Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is a stunning former palace and convent and has emerged from years of restoration to become one of Cuzco's finest hotels. Owned and run by the exclusive Belmond group of hotels and has the only outdoor pool in Cuzco.
At a Glance
Restored from a former 16th century Carmelite convent in a tranquil plaza behind the city’s main square
Rooms start at junior suite level here so very spacious and as newly restored, all the mod cons one would expect
Sister hotel to the highly acclaimed Hotel Monasterio, which is right next door
Relax in the city’s only heated outdoor swimming pool
Wonderful base to explore a city that has UNESCO World Heritage status
Excellent Spa and onsite facilities
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is the new sister property to the landmark Belmond Hotel Monasterio, a former 16th century monastery owned and operated by Belmond. These two properties are located on Nazarenas Square, just a few minutes by foot from both the Plaza de Armas, where Cuzco’s Cathedral and most important museums are located, and the arty San Blas quarter.
Step past walls of Inca stones and into a cloistered courtyard with an ancient fountain at its heart. Then be surprised as contemporary Cuzco comes to the fore: a fabulous spa, the city's first outdoor pool and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local cuisine.
This intimate retreat has just 55 suites, each enriched with oxygen and with its own private bar where guests (or their private butler) can create drinks accented with fresh ingredients grown at and around the hotel.
Hidden behind an ancient facade, within the largest of seven cloistered terraces, you’ll find the heart and social hub of Palacio Nazarenas and Cuzco’s first outdoor heated swimming pool.
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas offers a wide range of beautiful suites with stunning views over the ancient patio or the pool.
The intimate Belmond Palacio Nazarenas has just 55 suites. Each suite comes with a private butler and is enriched with oxygen to combat potential altitude sickness. Elegant Studio Suite interiors feature a complimentary in-room bar, premium bedding, a flat screen television, complimentary wifi, a sitting area spacious marble bathroom with soaking tub. Studio Suites do vary slightly, and can be found throughout the hotel. Some feature balconies, while others have a terrace close to the pool or original Inca architecture.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Belmond Palacio Nazarena. However, there are no specific facilities available for them at the hotel.
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, guest lounge and library, spa and boutique.
Senzo Restaurant serves a sumptuous breakfast buffet and offers an a la carte menu which has a strong Andean influence but dishes can be custom made to suit individual tastes. Senzo Bar, located by the pool, serves refreshing drinks, a large selection of South American wines and colorful light dishes.
Hypnôze Spa has developed its own brand of treatments to improve physical, mental and emotional well being. Organic products made from Peruvian ingredients are used to help achieve this goal. Some of the treatment rooms have glass floors exposing the Inca Wall underneath - a magical experience.
Guests at Palacio Nazarenas may dine next door at its sister property, the Belmond Monasterio, and have this added to their room bill.
Location & Directions
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is located in an exclusive area of downtown Cuzco, between the city’s central square, the Plaza de Armas, and the arty, lively neighborhood of San Blas. Just a 10-minute drive from the airport, Cuzco is situated 3,399m (11,152ft) above sea level, in what was once the capital of the Inca Empire.
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.