Just three blocks from the Plaza de Armas, you can stay at a charming B&B called El Retablo, a 2-story home that celebrates vibrant local art with handwoven tapestries and colorful murals. From here, you can quickly walk to bars, restaurants, and cafes.
- 11:00 a.m. check in
- 10:00 a.m. check out
- Free Breakfast
- Wireless Internet
This boutique bed and breakfast is on the northern side of town, and one of the closest attractions is Sacsayhuamán. These ruins are a site that used to serve as an Inca fortress, and the location of pivotal battles between the Inca and the Spanish. It’s also a spot where you can take horseback riding tours that include a visit to a local ranch. Tours in the area might also take you to archeological sites like Tambomachay, where you can see aqueducts and waterfalls.
Rooms have bright, floral patterns against white walls — artists from the famed Fine Arts School of Cusco channeled the lively energy of Andean culture into the design. Each of the 17 rooms has a unique design. All of the rooms have all the features you’d expect in an upscale room, including air conditioning and private bathrooms stocked with toiletries.
All of the rooms come with telephones and Wi-Fi, as well as a satellite smart TV. Your room will stay nice and tidy thanks to the housekeeping and convenient laundry service. You can store things in the in-room safety deposit box.
The art continues onto the sunny patio, which offers some outdoor seating and more intricate art. Breakfast is included in your stay. When you’re ready for your next meal, ask your hosts to recommend one of the local eateries.