Cusco, with Cartagena and Ouro Preto, are Southamerica's only authentic historic towns. They all had their golden age and their distinctive architecture, is well preserved for our pleasure.
To be able to explore this town and its history nothing better than overnight in a true world standard 5 star hotel as your may find in Europe, Asia or North America. Of these there are truly few in Southamerica and the Monasterio is one of them, maybe one of the top 3 or 4.
Housed in a former Monastry and still belonging to the Catholic church, the property has been in hands of Orient-Express since 1999.
They have done a fantastic job of refurbishment and beautyfication. I stayed at this hotel for the first time 30 years ago and the improvement is enormous.
The location is perfect to explore the historic district. the public areas are elegant and evoque the colonial times. The restaurant and its food is superb. For some plus on the rate you may use the pool of the sister property just beside the hotel in case you arrive on hot weather season.
We had a Royal Suite consisting of an average sized living room, a large bedroom and huge bathroom. Everything furnished with utmost taste.
The injection of oxygen in the bedroom takes all the altitude problems away from disturbing nightly rest.
One of the most pleasent things lodging with Orient-Express is the kindness of all their staff. We organized our Cusco area trip ( Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Hiram Bingham train and Cusco city ) all in Orient-Express properties and without exceptions we only encountered highly trained, efficient and very kind staff.
If you like to be pampered and lodge in elegant sorroundings of the highest level, this is the only place in town to find it.
- 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