Belmond Hotel Monasterio is only a ten-minute drive from the airport. It is just two blocks from Cusco's central square, where the cathedral and most important museums are located.
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"Belmond does it again."
A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of staying at the Belmond Miraflores and then spent a number of days at Cusco's Belmond Monesterio, during which I took the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Pichu. OK, I'm not as young and fit as I used to be. I only wish I could remember the names of some of the amazing staff at the Monesterio because they created a truly memorable experience. One of the main things that has set my two experiences apart is the pride with which the staff fulfill their duties. These are career people that genuinely seem to love their work. It becomes so apparent when they remember a detail from the day before or suggest a tea their mother prepared which they hoped would provide relief for my asthma. Breathing in Cusco can be a challenge for folks like me! It is such a pleasure to feel spoiled and enjoy the warmth of the kind staff at the same time.
"Very nice historical hotel"
The Belmond Hotel Monasterio is an impressive hotel, located only a couple blocks north of the main square in Cusco. The hotel is housed in a 400-year old structure that used to be a monastery, and then a university, prior to its present form. Our hotel room was beautifully decorated with religious paintings and dark wood furniture that fit nicely with the monastery theme. The bathroom carried the same theme but was also quite modern. The pillows and comforter were filled with down, and the mattress was soft... maybe a little too soft for someone who likes firm mattresses. In the room were hotel slippers and robes. My favorite things about the hotel were the breakfast and the courtyards. The breakfast included several pastries and breads that were made in-house and tasted truly fantastic. The meal service was also quite extraordinary. The main courtyard was decorated with beautiful flowers, patio furniture and a full-service bar. My only criticisms about the hotel were the ridiculously heavy key ring for the room key, and a weird noise that emanated from one of the vents late in the night, which sounded like water draining through a pipe. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the hotel and stay there again if ever in Cusco.
"Stunning grand hotel"
We spent but one night (actually about 15 hours total) in this hotel but wished we had spent more. The place is beautiful and historically interesting. The rooms are very comfortable and beautifully quiet. We had breakfast in the hotel before our tour of Cusco and enjoyed it so much that we came back for lunch and it was worthwhile. The restaurant is in a beautiful courtyard. Service was excellent, the food was delicious and impeccably served. We enjoyed our wine and felt lunch at Montasterio was a fitting way to end a great tour of Peru.
Belmond Monasterio is in a very good location, close to the square and other attractions. The rooms were a little small for how much this place costs, but the service was really good (helpful with directions, recommendations, and general attentiveness) and the breakfast was good. The bar is good, but $13 cocktails are more than what I pay at home. There is a bakery attached to this place and the bread was really good. I thought it would be difficult to bake at that altitude and was really impressed with the loafs. I read that carbs were good for adjusting to the altitude. I don't know if thats true, but I'm glad i ate all that bread. Even if you stay somewhere else, stop at the bakery.
Very impressive hotel. We were checked in quickly, even though we arrived late morning before official check-in time. Room quality was excellent and staff very gracious. Breakfast was included in our rate and was very good. This is a nice location near many good restaurants and walking distance to main square. Highly recommended.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM