My family stayed at the Hotel Monasterio in Cusco in July, and LOVED it!!!
The overlapping and intersecting layers of history as you experience modern luxury in the context of a 16th century monastery, is mind-contorting in the loveliest possible way! Rooms are decorated with hand-painted frescoes and colonial-style paintings, while maintaining the original terra-cotta brick floors and vaulted ceilings (it seems). But the furniture is ample and comfortable, and the bathrooms are luxurious! It's a place where free wifi meets Gregorian chant music, where a history of austerity collides with a breakfast buffet over-laden with fresh fruit and French pastries. Where paintings of Catholic saints watch as you sip the traditional Quechua coca tea.
It was so beautiful, and the service was so exceptional, it would be worth making another trip to Peru just to spend more time in Cusco.
- 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