Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Tucked inside a 400 year old monastery, the Belmond Hotel Monasterio is just steps away from Cusco’s vibrant central square, Plaza de Armas. Yet its jaw-dropping courtyard – dominated by an ancient cedar – offers serenity amid the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s oldest cities.

The 101 rooms and 21 suites at this luxurious Belmond property feature handsome timber furniture, antique works of art and spacious marble ensuite bathrooms. Some can also be enriched with oxygen to help acclimatise to Cusco’s high altitude.

For cutting-edge Peruvian cuisine in an enchanting atmosphere, look no further than the onsite restaurant, which nestles in the building’s cloisters. The Belmond Hotel Monasterio also has an evocative lounge, perfect for pre or post-dinner drinks. Should you wish to master Andean culinary techniques or learn how to make a classic Pisco Sour, this hotel offers classes for both.


How to get to Belmond Hotel Monasterio

The Belmond Hotel Monasterio is located in Cusco’s historic centre, around 8km (approximately 20 minutes’ drive) from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio Highlights

  • A unique luxury hotel occupying an ancient former monastery
  • With a stunning central courtyard dominated by a centuries-old cedar tree
  • Just steps from Cusco’s central square – Plaza de Armas
  • Charming rooms and suites decorated with antiques
  • Cutting-edge Peruvian cuisine served in evocative settings

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Why Peru: Peru is a spectacular destination of ancient Inca ruins, stunning Spanish colonial architecture, snow-covered mountains and lush Amazon jungle teeming with incredible fauna and flora.

When to Go: Peru’s climate varies considerably by region and altitude. The best time for trekking is Jun – Sep, when days are sunny but nights are cold. The Inca trail is closed during the wettest month of February; however you can still visit Machu Picchu by train during this time. As one moves up into the mountains from the coast, night-time temperatures become colder. The eastern slope of the Andes, which includes the Amazon basin, experiences very heavy rainfall during the wet season, so the best time to visit this region would be Apr – Oct.

Combine With: A trip to Peru is easily combined with Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia or Brazil. Alternatively, you could visit  Central America.

Getting There: Lima has direct flights to and from cities all over South America.

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