This beautiful old monastery converted into a hotel, is immaculate.
Efficient and staff, with a beautiful courtyard (with the only Cedar tree in Cuzco – and what a beauty it is). You get a sense of extreme luxury once inside this monastery.
The rooms are small (keeping in mind that this was not built to be a hotel), but are well laid out, with crisp clean linen and well maintained touches of antique furniture.
I have to comment though, that there is no courtesy service to come and collect you from the airport, which is rather shocking for a hotel of this stature and price! If you ask they will collect you, at a very steep price, if I remember correctly it is between $20 - $25 per person (for a 15min drive), whereas you can take a local taxi at the airport for R$15 (soles) for the car, not priced per person, which amounts to $5 for the ride.
Also – no international adaptors in the rooms? Again, for a hotel of this stature, I do not think this is acceptable.
Breakfast is average, very limited selection at the buffet, not the worst, but I’ve had better at less expensive hotels.
All in all, an enjoyable stay, but I’d go somewhere else if in Cuzco again.
- 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