Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Luxury lodgings ten minutes from the airport and two blocks from Cusco’s central Plaza de Armas.
Part hotel and part museum, the Monasterio Hotel in Cusco boasts Incan architecture and a gold-ornament-adorned chapel, as well as a list of appealing services and modern amenities. This member of the Orient-Express hotel group is an ideal base for adventurers seeking to explore the ruins of Machu Picchu, trek along the Inca Trail or canoe on the Urubamba River. Among the several dining options, Illariy Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, El Tupay Restaurant serves buffet breakfast and Saturday Inca Dinners, and the Lobby Bar provides cocktails. The hotel houses 126 rooms, including a variety of suites. All accommodations feature colonial and modern furnishings and décor, and each room is equipped with standard amenities such as telephone, central heating, mini-bar, an electronic safe, TV with cable, smoke alarm and a hair dryer; laundry and room service are available 24 hours. Suites also enjoy private courtyards, outdoor terraces, separate living rooms and marble bathrooms. Guests who stay at the Monasterio Hotel can take advantage of Hypnoze Spa at sister hotel Palacio Nazareans; this retreat provides a variety of massage and body treatments, from anti-stress therapies to treatments that will rejuvenate tired muscles after a day of hiking.