The Inca Empire ruled most of South America for more than 1,000 years. Today, you can visit some of these former imperial capitals and still feel like you’re visiting a different country – local markets sell goods made there, the architecture is beautiful and gracious, and the people are very friendly. If you’re looking for a taste of pre-Columbian civilization, consider taking a trip to Peru. The Andean country was home to some of the world’s most advanced civilizations before the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. Visit the Palacio del Inka in Lima and let its royal ruins and colonial structures take you. This 5-star hotel is a Cusco hotel that has been beautifully preserved in its original form, with a distinctive vaulted ceiling. The main building is home to both the historic guest rooms and the hotel restaurant that was once part of this mansion.
The hotel was the former royal palace of the Inca Empire. It has since been restored to its original glory and now offers many luxurious hotel services and experiences to guests looking to get away from it all. From mountain biking to horseback riding, some of the activities at this luxury hotel will take you away from the hustle and bustle.
It serves as a hotel, conference center and home to the Cusco Archaeological Museum, the city’s only archaeological site that has been preserved over the centuries. The museum houses a full collection of pre-Columbian and colonial archaeological and anthropological items from the old city. The main hall of the museum features a large life-size model of a typical Cuscoano house. At the same time, the exhibition areas show less detailed but still exquisite models of typical Cuscoano buildings such as a watercraft, a locals house, a country house, and a traditional Native American home.
The center of the hotel is Plazuela del Sol, a market where you can find stalls selling handicrafts and other activities. Plazuela del Sol is located in the heart of Cusco’s old town, and it’s here that you’ll find most of Cusco’s attractions, including Zona Colonial and Hacienda de San Pedro.
The Palacio del Inka is a rare and distinctive example of a mixture of architecture, design and materials that incorporates elements of Spanish and Inca traditions. Spanish influence can be found in decorative elements, such as columns, cornices, balustrades, wood blinds, and windows. The hotel incorporates Inca elements using traditional Andean motifs, and Andean artefacts are placed in the rooms. The hotel is distinguished by its elegant and upscale atmosphere with modern design and elegant interior décor.
First-class service distinguishes the hotel from other luxury hotels in the city. Features include friendly, efficient service, state-of-the-art service areas, and a personal concierge. The hotel believes that this is one of the hallmarks of the hotel. Visitors have received many positive reviews of the hotel with great praise for the staff. According to one visitor: “They do everything they can to make you comfortable, and although it is spread far from the city, it is well worth it for the atmosphere and one-on-one service.”
The superior rooms and suites are located on the top floor of the hotel. They offer more luxurious accommodation with private bathrooms, balconies and fireplaces. They also have butler services and waiters specially trained to serve you and your guests. All rooms in the hotel have a balcony or street view, fireplace and sofa for extra space and comfort. Besides its unique architecture, the most beautiful part of the hotel is the relaxing environment. The hotel has an infinity pool with a pebbly beach just steps away. The hotel also has a hiking trail where guests can go for a nature walk or explore the nearby archaeological sites. If you’re staying in the premium rooms, you have access to a private Amazon River where you can snorkel and enjoy a waterslide.
The Inka has a spa that is famous for its luxurious treatments and the “Inka Bath”. This treatment includes a hot stone massage, an infrared bath and a hydrotherapy pool. There is also a restaurant in the hotel that specializes in authentic Peruvian cuisine.
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