Cusco & The Sacred Valley
Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel

Right beside the lively Cusco central square is Belmond Hotel Monasterio, a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592.

This welcoming retreat combines centuries-old charm with luxury hotel service. Guests can browse the hotel’s extensive art collection, unwind with an invigorating massage in the Spa room, or just soak up the atmosphere over coffee in the courtyard. It’s an ideal base from which to discover the delights of Cusco. Just step outside and take in the vibrant scene of old and modern architecture, markets, galleries and restaurants.

Facilities & Activities

Whether you’re into white-water rafting or a 4-day trek through the Sacred Valley, there’s plenty of fresh-air fun just outside the hotel walls. The team can arrange guided cultural tours, classes in traditional crafts or an afternoon cooking regional specialties with the chef.

Enjoy an art tour at the Monasterio, where you can journey back in time through the hotel’s extensive art collection dating back to the 17th-century! On Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, guests are welcomed to experience an opera performance by Peru’s finest soprano Angela Medina during dinner at the El Tupay Restaurant.

Head to the hotel’s Therapy Suite which offers Andean massage, reiki, shiatsu and aromatherapy treatments.

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Find internationally inspired Peruvian cuisine and a captivating atmosphere at the hotel’s restaurants and bars:

El Tupay Restaurant – open for dinner (6:00pm-10:30pm), offering globally inspired Peruvian cuisine. Four times a week the restaurant stages a vibrant opera night featuring Cusco’s best tenor and soprano.

Illariy Restaurant – perfect for breakfast in the cloisters overlooking the courtyard (5am-10:30am). Classic Peruvian and International dishes served at lunchtime (11:30am-6pm) ideal for an al fresco-style lunch.

The Lobby Bar – elegant, colonial-style atmosphere; ideal for sampling coca sours or pisco sours and other exotic cocktails with live jazz and blues.

Deli Monasterio – artfully prepared, home-baked breads filled with delicious meats and cheeses, tempting cakes and pastries and exquisite teas and coffees.

Dining at Belmond Palacio Nazarenas – guests are welcome to enjoy the restaurants and bars at this stunning sister hotel.


With an enviable position in the centre of Cusco, each of the rooms and suites at Belmond Hotel Monasterio serves as the perfect retreat after a day spent exploring the city. Rich wood furnishings, antique artwork and architectural quirks add to the historic atmosphere alongside modern comforts abound with luxurious marble bathrooms and LCD TVs. The original architecture and design of the monastery remain largely unchanged, so rooms reflect their origins as homes of Jesuit seminarians. No two are alike and all vary in size and format.

Some rooms can be enriched with oxygen to combat the effects of Cusco’s high altitude.

Superior Rooms – The Superior Rooms feature warm and inviting Spanish colonial décor, king-size or twin beds and luxurious marble bathrooms. They offer views across a cloistered courtyard or the hotel’s beautifully restored exteriors are sure to inspire.

Deluxe Rooms – There Deluxe Rooms feature charming colonial interiors with additional space to luxuriate. Windows look across the courtyard or over the cobbled streets of Cusco. Elegant bathrooms offer shower only.

Junior Suites  – The Junior Suites can be configured with king-size or twin beds and enjoy city views, separate sitting area, and supplemental oxygen. Some of the Junior Suites span over two levels.

One Bedroom Suites – The One Bedroom Suites are configured with a king-size bed, spacious living room, marble bathroom, private patio or balcony, separate bath and shower and are oxygen-enriched.

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For larger families the hotel features interconnecting Superior Rooms and many are oxygenated to combat the signs of altitude.

Belmond has launched a series of activities for its younger guests aged 5 – 12 years visiting Peru. Each experience draws on Peruvian culture for inspiration so for example Belmond Hotel Monasterio offer children’s cookery class with one of the hotel chefs. Lasting 1-hour and taking place in the hotel’s Tupay Restaurant, children will be taught how to make Peruvian sweets such as cookies made with quinoa flour, one of the main ingredients used by the Incas.


Belmond Hotel Monasterio has long purchased its potatoes direct from farmers in the Huama community—a fair trade arrangement that guarantees the growers a fairer price—and each year the hotel invites a dozen or so of the suppliers to exhibit the fruits of their labour.

Stroll around the stalls admiring the vibrant displays, engage with the growers, listen to an expert talk about the ins and outs of the potato world, and indulge in a refined, three-course, papa-themed menu at Illary Restaurant.


Superbly located in charming Plaza Las Nazarenas, the hotel is just a hop and skip through lovely cobblestone streets to the main square. Within walking distance of restaurants, shops, museums and other reminders of Cusco’s majestic past yet just 15-minutes from the Airport (flights hourly from Lima, daily from Puno, Arequipa, Puerto Maldonado and La Paz) and train station (serving the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes for Machu Picchu as well as the Andean Explorer to Puno).

Please be aware that at 3,400 meters (11,152 ft) as some visitors to Cusco do feel the effect of the high-altitude. We recommend spending your first few days in the Sacred Valley to acclimatise before heading to Aguas Calientes for Machu Picchu and then spending time in Cusco, as the latter is the highest in altitude. If you do experience problems, keep well-hydrated, rest and seek medical attention (oxygen is usually given to combat the effects and is available at this hotel – just ask for assistance).

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