Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

At a glance

  • A restored 16th-Century palace and convent
  • Home to Cuzco’s only heated outdoor pool
  • All-suite hotel with butler service

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas


This former palace and convent is one of Cuzco’s most exclusive hotels.

This intimate hotel is just steps from Cuzco’s main square but it cocoons you in a serene space from the moment you arrive. Built on Inca foundations and converted into a luxurious hotel which made the 2018 Condé Nast Traveller's Gold List, this exquisite retreat is set around a cloistered courtyard and fountain. It has retained some original features such as Incan stonework, colonial frescos and Peruvian artefacts, but its cloistered terraces are home to sleek facilities. Take a dip in Cuzco's only heated outdoor pool and choose some exotic fruit and vegetables from the poolside cart to create your own salad or smoothie. At the excellent Hypnôze Spa you can experience the healing properties of local herbs, Andean salts and coca leaves while gazing down through a glass floor at an original Inca wall.

The soothing music from the harpist eases you into the day during breakfast at Senzo Restaurant which serves innovative local cuisine with a modern twist. Enjoy pisco tasting at the poolside Senzo Bar or have a go at making your own in your in-room bar – your butler can also teach you.

The spacious colonial-style suites are beautifully designed with authentic local touches such as hand-painted frescos and soap scented with flowers from the hotel’s gardens. Many of the suites have romantic four-poster beds and they all feature free Wi-Fi, bathrooms with underfloor heating and 24-hour butler service. Junior Suites have a small sitting area, Studio Suites are larger and feature an in-room iPad, and the spacious One Bedroom Suites have high ceilings, a living room and views over the beautiful gardens. There is also a choice of elegant signature suites with original features and courtyard or square views.

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Key information

Just a 5-minute walk from Cuzco’s main square and next door to sister hotel, Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Airport transfer time: Approx. 15 minutes from Cuzco airport
Rooms: 55

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 1st in the Top 25 Hotels in Peru and the Top 25 Hotels in South America.

Good to know

Accommodation information

55 beautiful suites


• Discover the hotel’s history during the daily tour • Learn to create delicious local dishes during a cooking class* • Join a yoga class on the sunny terrace • Learn to salsa during a class at the Senzo Bar.


Restaurant, bar

What's included

• Breakfast at Senzo restaurant.

*Denotes local charge