Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Calle Palacio 136, Plazoleta Nazarenas, Cusco, Peru


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  • Best available non-restricted rates
  • Room upgrade, when available at check-in
  • 100 USD spa services credit per room
  • One coca sour per person

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Grand hotel housed within a converted 16th-century monastery situated just a short stroll from the Plaza de Armas. Rustic timbered ceilings, stone fireplaces, terra-cotta floors, antique furniture, museum-quality artifacts, silver adornments and original paintings from the Cusqueña school of art define the hotel’s atmospheric public areas. An appealing restaurant occupies the perimeter of a magnificent interior courtyard. The 126 guest accommodations come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, the more spacious Deluxe rooms and Junior/full suites appointed with Spanish-style furnishings and paintings and well-equipped baths. Some Deluxe Rooms offer wonderful views of the hotel's courtyards, while others gaze out onto Cuzco's quaint colonial streets. From the hotel, you can easily walk to nearly all the foremost sites in Cusco’s historic district, meandering along clean cobbled streets edged with shopping arcades selling colorful traditional handicrafts.

From the Hideaway Report

November 2010 Hideaway Report

Since its debut in 1995, our favorite place to stay in Cusco has been the 126-room Hotel Monasterio, located a short stroll from the Plaza de Armas. Originally a Spanish seminary dating to 1592, it contains the extraordinarily ornate Chapel of San Antonio Abad, which is still overseen by the archbishop of Cusco. Elsewhere, the gracious interiors brim with charm. Polished terra-cotta tile floors, vaulted ceilings, elaborate wood accents and intricate silver ornaments are ...

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Deluxe Oxygen Enriched Room, from $835; Junior Suite, from $880.

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Rates include daily buffet breakfast served at Illariy Restaurant, Wi-Fi and welcome mate (tea) and fruit.

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From our Readers

Andrew Harper Member August 15, 2013 | 10:10:45
The setting of the Monasterio is stunning - and the location in Cusco is fantastic. Situated on a hill just behind the Plaza, you can easily walk downhill two blocks to the center of the historic district. We stayed in four hotels while in Peru, and our family all agreed that the Monasterio staff was by far the best. Their service is impeccable, but they are all quite warm - offering an abundance of concern, care and advice when our youngest came down with altitude sickness. (We saw a few youngesters sick while we were there - some having to delay trips to the Inka Trail.) The food was incredible, and one of our party was able to enjoy a massage that was reported to be wonderful. We did stay in a room over the bar, which did have music in the evenings which we could hear through our floor, but the band ended quite early (like, 8pm?). It didn't bother us but might be a concern for other travelers. Also, not all bathrooms have showers and baths, so if you have a preference, be sure to voice this when you book. The altitude of Cusco should be real concern for anyone coming from sea level, as we did. My husband and I took altitude medication and had few symptoms (everyone was breathless at times of course!) but our youngest went down for a day, and we were told by most people at the hotel that the little ones usually get hit the hardest. After 36 hours or so, he was back to normal and ready to explore. So if you are coming here, I'd plan to keep your schedule open the first two days so you can do what you feel like doing. There is a great little "deli" about 40 feet from the front door of the hotel where you can pick up lunch or snacks, and although we loved the food we had in Peru, we did enjoy a beautiful organic salad and the kids enjoyed pizza just down the hill at La Bodega - literally a block and a half from the hotel. Just go early. More adventurous types can eat at the local Mercado - a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
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Subscriber Benefits

Subscriber Benefits
  • Best available non-restricted rates
  • Room upgrade, when available at check-in
  • 100 USD spa services credit per room
  • One coca sour per person


24-hour Room Service
Airport Transfers
Bedside Reading Lamp
Business Center
Double Sinks
DVD Player
Hair Dryer
Horseback Riding
Hot Tub
Housekeeping Daily
iPod Docking Station/MP3 Player
Magnified Mirror
Minibar with Refrigerator
Non-Smoking Public Areas
Parking, Complimentary
Relaxation Room
Roll-away/Crib Available
Room Service
Sightseeing Tours
Smoking Designated Areas
Spa Treatment
Sundry Shop/Boutique
Wireless Internet
Wireless Internet in Public Areas
Wireless Internet, Complimentary


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