Cusco & The Sacred Valley
Palacio Nazarenas, A Belmond Hotel

Set in a tranquil plaza behind Cusco’s main square, this former palace and convent emerged from years of restoration to become one of the city’s most exclusive hotels.

The hotel seamlessly blends historic grandeur with modern luxury. Walls of Inca stones lead into a cloistered courtyard with an ancient fountain at its heart. Inside, contemporary Cusco comes to the fore. A fabulous spa, the city’s first outdoor pool and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local cuisine are just some of the things to discover.

Facilities & Activities

Luxury and comfort go hand-in-hand with the exclusive array of amenities at Belmond Palacio Nazarenas. A key feature of any stay here is the fact that you will enjoy the services of your personal butler who is on hand to help unpack and pack your luggage, prepare refreshing cocktails and teach you how to mix a pisco sour, provide top tips on where to go and what to do in Cusco and book your tours, coordinate laundry and shoe shine services, supply you with your choice of local hand-made soap, arrange wake-up calls and room service and assist with check-out.

The hotel offers the only open-air heated swimming pool in Cusco – perfect for relaxing in after a day spent climbing Incan steps! For yet more indulgence, Hypnôze Spa, with a double treatment room and relaxation rooms is the only fully-oxygenated spa in the world. There is also a lovely boutique – perfect for stocking up on handicrafts and a guest lounge, complete with a snooker table as well as an iMac and 50″screen – sure to be appreciated by teens.

A lovely feature of this historic hotel are the tranquil terraces and patios – landscaped with indigenous flowers, kitchen herbs and with pretty fountains.

The hotel has in-room iPads with pre-loaded information on Cusco, the hotel and other activities to enjoy. There are various free activities on offer – including yoga, salsa dancing lessons and even pisco tasting. The hotel also welcome guests to their weekly cocktail party if you fancy an excuse to get dressed up. You might want to sign up for one of the popular cookery classes, which kicks off with a tour of Cusco’s San Pedro central market to stock up on local ingredients. For the full experience you can even learn about wine-pairing as you cook. Meanwhile, budding mixologists will surely be tempted by the hotel cocktail mixing classes.

Art buffs are catered for with a tour of the Assumption chapel, guided by a local art historian.

The concierge is more than happy to assist with the planning of any other local tours and activities should you have something specific in mind.

 

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Dining

The world-class restaurants at Belmond Palacio Nazarenas combine traditional ingredients with innovative techniques for a unique gastronomic experience.

Choose from:

Mauka Restaurant – This restaurant boasts modern classic Peruvian food whilst celebrating the natural beauty of Cusco and neighbouring Andean Mountains.

Senzo Restaurant – a destination bistro offering contemporary Andean cuisine, combining fresh regional ingredients with modern flair, also the location for the fantastic breakfast buffet where you are serenaded by an Andean musician as you feast. The Senzo Bar features wines, spirits and cocktails, pool menu with light dishes and snacks and a traditional fruit and vegetable cart for juices and salads.

Dining at Belmond Hotel Monasterio – guests are welcome to enjoy the restaurants and bars at the nearby sister hotel.

On Sundays, the hotel puts on a delicious poolside BBQ with a buffet of side dishes and desserts, all accompanied by live music.

Afternoon tea is a special occasion at the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas – learn all about the local herbs used to make infusions and then cut a selection to prepare for tasting, alongside assorted cookies, sandwiches, cakes and brownies.

Rooms

Each of the hotel’s suites are generously proportioned, boasting plush king-sized or twin poster beds, Peruvian marble bathrooms with underfloor heating and 24-hour butler service. Deluxe ‘Z Collection’ suites also contain original Inca and colonial design features. All suites can be enriched with oxygen to help combat the negative effects of Cusco’s high altitude. You may also choose to have the space scented with healing Andean aromas. Room categories include Junior Suites, Suites, Premium Suites, Palacio Suite and Nazarenas Suite as follows:

Junior Suiteswith either king-sized or twin poster beds, are located in the historic part of the hotel with evocative courtyard views. These suites benefit from a small sitting area with a dining table and chairs.

Studio Suitesalso with king-sized or twin poster beds, are found across the hotel, and offer extra-large marble bathrooms as well as a sitting area. Many also enjoy sublime garden views.

One-bedroom Suites – with king-sized or twin poster beds, offer 2 separate areas in which to fully relax. Rooms benefit from uniquely high ceilings and peerless views across the lush hotel garden.

The hotel also offers signature suites, each with a king-sized bed:

Colonial Arch Suite – A stunning original colonial arch serves as the centrepiece to this dramatic suite. The spacious, separate sitting area commands a stunning view of the main courtyard and the 16th-century fountain.

Palacio Suite – Located in the most ancient part of the hotel, the Palacio Suite is a timeless sanctuary. Offering an expansive private terrace, separate living room and office area, it is ideal for longer stays.

Nazarenas Suite – Enjoy true boutique accommodation in the heart of Cusco. This elegant master suite boasts an original, handcrafted ceiling, whose colours have inspired the entire palette of the hotel. The authentic charm and exclusivity of the Suite make for an irresistible combination. It is enhanced by the remarkable view of Nazarenas Square from its corner terrace.

 

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Family

Belmond go to great lengths to make families feel welcome and whilst there might not be the more obvious family facilities, staff will go out of their way to make sure you have everything for a comfortable stay.

A child, aged under 5 years or under, can stay free of charge sharing existing bedding with parents. Children 6 year and up require an additional room (connecting suites are subject to availability).

Sustainability

All Belmond hotels run initiatives to support the places and people that surround them. As part of their “Think Global, Act Local” approach they:

  • Purchase as much food as possible from sustainable sources
  • Run and support educational programmes
  • Follow sustainable practices to reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and to ensure energy efficiency

Location

Set in the heart of historic Cusco, close to restaurants, shops and museums but tucked away on a pleasantly quiet square, the hotel is just 5km from the Airport. Transfers can be arranged or there are plentiful taxis.

Machu Picchu lies 4 hours away (by car and train) and the Sacred Valley is about an hour’s drive by car. Both Lima and Arequipa can be reached in about an hour by air from Cusco Airport.

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