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Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Calle Palacio 136, Plazoleta Nazarenas
| +51 84 604000
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Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cuzco  Peru
Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cuzco  Peru
Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cuzco  Peru
Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cuzco  Peru
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Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cuzco  Peru
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Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cuzco  Peru
Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cuzco  Peru
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Belmond Hotel Monasterio

A dedicated national monument dating back to 1592, this former monastery sits on Inca stone foundations, which were later topped by plenty of Spanish colonial flourishes. Evidence of the hotel’s history is everywhere you look, from the rich fabrics and antique furnishings to the 18th-century paintings that decorate the public spaces.  

The 125 rooms and suites feature original design elements, along with perks like butler service and free Wi-Fi. Many are even enriched with oxygen to help combat the effects of Cuzco’s dizzyingly 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 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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AFAR Contributor
over 3 years ago

Art Walk

The hotel offers complimentary tours of its extensive art collection, led by an expert in Peruvian history and religious art. Learn about the artists and subjects behind the original paintings, and enjoy a private visit to the Baroque chapel to hear about its unique history. Contact the concierge to reserve a spot.
AFAR Contributor
over 3 years ago

You're The Chef

In recent years, Peruvian cuisine has become popular all over the world, and Lima is now bursting with top-rated restaurants. But you don't have to be in the big city to dine well: Cusco has its share of expert chefs—including, perhaps, you. With the hotel's "Chef for a Day" package, you'll visit the San Pedro market to pick from the wide selection of local ingredients, then return to the hotel for a cooking class highlighting some of the region's signature dishes. Children's cooking lessons are also available.
AFAR Contributor
over 3 years ago

A Musical Meal

With its historic setting and romantic atmosphere, the hotel transports guests to another time. That feeling continues at the El Tupay Restaurant where, three nights a week, the gourmet meals are accompanied by a live opera performance. Enjoy the elegant atmosphere as you savor the international dishes and a bottle from the extensive collection of Old World wines.
AFAR Contributor
almost 3 years ago

Historic Luxury in Cusco

A former monastery, and a national monument that dates back to the late 1500's, the Belmond Hotel Monasterio is the ultimate blend of history and modern luxury. Nestled around a quaint central courtyard, Belmond Hotel Monasterio's 122 boutique suites are all uniquely decorated to reflect the hotel's rich heritage. Only a few minutes walk from downtown Cusco, Belmond Hotel Monsterio is a fantastic launching point to discover this city in the Peruvian Andes and beyond.
over 4 years ago

Mysterious Hotel Monasterio

If money is no object, you could stay just a few blocks away at the very swanky Hotel Monasterio. A former monastery surrounding a grand courtyard, the vibe here is dark, sexy and mysterious (just like I like my men). The occasional piped-in Gregorian chants echoing through the halls and eery paintings of devils and demon creates a sort of Poesque atmosphere. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a rival skeleton or two slumping deep within these old, concrete walls, observing us with envy and cursing Montresor. Incredible Trip to Peru: http://bit.ly/11IZdBX
over 4 years ago

Converted Monastery in Cusco, Peru

When we landed in Cusco, we immediately knew the experience would be magical. When we pulled into our hotel, we were blown away. Being that we were splurging a bit for our honeymoon, we were able to experience Orient Express' Hotel Monasterio which was a highlight of our Cusco experience in and of itself. The hotel was originally built as a monastery and has since been converted, retaining this incredible sense of history and allure. The original chapel still remains and guests are able to pop in and poke around. The rooms are furnished with antique-chic pieces; intricate frames, Franciscan paintings and carefully selected tables along side L'Occitane body products and plush robes. It's the ultimate feeling of authenticity plus luxe living, something Orient Express has seemed to master. Beyond that, the service was impeccable and the location was unbeatable. As soon as you exit Hotel Monasterio, you are a short walk from the Plaza de Armas, the cultural heart of Cusco. One thing to be aware of: the altitude (12'000+ feet) is no joke in Cusco. My counterpart was seriously feeling the effects of the altitude by day two. Drink coca tea or borrow the hotel's oxygen tanks if you need a little boost!