Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Belmond Hotel Monasterio is a beautiful 16th century converted monastery in Peru's wonderful colonial city of Cuzco. This award-winning property takes full advantage of its unique history, and is one of Cuzco's most luxurious hotels.
At a Glance
Perfectly positioned in Cuzco, just up from main square Plaza de Armas
Impeccable Belmond service and has been the landmark hotel in the city for years
Decorated with fine works of religious art - very traditional decor throughout
Elegant colonial lobby bar and a central courtyard garden
Many rooms offer an oxygen supplementation system to counteract altitude sickness
If you are feeling the altitude (Cuzco is more than 10,000 feet up), then ask for one of the oxygenated rooms, where they will pipe fresh oxygen into your room to give you a good night's sleep.Scott Dunn team
Belmond Hotel Monasterio combines the decor of a colonial monastery with the luxury, elegance and comfort of a modern five-star hotel. Just off Cuzco's main square, the hotel is set around a shady courtyard surrounded by graceful arches. It is steeped in history, dating back to 1592 and has been sensitively designed to reflect the building's story as well as offering beautiful modern touches.
Many of the guest rooms and suites afford fabulous views of the city and its colorful rooftops. There are also oxygen enriched rooms available, making it easier for guests to acclimatise to the high altitude. For the ultimate in luxury, there are two Royal Suites featuring an outdoor terrace, separate living room, your own private court yard and a marble bathroom.
Enjoy exquisite cuisine at the Illariy and El Tupay restaurant, the original refectory, where Inca dinners are held with live folkloric music and dancing. There is also a charming deli serving home-baked breads, pastries, meats and cheeses as well as hot drinks.
Aside from visiting the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and other archaeological sites in the area, you can go mountain biking, white-water rafting, horse riding and fishing. At the end of a day of epic exploration, you can relax with a massage or jump in a hot bath courtesy of one of the hotel's bath butlers.
Belmond Hotel Monasterio features 109 guest rooms and 18 suites, all unique in their design. Amenities include an individually controlled heating system, personal safety box, TV, telephone and complimentary WiFi Internet connection.
Children are welcomed at Belmond Hotel Monasterio but there are no specific facilities. Children will love the many cultural tours offered in and around Cuzco particularly the more active activities such as mountain biking, horse riding and rafting (only suitable for older kids).
The hotel features the Illariy and El Tupay restaurants serving distinctive Peruvian, International and Andino-Nikkei cuisines, the Lobby Bar where you can enjoy the traditional Pisco Sour and the Deli Monasterio serving coffees and snacks. There is also a stunning outdoor swimming pool and business facilities.
Services offered at the hotel include massages in the comfort of your own room and a bath butler service.
Activities at the Belmond Hotel Monasterio include cultural tours to the ruins of Machu Picchu and the Saced Valley, mountain biking, white-water rafting, paragliding, horse riding, fishing and birdwatching to catch a glimpse of the infamous Andean condor. Other activities include archaeology and agriculture programs, botany and weaving all of which can be arranged by the hotel.
Location & Directions
The Belmond Hotel Monasterio is located on Calle Palacio, just two blocks from the Plaza de Armas, Cuzco's central square, where the cathedral and most important museums are located.
When to go
Cuzco’s location and altitude result in only two seasons: rainy and dry. The rainy season typically lasts from November to March, with the heaviest rains arriving in January and February. The best time to visit Cuzco and the surrounding area is during April-October. Though daytime temperatures rest in the mid-to upper 60s throughout the year, the city sees fewer rain showers during its winter months. Bring warm clothing as night-time temperatures dip into the low 30s and 40s due to the altitude.