This hotel is nothing short of spectacular. The original features from when the property was a monastery make for a visual feast. The delightful courtyards are picturesque with water fountains and well manicured flower beds. A constant flurry of staff keeps the atmosphere feeling exclusive, there is no doubt that the staff I encountered at Hotel Monasterio are second to none. Professional, polite, efficient and with a sense of humor.
The rooms vary hugely, but all rooms are lovely and comfortable. I stayed in one of the less expensive rooms and found it to be in tune with the rest of the hotel. If you're expecting 42" plasma screens and a Nespresso machine, this isn't the hotel for you. Although there is a slightly out of character but welcome ipod dock.
There is no gym or pool which I initially found disappointing, but with my busy schedule teamed with the high altitude, I very much doubt I would have found a use for them. I didn't miss either during the course of the week.
The breakfast is buffet style with a wide variety of options including made to order eggs, omelets or pancakes. All were delicious.
At lunch, the chef found the time to make me 'Ceviche' even thought it was absent from the menu and it was superb! I suggest this traditional Peruvian dish is added to the menu as it was the best ceviche I tasted all week.
The restaurant and bar food in the evening was also fantastic, a great selection with something for everyone. All washed down with an expertly made Pisco Sour. A must for anyone visiting Peru.
This hotel is a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of Cusco, in a great location moments from the main square. Plenty of local restaurants and bars a stone's throw away, but if you're anything like me, you'll feel mesmerised by the exquisite architecture and enticed by the extensive wine list and never want to leave.
- 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