Set in a tranquil plaza behind Cuzco's main square, Palacio Nazarenas is a former palace and convent which has been restored to become one of the city's most exclusive 5 star hotels. With walls of Inca stone and a courtyard featuring an ancient fountain, the hotel blends past and present, providing a fabulous spa, the city's first outdoor pool and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local cuisine.
Inspired by Inca and Andean culture, and specialising in aromatherapy, the Hypnôze Spa at Palacio Nazarenas has developed treatments that enhance mood, cognitive function and health. Surrounded by a peaceful private patio, the spa offers five single treatment rooms and one double room with private hot tub. Some rooms have glass floors, exposing the Inca wall underneath, and there is a relaxation room where herbal teas and healthy snacks are served.
Palacio Nazarenas has just 55 suites, each with satellite TV and sound system, as well as its own private bar, where guests (or a private butler) can create drinks complemented with fresh ingredients grown around the hotel. Suites offer stunning views over the ancient patio or the pool, and some have sweeping vistas of the hillside Inca site of Sacsayhuaman or Cuzco’s cathedral.
Hidden within the largest of seven cloistered terraces is the outdoor heated swimming pool at Palacio Nazarenas, making it an ideal place to relax and sunbathe. Other terraces and patios around the hotel, and a guest lounge with library, are also tranquil areas for resting after a day of sightseeing in Cuzco. There is a boutique selling local artefacts, while corporate travellers will find all they need in the business centre.
A destination bistro, Senzo Restaurant at Palacio Nazarenas offers exceptional cuisine in an exciting yet refined atmosphere. By adding a modern twist to fresh regional ingredients, the chef creates speciality dishes featuring indigenous herbs and edible flowers, many grown throughout the hotel. A juice cart by the pool serves up fresh juices of your choice.