As you step through the discreet wooden doorway from the pretty square of Plaza Nazarenas, it almost feels as though you have arrived at an opulent private home rather than a boutique hotel. The warmth of welcome you will receive at La Casona is quite remarkable. The 16th century manor house has been expertly styled; spacious suites with exposed beams, underfloor heating and huge bathtubs are scattered around a central tranquil courtyard with impressive stone pillars. Suites and communal areas are generously adorned with colourful woven textiles and antiques, showcasing a rich blend of pre-Colombian, Inca and colonial history and culture. And, if you are back in time from your explorations of the city, be sure to take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary afternoon tea service with delicious sweet treats, a wonderful way to relax after a busy day’s sightseeing. It is this attention to the detail, as well as superb levels of services here that truly set La Casona apart , making it one of our favourite places to stay in Peru.