Enjoy the luxurious Belmond Hotel Monasterio
- Published on Dec 05, 2016 Destinations
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Surrounded by an astonishing ancestral history, Cusco captivates anyone who loves Andean culture, myths, and traditions. This mystical and pleasant city has inherited impressive architectural jewels erected on Andean foundations. Located at 3399 m.a.s.l., the Imperial city offers the perfect complement for a journey, and makes the hotel a warm place where the traveler can enjoy quietness, peace, and trust.
Belmond Hotel Monasterio is one of those ancestral spots in Cusco that conserves its millenary past. Its incredible Andean architecture opens its doors to offer an idyllic place full of culture to travelers from around the world, who are not only looking to see the Incas’ legacy through buildings and traditions but also to live a unique and fantastic experience.
The Belmond Hotel Monasterio is approximately 10 minutes away from the International Airport Velasco Astete by car. As it is near Cusco’s Main Square, it grants a traveler close access to Inca streets and stones that served as foundations for some amazing buildings.
There is no better place to get inspired by the Incas’ legacy than the Belmond Hotel Monasterio. Its construction began in 1592 and was the palace of the Inca Amaru Qhala. Six year later, this ancient national monument became the Seminary of San Antonio Abad (St. Anthony the Abbot).
In 1965, it was decided that the building underwent restoration works to become the luxurious Belmond Hotel Monasterio, continuing to use its Andean foundations.
Presently, the Belmond Hotel Monasterio is protected by the Peru’s National Institute of Culture (Instituto Nacional de Cultura del Perú).
Style and nature
It has a patrimonial elegant decoration belonging to the Cusco School of painting from the 17th and 18th Century. Such art collections exhibit the most representative canvas within the hotel such as Virgen del Rosario de Pomata (Our Lady of the Rosary of Pomata), Coronación de la Virgen (Crowned Virgin), Sagrada Eucaristía (The Holy Eucharist); and San José (St. Joseph).
This Andean-colonial hybrid museum has a wide collection of original canvas exhibited on the corridors of the hotel, being part of a tour of paintings with religious and cultural motif that the hotel guests can appreciate during their visit.
Its Baroque style chapel is decorated with paintings that depict the life of St. Anthony the Abbot. Carved in fine wood, and gold-plated, the paintings show the religious perspective of the Cusco School.
Such amazing features have been recognized by the TripAdvisor website, in the Travelers’ Choice 2016, which considered the Belmond Hotel Monasterio as one of the “Top Ten Hotels in Peru”.
The hotel walls captivate guests from beginning to end since they are decorated with artwork. Since it was not originally designed as a hotel, its premises have rooms of different sizes. Many of the rooms have been furnished with oxygen for the travelers who suffer from high altitude sickness.
Two luxurious restaurants, a salon and a suite for Andean massages are the highlighted features of the Belmond Hotel Monasterio. Children will have the chance to learn about the Peruvian cuisine, among other activities, while adults can be chef for a day
Its premises offer:
- Therapy suites.
- A lobby with two iMac with Internet access.
All the rooms are completely different from one another, with an excellent view of the main courtyard or the city. The 122 rooms and suites of the Belmond Hotel Monasterio reflect their origins as the home of Jesuit seminarians. As for the decoration of the rooms, they have elegant wood furnishings, as well as fine marble bathrooms, making them a dream place.
Types of rooms:
- Superior Room.
- Deluxe Room.
- Junior Suites.
- Presidential Suites.
- Royal Suites.
The restaurants and bars offer the best of the Peruvian gastronomy, fusing autochthonous and vanguard cuisine together, with an exquisite taste that captivates anyone.
The Belmond Hotel Monasterio has 2 restaurants. Illary, which is exclusively located between the cloisters with a view of the courtyard, and El Tupay, which combines the culinary seasoning with the best voices in Cusco, it being accompanied by a collection of selected wine bottles.
Live a millinery experience full of emotions in the Belmond Hotel Monasterio!