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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
From the moment we arrived to this hotel to the moment we left, this place was amazing. I think the best hotel I have ever stayed at. Daniel oriented us to the property and made sure all our needs were met on arrival. Victor demonstrated how to make a Pisco Sour and it was delicious. John waited on us fir breakfast and dinner - he remembered our preferences day to day, made us feel like we were the only ones at the restaurant. I can not say enough good things. I never wanted to leave. Every detail was thought of. Wow!
We didn’t stay at this hotel, but once I came across this little gem, we came back twice for a fee to use the facilities. It is a beautiful little peaceful oasis in the middle of busy mayhem. It’s what you need after a few days of being in Cusco. There are beautiful gardens and a lovely heated swimming pool. The staff treat you like king and queen. The breakfast buffet is out of this world.
There are no bad points! It is expensive for food and drink but if you have the money to stay there or just visit for the day, it is worth it. Unless you pay for a decent hotel such as this, I’ve found that you don’t get any sleep whether it’s the noises outside, the residents or the early housekeeping banging around. Get It booked!!
Let me write my displeasure first. On the day of check-out, the hotel clerk confirmed that I did not have any charges. Three days later, my credit card showed a charge of $1.00. I sent an email to their customer service to ask for correction. However, I did not see any action.
The hotel is indeed very good. the daily cleaning was thorough. The room was huge and luxurious. All of the employees were courteous. Their breakfast excellent. If you go, explore their facility. It was worthwhile.
A stunning, refurbished ,colonial convent. Once again we were upgraded to the Royal Suite which is beautiful with high ceilings and palatial features. So tired from a very eventful day. I rolled straight into a fabulously comfortable bed with a llama covered hot water bottle which was comforting and most welcome. A huge and very elegant bathroom. A beautiful breakfast the following morning .
Luxury set in a converted convent. Upon check in, I was given a bouquet of flowers . A vase pre- filled with water was waiting in my room. These are the delightful kinds of deluxe surprises that await. We had a large period suite with a huge bathroom. Staff were beyond obliging- especially our Personal Butler, Fredy.
Wonderful food and service. Immaculate and well maintained.