- Elegant historic hotel
- Tranquil central location
- Beautiful gardens and heated pool
- Personal butler service, lovely activities
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Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is an elegant, upmarket hotel located in a former 17th century convent in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cusco, southern Peru. This unique hotel offers 55 beautifully appointed suites complete with a personalised butler service, a spa, a gourmet restaurant, and the city’s only outdoor heated swimming pool. The property will appeal to travellers seeking a highly comfortable, urban retreat complete with outstanding service.
Cusco has long attracted visitors en route to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu, and the hotel sits conveniently in a peaceful yet central location, just behind the main square in Cusco, and only 15 minutes from the airport.
Guest areas include an informal restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner which offers both contemporary and traditional Peruvian cuisine. The hotel has a lovely outdoor heated pool surrounded by loungers, with an adjacent pool bar serving refreshments and light meals. Traditional afternoon tea is available in the picturesque courtyard gardens, surrounded by ancient fountains, and indigenous plants and herbs. A converted chapel serves as a cosy guest lounge, complete with computers, widescreen TV, and a snooker table. There is a library, a gift shop, and a relaxing spa and Jacuzzi.
Activities include complimentary yoga, salsa lessons, and free tasting sessions of the national liquor, Pisco, a fine grape brandy dating back 500 years. Cooking lessons can also be arranged.
The accommodation comprises 55 stylish suites, artfully blending ancient Inca stonework, colonial architecture, and high-tech comforts. Cusco is located at 11,000 feet above sea level, and each room receives oxygen-enriched air through its air con system, to combat potential altitude sickness. Suites range in size from junior to larger one bed units with separate lounges. All have a king size or twin beds, a lounge/dining area, and a spacious marble bathroom with underfloor heating, plus a shower and separate bathtub. Many suites have a private balcony or terrace and all have tranquil views over the courtyard or garden. Some suites located on the hotel’s higher floors enjoy atmospheric views towards the city’s artistic hub of San Blas. All units benefit from 24- hour butler service, plus a complimentary minibar, hot drink facilities, satellite TV, air con, and free Wi-Fi.
Although children of all ages are welcome, the hotel doesn’t organise child specific activities. One guest up to five years of age stays free of charge when sharing with parents, and little ones under 8 years receive a soft toy as a gift. Connecting rooms, cots, and additional beds can be provided, subject to arrangement.
- Historic, eco-friendly property
- Centrally located in Cusco
- Walking, horse riding, motorbike excursions
- Historic hotel with central location
- Onsite dining
- Charming unique rooms
- Belmond service (formerly Orient Express)
- Upmarket boutique hotel steeped in history
- Well located for exploring Cusco
- Lovely central courtyard
- Butler service, spa, gym, yoga, cookery class
- Historic property with contemporary touches
- Excellent central Cusco location
- Near main square, museums, markets, cafes
- Excursions further afield available
- Historic, characterful boutique hotel
- Close to 'Plaza de Armas' main square
- Beautifully-presented rooms
- Good value for money
- Central Cusco location
- Attractions within walking distance
- Great mid-range option
- Charming guesthouse
- Central location
- Good Value
- Colonial courtyard
Thank you, Lisa! Our trip was wonderful even with the weather disruption. We loved seeing so many different parts of the country, meeting people and experiencing the culture. The desert was surely a highlight for our boys and the creativity and artisanship of everything from food to crafts were a highlight for me. A special shout out to our guide and driver, they became a special part of our trip and we will forever be grateful for meeting them and learning from them. I cannot believe we had to wait three years for this adventure but it was certainly worth the wait! Thanks for all your help building the itinerary, modifying it and troubleshooting during our stay. Leslie B
Leslie B reviewing Luxury Desert Holiday on 01 March 2023
Hi Lisa and everyone at Tourdust,
We've had a wonderful time on our holiday and wanted to pass our appreciation to you. Everything has been expertly planned and executed, allowing us to enjoy the holiday to its fullest. Special appreciation to Muhammed, Ibrahim, and Omar, our Atlas guide, cook, and muleteer, who couldn't have done more for us and were just generally wonderful and hardworking. Riad Hanane is a perfect base in Marrakech to complement the trekking as it's ina less touristy area of the medina, which we appreciated. The staff and accomodation was superb.Thank you again for a trip to remember!
Bob, May, Grace, and Lucas
Robert B reviewing Marrakech & Mountains Family Trek on 20 February 2023
Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
Kind regards, Carol
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