Fancy spending the most romantic holiday of your life at a former Spanish palace in the ancient Inca capital of Cusco? Yes, us too.

No detail of this serene whitewashed idyll has been overlooked - from bespoke mattresses produced after two-and-a-half years of testing, to hand-carved jewellery boxes designed to fit just-so in your safe.

There's even a button on your room phone that connects to the manager's mobile if there's a problem - although since the hotel opened it's only been used twice, once to check it worked and the second time by accident!

Oxygen is pumped into your room to alleviate the effects of the altitude (you're 3,400m above sea level), and a butler is on-hand to make anything from a Pisco Sour from your in-room cocktail station to a herb-infused bath.

The to-die-for food is created by the hottest chef in Peru, Virgilio Martinez (who opened hip restaurant, Lima, in London last year).

Between dips in the pool and visits to the spa, you might forget that another wonder, Machu Picchu, is just a day trip away.

WOW FACTOR: The hotel even has its own scent (which all the staff wear), and your parting gift is a vase made by a local potter filled with Palacio Nazarenas potpourri.

FLIGHT TIME: 16 hours.

GO: Cox & Kings ( offers seven nights in Peru, including two nights at the Palacio Nazarenas, from £2,895 per person, B&B. Also includes flights, transfers, return tickets on the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu and a guided visit.