Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Peru, Central and South America

  • Belmond Hotel Monasterio View 1

    Exceptional converted monastery in a breathtaking setting

  • Belmond Hotel Monasterio View 2

    Exceptional converted monastery in a breathtaking setting

  • Belmond Hotel Monasterio View 3

    Exceptional converted monastery in a breathtaking setting

  • Belmond Hotel Monasterio View 4

    Exceptional converted monastery in a breathtaking setting

Why we choose Belmond Hotel Monasterio

A restored 16th century monastery is your luxurious passport to an ancient way of life

  • Guest rooms are enriched with oxygen to counteract the altitude
  • Renowned for its main courtyard with a cedar tree that is over 300 years old
  • Thrice weekly opera nights at El Tupay feature Cuzco’s best tenor and soprano

The Belmond Hotel Monasterio is a 1592 Peruvian complex with an ambiance that’s almost spiritual—certainly a departure from the usual high-end hotels you’re accustomed to (and perhaps bored with). For example, the main building is an art museum showcasing 16th century colonial architecture and paintings from the famous cusquenian art school. Here, the past is always present, even as you’re pampered with posh modern comforts.

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We suggest

Choose a deluxe room or higher. All rooms are on the small size, so upgrade as much as you can.

What you need to know about the hotel

The hotel combines centuries-old charm with exquisite service and inspired restaurants

  • Indulge in a bath prepared just how you like it with a drink, nibbles and scented candles chosen from the Bath Butler menu
  • Tour the hotel’s acclaimed Cuzco School art collection, learning about both the paintings’ significance and the history of the site’s old seminary
  • Sign up to cooking class for a demonstration of Peru’s unique, melting pot-style cuisine

As its name suggests, the Belmond Hotel Monasterio was created on the grounds of a former monastery. Because it was originally built for Jesuit seminarians—rather than luxury vacationers—no two of the 125 rooms and 21 suites are alike. What they do have in common is decor that combines modern and traditional Spanish style, magnificent religious art on the walls and great views. Some of those views include the central, beautifully landscaped courtyard around which the sections of the hotel/monastery were built.

The three restaurants and lounges-including Tupay restaurant, which was fittingly a refectory hundreds of years ago-are quite good, offering cuisine from Peruvian to French to Mediterranean. You can also get a massage and ask staffers to book tours that suit your interests, from birdwatching to botany.

Where is it and what's nearby

High in the Andes, Belmind Hotel Monasterio lies in the historic city of Cuzco, Peru

  • Peek into the past with the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, packed with artifacts from ancient Peruvian cultures
  • Sacsayhuamán is considered one of the new seven wonders of the world
  • A trip to Peru isn’t complete without a visit to the legendary ruins of Machu Picchu, the “City of the Incas”

Soaring a mile above sea level high in the Andes Mountains, Cuzco is the ancient capital of the Incan Empire. Currently the oldest inhabited city in the Americas, it’s a treasure trove of blended Spanish and Inca culture. And in the midst of this historic city, right beside the central square, is Belmond Hotel Monasterio, a landmark dating from 1592. From the hotel, you can explore the main square, with its array of colorful stalls and stone walkways, or perhaps trek into the surrounding countryside.

The area in and around Cuzco boasts an astounding number of museums celebrating Incan culture and art, religious art, regional history, contemporary art and more. There are also lots of archeology sites and fascinating churches and cathedrals—everything you need to make your journey back in time complete.

How to enjoy Peru

For an image that will remain locked in your heart for all time, watch the sun rise from your vantage point at the top of Machu Picchu, it will feel like you are on top of the world in more ways than one

  • Take a plane over the ancient desert of Nazca and try to unravel the meaning of the Nazca lines – giant rock drawings that can only be seen from the sky
  • For one of the most colorful markets in the world, visit Pisac in the Sacred Valley of the Incas on a Sunday when local artisans sell bright textiles
  • For a unique insight into an alternative culture, see the floating villages of the Uros on the world’s highest lake, Lake Titicaca

Visit the oldest continuously inhabited city of the Americas, former capital of the Inca empire, Cusco. The ancient civilization’s rich heritage can still be seen throughout the city, holding out against the Catholic stamp of the Spanish conquistadores. Explore the ruins of Qoricancha, the Sun Temple, and the walled city of Sacsayhuaman, the site of the 1536 battle in which Pizarro’s men battled the Incas.

The ancient Inca mountain citadel of Machu Picchu is a must of course. How you get there depends on the strength of your cardiovascular system and spirit of adventure. One route will involve a train and a smart hotel. Another includes a bedroom made of canvas and strong walking boots. If you choose to hike the Inca Trail, you will need a guide and permission (the government limits how many people can do this each day). Treks vary from three to seven days.

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    When to visit Peru

    To take part in the most important festival in the Inca calendar, visit during the summer solstice for Inti Raymi. The Inti Raymi ceremony takes place in Sacsayhuaman on June 24.

  • We say

    The cloisters are truly beautiful. Our clients tell us time and again how much they enjoyed breakfast in the courtyard—so you might want to put that on your to-do list.

  • A word from the hotel

    Enjoy live opera at dinner in our restaurant El Tupay, the monastery’s restored refectory.
    Ana Maria Yupanqui, Executive Chef

  • A word from the hotel

    Want to learn something new? Treat yourself to our painting tour or Peruvian cooking classes.
    Christopher Mendoza, Guest Services

  • Awards and accolades

    The Belmond Hotel Monasterio has earned a place in Condé Nast Traveler’s Platinum Circle, having featured in the Gold List for five years in a row.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Belmond Hotel Monasterio, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • US $100 equivalent spa services credit to be utilized during stay on services only, not valid on spa products
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability

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