We spent two nights at this hotel prior to commencing our Inka trail hike - and one on the return. I initially booked the hotel because I enjoy the upscale boutique experience, and they offered oxygen in their rooms. The hotel was simply amazing, from check-in where the concierge sits you at a plush couch in front of a blazing fireplace and offers you some tea; to first-rate assistance with activities, taxis, directions, shopping, etc; to fabulous food in a beautiful, French gallery-like setting.
Our first room was more than I imagined, with heated floors, a giant marble bathroom with dual sinks, a large jacuzzi tub, glass enclosed shower with rain heads, spa soaps/lotions/washes and and enclosed toilet area. In the cold climate, the heated floors became my best friend.
Breakfast was an amazing buffet, surrounded by French art and very attentive servers who will get you anything you should request. The second night, after climbing ruins all day, then meeting our trekking group, we were too tired to venture out, and found room service to be a very satisfying and reasonable option.
Given our great experience during the first two days in Cusco, I decided to change my reservations Post-Inca Trail and book back into the Aranwa for our final night in Cusco. Despite incurring the full-cost of the room I cancelled in Sacred Valley, I reserved one additional night at Aranwa prior to leaving and we all agreed leaving the bags there, would be easiest due to our early flight out after our hike. As we hiked and shivered on the trail, we knew we would return to an awesome hotel.
Upon arriving back to the Aranwa, late and trail weary, really looking forward to a bed and some more royal treatment, they said they had no reservation for me. What? You forget us in four short days? After waiting half an hour with us in disbelief, they prepared a room, not quite as nice as the first, and we spent another nice night at the Aranwa. This was the only disappointment of both stays. Incidentally, the gentleman who said "you have no reservation", and had no memory of me, was the same man who had so kindly made my return reservation only days earlier. No bother, I shall still tell my friends, this is the perfect and best place to stay in Cusco. You will be treated like royalty, and hopefully remembered, if only shortly, for a return stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury in the heart of the Inca city. Built on a completely restored 16th century manor. 43 oxygenated rooms, each with a unique feel and architecture surround the elaborate courtyards and lush inner gardens. Mestizo restaurant and tapas bar complete the gastronomic offer. Antique paintings from the Cuzco School, colonial carvings and sculptures with high cultural value line up the corridors, encompassing a design that brings back its grandeur and lets history speak for itself. ... more less
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