Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Location: Cusco | Peru

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Consistently named Condé Nast Traveler’s best hotel in South America, Belmond Hotel Monasterio likes to think of itself as a ‘museum hotel’. An architectural treasure built on Inca foundations, Belmond Hotel Monasterio combines a colonial monastery with the luxury, elegance and comfort of a modern five-star hotel.
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In the knowTry out the bath butler at Belmond Hotel Monasterio after a busy day's sightseeing and allow extra time for shopping in Cusco for the soft alpaca scarves, pashminas and sophisticated silver jewellery.

Recommended for...

  • History & Heritage
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Setting & Views
  • Seriously special

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Belmond Hotel Monasterio is in Cusco, just a few minutes' walk away from the main square.

Rooms at Belmond Hotel Monasterio

The hotel's spacious rooms and suites radiate Spanish colonial charm and include ornately-framed antique artworks, deep-brown wooden furnishings and beautiful hand-painted wall motifs. Crisp white linens are contrasted with fruit bowls and colourful flower arrangements in peaceful interiors which set the scene for an utterly tranquil escape. All of the rooms can be oxygenated if you have any problems with altitude.

Food & Drink

Take a seat amongst the candlelit archways at the El Tupay restaurant and enjoy an aperitif or an a la carte dinner to the sound of soothing live operatic music. The Illariy restaurant, which is situated in the gorgeous courtyard and gardens, provides the ideal spot for a breakfast under blue skies or a lunch of Mediterranean and Peruvian favourites.

During the cooler months, warm up by the fire at the atmospheric Lobby Bar and unwind with a cocktail or some traditional pisco to the sound of Jazz music. Delectable pastries and bread fresh from the oven can also be found at the Deli Monasterio, just steps away from the hotel.


Take a step back in time and enjoy a tour of the hotel's gorgeous 17th-century artwork collection, pamper yourself with a massage at the spa after days out sightseeing, or try your hand at cooking a three-course meal with ingredients handpicked from the San Pedro market.

Activities at Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Listen to the sound of Gregorian chant music at the gilded interiors of the San Antonio Abad Chapel, catch a glimpse of the beautiful Inca stonework in Cusco or visit the surrounding local ruins and the stunning main square.

There is also a wide range of activities in the area to keep guests busy, including mountain biking, white water rafting, fishing and horse riding. We recommend allowing extra time for shopping in Cusco for soft alpaca scarves, pashminas and sophisticated silver jewellery.

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Hotel location

Belmond Hotel Monasterio is approximately a 15-minute drive from Cusco airport.

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