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Boutique Hotel - Peru

El Mercado by Mountain Lodges of Peru


  • Winner of the Condé Nast Traveler Award 2016

  • 5-star service with an incredible & courteous staff

  • Hot water bottles available in your room on cold Cusco days

  • Wi-Fi available in all rooms

  • Amazing panoramic views of Cusco from the top floors


Located in the heart of Cusco, El Mercado features original, eye-catching interiors and exceptional customer service that starts right at the beginning of the adventure in Cusco.


South America

  1. Peru

Welcome to Cusco! El Mercado occupies the premises of a former market located only a couple of blocks from Cusco's central Plaza de Armas. Peruvian hospitality and attention to detail are the focus here, which is why they were the winner of the Conde Nast Traveler Awards 2016 (one of the world’s most renowned travel magazines). The hotel is steps away from the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral, making it the perfect base for exploring the city! Since the hotel is located on a small hill, guests will be treated to incredible panoramic views of Cusco. The airport is 10 km away.

The hotel is known for its exceptional service, warm Peruvian hospitality, and attention to detail in the former market building. They skillfully integrated modern elements into their historical ambience. These original furnishings are the highlight of the hotel, giving it a stylish, traditional charm.

All 32 rooms are individually equipped with a TV, en-suite marble bathroom with a separate shower, Wi-Fi, telephone, safe, heating, and coffee maker. The interior is a mix of traditional Peruvian elements and modern furnishings. Enjoy a complimentary hot water bottle to warm your feet in the colder seasons.

The superior rooms can accommodate a maximum of four people (two adults, two children). In the Junior Suites (max. four people), there is a cozy fireplace and a free-standing bathtub; it's the ideal accommodation for a family.

La Taberna is a stylish restaurant that serves dishes and tapas made from fresh and local ingredients. Meet friends and other guests of the hotel, and share stories of your adventures in the cozy lounge area. Guests also have the option to enjoy all the dishes and drinks in the courtyard of the hotel. Free snacks and a tea and coffee station are available all day. At the Happy Room, treat yourself to an energizing breakfast! The breakfast room has fresh juices and try the emolientería, an herbal and fruit drink that is said to cure illnesses and aid digestion. In addition to a sumptuous buffet, there are pancakes and delicious waffles. For those who suffer from altitude sickness, there is always freshly brewed cocoa tea. Starting an early morning adventure? The staff will gladly pack a refreshing breakfast for you to eat on your way out!

  • Due to the current situation connected with COVID-19, the hotel will remain closed until further notice.

Closest city: Cusco

Closest airport: Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

Number of rooms: 32

Included in the room rate

  • 1 night including breakfast buffet in a Superior Room

Our recommendation

  • 5 nights including breakfast buffet in a Superior Room

Not included

  • International flights
  • Transfers
  • Optional excursions (visits, admissions, etc)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses, such as minibar and tips
  • PCR test, if still required
  • Visa, entry, and/or exit fees, if required

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