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El Mercado

Last updated: 30 December, 2023

Close to Cusco’s main square and with rooms set in the colonial-era cloisters of the city’s old market, El Mercado offers value-stays in a slice of old Cusco, a stroll from the city centre.

The décor fuses Spanish-era grandeur with modern design (from renowned Peruvian architect Jordi Puig). Rooms come in warm creams with abstract textile carpets, Philippe Starck-inspired drapes and bright modern art on the walls. They sit over a large central atrium with a fire pit and lounge chairs.

The Plaza de Armas and Cusco’s best restaurants and bars are two blocks away.

Surrounding area

The hotel sits on a steep cobbled street lined with colonial houses and old Spanish churches in the heart of downtown Cusco, with convenience stores and other hotels as neighbours. 

Plaza Kusipata and its surrounding streets (which are lined with restaurants) are a five-minute walk. The main city square (The Plaza de Armas), the cathedral and most of the city’s historic buildings are just under ten minutes away.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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