JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The hotel is an inspired combination of contemporary comforts and ancient architecture (impressive Inca stonework and a stunning colonial courtyard)
- Centrally located, just a few short blocks from Cusco’s main square
- Sumptuous marble bathrooms have both tubs and powerful rain showers
- Sipping a pisco sour in Qespi Bar
- The enormous spa has a heated indoor pool and offers a range of Inca-inspired treatments such as the Purification Sacrifice, which includes a warm chocolate wrap
What To Know
- Extra in-room oxygen (available for a fee) will help combat altitude sickness
- Children are welcome, but the hotel is better suited to couples
- 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 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
From the enormous 16th-century doorway to the opulent lobby, the hotel’s artful blend of old and new makes a bold first impression. After a painstaking six-year renovation, interiors reflect the 16th-century convent’s multilayered history, with impressive Inca stonework, a stunning colonial courtyard (the largest in Cusco) and a restored church wall in the modern Peruvian restaurant.
Bed and Bath
The 146 spacious rooms and seven suites mix contemporary comforts with tradition. Beds have luxe linens topped with handwoven throws, and 42-inch LCD TVs sit harmoniously alongside Spanish colonial–style artwork and dark wood furniture. Some rooms even have their original Incan stone walls. The sumptuous marble bathrooms have both tubs and powerful rain showers and are stocked with sweet-scented Aromatherapy Associates lotions and potions.
Peru is one of the world’s culinary hot spots, and the Pirqa restaurant serves up a contemporary take on local cuisine, with ancient architecture as a backdrop. Or try a more traditional approach to local fare, sitting around the open fire of the cozy and informal Nina Soncco Lounge before indulging in a pisco sour, Peru’s signature cocktail, in the Qespi Bar. After a hard day’s sightseeing, wind down at the 3,000-square-foot spa, with its sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and heated relaxation pool. Or try one of the treatments inspired by such Incan rituals as the Purification Sacrifice, which includes a warm chocolate wrap.
In the Area
Cusco’s ancient alleyways and cobbled streets were made for exploring on foot. Don’t miss the Plaza de Armas and its 16th-century cathedral, the Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun), and the artists of the San Blas neighborhood. The extraordinary Incan ruins of Sacsayhuamán and the market town of Pisac are also within easy reach. Shop for stylish alpaca scarves and knitwear at Kuna and Sol Alpaca and silver jewelry at Ilaria. Feast on Novo Andino cuisine at Limo, which overlooks the main square, and sample inventive cocktails at the Museo del Pisco bar.
How to Get There
I stayed at this property on both ends of my visit to MP. I loved it both nights I was there.
Top staff, top service, great location. Food was wonderful for breakfast, the breakfast buffet was simply wonderful - don't miss it!. Great pisco sours I am told by my traveling group, plus killer hot chocolate and desserts too later at night.
The front desk was great as was the concierge, especially Leonardo, kudos to him.
The concierge also arranged a taxi from the airport, you should do this, a sane way to go for sure and well worth the little splurge. Also, they arranged our ride to the train station and back, also highly recommended.
The hotel is two blocks to centro so great location. They have typical coco tea in the lobby which was a nice plus too.
The whole staff was great, the lobby memorable, rooms nice and comfy, and clean.
They even noted my birthday during my stay and left some sweets in the room. A very nice touch.
A wonderful stay start to finish on both nights.
We stayed here for 4 nites on room 415 , i was bewitched by the patio at night with the lights on enjoying my compliments pisco sour . Plenty of good restaurants around this hotel and very centralised location for all the tourist spots in cusco city. Very polite and respectul staffs , It was really a pleasured staying in this hotel and hope to return some day.
The hotel is built on the 16th century ruins of an Augustinian monastery predated by Inca dwellings in the same location. As much care as possible has been taken in the restoration and additions in the same style as the original monastery. The staff are friendly and helpful even as far as providing a daily tour and demonstrating the evolution of the property. There is a swimming pool on the lowest level along with glassed-in Inca ruins for viewing. This is the best hotel in which I have ever stayed even though in American dollars outrageously expensive for a Canadian.
Absolutely terrific customer service. From their Guest Services Manager - Fernando, And Joseph Carcagno, everyone on the staff was awesome. Every attention to detail. I felt taken care of! Nothing to big or small. The hotel itself is beautiful but the people made it special. Everyone knew my name. We liked it so much we changed the second part of our trip to stay there again!
I don’t have enough words to describe how wonderful this hotel is. The architecture and history of this hotel is breathtaking. The attention to each little detail is incredible. All the personal is so friendly and willing to help you. The hotel also offered different activities that make your stay even more unique. This morning we had the opportunity to visit the local market with the Executive Chef, Hievel, who let us try different fruits. At the evening we had a pisco sour lesson with Julio, one of the amazing bartenders. I can’t wait to come back.