The JW Marriott El Convento Cusco is a 5-star hotel, built on top of preserved Incan ruins near the Plaza de Armas in the historic part of Cusco. The building incorporates the remains of a 16th-century convent, including its impressive cloister, and the hotel boasts a collection of artefacts from the Killke civilisation, which predated the Incas. Free tours of the hotel and grounds are available daily.
The hotel is five minutes' walk from the Plaza de Armas, which was the heart of the city in Incan times, and the Museo Inka -- if you're interested in the Incas, this is "the best museum in town", says Lonely Planet. The Pre-Columbian Art Museum, the Incan site of Qorikancha and Cusco's main cathedral (built with Incan stones from Sacsaywamán) are also nearby.
The property was updated with a lavish look and opened as a hotel in 2012. The lobby is particularly extravagant and is decorated with 6000 sparkling Swarovski crystals, inspired by the sun god Inti. The hotel's Pirqa Restaurant serves Peruvian and international dishes at breakfast, lunch and dinner, or you can stop by the Qespi Bar for a pisco sour. There's also a lounge bar for light meals. The on-site health club has an indoor pool, a steam room and spa treatment rooms.
Rooms are luxurious, and have views of the historic cloisters or the Incan walls. Bathrooms are marble and have a shower and a separate bathtub. The hotel can pump extra oxygen into the bedrooms to help guests acclimatise to the altitude, and guests are offered local coca tea to help with altitude sickness.
From the press:
"The history-rich JW Marriott El Convento Cusco is perfect for travelers seeking a hands-on culinary experience" -- The Huffington Post
"The property manages to respect Spanish colonial elements (brick colonnades, an interior cloister, flagstone patios) while providing modern comforts (enormous beds, rain showers, Wi-Fi)" -- Travel + Leisure
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
No pets allowed
Extra beds (fees apply)
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Parking (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Accessible pool area
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm.
Standard checkout time: 10am.
Children and additional guests
Crib available on request, free of charge for children up to the age of 2. Extra bed available on request; $80 + tax per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.
No pets allowed.
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Taxes of 10% and the destination fee of $25 is included in the per night rate.
The JW Marriott El Convento Cusco is approximately three miles from the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, and the journey takes around 20-25 minutes by taxi.
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