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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
What a beautiful part of Cusco history as the JW Marriott was formerly a convent. A beautiful property with incredibly nice staff especially Diego at the front desk and his associates. Natalie, the concierge was so very helpful in securing us a flight after ours was cancelled and she even had a friend who worked at the airport who personally assisted us in securing our travel! The food was delicious at the breakfast buffet and the bar and the restaurant staff was very accommodating. We took pictures with Panchita the baby Alpaca in the courtyard and enjoyed some of their activities. This was a really great customer experience for us.
Luxury stay. Small but well-appointed rooms, relatively new. The staff were friendly and though they gave us the wrong room at first they corrected it rapidly. The hotel is right in the heart of historic Cusco, walking distance to all the sites, even Sacsayhuaman ruins (though that is is a significant climb). Pisco Sours are included in the resort charge, which is pretty steep ($31). There is a small pool and hot tub in the basement. They offer lots of activities, including the opportunity to pet a baby lama; a tour of the hotel which details its history as a Augustine convent and an explanation of the ruins of Inca walls uncovered during excavation and preserved in the basement behind glass. The breakfast (also included in the resort charge) is delicious, with made-to-order omelets, and a host of other standard & Peruvian fare. The courtyard, with its preserved & reconstructed colonial era arcades, is a wonderful place to sit & read, enjoy breakfast or a drink from the bar. The supplemental oxygen in the ventilation system helps with sleep; additional oxygen is available on request.
A bit pricey ,but very friendly service ,beautiful from check in to spa ,room and exterior ,beautiful bar with great service of the #1 bartender ,and a great breakfast with so many options you can try everything in one day .