[:en]Tucked into a quiet residential street just 15 minutes walking distance from the busy Cusco historical center is Casa Esmeralda, an elegant boutique hotel by Ananay Hotels. This 18-room house-turned-hotel offers guests a peaceful repose from the hustle and bustle of Cusco and a day’s worth of exploring. Along with a range of thoughtful amenities like natural and organic personal care products in the bathroom, a 24-hour tea and coffee station, and heaters in every room, Casa Esmeralda was designed with comfort in mind.
Decorated simply but elegantly, Casa Esmeralda’s rooms and shared spaces are inviting, cozy, and full of natural light. Plot a day’s adventures in the family room or sit down for some coffee and conversation in front of one of the picture windows overlooking the city or one of the hotel’s 3 gardens. All rooms accommodate anywhere from two to three guests and include wifi, heat, safe box, LED flat screen televisions, and high standard bathrooms equipped with organic personal care products, a blow dryer, and downpour shower heads.
Beyond a daily buffet breakfast, Casa Esmeralda provides guests with wifi access throughout the hotel and in all rooms, central heating, plenty of hot water, and support with booking tours and activities. Transportation to and from the airport or about town is also available as is a free cellphone to borrow throughout your stay.
Every evening, the garden-side dining room transforms into a casual restaurant offering simple dinner fare like soups, sandwiches, and several Peruvian dishes at reasonable prices. In the morning, the same dining room hosts a delicious buffet breakfast of fruit, bread, jam, fresh juice, coffee, and a made-to-order egg station. Additionally, the kitchen is always open to guests wishing to prepare their own snacks and meals.
Casa Esmeralda is a short four blocks from the Koricancha Temple, a major Cusco attraction and the former sun temple of the Incas, and another 10 minutes walk from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, or Main Square. Also convenient, Casa Esmeralda is just a 15-minute drive from the Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport.
For further information about this hotel, visit the Casa Esmeralda website or contact your Explorandes Travel Specialist to include Casa Esmeralda in your Cusco stay.[:]