Looking for a hotel in the historic center of Cusco where rates go for a reasonable price? Check into the Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco.
Just about every international traveler to Peru schedules a stop in Cusco. Considered the home base for trips to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, this mountain city in the Andes boasts Inca civilization ruins, colonial-era history, and is the seat of a vibrant cultural heritage.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site
It’s the former capital city of the Incas and is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas. This is recognized by its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located at an elevation of 11,152 feet, Cusco’s population is comprised of descendants from the Quechua-speaking groups that were the basis of the Inca Empire.
Cusco as a Popular Stop
Since Cusco is extremely popular with tourists, there are many types of overnight accommodations that fit almost every budget. A favorite of mine is Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco. With awesome city views from the rooms, exceptional service, and delicious included breakfasts, it is a gem.
Plus, its proximity to downtown attractions makes it an excellent base from which to explore the Inca civilization and colonial heritage that defines this Andes city. The San Pedro Train Station is nearby and other close by attractions include the Central Market, Cathedral of Cusco, and Inka Museum.
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Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco Location
The hotel Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco is located in a colonial-era mansion that is considered part of the cultural heritage of the city of Cusco. The building dates back to the 17th century, when the Marquis de Picoaga arrived in the city and built himself a new home.
The hotel consists of a colonial wing and a contemporary wing, with stone archways, an inviting patio with a swimming pool, a fountain, and original murals dating from the architecture of the 17th century. Colonial details include rooms with high beamed ceilings and wooden gates.
The hotel is just a short walk from Cusco Main Square and La Merced Church.
Room with a View in Peru
The rooms are spacious, fully carpeted, with well-appointed bathrooms. Some of the amenities include free Wi-Fi internet connections, cable television, direct dial telephones, safe deposit boxes, and a mini-bar.
Our Superior Suite Room was 484 square feet and featured a king bed, luxurious spa bath, and a spacious private bathroom with tile. I really enjoyed the hot tub after walking throughout Cusco during the day.
Superior Suite Room
Room facilities include:
- Hot tub
- Hand sanitizer
- Tea/Coffee maker
- Air conditioning
- Safe, iron, minibar
- Electric kettle
- Sitting area
- TV, telephone
- Satellite channels
- Flat-screen TV
Full Breakfast Included at Paprika Cusco
Our rate included a full breakfast every morning at the Paprika Cusco Restaurant. Choices include milk, coffee, herbal teas, variety of fresh fruits, yogurt, pastry, eggs, natural juices, cheeses, and various breads. Hours are from 06:00 to 10:00 a.m., but be sure to check with the front desk.
The Parika Cusco Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner as well, serving international dishes with a blend of traditional Peruvian cuisine.
Booking a Room
Standard at Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco rooms range from $122 – $152 while a Superior Suite ranges from $202 – $212.
Sometimes Flash Sales are offered and can start at $132 and if you shop around you might find sales under $100 outside of peak season. Book direct at the Ramada by Wyndham site, at Hoteles Costa Del Sol site, or check rates online at Hotels.com. As might be expected, rates vary based on the season and days of the week.
The author and her fiance were paying guests for 3 nights at Costa del Sol Ramada Cusco. As always, all opinions are those of the author. All photos are by writer/photographer Karin Pezo.