Hotel Monasterio is a great hotel, not far from the main square at Cusco. The staff are all very welcoming and try to assist in every way.
The food is excellent - great buffet breakfast spread, or they'll cook you something else if you want. Check in was smooth and you can have as much coca tea as you like (helps combat altitude sickness).
Because this location is at high altitude, some people might need assistance with breathing, so some rooms are fitted with oxygen enrichment facilities. However, be aware that if you haven't pre-paid for this, there is an extra fee to pay of around $64 (USD).
In order to combat altitude sickness, you can get Acetazolamide on prescription (best to take Dr's advice as there are side-effects). However, you can purchase this at pharmacies in Cuzco (ask for Acetazolamida).
The rooms are were well appointed and in common with other places don't come with tea or coffee making facilities.
Beds were comfy and gave a good night's sleep. The bath mat even comes tied with a ribbon!
WiFi internet varied a bit, but was gerally ok
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Monasterio Hotel Cusco
- Hotel Monasterio