You'll feel like you've traveled back in time at the Belmond Hotel Monasterio—and that's not due to the high altitude. A dedicated national monument dating back to 1592, the former monastery sits on Inca stone foundations, which were later topped by plenty of Spanish colonial flourishes. Evidence of this is everywhere you look, from the rich fabrics, antique furnishings, and 16th-century paintings to the gilded chapel.
The 125 rooms and suites (which include three Presidential Suites and two Royal Suites) feature original design elements, along with perks like butler service and free WiFi; many of the accommodations are also enriched with oxygen to help combat the effects of Cusco's high altitude. The Illariy Restaurant, overlooking the serene courtyard, is ideal for a leisurely breakfast, while the Lobby Bar is the spot for a late-afternoon Pisco and live jazz, both enjoyed around the fireplace. Though the central Plaza de Armas buzzes just a few blocks away, once you're through the hotel's arched doorways, you're in another world—and century.
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Restored 16th century monastery, design and architecture have not been significantly changed so no two are alike and all vary in size and format
Views of central courtyard with 300-year-old cedar tree, Cusco streets
Bathrobe, hairdryer, some bathrooms feature separate bath and shower
Complimentary Wi-Fi, central air conditioning and heating, telephone in room with bathroom extension, LCD TV/DVD player, personal in-room electronic safe, iPod dock
Daily buffet breakfast; IIlariy - Classic Peruvian and international dishes. Serves breakfast and lunch; El Tupay - Internationally inspired Peruvian cuisine. Hosts an opera night three times a week. Serves dinner; Deli Monasterio - Offers home-baked breaks with meats and cheeses, along with cakes, pastries, coffee and tea
Lobby Bar - Elegant colonial-style atmosphere, live jazz and blues three times a week
Therapy Suite - Andean massage, Reiki, Shaitsu and aromatherapy treatments available. Beauty Salon also available on site
24-hour room service, nightly turndown, butler service in some suites
Oxygen enrichment in most rooms; daily newspaper delivery
Superior Rooms feature warm and inviting Spanish colonial decor, king-size or twin beds and luxurious marble bathrooms. Views are across a cloistered courtyard or the Hotel's beautifully restored exterior. Some offer supplemental oxygen.
Rooms feature charming colonial interiors with additional space to relax with king-size or twin beds and sofa. Windows look across the courtyard or over the cobbled streets of Cusco. Elegant bathrooms offer shower only. Some offer supplemental oxygen.
Set over two levels, with bedroom on the mezzanine and stairs leading down to spacious living area with sofa and writing desk. Suites feature rich wood furnishings, antique artwork, stunning views of courtyard or city, and king-size or twin beds. Oxygen enrichment system to combat the effects of Cusco's high altitude.
Suites feature a king-size bed, large separate living area with seating and writing desk, private patio or balcony, and marble en-suite bathrooms. They also include oxygen enrichment to combat the effects of Cusco's high altitude.
These exclusive suites include a king size bed, luxurious bathroom with separate bath and shower, separate living area with seating and writing desk, and a large private terrace. Oxygen enrichment system to combat the effects of Cusco's high altitude.