August 13, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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
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
This is one of the most authentic and beautiful hotels I have had the pleasure of staying in. The property has been kept completely in keeping with the original Monastery, all the public areas are beautiful, including the courtyards, where you can sit by the fire in the evening to enjoy a drink (but be warned it does get very cold at night). The church is just incredible so make sure you visit it. We were upgraded to a beautiful room with a tiny balcony overlooking the courtyard which was delightful, the staff were exemplary throughout but in particular I would like to recognise Jose who was part of the concierge team and looked after us wonderfully throughout our stay. The Opera evening is a wonderful way to spend an evening although perhaps my only criticism is that the food was quit expensive, I think we spent c$180 on 2 courses each and a glass of wine, which bearing in mind Peru is a country renowned for it's incredible food and we didn't have a bad meal anywhere seemed a little much even given the beautiful setting. We stayed for 2 nights before a night in Aquas Calientes, we then came back to Cusco but unfortunately the hotel was fully booked or we would have stayed on our return. Instead we ended up with 2 nights at the JW Marriott, which paled in comparison making the fact it was cĀ£100 per night more expensive than the Belmond grate a little!
Sounds like a cliche for the title but it is true. Arrived here after a trip to the Galapagos Islands. The grounds are so quiet and the staff and rooms are brilliant! The food is very good (for both vegetarians and others). Service is great. At breakfast there was a classical guitarist playing my favourite Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo. Brilliant. The hotel is near to the town and the sights/sites. Well worth a visit.
DocWManchester - Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
As a special treat to ourselves, we booked the Belmond Monasterio for two nights during our Peru holiday June 2017. It sounded a lovely hotel from my enquiries and I wasn't disappointed, the building is beautiful and the bedrooms were lovely, quite luxurious. We had an included breakfast which we found to be plentiful with included hot options and a cold buffet. We only had one evening meal within its restaurant as it's quite expensive. The building is on one side of a small market type square which includes a couple of shops, cafe and restaurant but it's only a five minute walk to the historic centre of Cuzco which unfortunately we didn't have time to visit ourselves as we were booked on various excursions, but it looked amazing and I only wish we could have had more time to visit it properly.
sjch2015 - Camberley, United Kingdom
This service here has been 5 star all around. The rooms have fantastic beds with the best quality linens and pillows. We were greeted and checked in and asked to make any requests for our stay. The gardens are beautiful, rooms very well appointed and everything is top notch. The location could not be better. Tonight we decided to have dinner and opera in the hotel. Again, the pianist and flautist were terrific and the two opera singers had exceptionally beautiful and easy voices. They sang a wide variety of arias during the dinner. The food again was delicious. I'd recommend the trout ceviche as the best I've had. Desert and Andian mint tea was perfect. The servers again were perfect and the ambiance romantic. It felt like the type of dinner that only royalty could experience a hundred years ago. Having eaten at many Michelin three star restaurants across Europe and the US, this fits in with the best. We were hoping for something special but the hotel and restaurant exceeded our expectations.
AlbertCrumb - Ottawa, Canada
We have been in two hotels in Cusco. Monasterio has an excellent location, impressive patios and decor besides a delicious breakfast buffet. Interior capela worth the visit. Downsides: too small rooms with old facilities.