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Belmond hotel monasterio is centrally located in cuzco, only a two block walk from the plaza de armas, cuzco’s central square where the cathedral and most important museums are located. The hotel’s history as a former monastery makes its inner courtyard a quiet haven from the city outside. Its central location provides an ideal base from which to discover cuzco and the ancient ruins of sacsayhuaman, pisac and several other archaeological sites in the sacred valley. Machu picchu can be reached via a spectacular three-hour train journey from cuzco. Belmond hotel monasterio is only a ten-minute drive from cuzco airport. Originally built as a monastery in 1592 on inca foundations - the historic attributes of belmond hotel monasterio provide a unique blend of historical architecture and artwork - including a beautiful chapel adorned with extraordinary gold ornaments. The hotel combines the solemnity of a colonial monastery with the luxury, elegance, comfort and excellent quality of a modern five-star hotel. The original architecture and design has not been significantly altered and thus the rooms do reflect their origins as a home for jesuit seminarians. There are no two rooms alike and they all vary in size and format. Facilities and services include world-class international and local cuisine served in two restaurants, fully-equipped business center with cabled and wireless broadband internet access, meeting rooms and banqueting facilities, accessible rooms, boutiques, 24-hour concierge and room service and a unique bath butler service to revitalize after a long day amidst candles and fragrant bath oils and salts. Luxurious accommodations include 106 guest rooms and 20 suites. Décor and furnishings combine the best of modern and traditional spanish colonnial style. Many rooms and suites feature charming views of the city or the colourful rooftops of cuzco. The hotel is the only hotel in cuzco that has counteracted altitude sickness symptoms by introducing an oxygen supplementation system in most of the rooms. All rooms include full buffet breakfast and are equipped with all marble bathrooms with double wash basins, wireless internet access and every modern amenity one would expect in a luxury hotel.