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Hotel Monasterio

about Hotel Monasterio, Cuzco

Originally built in 1592 on old Inca Foundations, the amazing Hotel Monasterio was only converted into a hotel in 1965 and has kept much of its original charm. Each room and suite is unique, with its own quirks and amazing brick work. Beautiful artwork adorns the walls and the furniture couldn’t be more in keeping with its surroundings. The hotel is centred around a wonderful courtyard, of which many rooms have views of.

The hotel is about 3,000 metres above sea level - high in the Andes, so some rooms (about 65) have the ability to be enriched with more oxygen to combat altitude sickness. Join a city tour, go horse riding or mountain biking, explore Machu Picchu or even start your 4 – 6 day hiking and camping experience on the Inca Trail!

Thought of as an architectural treasure and still a national historic landmark, providing luxurious lodgings and a great base to explore Cuzco from.

Hotel Monasterio detail

Style

Completely unique, a converted monastery keeping all of its old characteristics and charm, where each room and suite in completely individual.

Setting

High in the Andes, in Cuzco – famous for its unique blend of Inca and Spanish cultures. The hotel is just 2 blocks away from the central square and a short drive from the airport, about 10 to 20 minutes.

Accommodation & Facilities

Each of the 126 rooms and suites is individually designed and different to the rest, with views either over the city, the colourful rooftops of Cuzco or the heart of the hotel, its courtyard. All accommodation has a heating system, TV, phone, Wi-Fi and a safety box.

There are 91 Deluxe Rooms with views over the main courtyard, 12 Junior Suites over 2 levels, a living room downstairs and a bedroom on the mezzanine level, and 3 Presidential Suites which come with a separate living area and a marble bathroom. There are just 2 Royal Suites, each with an outdoor terrace, separate living area and a marble bathroom with a separate shower.

There are 2 restaurants, a bar and room service available.

Dining

The Illariy Restaurant provides an intimate ambience over either lunch or dinner. The atmosphere here is charming and the cuisine is distinctively Andino-Nikkei. El Tupay Restaurant is in the old refectory and serves a beautiful buffet breakfast with traditional Peruvian hospitality. There is also a Lobby bar, perfect for pre dinner drinks with its elegant and intricate designs.

Additionally there is a room service menu for those wanting a more private experience.

Activities

Ride horseback through the old ruins, enjoy a mountain bike ride (courses available for beginners all the way to expert riders), go paragliding or hang gliding for a completely unique view of Cuzco or even white water rafting down the Vilcanota or Urubamba Rivers. From here you can do a 1 or 2 day tour of Machu Picchu or start your hiking and camping trip of the Inca Trail. You can also join a historic city tour, a full day Sacred Valley tour or visit some of Peru’s major archaeological sites.

Other activities include agricultural programs, bird watching, botany and traditional weaving.

Child Policy

Children welcome.

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