Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco

Welcome to Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco

Historic charm meets modern luxury in our hotel in Cusco

Considered a historic landmark, Palacio del Inka is a five-centuries-old mansion located in the heart of downtown Cusco. Our luxury hotel's unique & captivating design embraces historical aspects of our Peruvian culture while maintaining world-class luxury and modern conveniences. Here you'll find stone archways, authentic Hispanic art, and ornate gilded antiques. Join us for a delectable meal at Inti Raymi, our hotel's on-site restaurant serving an array of epicurean cuisine or enjoy a selection of wines curated by our Master Sommelier. Harmonize your body and soul with a signature treatment or massage at our luxurious Andes Spirit Spa. Each of our unique guest rooms and suites is fashioned with traditional colonial decor and a rich color palette evocative of the local Peruvian heritage. Directly across from Koricancha, meaning "Temple of the Sun", our luxury hotel is just minutes from the shops and museums in the main square. Discover the enriching experiences of Cusco, Peru at Palacio del Inka.

Rooms & Suites

Andes Spirit Spa, The Most Complete Spa in the City

The only thermal circuit in Cusco that combines the soothing sounds of water with aromas and therapies that relax the senses and harmonize body and soul.

Single therapy rooms and two couple's massage rooms

Recover Your Energy with the Ancient Mysticism of the Andes After Your Tours

Performed with premier Germaine de Capuccini amenities, combining ancient and modern techniques, our treatments take a holistic approach to therapy.

Spa - Munay Room

Let Yourself Be Enchanted by the Extraordinary

Discover The True Inca Heritage

Privileged Location in Front of QoriKancha (Temple of the Sun)

It was part of the sacred complex of Qoricancha, religious and cultural center of great importance for the Incas. Enjoy this millenary destination.

Guest suite balcony view showcasing courtyard and custom landscaping.

Rooms with a View to Kusicancha

It is presumed that the objects of ritual use (ceramics, textiles), drinks and meals were made in Kusicancha. The ceremonies were celebrated in Qorikancha.

Premium guest suite with bed, desk, night stand with lamp, and several seating options.

Meet the Baby Alpaca Inside Our Facilities As Part of a Unique Experience

Alpacas were considered as the most important animals within the Inca civilization, they were meaning of social status and their fiber the material of the clothing.

Close-up shot of baby alpaca with white wool and blue eyes.

Extraordinary Museum Hotel. Are You Ready To Be Part of the Story?

There are 195 pieces of artwork from the pre Inca, Inca, colonial and republican period on display, of which 60 are original paintings from the Escuela Cusqueña.

In the sixteenth century, during the Spanish conquest

Four Busts Mansion

The palace was taken by Gonzalo Pizarro, brother of the conqueror of Peru. Later the property was transferred to the Marquis Juan de Salas y Valdés.

La Casona Courtyard

Foundation of the city with the title of "The Very Noble and Great City of Cusco." The Plaza Mayor (Main Square) was chosen, the site of the church was determined and, among the forty Spaniards who decided to settle as neighbors, the distribution of lots, lands and Indians was made. Some versions indicate that the first Spanish owner of the property on which Amarucancha lay was Francisco Pizarro’s brother, Gonzalo Pizarro.

According to data from the first chroniclers, such as Pedro Sancho de la Hoz, Spanish soldier and secretary of Francisco Pizarro, by 1543 more than 100,000 houses could be found in the city. Juan de Salas y Valdés, Spanish conqueror who was mayor of Cusco between 1571 and 1572, and his wife, Usenda de Bazán, were the first to build on the Inca site and the original owners of the house, they used the original Inca wall as the basis for the first floor.

In its main façade (which today faces San Agustín Street), Salas y Valdés carved four busts on the lintel of the portal - two on each side of a central shield, the shield of the Salas de Asturias - to perpetuate the presence of his family in that house and in the city: they represent him, his wife, his eldest son Fernando de Valdés Bazán and his daughter-in-law, Leonor de Tordoya y Palomino. The carved busts, of Renaissance characteristics, were made during the first years of the 17th century and the house remained as family property for several generations.

La Casona de los Cuatro Bustos is one of the most famous residences in Viceroyalty Peru. Its arches and patios of Hispanic style, and the first colonial pillars made by Inca hands have overcome the passage of time. In the mid-twentieth century the building was recovered by the government and was the headquarters of the Viceroyalty Museum for a couple of decades, until it moved to the Garcilaso de la Vega House. Since 1972 the property is part of the Monumental Zone of Cusco, declared a Historic Monument of Peru. Also, in 1983 it was included in the central area designated by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity. At present, its architecture represents part of the treasures that the hotel keeps.

One of the hotel's treasures is made with green diorite

8-Angled Stone, The Heart of the Incan Style Wall

Famous for its rituals, the stone is the heart of the Incan Style wall. If someone achieved remove that stone, the wall would collapse in its entirety.

8-Angled Stone Ritual

Strange and beautiful, it is the only piece of the wall that is not of granite, but of green diorite, a material that can be found in key points such as San Blas, Machu Picchu and the Sacsayhuaman hillsides.The Incas reserved it for the most important and sacred places, because they believed in their connecting energy between the material world and the spiritual world.

Experiencing History

The original stones and walls of Palacio del Inka, its arches, patios and corners, raised at different and significant moments in the history of this city. Observe the detail of the wood carving and the gold leaf of very old folk art pieces; tour the Hispanic architecture and its encounter with the amazing Inca constructions; and discover a contemporary creation that keeps alive the artistic and artisanal tradition of the city.

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Commitment to Clean

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Encounter of Two Worlds

A transformative journey inspired in the ancient Inca Culture.

Palacio Del Inka Experiences

Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of Peru as you enjoy the indigenous historical art treasures, located throughout Palacio del Inka. However you choose to enjoy the moments of the day, you will discover innumerable enriching experiences in Cusco, Peru at the Palacio del Inka Hotel.

Moments of the Day

Baby alpaca with caretaker in traditional caretaker attire.

#ExperienciaPalacio (Palace Experience)

We remind you to arrive with your cell phone fully charged to enjoy a selfie session with the little llama that you will find in our Cuatro Bustos patio. Share your #ExperenciaPalacio with friends.

Bartender making mixed cocktails at a bar.

Golden Hour

Take a break to enjoy exquisite drinks in the majestic patio Cuatro Bustos with the cusquenian sky as the protagonist. 2x1 on selected beverages. From Monday to Sunday. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Cuatro Bustos patio.

Indoor pool with close-up shot of intake fountain.

Thermal Circuit

You will have the chance to relax and experiment each and every benefit of hydrotherapy in our thermal circuit. Take advantage of our promotions. From Monday to Sunday. 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

Andes Renovation

Enjoy a hydromassage treatment, exfoliation treatment and hot stone massage. A treasure of aromas and therapies inspired by the millenary cultures of Peru and the world. Take advantage of our 30% discount. Not valid with any other offers. From Monday to Sunday. 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

Exterior shot of downtown Cusco at night.

Cusco On Shot "City at Night"

You´ll be shown the best places of the city, where you can take pictures with the best views. Then you can end the night in one of the most exclusive bars in the city. Includes: private guide, private transportation, bottle of water. Duration: 3 hours.

Be inspired by nature as you find a spiritual and mystical connection with the traditional practice of the Andes.

Every Saturday
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cuatro Bustos patio.

(Subject to availability)

Immerse yourself in our history through 195 art pieces and treasures that are part of the hotel and 60 original paintings of the Escuela Cusqueña.

Every Saturday
Time: 6pm.
Main lobby.

(Subject to availability)

Enjoy a variety of petit fuours and hot beverages while sharing good time with friends.

From Monday to Sunday.
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cuatro Bustos patio or Inti Raymi restaurant’s lounge.

Enjoy a delicious afternoon of pizzas accompanied by a glass of Sangria.

Excellent opportunity to toast to the fact of being here.

From Monday to Sunday.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cuatro Bustos patio or Inti Raymi restaurant’s lounge.

You’ll have a class on how to prepare your own Pisco Sour, by the city´s best bartender.

From Monday to Sunday.
6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Rumi Bar.

A delicious dinner on our Cuatro Bustos patio with your favorite person, it will make your experience even more special.

Includes: 3-course dinner + 1 bottle of wine + special table decoration.
Cuatro Bustos patio.

You´ll be able to enjoy a delicious tasting of Peruvian native potatoes, prepared with ingredients from the Huaccoto farming community, with whom we work with and support.

From Monday to Sunday.
3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Rumi Bar.

Let yourself be amazed by spectacular landscapes, where you´ll also have time to record the moment in amazing photographs.

Includes: guide, transportation, box lunch, entrance fees
Duration: 10 hours.
Group activity (maximum group of 12 people)

For adventure and nature lovers, there is the spectacular bike ride, along a route of beautiful landscapes to the Piuray Lagoon. Without getting tired you will be able to do one of the two water experience options we have prepared for you.

Includes: guide, transportation, bike ride
(Cachimayo-Simatuca route), water activity (paddle or Polynesian Canoe), snacks
Duration: 8 hours.
Group activity (maximum group of 12 people)

Extraordinary Gastronomic and Cultural Experiences

Delight your senses with the aromas and flavors of San Pedro market in an unforgettable tour with the hotel chef, and later a fantastic cooking class.

A distinct gastronomic experience, an incredible combination of flavors

Discover our Cheese & Wine Experience

Wines selected by our Master Sommelier, who will guide you through a magic experience of pairing with the best cheese and Iberian Cava.

Cheese & Wine Experience

Learn how to prepare the perfect Pisco Sour

Pisco Masterclass and All You Need to Know About the Peru’s National Drink

Our bartenders have prepared a hands-on experience where you will learn how to prepare the perfect Pisco Sour. They will guide you every step of the way as they tell you.

Pisco Masterclass - Pisco Sour

International cuisine with a touch of Novo-Andean flavors

Tasting an Ancient Gourmet Menu

As a tribute to our regional produce and fusion of cultures, our chef has put together a sumptuous 5-course menu.

Lunch
Lobby waiting area with couches, chairs, coffee and side tables, and lamps.

Hotel Concierge

Our Luxury Collection Concierge is on hand to assist with event tickets, reservations, child care and any other requests you have during your stay.

Decorative front door in blue paint with gold accents, leading to the hotel lobby.

Make A Green Choice

Our Eco-sustainable hotel is committed to continuously revising its processes in order to adopt more environmentally friendly methods of providing its guests with the best possible service.

Travelers Choice 2019
Certificate Of Excellence 2018
Green Leader

Museum Hotel

Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Cusco, stands in the heart of this special city, in a colonial mansion built 500 years ago. But this building - one of the most important in the center - was, in turn, part of an Inca estate whose dynamics revolved around the “Templo del Sol” (Temple of the Sun), the famous Coricancha that can still be seen from the hotel. Palacio del Inka owes its name to that rich and bright past as gold. Being part of the living history of Cusco is a privilege that is celebrated in every corner and that shapes the spirit of the hotel.

The Cusco School

A famous painting school developed in the 17th century, fed on the presence of Spanish teachers and the collections of paintings that arrived from Europe.

Decorative tiled hallway with blue plush couches, blue doors, artwork, and textured archways.

It fed on the presence of Spanish teachers arriving to America; of the baroque and naturalism from Seville, as well as the collections of Spanish and Flemish paintings that arrived with the Europeans. It implied a very deep change in the Andean imaginary and a schism in the pictorial language of the Inca empire.

The Cusco school was a pioneer, among other things, in the arquebusier angel representation. The arquebus was a weapon that was associated with Andean deities such as thunder, for example. The use of gold and the lack of interest in perspective were symbolic in its aesthetic proposal.

The movement success was such that in the second third of the 18th century the workshops produced religious works in series. Its discussion reached the south of the continent (La Plata and Santiago de Chile) and reached Mexico.

Our Lobby

Its sky-blue color is a tribute to the Andahuaylillas church, known as the Sistine Chapel of Americas due to the paintings that adorn its ceiling.

Central reception area with display table, decorative rug, and oversized chandeliers.

The central table gathers and represents the main artistic aspects of the last centuries and the hotel great collection.

The Steps of Art

Without leaving the hotel, get to know the particular collection of paintings of the famous Cusco school.

Close-up shot of artwork displayed in the hotel lobby.

Observe the detail of the wood carving and the gold leaf of very old folk art pieces; tour the Hispanic architecture and its encounter with the amazing Inca constructions; and discover a contemporary creation that keeps alive the artistic and artisanal tradition of the city.

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Our Location

Getting Here

Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco

Plazoleta Santo Domingo 259, Cusco, Peru

Tel: +51 84-231961
Distance from Property: 4.8 KM
Phone Number: +51 084-222611
Alternate Airport Transportation

Private car service

On-Property

Local Shuttle $18

Nearby

Bus Station

Terminal Cruz del Sur

Terminal Terrestre Cusco

Terminal Inka Express

Train Station

Wanchaq Train Station
Poroy Train Station

Property Details

Restaurant

Fitness Center

Hot Tub

Turndown Service

Meeting Space

Convenience Store

Dry Cleaning Service

Laundry

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Service Request

Check-in: 2:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Not Allowed

Parking Complimentary On-Site Parking
Off-Site Parking

Ahuacpinta .3 KM

Policies and Payments

Accepts: Cash,Credit Cards

Contactless mobile payments

Services

Concierge desk service

Currency Exchange

Property has elevators

Languages spoken by staff:
Spanish,English,Portuguese

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +51 84-231961

Accessible Hotel Features

Property has elevators

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Close Caption TV

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Footprints

Carbon Footprint : 16.2 kg per room night

Water Footprint : 607.71 liters per room night