial buildings and Inca ruins. When staying here, guests are very well located for exploring the many historic sights the city is home to, as well as the many preserved ruins and traditional villages scattered throughout the surrounding mountains.
All of the accommodation options at the hotel are suites and they fall under the following three categories: the Plaza Suite, the Balcon Suite and the Patio Suite. All suites are lavishly decorated and handsomely furnished, with a stone fireplace and marble bathroom providing a sense of character and style. There’s either a king sized bed or two twins, and bathrooms come with two separate wash basins, a bathtub, a shower and a separate toilet. Amenities include a flat-screen TV with cable channels and DVD player, air conditioning and a minibar. Floors are heated and corridors are lined with various colonial artworks and attractive traditional furniture. Suites offer views of either the hotel’s central courtyard or the Plaza Nazarenas, a traditional square in the heart of Cusco.
The restaurant serves three meals a day, plus afternoon tea. The food is predominantly Peruvian, with the menu showcasing a broad range of the country’s finest dishes. The drinks menu is just as extensive and diverse, with a tempting selection of both national and international cocktails and other drinks available. At the Yacu Therapy Room, there's a range of indulgent spa treatments to enjoy, from exfoliation and oxygen therapy, to reflexology and de-stress massages. The hotel offers a number of additional services including movie nights, explorer kits for children, special events and cooking classes.
While guests are of course free to explore Cusco and the Sacred Valley at their own pace, there are some organised tours available. Some of these are half-day tours, whilst others last the full day. Examples include city sightseeing walking tours, guided trips to nearby Inca ruins, scenic horse riding expeditions and motorbike excursions.
The hotel welcomes children and offers a good range of child-oriented services and amenities. There’s a nanny service available, with a number of activities available that are suitable for children.
We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!
Jennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019
We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.
Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.
Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.
Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!
One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.
Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!
Brandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019
Both hotels were excellent. Sari Konak is in a superb location for visiting all the iconic sights. Our family suite was spacious, newly decorated and very clean. There was a separate room for our son and a kitchenette with ‘fridge and kettle. Good choice at breakfast and served on lovely roof terrace. Great views of Bosphorus. One evening, we caught the commuter ferry to Kadikoy for an evening meal. A great option if there isn’t time to fit in a Bosphorus cruise. Also recommend The Old House restaurant which is very close to the hotel. We were in Istanbul during Ramadan so there was a family atmosphere in the city late into the night.
Esbelli Evi was delightful; a huge cave suite, great character, two bathrooms, sitting room and kitchenette with a fridge well stocked with beers and soft drinks. Private, quiet courtyard with gate to communal areas. Breakfast choice was really good and plenty of outdoor seating. Easy walk into village. Favourite options for dinner were Ziggys (stylish outdoor roof terrace) and Urgup Pide (popular with locals).
Really must mention owner Suha Ersoz and his staff - all of whom are extremely kind and helpful.
All our transfers went smoothly. Our driver and guide (Gaia) in Cappadocia were excellent and our itinerary was fast paced and interesting. Lunch options were great, especially on the river at Ilhara. A highlight for me was spitting a wild tortoise!
Balloon flight with Kapadokya Balloons was well worth the money and well organised.
Tim S reviewing Istanbul & Cappadocia Family Holiday on 07 June 2019