Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Like its nearby sister, the Belmond Hotel Monasterio, the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is a hotel with ancient roots: the onetime private residence-turned-convent—and now turned hotel—has original Inca walls and colonial-era frescoes.

As a newer hotel (it opened in 2012, following years of renovation and restoration), the all-suite property also has plenty of modern touches. All rooms are enriched with oxygen, to help guests adjust to the altitude, and have iPads, WiFi, and espresso/tea bars; depending on the category, they might also have heated bathroom floors, balconies, or original Inca and colonial design features.

Other perks include Cusco's first outdoor heated pool (with an adjacent pool bar), an intimate restaurant highlighting seasonal ingredients, and butler service for all—just like the Palacio's original residents would have enjoyed.
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Amenities
  • Rooms
    Suites include original Inca or colonial features, rooms come with pillow menu and minibar with coffee and tea, some rooms also have pisco station
  • Bath
    Bathrobes and slippers in each room, hairdryer, complimentary bath amenities, marble bathrooms with separate tub and shower in most rooms
  • Tech
    Complimentary WiFi, direct dial telephone, satellite TV sound system, DVD player, multi-plugs, iPad with Nazarena’s app on request, oxygen enrichment and air-conditioning
  • Pool
    Only outdoor heated swimming pool in Cusco
  • Dining
    Senzo Restaurant - Relaxed atmosphere with a focus on authentic cuisine of Cusco and the Sacred Valley; Poolside Bar - Fresh poolside lunches served daily
  • Spa
    Hypnoze Spa - Uses locally produced organic essential oils and aromatic products. Offers a la carte treatments and tailor-made therapies customized to suit a guest’s needs
  • Miscellaneous
    Laundry service, twice-daily housekeeping, small seating area available for meetings and doubles as an entertainment room with PlayStation
Room Types
  • Junior Suite
    King-size or twin beds, located in the historic area of hotel, marble bathroom with separate tub and shower, small dining table and chairs, small sitting area. Each spacious bathroom boasts underfloor heating and a unique Peruvian travertine marble decor.
  • Deluxe Junior Suite
    Suites feature original Inca and colonial features and/or special views. King-size or twin beds, located in the historic area of hotel, marble bathroom with separate tub and shower, small dining table and chairs, small sitting area. Each spacious bathroom boasts underfloor heating and a unique Peruvian travertine marble decor.
  • Suite
    King-size or twin beds, located in both historic and new areas of hotel. Extra large Peruvian travertine marble bathrooms with separate tub and shower and heated floors, dining table and chairs, sitting area.
  • Deluxe Suite
    Suites feature original Inca and colonial features and/or special views and are close to the pool. King-size or twin beds, located in both historic and new areas of hotel. Extra large Peruvian travertine marble bathrooms with separate tub and shower and heated floors, dining table and chairs, sitting area.
  • Premium Suites
    Divided into two separate areas, each with its own ambience. Unusually high ceilings and/or exceptional views. Located in both historic and new areas of hotel. Marble bathroom with separate tub and shower, dining table and chairs.
  • Deluxe Premium Suites
    Suites feature original Inca and colonial features and/or special views. Divided into two separate areas, each with its own ambience. Unusually high ceilings and/or exceptional views. Located in both historic and new areas of hotel. Marble bathroom with separate tub and shower, dining table and chairs.
  • Palacio Suite
    King-size bed. Beautiful corner suite located in the ancient part of the hotel. Spacious private terrace, separate bedroom, living room and office area, marble bathroom with separate tub and shower.
  • Nazarenas Suite
    King-size bed. Located on the 2nd floor with a balcony overlooking Nazarenas Square. Vaulted ceiling with hand-painted, carved roses. Original home of the Mother Superior. Marble bathroom with separate tub and shower, living room, dining table and chairs.
Boutique Luxury in Cusco
One of Cusco's most exclusive hotels and formerly a convent and a palace, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is steeped in history. With a world class spa, an outdoor heated swimming pool and some of the city's top restaurants on-site, this 55 room boutique hotel is a private escape within the city walls of Cusco. With the makings for a pisco sour in each of the rooms, simply call on your butler for a welcome drink and pisco sour demonstration. On my recent Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu with Pure Quest Adventures and Lima Tours, the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas was an incredible launching point for the week of adventure ahead.
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Swim in Cuzco's First Outdoor Heated Pool at Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
A member of the AFAR Collection, the convent-turned-hotel has original Inca walls and Cuzco’s first outdoor heated pool. From $595. This appeared in the October 2015 issue.
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Breathe Easy
Talk about a sense of place: at the on-site Hypnôze Spa, the first fully oxygenated spa in the world, some of the five treatment rooms feature glass floors through which you can see portions of the original Inca walls and foundations. The treatments pay tribute to this history, too, with nods to Inca and Andean culture. The house-created organic product line uses Peruvian ingredients like Andean salt, coca leaves, and native herbs, while body scrubs and wraps feature local plants like maca, quinoa, and kiwicha. Herbal teas and healthy snacks are served at the spa bar, while a dedicated patio hosts yoga, Pilates, and stretching sessions.
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Flaunt Your Moves
Get into the Latin American groove with a salsa lesson at the hotel. Offered every Tuesday and Thursday in the Senzo Bar, the complimentary class walks couples through the basic moves of the dance, then sets you free to let the music take over. Afterwards, refresh with a glass of pisco, Peru's national drink; the bar offers complimentary tastings of several varieties.
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Secret Garden
Many hotels offer afternoon tea—but rarely is the tea that's served one that guests have created themselves. At Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, guests can tour the hotel's "secret garden", where the chefs grow ingredients for the kitchens, and pick some of their favorite herbs. The herbs are then packaged into tea bags, brewed, and served alongside a selection of sandwiches, pastries, and breads, all accompanied by jams using locally sourced berries. Available daily from 3:30-6pm.
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Plazoleta Nazarenas 223, Cusco 08000, Peru
+51 84 582222