The 350m2 Qoya Spa Cusco spread out on three different levels is decorated in the same modernist style (think hot pink loungers, modern light fixtures and white plastic flower pots) found throughout the Casa Cartagena hotel to which it belongs.
The pool area complete with a wooden deck, 8 metre hydromassage pool, loungers and an innovative stone wading pool filled with local herbs to soothe tired feet is a nice place to rest for a few hours after a hectic few days around Cusco or the valley. This light filled space with floor to ceiling windows and a view of the bohemian San Blas district is definitely relaxing and also has a yoga room available for private classes.
The rest of the spa is separated into male and female areas each with two treatment rooms, a wet sauna and a changing area in both areas. In addition the female area has a beauty salon available for hair dressing, manicures and pedicures. We loved the eucalyptus scented wet sauna which has a cold shower inside the sauna itself which was extremely welcome for cooling down.
The colours in the spa are bright and not always soothing – treatment rooms are lilac with hot pink cushions in the female area and the male relaxation area located on the second floor landing is a lime green colour. The changing area is modern and spotlessly clean with lockers, L’Occitane amenities, fluffy bathrobes and hot pink crocs in-line with the modern feel throughout.
Signature treatments include the hot stone massage and the Chuak’a deep tissue massage which is combined with Japanese acupressure. They also provide a full range of facials and body treatments including aromatherapy scrubs and masks and a selection of pampering packages for honeymooners or couples which include champagne, cheese platter, couples massage and aromatherapy baths.
Best of Peru Travel Recommends:
- Visit Qoya to use the wet sauna and to lounge by the pool and soak up the view of San Blas.