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 is an outstanding hotel, you feel incredibly spoilt staying here, you can want for nothing, and the experience adds to your whole stay in this wonderful country. It’s a gorgeous building, with lovely courtyards to sit and soak up the atmosphere, the rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished. Victor our Butler greeted us so warmly and personally and made sure we had the most wonderful stay, nothing was too much trouble. Victor’s brief tour of the hotels building enlightened us of its history. Breakfast in the morning was delicious, the buffet was continuously refreshed and checked on by the chef, you can order freshly cooked eggs, if you require, I found the healthy selection of cereal, seeds, fruit and lots of different Peruvian tastes to enjoy. The mini bar is complimentary and you can order coffee to your room, a nice way to wake up in the morning. I can highly recommend this hotel, probably one of the best I have stayed in the world
We picked up this hotel among many that can be found in this city. They do have nice and spacious rooms with all the confort that you need for your stay. Staff is very profesional and helpful. My husband and I liked it.
This is a truly wonderful hotel. The buildings ooze character and the rooms are of a very high standard, however it is the truly exceptional and highly personalised service which makes this a really special place to stay. We actually stayed here twice, before and after a trek to Machu Picchu and were so impressed by the way we were welcomed back, given the same beautiful room and found the luggage we had stored waiting for us when we returned. Every small detail was attended to with real care and all of the staff just seemed genuinely happy to make sure we had a good stay.
The hotel is also brilliantly located a few minutes walk away from the main square making it a great base from which to explore the city.
What a truly special place BPN is in the canon of Belmond Hotels. It is luxurious but not stuffy, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
We were upgraded and found our room wonderful with enough space to sit, work and just sleep. The bed was so gosh darn comfortable we could have just stayed there with comfortable bedding, squishy pillows and the cutest hot water bottle covers. It was a bit cool, so we did not get to enjoy the covered terrace, but it looks like a nice place to retreat.
The bathroom is well....HUGE and the amenities well chosen. It is really nice to have the space to do morning routines for two.
We enjoyed that around every corner was a unique view or different architectual element that kept the entire hotel interesting the entire time we were there. It was not a conforming same space throught out - really appreciated the detail they put into restoring this building. Also, next door, the sister hotel, Monastario is beautiful renovated.
We took advantage of many things in this hotel - bar, dinner, of course breakfast, pool, massages and a bath :) all have outstanding staff that is both professional and friendly - it was nice to see that many of the staff have been with the hotel for years. This also helps with the trainees (no names on their tags) get to know how and what to do to maintain the consistent level of service Belmond provides - well done.
We would highly recommend the spa with the steam room and relaxing areas. We also had pedicure/manicures and massages. The massage room was relaxing and calm, but what was a wonder was what was under the glass floor - a treat just for guests and I will not spoil how surprised and beautiful this was. Our thanks to Mayra, Karen and No Name (hehehehe) all were professional and made our time in the spa worthwhile.
The butlers were always friendly and willing to make an extra effort, no matter how small. Also the concierge, what a nice guy...unfortunately I should have written your names down, or written this when it was fresh in my mind. You make the stay just that bit more special.
Now the most interaction we had was around eating and drinking, and here I did write their names down - thank you for breakfast, lunches, drinks at the bar and one dinner - you really bring a welcome energy to a meal, and it is appreciated: Elvis and Jhon (trainees who will make good additions), Liliana, Noemi, Juan Carlos, Ulisa and Brayan plus ugh....yes I did forget a couple.
Finally a great thank you to the front desk, also no question to small or request to big - you also deserve a big thank you.
So, if my review seems a bit praisey - it was! This hotel knows how to make a guest feel at home and we cannot recommend it more! Thank you!!!!
We stayed for one night in a Imperial Suite on our way to Machu Picchu. The room, the food, the service, and the amenities were all unparalleled. On par with anywhere we've stayed in the world! Search us out for a full VLOG of our stay.