Belmond Hotel Monasterio
The service is as superior as the hotel is historic
Belmond Hotel Monasterio is a unique hotel museum located two blocks from Cusco’s central square and cathedral, and just a short walk to the artist district of San Blas.
An architectural treasure and national monument, the Belmond Monasterio dates back to 1592 and combines the majesty of a colonial monastery with the luxury, elegance and comfort of a modern 5-star hotel. This delightful retreat blends centuries-old charm with modern and traditional Spanish colonial style. Guest rooms are decorated in neutral tones with rich wood furnishings and antique artwork, and the architectural quirks add to the historic atmosphere. Find internationally-inspired Peruvian cuisine and a captivating atmosphere at the restaurants and bars. Four nights a week, the romantic arches of El Tupay resonate with the operatic sounds of Cusco’s best tenor and soprano.
Guests can expand their culinary repertoire with a choice of cooking classes, tour the hotel’s extensive art collection, guided by an expert in religious art and Peruvian history, or learn of the vibrant history and rich origins of Pisco, Peru’s national drink. At the heart of the hotel is the beautiful cloistered courtyard, featuring a tranquil fountain and 300-year-old cedar tree which is protected by UNESCO. The Chapel, built almost 500 years ago is decorated in Baroque style, with gold-plated pictures frames. The magnificent paintings depict scenes from the life of its patron saint.
The Belmond Monasterio, steeped in history, is the ideal hotel from which to discover the delights of Cusco.
Why we like it
- In the heart of historic Cusco
- A former monastery & national monument
- Centuries old-charm enhanced with luxury service
- Exquisite artwork in the private art collection
- Some rooms can be enriched with oxygen to ward off altitude sickness