7 Culebras, Cusco, Peru
Hotel star rating:
bar, restaurant, minibar, parking, whirlpool, sauna, business-facilities, fitness-club, swimming-pool, internet-available, room-service, non-smoking, laundry, safe-deposit, computer, child-care, currency-exchange, car-hire, handicap-accessible, tv-in-room, air-conditioning
Cloistered colonial courtyards, an elaborately decorated gold Baroque chapel, and a three hundred year old Cedar tree (the oldest tree in Cusco) give the Hotel Monasterio a surplus of charm and character. Located in the serene Plazoleta Nazarenas, this five star hotel occupies the space of a former 16th century monastery which in turn had been built atop of an Inca palace. A national monument oozing with history, the hotel's amenities are exceedingly modern and the service demonstrates a high attention to detail. Spanish colonial style rooms offer views of Cusco's colorful tiled rooftops and historic courtyards, and some quarters offer the luxury of being oxygen enriched. Accommodation includes breakfast and rooms feature individually controlled heating systems, television and wireless Internet. Perhaps Cusco's most luxurious hotel, their restaurant featuring new-Andean cuisine makes for a decadent spot to enjoy an equally decadent meal.
The Tupay Restaurant, situated in the former refectory, offers an assortment of local and international cuisine. The Café Illariy is embellished with paintings of the ancient seminary and is open 24-hours a day. The Bar Kataris offers a variety of domestic and imported wines and (not so holy) spirits.