Belmond Hotel Monasterio
PROPERTY TYPE: A 1592 Monastery, Turned Luxury Hotel
EXPERIENCES: City Life, Landmarks, Local Immersion
THE ALLURE: Spanish and Incan culture, Andean massage, aromatherapy and cuisine
“One of the most unique hotels in Cusco, this former monastery and national monument combines centuries-old charm with five-star luxury hotel service.”
Rooms: With an enviable position in the centre of Cusco, the Belmond Hotel Monasterio offers 126 rooms and suites, serving as the perfect retreat after a day exploring the city. Each room is wonderfully unique, reflecting the monastery’s charm and elegance. Rich wood furnishings, antique artwork and architectural quirks add to the historic atmosphere. Magnificent examples of religious art adorn the walls. Luxurious Junior Suites offer stunning courtyard or city views, elegant marble bathrooms, some with luxurious baths while others feature just a shower. Upon request, Junior Suites can be enriched with oxygen to combat the effects of Cusco’s high altitude. The crowning gems of Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Royal Suites are perfect for those who love luxury. In these suites you’ll find almost endless space, with a bedroom, separate living room, large marble bathroom and expansive private terrace.
Dining: Enjoy Peruvian and classic international cuisine at El Tupay restaurant, featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in a warm and intimate setting. Nestled in the cloisters with views across the verdant courtyard, Illary Restaurant offers a beautiful setting for a refined culinary experience. Enjoy delicious breakfasts or light lunches packed with Mediterranean flair. If weather is permitting, guests can dine beneath the warm blue skies in the open-air courtyard. Located near the Hotel entrance, Deli Monasterio offers an authentic taste of Peru for those on the go. Artfully prepared, home-baked breads are filled with delicious meats and cheeses, and Tempting cakes and pastries are also featured. In the late afternoons, the Lobby Bar is the perfect spot to sink in front of the roaring fire and enjoy the smooth sounds of the city’s finest Jazz musicians.
Pool & Gym: While there is no pool or gym on the property, there are endless activities to enjoy onsite and in Cusco, ranging from cooking classes to touring the Hotel’s extensive art collection, guided by an expert in religious art and Peruvian history.
Spa: Enjoy an Andean massage based on a ritual developed by Andes natives; an aromatherapy treatment is administered using kantu, the sacred flower of the Incas. Or call your personal Bath Butler to prepare an exquisite and indulgent end to a day of adventure and exploration.
Wifi: Internet access throughout the property.
Location: The historic city of Cusco lies nestled in the Andes, on top of the world, at more than 11,000 feet above sea level and the Belmond Hotel Monasterio stands in the historical center of this city, only two blocks away from the Plaza de Armas, or central square, and a few short blocks from the city’s most interesting museums. The nearest airport, Velazco Astete (CUZ), is just 1 mile away.