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Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Ranked #4 of 171 Hotels in Cusco
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

This review is way overdue, but deserving. Hotel Monasterio is perfectly located, the reception is helpful, the bar is very cool, coffee on the patio in the morning is peaceful, the breakfast buffet is huge and the room was remodeled from 2 small monk chambers to two rooms in one. Definitely worth a repeat visit if I ever return.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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oeperu, General Manager at Belmond Hotel Monasterio, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thanks for taking the time to share this review regarding Hotel Monasterio. We really appreciate every comment about our property, which helps us to keep improving our high quality service.
Please let us know if you come back to Cusco, it will be nice for us to take special care of you again in Monasterio.

Regards

Stephan Post
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

My husband and I spent 4 nights in the Hotel Monasterio on our two week-long honeymoon in Peru. For most fo the trip we stayed in Orient Express hotels and loved everyone for different reasons.

This property was truly amazing and surpassed out expectations. This centuries old monastery was renovated to include all of the luxury one would expect at an Orient Express hotel while maintaining the feel of a historic landmark. The food was amazing and service impecable! It is just blocks from the main sites in Cusco and has a wonderful restaurant.

I highly recommend a guided tour of the hotel's extensive collection of beautiful paintings from the Cusco School, which finishes with a cooking lesson in the main dining room of the hotel's restaurant.

In addition, the hotel can organize fabulous private guided tours of the near by Scared Valley.

I can't say enough good things about this hotel. No picture does it justice, it is teh kind of place you have to see to believe.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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oeperu, General Manager at Belmond Hotel Monasterio, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2012

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your comments; we are more than delighted to know that you enjoyed the magic of our property, food and our unique services.
Thanks again for choosing Monasterio as your home in Cusco.

Best Regards,


Stephan Post
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

My wife and I stayed there for 2 separate nights, interspersed by two nights at the Sanctuary Lodge in Machu Picchu.

As with other OE properties, Monasterio is unique in its own way. Superb accommodation, obsequious and discreet service, and excellent cuisine. Imagine our surprise when we entered the dining room for dinner to find a quartet, comprising a pianist, a flotist, a tenor and a soprano, entertaining us with classical and operatic performances, all in the setting of the original cavernous monastery refectory. It was absolutely spellbinding!

With special thanks to Hector and Alex, to mention only 2 of the wonderful staff.

Don't forget to visit the Inka Treasures jewelry store opposite the hotel's front entrance, (where we made purchases to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary).

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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oeperu, General Manager at Belmond Hotel Monasterio, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2012

Dear Friends,
Thank you for choosing Cusco and the Hotel Monasterio to celebrate your 45th Wedding Anniversary. We are very pleased to know that you experienced and enjoy every moment of our Bohemian night at the Tupay Restaurant.
Please let us know if you decide to come back to Cusco, we will be delighted to take special care of you.

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Stephan Post
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Very nice hotel and great service but room area is small even in suites, tv is old model, and water temperature varies when showering...some things you do not expect in a $400 plus rate 5 star hotel...

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

We did not stay at The Monasterio, but we went there a couple of times for dinner during our stay. The conclusion of our group: fantastic, outstanding, great, all the superlatives you can imagine. You should be dressed nicely although informal is OK, this is a five star restaurant inside a hotel which was until some years ago a convent. It has been renovated, and it gives you a magic experience from the moment you get into the patio. Service is excellent, people are welcoming you in a professional manner, menu is an amazing reading, and the food, 4 of 5 stars, I will say. But due to the location, the service, and the experience this evening will give you, I will say in total, a 5 of 5. Prices are within the top range. If you do visit this restaurant, you will have one memorable evening to remember the rest of your life.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

This hotel is simply a must if staying in Cusco. The grounds are beautifully maintained, the rooms are wonderfully decorated and the beds, linens and towels glorious. Breakfast is excellent. The only wrinkle for the place was the oxygen supply! We were told they had o2 pumped into most rooms. They do but for an extra 62 dollars a night. We asked for an oxygen tank (which was unlimited and free in all other orient express hotels we stayed at) and they said they could give us one small one with about a 20 minute supply and the next they would have to charge for. We agreed and the tank lasted less than 10 minutes. We told them this and they gave us another free. These 'free' tanks seem to be the tail end of used (perhaps room?) tanks. Why they are so precious about their oxygen is a mystery. This hotel is pricey but worth it. There is very old original paintings everywhere. Spanish guitar playing in the courtyard.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

Beautiful architecture and history in this former monastery but just lacking a bit of attention to detail and rooms could use an upgrade

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Additional Information about Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Address: Calle Plazoleta Nazarenas 337, Cusco, Peru
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Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cusco
#4 Business Hotel in Cusco
#4 Luxury Hotel in Cusco
#6 Family Hotel in Cusco
Price Range: $312 - $606 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Hotel Monasterio 5*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right beside the lively Cusco central square is Belmond Hotel Monasterio, a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592. This delightful retreat combines centuries-old charm with luxury hotel service, inspired restaurants and boutique rooms and suites-all clustered around a tranquil central courtyard. The ideal hotel from which to discover the delights of Cusco, its doors open to a vibrant scene of old and modern architecture, markets, galleries and restaurants serving 'new Andean' cuisine. ... more   less 
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