Palacio del Inka
Palacio del Inka
Steeped in legend, Palacio del Inka in Cusco’s historic centre dates back over 500 years. The hotel is opposite Qoricancha archaeological site and just a five-minute walk from the main square. All the typical features of Spanish colonial architecture can be found here, starting with the grand entrance door topped by a heraldic shield and surrounded by stone carvings.
It’s easy to explore Cusco’s historic centre from your base at Palacio del Inka. You’ll find yourself a five-minute walk away from Plaza de Armas, and you can even see Qoricancha from the upper floors of the hotel. Restaurants, museums and markets are all within easy walking distance and staff are extremely helpful in offering suggestions of what to see and do to suit your interests. The building itself dates back several hundred years and has a rich history.
Originally built on an Incan ceremonial site, it was formerly known as the Casona de los Cuatro Bustos. Stone arches, cobbled courtyards and pretty balconies have all been preserved and, where possible, original features have been kept and incorporated into the décor.
Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail in the atmospheric Rumi Bar, then move to the Inti Raymi Restaurant for an exquisite meal accompanied by fine wines. The menu is both traditional and modern, showcasing local and regional delicacies and a selection of international dishes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here, though there are plenty of restaurants to try nearby if you prefer to venture out. Breakfast starts at 4 am and is a highlight, with a huge range of options suitable for all tastes and diets.
Times to Go
Most people visiting Cusco tend to avoid the worst of the rainy season from about December to March.
Palacio del Inka highlights
- Iconic historic mansion, now an elegant, ornate hotel oozing style and glamour
- Next to an archaeological site, the Inca heritage is unmistakable
- Spanish colonial art and architecture create a feeling of grandeur
- An original Inca wall in the Rumi Bar adds spice to a signature cocktail
- The Inti Raymi restaurant highlights indigenous products with a contemporary touch
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Palacio del Inka location
Palacio del Inka
- 141 rooms, 62 suites
- Open all year round
- Children welcome
- Restaurant & Bar
- Hydrotherapy pool
- Oxygen and coca tea
- Craft shop
- Visit magnificent Machu Picchu
- Tour the Sacred Valley
- Koricancha temple
- Archaeological site of Piquillacta
- Horse riding
- Mountain biking
- White-water rafting
Palacio del Inka rooms
All of the rooms at Palacio del Inka are of a high standard. Each room has an en suite bathroom, desk, Wi-Fi and a small safe and minibar. The décor and furniture are a fitting tribute to the rich and elegant history of the hotel with a use of strong rich colours, luxurious fabrics, gold trim and traditional artworks.
The Premium rooms (23-29 sq m) have twins or a king size bed. Premium Cusicancha View rooms overlook the Cusicancha archaeological centre.
The Deluxe rooms (30-37 sq m) are larger and can accommodate a comfy sofa and easy chair, while bathrooms have hairdryers and bathrobes. There are also Family Deluxe rooms (42-43 sq m) suitable for families, with 2 or 3 beds.
Suites are spread across a number of categories, namely Imperial (50 sq m), Qoricancha (75 sq m), Family (53 sq m), Colonial (32 sq m) and Deluxe Suites (45-46 sq m). They are all decorated to a high standard with period-style furniture. Some have two bedrooms or a separate living space, others a dining area and the size differs between suites. They all have access to a butler service and have complimentary Wi-Fi, telephone, minibar and safe.
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“The Libertador Group of hotels is active in environmental, social and cultural aspects. They take part in many initiatives to uplift struggling communities. The ‘Together Making a Difference’ programme provides internships for young people with disabilities, empowering them to obtain employment in the tourism industry. The craft shop at Palacio del Inka sells leather items made by women from the Mantay home for teenage mothers.”
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