El Mercado Hotel


  • The courtyard at El Mercado Hotel in Cusco


  • Balcony at El Mercado Hotel


  • View of Cusco from El Mercado


  • El Mercado Hotel bedroom


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  • A short walk from the main square
  • Ideal for exploring Cusco's sites
  • Atmospheric central courtyard
  • Enjoy the warmth of an open fire
  • Original features and mod cons

El Mercado Hotel is built on the site of a former market from which it gets its name. It's a stone's throw from the Plaza da Armas, Cusco's main square, so is well-placed for your city stay. The hotel is built in a traditional colonial style and the interiors have been created by Jordi Puig, a well-known Peruvian designer.  The bright paintwork, artworks and stylish design combine to make this an eye-catching and characterful property.

Accommodation is a mix of superior rooms, junior suites and suites, all with original features that provide character and charm. En-suite bathrooms are standard. Suites are especially spacious and have a private sitting room or terrace.

La Taberna is the hotel's inviting bar, a great place to relax after a busy day out sightseeing. The restaurant, La Bodeguita, serves delicious fresh food and there are separate breakfast and coffee lounges. The hotel also has a large courtyard where you can sit and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and bask in the glow of the firepit after dark. Famiiles are welcome here and children will enjoy touches like the rocking horses placed in the communall areas.  

The hotel is owned and run by Mountain Lodges of Peru, so can be easily combined with the Luxury Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu.

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Client Rating for Peru 5/5 from 58 reviews

This is a charming hotel where we had three nights. Spoilt us for the rest really. Lovely staff. Comfy public spaces. Good position. Good choice of food.

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El Mercado Hotel

The courtyard at El Mercado Hotel in Cusco

A lovely colonial-style hotel in the heart of Cusco, owned by Mountain Lodges of Peru.

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