5.0
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What We Love

  • Location in Cusco’s historic heart, just two blocks from the Plaza de Armas
  • A daily breakfast of fresh bread and pastries, homemade preserves, eggs to order and more
  • The city’s first outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Free WiFi and use of iPads loaded with city guides

What To Know

  • Cusco is 11,000 feet above sea level, but the oxygenated suites reduce the risk of altitude sickness
  • Members will be charged a 18% IVA tax by the property upon check-in that is exempt to foreigners of Peru. To avoid this fee, be sure to provide documentation at the time of check-in
  • A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • A mandatory $360 New Year's Eve Gala Dinner charge per person for those staying on December 31 will be collected on property

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Sixteenth-century convent turned mansion, with a pool and locavore restaurant in the heart of historic Cusco

The Look

From the impressive Incan stone doorway and colonial-era wooden santos to the exquisite frescoes and a centuries-old fountain, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas puts its mezmerizing history (and some of the 80,000 artifacts discovered during the restoration) on full display. The pretty central courtyard has whitewashed adobe walls and hand-carved wooden balconies, and there’s a sun-drenched swimming pool and patio for unwinding after exploring Cusco.

Bed and Bath

Unlike those in many colonial-era buildings, the suites here are bright and airy, with lofty ceilings, four-poster beds and wooden floors adorned with thick Persian carpets. Some suites have their own Incan stone walls, uncovered during the restoration; the more contemporary comforts include in-room bars, espresso machines and Bose sound systems. The enormous bathrooms have underfloor heating, acres of Peruvian marble and deep tubs.

Beyond

The on-site Senzo restaurant has a strict food-miles policy; it grows its own vegetables at an organic farm in the Sacred Valley. The innovative dishes are infused with local produce — think tangy salmon ceviche, purple corn chips, black quinoa salad, Andean trout and suckling pig. For further indulgence, head to the Hypnôze Spa for an aromatherapy massage using Andean herbs selected by a local shaman. Some of the six treatment rooms have glass floors looking down to carefully preserved Inca ruins underneath.

In the Area

Cusco was once the center of the Incan Empire, and today it’s the gateway to adventures in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Get a dose of culture at Cusco’s cathedral and ancient churches, and the Incan Qoricancha, the temple of the sun, as well as the Museo de Arte Precolombino — a treasure trove of pre-Columbian artifacts. Shop for stylish alpaca scarves and knitwear at Kuna and Sol Alpaca, feast on New Andean cuisine at Calle del Medio (which overlooks the main square), and sip inventive cocktails while learning the history of Peru’s signature spirit at the Museo del Pisco bar.

How to Get There

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Plaza Nazarenas 144
Cusco, Peru

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 897 Reviews
Lovely hotel right in the heart of Cusco
jjb2768

A warren of lovey rooms lie behind this rather austere facade. Beautiful courtyards with trees, flowers and running water make this a pleasant place to stay away from the bustle of the city. We were upgraded to a suite overlooking the city which was large and had a fantastic view. Breakfast was great. Would definitely recommend.

Heaven
Idit_10

All previous reviews summarized the outstanding beauty of this place. Nevertheless, once getting there and being welcomed with a bunch of white flowers to take to your room , you start to understand that there is magic in the hotel. It touches your soul in every corner. The Inka is presented everywhere. The service is excellent and at times you feel embarrassed with the over kindness of the staff. All so naturally. Breakfast, rich and tasty, is served next to the pool and one morning a harp player was there to share his talent playing. It is positioned in the best place in town. So- wanted to share my experience as this place is truest exceptional.

Amazing
kristinm779

I’ve never written a review for a hotel before but I was so pleased with my stay, I had to write one. This hotel was amazing from top to bottom. Our room was impeccable but also uniquely designed to capture the essence of Peru. The service was amazing, the food was delicious, and everything about our stay was incredible.