Irreplaceable charm meets understated luxury in the heart of Peru's historic city
City | Food & wine | History & culture
Right beside Cusco's lively central square is Hotel Monasterio, a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592. This delightful Belmond luxury retreat retains its centuries-old charm and ambience - especially within its cloistered courtyards and baroque chapel, richly decorated in gold.
Hotel Monasterio has 126 rooms many of them with charming views of the city, the colourful rooftops of Cusco or the beautiful inner courtyards of the hotel. The decoration and furnishings combine the best of modern and traditional Spanish colonial style and magnificent examples of religious art adorn the walls.
Nestled among the old monastery cloisters, Illariy Restaurant offers not only a memorable setting, but also a selection of refined, beautifully prepared dishes inspired by the flavours of Peru and beyond. El Tupay Restaurant serves classic international dishes, creative cocktails and wines from around the world in a romantic setting beneath the hotels arches. Three times a week guests can enjoy the operatic sounds of Cusco's finest tenor and soprano.
For guests looking to relax at the end of a long day's exploring, Hotel Monasterio's Therapy Suite offers a selection of aromatherapy and Thai massage treatments. The main attraction here however is the hotel's location, the perfect base from which to discover the delights of Cusco, its doors opening to a vibrant city of old and modern architecture, markets, galleries and superb restaurants. The presence of the past is ever present, even as you're pampered by every luxury and modern comfort.
Stay here on these holidays
Explore the very best of Peru's beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and fascinating culture on this tailor-made journey. Visit Lima, Arequipa, the Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca before heading to the Andes and the ancient sites of Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
Whether it’s lavish accommodation, exclusive tours or trips aboard the continent’s most luxurious trains, this itinerary showcases the very best of Peru, from its Incan treasures to its spectacular natural world.
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