I can only repeat what so many others have written here, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with all of the amenities to match. You are in former monastery (note that the entrance mat reads Established 1692) with stunning grounds, awesome dining & bar areas, beautiful chapel. The rooms are no smaller than in many European hotels w/ the same price point and they are delightfully furnished in a style compatible with the monastery. Check the hotel's website for photos if you think you might not enjoy such surroundings. Otherwise, enjoy all of the extras (including the world's fluffiest towels!), the fine food and even finer service. Your location is perfect for checking out the shops and museums and the concierge service is, as expected, first rate.
Note - in our group, every one of us encountered altitude sickness at some point on our 12 day trip, regardless of whether we took meds, and for me requesting a room here with extra oxygen really helped.
- 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