- 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.
- Elegant historic hotel
- Tranquil central location
- Beautiful gardens and heated pool
- Personal butler service, lovely activities
- Historic hotel with central location
- Onsite dining
- Charming unique rooms
- Belmond service (formerly Orient Express)
- Upmarket boutique hotel steeped in history
- Well located for exploring Cusco
- Lovely central courtyard
- Butler service, spa, gym, yoga, cookery class
- Historic property with contemporary touches
- Excellent central Cusco location
- Near main square, museums, markets, cafes
- Excursions further afield available
- Historic, characterful boutique hotel
- Close to 'Plaza de Armas' main square
- Beautifully-presented rooms
- Good value for money
- Central Cusco location
- Attractions within walking distance
- Great mid-range option
- Charming guesthouse
- Central location
- Good Value
- Colonial courtyard
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023
Hi Lisa, Holiday has been a huge success and we have thoroughly enjoyed it all, such a wonderful experience. Many thanks for all your help. Best wishes, Leona
Leona L reviewing Family Holiday: Inca Trail and Amazon on 18 August 2023