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Belmond Hotel Monasterio

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is top of the line and worth every penny. From the minute you arrive, the tranquility and extreme level of excellent service prevails. From the welcome by Jean-Pierre, to the amazing restaurant services of Jimy, Miguel and Nelson in particular, our entire 5 day stay was amazing, leaving lasting memories. After long and strenuous days of touring around, it was a real pleasure to return to base and decompress in seconds. The bar service is great. The musical interludes are quality. The food is excellent. Go, treat yourselves to the very best in Cuzco! Thank you to all. Trip of a lifetime.

This Hotel deserves a visit alongside the other top sights of Cusco. Set around two courtyards with cloisters it has a great chapel and Cusco school art. Food and service are good as you would expect from a 5 star hotel. However apart from Jefferson we found the staff very impersonal compared to Belmond Miraflores or Rio Segrado. We like our window open at night. This proved difficult. Our first room 305 was fine until other guests moved in below and used their terrace to smoke. The room we were moved to 310 was incredibly noisy - despite having asked for a quiet room. On our return they kindly gave us a spectacular upgrade to room 425 which was a museum piece in itself - a real experience. But sadly again very noisy for us. If you are happy with the windows closed or wearing earplugs this place is a great experience. If you are noise sensitive fresh air freaks like us maybe go for dinner!

On the recommendation of a few friends, I capped off my trip in Peru with a stay at the Monasterio and it was as wonderful as I'd hoped. The location is great - near but not on the main square, and around the corner from the charming San Blas neighborhood. The building is filled with art and the service was welcoming and impeccable.

We stayed in this hotel for several nights during our trip to Cusco and to Machu Picchu. The hotel's location is excellent for the exploration of Cusco. It is about 25 minutes from the local airport, and the station at Poroy, (for Machu Picchu), can be reached in half an hour in the early morning. From the moment when we arrived at the hotel we were greeted professionally and with warmth. The staff are very helpful indeed, whether at the front desk or in the restaurant. (Ciro could not have been more helpful during our breakfasts). The hotel is a converted monastery. It has a long history and it has been restored perfectly, balancing the original architecture with the needs of the guests in a luxurious hotel. Our room was spacious, overlooking a small courtyard. Other rooms overlook the main courtyard. We used our balcony in the evenings before going to dinner; it was perfect way to relax after time in the city. The location of the hotel is about a ten minute walk to the main square, although the pre-Columbian museum is just a minute away on the other side of the small square where the hotel is situated. The hotel provides peace, tranquillity and luxury; if you stay at this hotel I am sure that you will not be disappointed.

Best hotel experience of my life and my wife's- superb service and comfort and expertise staff bends over backward to accommodate your needs. Over the top breakfast, From the chapel you could hear this historical hotel's monks chanting !! very beautiful experience and I am in the business.

The expectations were high, but were all met. In an old monastery in the city center, near to everything. Two nice and large cloisters. Room modern ( with additional oxygen on demand for 30 usd, just in case). Impeccable and helpful service, very good breakfast. Prices accordingly on the higher side (restaurants possibly overpriced, but a couple of very good restaurants are just across the street)

This is a great location to visit. The hotel is well located in the historic centre. The courtyards and rooms are wonderful. Staff are helpful. The negative - there is so much to do that we didn't need a hotel of this price as we used it for breakfast (which opened very early to allow us to go on our tours) and then got back late to sleep.

We enjoyed our two night stay at this hotel. It's so unique and steeped in Inca history. The rooms are all different since it was originally a monastery and converted to a hotel around 1965. This is a first class hotel with great food and wonderful staff. The location is great for exploring Cusco on your own. Their buffet breakfasts have everything you could ever want.

Well, you are paying for the best and you certainly get it here. As one of the staff said in response to a question "Sir, everything is possible here..." The welcome and check-in was prefect, being carried out in the beautiful lounge. We had a lovely lunch in the courtyard and an acceptable dinner in the main restaurant on Opera night. The breakfast was first rate with many hot and cold options.The room was enormous, with a large king bed, a nice shower/toilet and a spacious closet. The multiple courtyards were lovely and having a drink by the fire in the central cloister was enchanting. Do not miss the chapel, which is decorated in the same style as the famous churches nearby. The other great advantage is its location. It is across the street from the precolumbian museum (which has a fine restaurant) and a short (downhill walk) to the Inca Museum, the cathedral and Plaza de Armas. My only complaint was beyond the hotels control. We stayed on Santanna day, a big holiday there and the people started lighting firecrackers at 2 am and did not stop until 7am. Worse, they amplified them by rolling a big drum and dropping the firecrackers inside. I think everyone in the hotel was up all night. We were told that the hotel called the police, but they refused to stop the festivities as these were only firecrackers... So, nothing much they could do. I guess getting a quiet night's sleep on the one evening was the only thing impossible at this hotel, otherwise it was magical.

I've stayed at the Belmond hotel brand all around the world and their location in Cusco did not disappoint. We were privileged enough to have stayed in the Royal Suite, which was incredible. Private courtyard and patio, separate sitting room, gorgeous garden view from tall windows, soaking tub, dual vanities --- the works. The hotel property is a former monastery with beautiful artwork and incredible grounds. Service is absolutely top-notch. Breakfast is amazing. Location is smack dab in city center, just short 5 min stroll from the town square.

Calle Palacio 140 Cusco Cusco

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa services

Located in Cusco Historic Center, Belmond Hotel Monasterio is next to Pre-Columbian Art Museum and Museum of Religious Art. This 122-room, 5-star hotel has conveniences like 2 restaurants, free breakfast, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Cusco and also a short walk from Hatunrumiyoc and Inca Museum.


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. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


The 122 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Safes, phones, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Belmond Hotel Monasterio enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a business center. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 18 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Oxygen Deluxe Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite (Oxygen)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2331 reviews