My suite is very romantic. All creams and whites and pale golds. The ceiling is high and there are skylights on one side of the dormer ceiling. The bed is immense, as is the hot tub in the corner.
I’m at the Andean Wings Boutique Hotel.
In the centre of Cusco, this boutique property bills itself as “a heavenly haven in the heart of the Andes”. Housed in two old manor homes of the Spanish colonial era, the hotel has 16 rooms. Each is sized and decorated differently. Purple Haze was one of my favourites — two stories and a piano! Have a look at the website to make sure you choose a room that suites your needs and personality.
In addition to the variety of rooms, Andean Wings has a bar with a fireplace (delicious pisco sours!) and a restaurant with a glass roof (though there are umbrellas in case you want to enjoy your breakfast or lunch in the shade). There’s also a spa, the Six Pumas Pasaypa Therapy Center, which offers a wide range of services using Peruvian products from the Amazon and Andes. Just in case you need it, there’s a tank with complimentary oxygen on-site to help fight the effects of Cusco’s high altitude.
Though on a fairly busy street (making it easy to find), my sleep was not interrupted by traffic noise. And my jacuzzi bath — complete with rose petals and bubbles — was the perfect antidote to ward off Cusco’s night time chill.