This has to be one of my absolute all time favorite hotels – if not places in the world! Located in Cusco, Quinua Villa Boutique Hotel adopts its name from the nutritious Andean grain. It is lovingly owned and operated by an Italian expat named Cristiano who welcomed us with open arms.
Each suite in this boutique hotel is unique – designed to reflect a different time period in Peruvian history. My personal favorite aesthetically is Casa Carcilaso from the Colonial Period. It’s a split level walk-back-in-time pictured below. The kitchen comes equipped not only with dishes and cooking ware, but there is even a basket containing any dry goods your heart might desire (olive oil, wine, pasta, candles…) After exploring the artisan barrio of San Blas, perched high on a foothill overlooking Cusco, stop in at a local fruteria and grab some ingredients for a little dinner “at home.”
Un beso, Tara
P.s. This hotel is featured on our Peru Active Explorer, Inca Trail & Beyond, and Incan Backroads itineraries and, of course, Knowmad can always create a custom Peruvian itinerary for you chalk full of great places to rest your head.