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Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
Why Stay At Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel
Carefully restored historic manor just off Cusco's charming main square offering easy access to restaurants and shopping.
Along a cobblestone street of the ancient Incan Empire's capital, the Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel occupies a grand 16th-century colonial mansion. Built around lush inner gardens as well as an elaborate courtyard displaying intricate stonemasonry, Aranwa's interiors are adorned with antique Cusco School paintings, wooden carvings and artifacts. Blending a storied structure with state-of-the-art amenities, the 43 guestrooms have intelligent oxygen systems (enriching the high-altitude air), complimentary Wi-Fi plus luxurious bathrooms featuring Jacuzzis, invigorating Scottish showers, and floor heating systems. Focusing on enlivening classics with modern twists, on-site Mishti Mestizo Restaurants reinvents indigenous recipes like sautéed Alpaca tenderloin and sweetened pumpkin stew. Après dinner, sit down at Khasikay Bar to cap off the night with a Capitán; the Peruvian Manhattan is made with Pisco (of course!) Acholado and Cinzano Rosso.
Trouble acclimating? The hotel's helpful staff will gladly provide relief via a portable oxygen tank free of charge.
Keep hydrated in the mountain air: Complimentary coca tea is served continuously to help travelers with altitude adjustment.
Arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) which is approximately 4 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 15 minutes of travel time.San Juan de Dios 255, Cusco, Cusco, Peru
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Business Center
- Laundry Service
- Guided City Tours
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Oxygen System
- Flat-screen TVs
- Satellite TV
- iPod Docks
- Heated Bathroom Floors
- Bath Tubs
- Scottish Showers
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Bath Robes + Slippers
- Mini Bars
- In-room Safes
- Hair Dryers
- Bar + Lounge
- In-Room Dining
- 2-person occupancy
- All hotel taxes
Some resorts charge a daily resort fee that is payable directly to the property upon arrival. These fees are not included in the Total Paid to Vacationist.
Why We Love Cusco
Built on 600-year old Inca foundations at 11,000 feet elevation, Cusco's vivacious and multi-facetted culture matches its fascinating architectural blend of pre-Columbian, colonial and contemporary mestizo influences.
Plazoleta Nazarenas 231, Museo de Arte Precolombino, Cusco.
Where to Drink: Sipping some Pisco (South American style brandy) while in Peru is mandatory. Lip-smacking mixed drinks at Museo del Pisco include the must-have Pisco Sour and the Marticha made with lime, passion fruit and mango juice. Pair with picks from the extensive tapas menu. Drinks for two $14.
Calle Santa Catalina 398, Cusco.
Where to Shop: Find fairly traded (70% of proceeds benefit the local communities) hand-woven textiles, arts and skillfully made handicrafts at Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco. Watch one of the on-going traditional weaving demonstrations or visit the textile museum.
Ave. El Sol, Cusco.
Outdoor Excursion: Ready for an Adrenalin-kick? Take a guided whitewater-rafting trip on the scenic Chuquicahuana section of Rio Urubamba. SAS Travel provides all equipment and a picnic lunch by the stream to wrap up the adventure. $45 per person.
Garcilaso 270, Plaza San Francisco, Cusco.
Why Go Now
April 14, 2014
El Señor de los Temblores
Colorful procession in remembrance of the devastating earthquake that hit Peru in 1650.
May 3, 2014
Festival de las Cruces
Decorated crosses are carried through town along accompanied by dancing and celebrations to give thanks for the harvest.
June 24, 2014
Celebration of winter solstice and the sun with parades, Inca folk dancing and illustrious costumes.