Belmond Hotel Monasterio in Cusco, Peru
Voted the Best Hotel in South America by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, Belmond Hotel Monasterio deserves every accolade that comes its way. Built in the 16th century as a monastery on Inca foundations, this cloistered compound is located amid the historic splendor of Cusco, Peru. Most notably, the hotel serves as an ideal base for exploring the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu. Much of the original architecture of Belmond Hotel Monasterio remains intact, paying homage to its original seminarian occupants. In keeping with its intended purpose, the rooms and suites feature a mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings, with a gallery of religious art gracing the walls. Because of the high elevation, 11,000 feet above sea level, many of the rooms are equipped with an oxygen supplementation system for your added comfort.
Discover each room, hallway, and passage at the hotel, where every undiscovered nook seems to hold legendary secrets. Abutting the main square and courtyard is Illariy Restaurant, a dining retreat adorned with original paintings and art that serves distinctive Peruvian and international cuisine. Morning meals are taken in El Tupay Restaurant, and mixologists at the Lobby Bar are skilled at creating refreshing libations with the shake of a wrist. And if you are in the mood for a more private experience, simply ring for room service round-the-clock. Just a few blocks from Cusco's central square with the cathedral and many prominent museums, Belmond Hotel Monasterio provides an idyllic place to discover everything the region has to offer.
Location of Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Calle Palacio 140, Plazoleta Nazerenas, Cusco, Peru
Nearest Airport: CUZ
Amenities for Belmond Hotel Monasterio
- General Information
- 112 Guest Rooms
- 2 Restaurants
- 24-Hour Room Service
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa Services
- Laundry Service
- Art Collection
- In-Room Amenities
- Direct Dial Telephones
- Hair Dryers
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Satellite Television
- Individually Designed Rooms
- Mountain Biking
- River Rafting
- Meeting Rooms
- Business Services
- Historic Sites
- Culture & Arts
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for Belmond Hotel Monasterio
spent 2 non-consecutive nights here. the hotel is in an old monastery is stunning. The location is excellent and central. The staff is very accommodating. The rooms vary greatly in size and quality. The first room we were in was quite small, the heat did not work and there was no ability to block out the light. The second room was a suite and was gorgeous. Easily three times the size of the first room full of fabulous antiques. The second room has it sown Wifi and it worked very well. The hotel Wifi was generally adequate. The breakfast buffet was excellent and the bar was also stunning and had great drinks. The significant drawback to me was the lack of a fitness room. for a hotel of this caliber not to provide such a facility to me is unacceptable especially when there are other fine hotels in the area.
amalaPrinceton_Nj - princeton, nj
We just stayed at the Monastery Hotel in the center of the historic/Inka part of Cusco and we were totally amazed by the beauty of this hotel. everything is breathtaking - from the entrance including the bar, to their own private chapel to the courtyard and the rooms. definitely one of my top 5 city hotels in the world. we had no clue how beautiful Cusco was and hotel reflects everything the city has to offer. the service was very attentive also. we had early morning wake up calls (3;30am) that came right on time.
Uli W - Washington DC, District of Columbia
This wonderful hotel, once a monastery as the name implies, is situated on a small, quiet square in Cusco. It is a short walk to the main square, but it is miles away in spirit. And speaking of spirit, the monks' chanting serves as the backdrop to the beautiful monastery where the courtyard is the setting for meals. The staff anticipates your every wish and is uniformly solicitous and friendly. When you return from the day's outing, some staff member will invariably remember where you've been and will ask you about your experience. It is obvious that they are proud of their hotel and their country and very much want you to share in their enthusiasm. We commend Alex, in particular, for his attentiveness and care. If you require oxygen because of the altitude, it will be provided. The hotel is elegant and the rooms are large and comfortable. Look no further for accommodations in this beautiful town of Cusco.
sabasavta123 - rochester
Pros: Excellent location, steps away from the Plaza de Armas and meters from the Museum of Precolumbian Art (which opens until 10pm and has an excellent restaurant) and the Inka museum. Historical building. It was previously a monastery and you will likely remember this location. The church is beautifully restored and has some superior paintings. The rooms and bathrooms are fully updated and very tastefully decorated. Service is excellent, with very well knowledgeable and helpful staff. All you need to do is ask. Cons: Smallish rooms, but to be expected since the building was a monastery In sum, this is one of those few hotels that we will remember because of its character and staff
A stay at this elegant hotel is more of an experience than simply a hotel stay. Perfectly located in the middle of Cusco just off the main square, the former monastery has a grace and charm about it from the moment you walk in. Towering ceilings, a magnificent courtyard garden with a fountain, and a stately bar all create a feeling of elegance and old world charm. The service is flawless, and great service in Peru is not always easy to find. From attending to Machu Picchu tickets, making restaurant bookings, locating shopping items, nothing is too much trouble. The staff saved me so much time which would have been wasted getting parts of my trip organised. The upmarket Opera dinner - where two astonishing local Opera singers move amongst the tables over dinner was a highlight of my stay, as was the chanting played through the courtyard in the mornings. The food is excellent, and breakfast in the courtyard is absolutely beautiful. The original chapel has been maintained and is open for guests to visit at any time. Huge artworks adorn the walls, and you can almost feel the prayers and whispers of generations past within the building. Rooms are elegant and sumptuous with huge beds, and I loved the balcony overlooking a small courtyard with its own fountain. Many people I met within the property during my stay talked of a spiritual feeling within the hotel, and I can see why. There's a unique sense of peace and luxury here I have not experienced anywhere else. Beautiful.
RenaeLM - Sydney, Australia