In the heights of the Peruvian Andes, lies the historical city of Cusco, famous for its unique fusion of the Spanish and Inca cultures.
Located in front of a peaceful little piazza behind the city’s main square, Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa Cusco, emerges after years of restoration and faithful the house’s original design to become one of the most luxurious and exclusive hotels in the city.
Not in vain, this historic house has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. Its exquisite colonial architecture lies over an ancient Inca Complex which used to be occupied by the reigning nobility from which it takes its name: Casa Cartagena, former property of the mayor of Cusco, Don Fernando Cartagena y Santa Cruz.
Today, its majestic carved stone walls give its rooms a unique warmth and elegance which invite the traveller to a magical journey back in time. Casa Cartagena constitutes an intimate refuge of only sixteen ample and homeply suites which combine to perfection, modern with ancient, luxury and history.
The exclusive suites are distributed symmetrically in front of a dreamlike patio in which time stops for the guests to enjoy the peaceful beauty of all that surrounds him.
To recover from an exhausting visit to Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley of the Incas in our Qoya Spa is a unique experience for the body and senses, experience which will be complete only after enjoying a delicious dinner at “La bodega de la Chola”.
A restaurant in which flavors and history combine, offering the best of local cuisine in the same place where, back in the day, Pablo Neruda got inspiration for poetry and Che Guevara spent many bohemian nights.
All this together with our warm and personalized service, will make your stay at Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa Cusco, an experience imposible to forget.
A Historical Monument
This amazing house was accquired by an Italian Society in July 2006. The restoration Project was studied by Italian Architect Roberto Bertetti, who was designated this arduous but important task by the Society in order to bring back the house’s former splendor without altering its historical value.
Work in the house began in September 2007, under the close supervision of the National Institute of Culture (INC), with a slow and meticulous restoration labor, keeping the original walls intact and using the same materials with which it was once built.
Mudbricks and stones are some of the key ingredients of the house’s construction as of most in the Andean area.
This wonderful work of architecture still keeps original Inca walls and Colonial frescoes which, through a delicate restoration labor in charge of the Cusco Fine Arts School, have been recovered and exhibited thus granting Casa Cartagena the title of “Monument of Peruvian Cultural Heritage”.
With the idea of giving it a different approach, Architect Roberto Bertetti, in colaboration with interior design studio Il Cubo Design & Furniture, made it posible to include in the project pieces of art by acknowledged designers which make Casa Cartagena a magical place where the modern coexists with the ancient.
Some of the main brands of the decoration pieces are Slide, Kundalini, Desiree, Ciacci, Trend, Frezza, Frauflex, Lemani, Flaminia, Pozzi, Viabizzuno y Kartell.
Also, the house features some exquisite pieces from the vast Peruvian arts & crafts Culture which combine to perfection with the architecture and give true value to local tradition and culture.
The restoration work was finished in December 2008 and the result was undoubtedly a unique contemporary masterpiece, intelligently integrated within a historical context such as the City of Cusco and declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983.
For all this and more, we can say that Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa Cusco is a marvelous example of a Luxury Boutique Hotel with an irrefutably unique style.
Lp Suite Royal
A privileged Colonial Suite with an extraordinary view from its terrace with colonial stone arches that provide a warm and peaceful artmosphere from which our guests can also contemplate the beautiful image of The White Christ, protector of the City of Cusco.
The Suite has two levels for more comfort and privacy and its architecture allows Independence between social and private áreas if needed. It’s equipped with a Teuco hydromassage tub with capacity for 4 people, a private massage room and a dry sauna for greater comfort and relaxation.
From 6:40pm, we offer all our guests a courtesy cocktail and delicious canapes. Also, our guests are invited to a free Pisco Sour Class where they’ll learn how to prepare Peru’s national cocktail.
Lp Suite Presidencial
Colonial Suite with a republican balcony and a privileged view of the crafstmen neighborhood of San Blas. The architecture of this space allows independence between social and private areas if needed and also includes a hydromassage Teuco tub for up to 4 adults.
Lp Master Suite
Colonial Suites which preserve their original design and size and in which we can still see the frescoes found when the house was restored. Our Master Suites are not only ample and comfortable but have a unique style and atmosphere and all of them include a living room.
La Bodega de la Chola
Discover the flavors and textures of peruvian cuisine in the wonderful and historic restaurant. An exquisite corner of Cusco where, back in the day, Pablo Neruda got inspired for poetry and Che Guevara enjoyed many bohemian nights.
Qoya Spa Cusco is inspired in the Inca Culture and the Peruvian Andes. For that reason we only use organic products that haven’t been tested on animals and combine them with ancient peruvian ingredients such as muña (andean mint) essential oils, andean salts and coca leafs.
We have designed a variety of exquisite treatments to relax and disintoxicate the senses and restore the body’s natural harmony.
In Casa Cartagena we have a private gym where our guests can work out whenever they wish to. We also have yoga so they can start their day full of energy.
The use of the gym facilities is under our guests’ responsibility.
All rooms in Casa Cartagena have a private balcony with a wonderful view of the colonial house and our guests can enjoy, within the comfort of their own suite, from breakfast to a delicious candle light dinner or a glass of wine under the starry sky of Cusco City.
Our boutique supports artisans and cooperatives from different regions of Perú and also independent artists in order to boost their growth and development. We select high quality products from all over the country so that our guests can take authentic pieces of peruvian art.
We offer all the facilities necessary for you to check you e-maiils, print documents, download files or upload pictures to the internet.
Pisco Sour Class
At Cocktail Time, all our guests are invited to a master class where they’ll learn how to prepare Peru’s national cocktail, Pisco Sour, from our expert bartender. Don’t miss it!
Ceviche, Learn to make Peruvian Food
At Casa Cartagena we offer peruvian cuisine clases where you will learn how to make an exquisite Ceviche, one of our most famous national dishes.
We will take you to the market to get supplies and then our chef will show you how to prepare it so that you can take home a great memory and show your family and friends what you learned in Perú.