Casa Cartagena

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Experience Cusco's history during your stay at this luxurious boutique hotel. Its history will transport you to the Spanish Peruvian epoch. This Cusco boutique hotel was built over a house declared part of the Cultural Patrimony of Peru which was originally an Inca temple. Later it became a Spanish House occupied by nobility and regent Don Fernando Cartagena and Santa Cruz, thus this hotel is named after him as Casa Cartagena.

Casa Cartagena has been restored maintaining its original architecture allowing its history to permeate through its present walls.

This boutique hotel has 16 suites surround by beautiful Spanish patios, where time and tradition have blended in a majestic way. It is located a mere two blocks away from the Nazarenas Plaza, considered one of the most elegant neighborhoods surrounded by beautiful andean landscapes.

Accommodations
16 suites are divided in four categories:

- Luxury Properties Suites (431 square feet)
- Master Suites (from approximately 646 to 1077 square feet)
- Presidential Suite (approximately 1292 square feet.)
- Royal Suite (approximately 1615 square feet)

All suites have been especially designed to make your stay in Casa Cartagena a pleasant experience. All suites feature individually controlled air conditioning and heating systems; luxurious bathrooms with separate bathtub and tatami shower, as well as an oxygen-enrichment system designed to help you acclimatize to the high altitude of the city.

Services & Hospitality
Casa Cartagena's personalized attention will make your stay a memorable one. Enjoy in suite dining, butler service, oxygen enrichment system, a sophisticated Spa,complimentary Internet service and much more.

Oxygen Enrichment System
Don't worry about high altitude sickness, all the suites in Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel offer a two-way oxygen enrichment system to help your body adapt to the high altitude of Cuzco. Overnight oxygen exposure is ideal for recovery after a long day of walking or hiking.

The oxygen is distributed throughout the suites in two different ways; A dosifier is directed/placed over the bed to facilitate your acclimatization while you are enjoying a good night's sleep. A second oxygen outlet found next to the bed can be used at your convenience; the oxygen mask will supply the necessary oxygen to reach high altitude acclimatization.

Qoya Spa
A modern and sophisticated three level relaxation area distributed over 350 m2 in the historic center of Cusco. La Qoya spa was organically designed to make your stay in Cuzco more pleasant. The first level has an 8-meter hydro massage pool with healing stone trail and a relaxing spectacular view of the Artisans neighborhood of San Blas. La Qoya Spa offers toning treatments in steam saunas and massage rooms. All treatments include aromatherapy. Massage rooms and hydromassage pool are equipped with an oxygen enrichment system which can also be found throughout the entire hotel in order to make your stay as pleasant and relaxing as possible.

Butler Service
Casa Cartagena offers a whole new definition of personalized service. The Butler Service attention to detail will make your stay a memorable one. Butler service will take care of all your requests throughout your stay and will be constantly on call to take care of your every needs such as:
* packing and unpacking to your personal preferences
* co-coordinating your social itinerary
* in-room dining experiences
* shoe polishing
* pressing and laundering

Business Center
The business center is equipped with everything you may need to stay connected; you will be able to check email, print documents, download files or upload pictures online. In addition, notebooks are available at no extra charge if you prefer to work in the privacy of your own suite.

Internet
Casa Cartagena offer Wireless High-Speed Internet Access (Wi-Fi) in all areas of the hotel. In addition to Wi-Fi in all the suites, LAN internet access is also available (connection cable will be provided at your request). Both WiFi and LAN internet access are complimentary and unlimited. The access code can be requested at the reception desk

Other Services
Laundry and shoe shine services, umbrellas and ponchos, cash advance, airport or train station transportation, parking, city guides, tours and excursions planning, train tickets. Feel free to ask your butler or front desk for these services.

Dining Options

La Chola Restaurant
La Chola Cusco restaurant has a legendary history; a picanteria used to operate here under the same name in the mid-nineteen hundreds and was renowned all over the city for being the meeting point of recognized artists, poets, writers, politicians and intellectuals. Among the most famous visitors one must mention Pablo Neruda who was inspired by the majesty of Cusco and enamored of the beauty of the house. Composed during his stay here, a big part of Neruda's work refers to Cusco and Machu Picchu.

La Chola's culinary tradition has been restored and recovered giving a new life to the restaurant that presents its menu with dishes from the new Peruvian and International cuisine. The wine cellar was built inside an Inca wall to maintain the quality and characteristics of a rich selection of wines.

In-Suite Dining Services
Your In-Suite dining service is available 24 hours a day. Enjoy the same impeccable restaurant service from the comfort of your own suite. With this service you will be able to order everything you wish for from the convenience of your suite; from breakfast to a gourmet candlelit dinner accompanied by a bottle of Gran Reserva.

Lobby Bar
Relax in front of a wood-burning fireplace while you enjoy a good conversation and a glass of a Gran Reserva from the wine cellar or select a book from the library while relishing every sip of a espresso made with the highest quality organic coffee from Cusco's rainforest.

Both of the Lobby bars have a wood-burning fireplaces and central heating; soft lighting that creates a warm atmosphere at night, ideal to relax before dinner or a walk in the city. During the day the lobby bars are the perfect spot for a meeting before the start of the day.

Terrace Bar
An informal, cozy and modern atmosphere can be enjoyed on the terrace. The Terraza Bar offers you a spectacular view of the Cristo Blanco while enjoying a glass of champagne or a traditional Pisco Sour. Terraza Bar has both an open-air and covered area surrounding the main patio, ideal to enjoy a conversation under the Andean blue skies or a clear night.

Location
Casa Cartagena Cusco Boutique Hotel is located in the historic center, Calle Pumacurco # 336, 200 meters from Cusco's Plaza Mayor (Main Square).

Casa Cartagena was built in an urban area exclusive to Inca Nobility; nowadays this area is still one of the most important and quiet in the city. Shops, restaurants, city attractions as well as typical cobblestone streets that represent a city with Spanish and Inca influences surround the hotel.

Located within a 5-minute walk, the Artisan neighborhood of San Blas, which rises into the hills above Cusco is characterized by steep cobblestone alleys that offer spectacular views of the city. You'll find studios and workshops of artists and artisans was well as art galleries, ceramic shops and jewelry stores.