The Belmond "Palacio Nazarenas" hotel is located in an exclusive area of the downtown of Cusco, affording its guests a prime location from where they may explore the Cusco Cathedral and its most important points of interest.
The hotel is the latest acquisition of the Orient-Express chain. It also features the first outdoor pool in the city of Cusco, as well as an exclusive spa offering treatments based on local herbs. In addition, its guests can also enjoy the local cuisine, made with ingredients taken from different sectors of the city.
It was opened in June 2012 after four years of thorough excavation process. Architects and archaeologists discovered a lot of Inca treasures, all displayed on site to preserve the beauty and authenticity of the place. It is possible to see original walls under glass floors, and wall friezes that have survived from the colonial era.
In addition, this ancient mansion features colonial arches and original Inca niches; it offers pleasant views of the Andes and the neighborhood of San Blas (one of the most picturesque).
The hotel features five colourful patios filled with edible flowers and herbs which are then used in the restaurant and bar to make delicious, fresh food inspired by each season. The hotel also includes an excellent breakfast which unlike nearly all the other hotels in Cusco is served at your table and is not an impersonal buffet style. In fact, breakfast is created by the same team that serves up exquisite cuisine at the "Senzo" restaurant situated in the hotel.
Its friendly and interested staff will do everything they can to make your stay unforgettable; without any doubt, it is considered as one of the best luxury hotels in Cusco.
The Palacio Nazarenas boasts 55 suites from 35m2 to 130m2 of area. Its suites are decorated in a contemporary yet simple colonial style.
All suites are sumptuous with fabulous travertine marble bathrooms complete with heated floors, Prija amenities, Spanish showers and twin sinks. In addition, they offer an exquisite bed linen and a menu including a selection of innovative herbal pillows from the on-site Hypnoze Spa which guarantee a deep slumber while the oxygen pumped into each suite helping to combat the altitude sickness.
The Suites come with an ipad, an exclusive Palacio Nazarenas app packed full of information and an innovative call system where guests are connected with their private butler at the press of a button. The extremely friendly and helpful butler; is on hand 24 hours a day to help make your stay unforgettable.
All suites are equipped with a bar and a complete cocktail menu so guests can experiment making their own Pisco Sour or they may ask their butler how to make the most famous Peruvian drinks. There are also an espresso machine and herbal tea made from herbs picked from the gardens right outside the suite.