The former monastery which this hotel occupies dates back to 1592, and as a Belmond property, the elegance are very high. Arched courtyards and even a gilded chapel are among the architectural touches. The rooms are colonial with original artworks and you can even have oxygen pumped into the room if you’re feeling some altitude sickness. The building has been well preserved and the 16th century aura is still very much alive.
Yes, it’s the gateway to Machu Picchu, but the city itself is one of the country’s highlights. Many of the streets were laid down by the Incas and the feeling of a heritage-rich Andean capital is tangible. See Inca ruins, colonial mansions, and Renaissance churches all in one place. Colorful festivals take place all year round.