El Mercado, Cusco

If you’re the sort of traveler who doesn’t believe in visiting a city, only to stay on the outskirts and waste valuable vacation time traveling to and fro….you should definitely put El Mercado at the center of your plans for a luxury, tailor-made vacation to Peru.

This modern boutique hotel is an extremely skilful reworking of the old market building, so you’re assured of its preeminent position at the center of town. You can also be sure that it still receives large amounts of local produce, which El Mercado’s top chefs now turn into the irresistible range of regional specialities served in its fine restaurant. And after dinner? Retire to your suite and soak in a deep, stand-alone bathtub before the heat of an open fireplace.

El Mercado, at a glance

  • Superb modern hotel recreated from an original marketplace building 
  • At the center of Cusco 
  • Choice of superior rooms with king-sized beds and designer en suites featuring stand-alone baths 
  • Open fireplaces 
  • Suites for up to four people 
  • Mixture of classic and contemporary design 
  • Private terraces 
  • Separate dining/living areas 
  • Excellent restaurant serving a range of local specialities

For leisure and pleasure

  • First class base for sightseeing in Cusco 
  • Close to the San Pedro Market, Temple of the Sun, Convent of Santo Domingo and the Cusco Planetarium 
  • Nightlife, theatres, cafés, bars and restaurants all nearby 
  • Cathedral and various churches easily accessible 
  • Tours arranged to explore the landscapes of Peru and the magical ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Victoria was incredibly easy to chat to, quick to gauge our requirements and produced a fab itinerary. She was enthusiastic and knowledgable.

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    EP, Kenya, 2014