Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
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
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
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.
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
This hotel has become one of our favorite hotels in the world! Everything about it is pure perfection. We stayed in a room with a balcony overlooking the pool and it was the best appointed room I’ve ever seen. The staff is incredible, the location couldn’t be better, the food and amenities amazing. I could go on and on about how much we loved our stay here.
I have stayed at excellent hotels all over the world, but this one stood out above the rest! Not only is everything immaculate, but the staff goes above and beyond. Our server, Elvis was wonderful along with many of the others that attended to us in the restaurant. The front desk staff and concierge were always so helpful.
A beautiful property in a great location.
The location is good. Not far oof from the main square. The hotel itself is also good. Clean rooms and all the areas. A great service from the staff and also you can receive good advice about visiting the surroundings.
I liked this place. Hope you enjoy as well.
We had a fantastic stay at the Palacio Nazarenas. Every detail was on point and exceeded expectations. All staff was excellent, especially our butler Daniel, and the live harp music accompanying breakfast, the supplemental oxygen tanks after our Rainbow Mountain hike, and the in-room Pisco sour service were particularly nice touches. Highly recommend staying here while in Cusco!
Truly a 5 star experience all around. Service is impeccable. The rooms have everything you could ever imagine. Plus some free special add ons for in room service. Yes the price reflects all of the special treatment.