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Belmond Hotel Monasterio
Why we like it
- Many rooms offer an oxygen supplementation system to counteract altitude sickness
- The Monasterio Hotel is perfectly positioned in the centre of Cusco
- Superb dining options include Illariy, decorated with paintings from the ancient Cuzco seminary or, for a taste of local culture, El Tupay, which showcasing folk dances from Cusco's surrounding villages
- Other facilities include an elegant, colonial lobby bar and a central courtyard garden
Exclusive to A&K clients
- 20% discount on Spa treatments
- 20% discount off food and beverage
- Room upgrade, subject to availability
- Welcome drink
*Terms and conditions apply, speak to a travel consultant for more information
Everyone we met was most kind and capable, this made for a great holiday which consistently exceeded our expectations. We thank you and your team in Peru very much for such a wonderful holiday!
- VB & PB, Lincolnshire
Located right beside the lively Cuzco central square, Hotel Monasterio is a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592. Resplendent with unique features and 'Cusco Baroque' architecture, it was originally built on the site of the Inca Amaru Qhala Palace and, today, combines its monastic origins with the best of colonial style and a touch of Inca Peru.
Just over 100 guest rooms, including 20 deluxe suites of varying sizes, are furnished and decorated in a striking combination of modern and traditional Spanish styles. Beamed ceilings rise above spacious rooms enlivened by painted, Inca-style detailing around the arched doorways. Huge, comfortable beds ensure a restful nights sleep after a day of exploration.
Wonderfully atmospheric, this hotel is an ideal base from which to discover the delights of Cuzco - its doors open to a vibrant scene of old and modern architecture, markets, galleries and restaurants serving 'new Andean' cuisine.
Best time to be there
Being such a geographically diverse country the weather in Peru is determined both by altitude and season. May to October is the best time to travel although the Amazon area is hot and humid throughout the year.
Lima - LAN Airlines, daily via Madrid
GMT -5 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area.
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