Belmond Hotel Monasterio5.0 out of 5.0
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Located in a remodeled monastery and in the heart of old-town Cusco, Belmond Hotel Monasterio is every bit as great as it sounds. The inner courtyard provides a calm and serene escape from the smog-filled busy streets of Cusco. Breakfast and morning coffee in the courtyard can not be beaten! Our travels to Peru brought us to Hotel Monasterio twice. First we stayed at a junior suite with an amazing view of the the old town. Beware that junior suites are on two levels. So even though their total square footage might be larger than a superior room, each of the two rooms is smaller, with less usable space. In our case we, along with our luggage, were crammed on the lower floor, as the upper floor stayed empty. They are perfect, however, for two people not sharing a bed. Our second stay was in a one-bedroom suite which opened to a smaller, more private courtyard shared by just a handful of rooms. This is where you want to be! This one bedroom suite is as perfect as any hotel room can ever be! A beautiful bedroom, large living room, a massive bathroom, and a large patio on the courtyard. We found the restaurant to not measure up to the rest of the hotel. The food was ok and the wine list mediocre. They do have special events during dinner which do make it fun. For example one of our dinners was accompanied by a couple of opera singers who performed arias throughout the evening. It was fun! Pros - The inner courtyard, the service and the one-bedroom suites - The spa Cons - The junior suites - Wine list at the restaurant
Just amazing. On every front. Must stay here it's truly exceptional from the hot water bottles to Pisco sour lessons in your room. They make your stay special. We loved it. The Belmond line is truly special. Luxury, service and great appointments. On to Machu pichu on their train
The hotel is located in an ancient monasterio which has been entirely renovated keeping the original foundations and thus offers an unusual and interesting ambience. The rooms are spacious, and so is the bathroom. Wifi worked very well in our room. The concierge is knowledgeable and helpful, then again you expect that in a hotel of this price and standard. The hotel boasts 2 nice very spacious gardens in one of which you can enjoy your breakfast outside; the gardens add to the feeling of ample space and provide lots of light (which in the bedrooms is a bit limited). The hotel has an integrated (I suspect public) church which is richly decorated. Breakfast offers a wide selection of foods and juices; egg dishes and more is prepared swiftly upon demand. My only suggestion is that the choice of Peruvian cheeses could have been a bit greater. The service is very fast even when the breakfast restaurant is full and friendly and makes you feel welcome (special kudos to Wilmar (or similar)). The bar is very nice and inviting, and monasterio-like spacious. Taxi transfer time to and from the airport is 30 minutes and should cost you US$ 7-10. The hotel is centrally located in the historic part of the city allowing to walk around and explore Cusco. The central square where and surrounding which are numerous good restaurants is a 5 minute walk away. We tried the hotel’s upscale restaurant for dinner and were happy with the food and wines but prices are quite high and you get mainstream food and not so much Peruvian dishes. If you want to dine outside yours truly recommends “Chifa” (one block of the main square (“Plaza de Armas”), or about 7 easy walking minutes from the hotel) which offers delicious fusion style dishes or for a pure Peruvian style experience try “Pachapapa” ( 6 interesting walking minutes from the hotel) which offers delicious guinea pig (“cuy”) freshly oven baked. We also tried Limo on the main square but weren’t satisfied with the ceviches we had. Limo is Japanese fusion style.
I have stayed at Monasterio Hotel many, many times because of my job. It has always been a very pleasant experience, the staff have become personal Friends and I always rest assured that the quality of their service and the warmth of its people will always be first class.
Yes this is an exceptional hotel in a converted monastery . Rooms , staff and restaurant all great ! The hotel went to great lengths to make sure all guests had a great New Year’s Eve - dinner , dancing , props , music .. was an amazing effort by the hotel . Location is gorgeous in the heart of old town Cusco ( one block from main Square ) which is a beautiful town to walk around . Enjoy , this is a wonderful place to stay !
Great stay at the Belmond Hotel Montasterio The rooms were very comfortable and the bed linens luscious The shower was great and powerful The service impeccable in the hotel Pedro was so helpful in getting me a driver and with all my needs Bravo to this great hotel Breakfast buffet tdf Will be coming back next year with my kids
Book for new year and you are forced to have the mandatory menu. (It is such a lowdown when a respected hotel group go down this path of greed and overpricing) There is no alternatives if you dont eat foie gras or beef and service staff dont care. “Sorry sir vegetarian options no more” The rooms are small and cold and being high up in altitudes the old worn carpet surely dont help. No bath tub no pool no spa no gym like zero extras that you normaly find in a Belmond. How they got a five star rating is beyond me. The welcome present is a picture of Jesus. (Sic) But no prayers to that guy will improve my stay. If you like old style faux furnitures monestary style and hotel food cooked like in the eighties this is the place for you. We love Belmond in Italy and Spain, but recent stays in Myanmar and now Peru shows that their restaurant concepts needs a brush up.
Not only is this hotel breathtakingly beautiful, the staff go above and beyond. We arrived in a hurry as we were leaving the next day for the Inca trail and the brilliant concierge team went out of their way to get the remaining items that we needed from outside shops. The rooms are immaculate and beautiful, the showers hot (apparently Cusco often runs out of hot water late at night) and the breakfast lovely. It’s definitely pricey but as all top end hotels should be you get what you pay for which is premium luxury and brilliant service.
We overnighted in Cusco on our way to Quito and Quayaquil to catch our flight to the Galapagos. We started our trip with the Belmond Miraflores in Lima and then stayed at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge at Machu Picchu so we were a little familiar with Belmond and had high expectations. The Montasario did not disappoint. We arrived mid afternoon and had a little time to acclimate to the altitude. The lobby had a live band and great atmosphere.
The service in this hotel was flawless. The facilities, food and general ambiance is perfect and for us was a great home away from home over Christmas during our honeymoon. The food in both the restaurants is also great, perfect cocktails in the bar and the courtyard is a great place to sit by the fire pit for sundowners. If you need a few days of luxury to break up a larger trip (or for any reason really) highly recommend this place.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Cusco Historic Center, Belmond Hotel Monasterio is next to popular attractions like Pre-Columbian Art Museum and Inca Museum. This 122-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 5 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Illariy Restaurant, which specializes in international cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge, and chat with other guests at the free manager's reception.
All 122 rooms provide iPod docks, minibars, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport pillow menus. Free bottled water, safes, and phones are also standard.
Guests of Belmond Hotel Monasterio enjoy features like a full-service spa, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 30 per person one way, as well as a train station shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and express check-in.
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93% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 2461 reviews