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Cusco: El Mercado

El Mercado

The recently opened El Mercado Tunqui boutique hotel occupying a former market is owned and operated by one of Peru's luxury trekking specialists, who pride themselves on their impeccable service and warm hospitality. As the building's previous incarnation would suggest, there's plenty of outdoor space, including an impressive courtyard where vendors' stalls have been replaced by relaxing outdoor seating and the bustle of trade by an air of calm.

Inside, the hotel is a sophisticated and welcoming blend of original features and a stylish modern aesthetic. From the carved stone columns and original brickwork to the judicious use of bold colour, the attention to detail is visible in every aspect of its design.

Guestrooms and suites have a full range of modern amenities, with the romantic addition of open plan bathrooms, some with tubs which can be screened off with linen curtains. There is also a contemporary diner-style breakfast area, restaurant, coffee shop, bar and lounge, and a terrace with marvellous views over Cusco's terracotta-tiled rooftops.
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What our experts say

There is much accommodation in restored colonial buildings in Cusco but this boutique hotel stands out. The market theme intimated in its name is manifested in furnishings and fittings obtained from local markets. The staff is really friendly and helpful. Opened in 2013, it quickly established itself as a popular choice at the upper end of medium class. 


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